Winter Solstice 2021
Winter Solstice 2021
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
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Air date December 26, 2021
Episode no. S04E10a
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Cast
Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests SAD Bard
Production
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Editor Garrett Schultz
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Winter Solstice 2021" is a special episode of season four of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on December 26, 2021.

Description

A Winter Solstice scene with a song about the holiday Gunderstein. (Hmm, that rhymes.)

Summary

Usidore gathers Chunt and Arnie to be quiet as the SAD Bard is about to perform. As he takes the stage, he sings about Gunderstein and it’s origins.

After listening, Chunt loves the song and Arnie is just happy to learn more about Gunderstein. Chunt noticed that before the podcast started, Arnie spoke into his mic saying “Microphone Check, 1-2,1-2” Believing that he couldn't count higher than that, Chunt tells Arnie that 3 comes after 2. Usidore thinks that they could get up to 5 next year.

Although the Winter Solstice season is winding down, Arnie is still happy to wish his friends a holiday greeting one last time. They say various holiday names. Usidore bids farewell to the listeners and warns them about the demon, Santa Claws, who eats faces and children. The group says various places for the listeners to check to be safe, then wishes the listeners a Merry Winter Solstice.

Songs

Gunderstein

Gunder was a simple dame who cared for all around her
And so we sing of Gunderstein, the holiday that she founded
Gunder oh GunderStien, every third Blurnsday eve
Throw the fruit and bop the mallet on to each other’s heads

It all began long ago with a man named Ted
He decided that from now on he’d be the The Dark Lord instead
And riding on his terrible steed he went to Gunder’s place
And because he was evil now he smacked her across the face

Gunder was mighty confused, saying, “Ted what the heck”
Ted said, “I am the Dark Lord now, what do you expect?”
“I expect you’ll return to me my pruning shears.”
“No, I’m evil, I’ll keep them for a billion years”

Gunder was a simple dame who cared for all around her
And so we sing of Gunderstein, the holiday that she founded
Gunder oh GunderStien, every third Blurnsday eve
Throw the fruit and bop the mallet on to each other’s heads

Well, Ted aka The Dark Lord made his intentions known
To die and to be reborn as the Dark Lord oh no
Gunder listened politely to her neighbor Ted
And then she brought her hammer down straight upon his head

And so we celebrate Gunderstien, the days we do adore
Gunder saved us from the most boringest dark lord
We all take care of each other, and we mustn’t wait
To take decisive action to put evil in it’s place

One more time

Gunder was a simple dame who cared for all around her
And so we sing of Gunderstein, the holiday that she founded
Gunder oh GunderStien, every third Blurnsday eve
Throw the fruit and bop the mallet on to each other’s heads

On to each other’s heads
On to each other’s heads
On to each other’s heads
On to each other’s heads
On to each other’s heads

Nasty Raviolis (arrangement by Ruth Anastasia Jones)

Hey you little nasty raviolis,
What are you doin' sittin' by the fire?
Lookin' for big old fat chimney men!

Emails

There are no new emails this week.

New Characters

  • Santa Claws
  • Floor Boy, a creature that eats toes

Recurring Characters

Earth References

  • Dad bod
  • Santa Claus
  • When a Stranger Calls
  • Twitter
  • Beastie Boys
    • Check Your Head album
  • Paul Simon
  • Epcot Center
  • Betty White

Notes

  • The song, "Gunderstein", was based on the poem spoken during the live episode Season 2, Ep 90 – What Winter Solstice Means to Me.
  • Ways to contact the group
    • Usidore: Leave Cookies by the chimney and he'll eat it
    • Chunt: Scream his name during Orgasm Thursday
  • The Mysterious Man is subscribed to the Shimmering Cloaks Around the World
  • The Mysterious Man promotes a fan arrangement of "Nasty Ravioli" to be sung in the round. The arrangement was made by Ruth Anastasia Jones and the sheet music was published on the Patreon.
  • The Mysterious Man promotes the Patreon which released Season One of Behind the Tavern. The promote also includes the Space Bunker crew, which he glosses over.
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