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American Idol Parody Clip Show
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Drawn Together Episode
Season/Episode Season 3 Episode 14
Production Code 314
Original Airdate November 14, 2007
Guest Voices Billy West
Jason Huber
Written By Stacey Deddo
Directed By Frank Marino
Previous Episode Toot Goes Bollywood
Next Episode None

"American Idol Parody Clip Show" is the thirty-sixth and final episode of Drawn Together.


The Jew Producer hosts an end-of-season retrospective, promising that at the end of the show, one of the housemates will be sent home. Between clips of highlights from past seasons, each housemate sings a musical number and is then ruled to be "safe" or "not safe". Midway through the episode, the producer shoots himself when Xandir denies an affair the two had, prompting former American Idol co-host Brian Dunkleman to take over. Hero, Toot, Ling-Ling, Spanky, and Foxxy are all determined to be safe, while Wooldoor, Xandir, and Clara face eviction. When Dunkleman tries to build up the reveal, Clara tells him to cut the nonsense, insisting that everyone will be coming back. However, a housemate is indeed evicted at the end of the show: Munchkin Mouse, a previously unmentioned ninth housemate. As the show ends, the housemates all walk offstage and through a door marked "Unemployment".


Clara and Foxxy perform.

All of the songs in the episode except "A Moment Like This" and "I Wanted You to Know" would be included on the show's soundtrack album. These two songs were likely excluded due to licensing issues. ("Daisy Bell" is in the public domain, and the others were all written specifically for the show.)

  • The cast sings "One House", the show's original rejected theme song. This is the only song in the show not to have appeared in a previous episode.
  • Wooldoor sings "Black Chick's Tongue" in a heavy metal style. The song was originally featured in "Hot Tub".
  • Ling-Ling sings "Ling-Ling Battle Song" in a sultry jazz style. The song was originally featured in "Gay Bash".

Lyrics to "One House"[]

One house to hold us all

Eight different cartoon characters

Letting it all hang out in front of one million cameras

We're drawn together


Ling-Ling performs.

Some of the clips feature a false airdate or a "Viewer's Choice" caption. These are both concepts carried over from "The Drawn Together Clip Show".

  • Captain Girl
    • Clip: Captain Girl's Mormon funeral.
    • Fake airdate: November 18, 2006
    • Viewer's choice: Most Athletic
  • A Very Special Drawn Together Afterschool Special
    • Clip: Ling-Ling, as Mr. Nagasaki, commands a tearful Xandir to take off his shirt.
    • Viewer's choice: Best One Time Joke
    • The clip is played twice, once for Ling-Ling and once for Xandir. The second time the clip plays, Ling-Ling's line "I have shirt ready on Thursday" is changed to "I have shirt ready on Tuesday".
  • Hot Tub
    • Clip: Spanky gets an erection seeing Clara cry.

Fun Facts[]

A DT Fun Fact.

As in "The Drawn Together Clip Show", throughout the episode, notes designated as "DT Fun Facts" pop up on the screen in a parody of Pop-up Video. Though still tongue-in-cheek in nature, this batch of tidbits is more grounded in reality than the previous batch.

  • ["One House"] was the original rejected theme song for Drawn Together.
  • The writers played Halo instead of punching up [Hero's line about how his name is pronounced "Capitan"].
  • Toot's character is based on your mother's face.
    • A Fun Fact in the previous clip show stated that Toot's character was based on "your mother".
  • Sorry, we didn't know your mom had passed.
  • Last year's fun facts were 40% more fun.
  • Clip shows make budgetary cents.
  • The Drawn Together producers consider themselves casual friends with Seth MacFarlane.
  • This is a terribly disappointing series finale.
  • There is not enough space to finish this Drawn Toget- (The rest of the fact is cut off.)
  • When [Clara's line that everyone will be coming back] was written, Drawn Together had not yet been cancelled.


In Memoriam[]

The housemates sing the original Drawn Together theme.

In a parody of the portions of televised award ceremonies which pay tribute to those who died in the past year, a montage of dead or mutilated Drawn Together characters is shown, many of which feature humorous and/or nonsensical captions, often featuring the names of celebrities.

Munchkin Mouse[]

Munchkin Mouse.

The montage of Munchkin Mouse's greatest moments consists of clips from previous episodes with Munchkin Mouse digitally inserted into the shot. Clips featured include Clara dancing, Hero's wedding to Unusually Flexible Girl, an Asian man urinating, Toot's donkey show, Hero and Xandir in the tub, the Hebrew fraternity, the Wienermobile, the babies taking up arms, a confessional shot, Judge Fudge at the zoo, Hero and the Terminator in the shower, Speedy Gonzales, the Yip Yips, Foxxy on the floor after being attacked, the Jew "poisoning the well", a senior pretending to be Napoleon, Clara collapsed from her sickness, Sockbats Gone Wild, Bob the Cucumber's suicide, Wooldoor wearing the dead trucker's body, Toot's birthday party, the Muppet Babies being attacked, Wooldoor's foot, Toot doing a truffle shuffle, Live Action Squirrel with Big Balls, a redneck drinking beer, Bambi with his dead mother, and Clara's Vajoana.

Notes and inside references[]

Some of the audience at the clip show.

  • When this episode was produced in March 2007, the show's future was uncertain. That being the case, there are many references to Drawn Together's cancellation. However, despite these references, Drawn Together had not been officially cancelled at the time the episode aired.
    • The Jew Producer reads a magazine headline stating, "Popular Comedy Central toon cancelled".
    • One of the Fun Facts describes the episode as "a terribly disappointing series finale". Another Fun Fact states that Clara's line about how everyone will be coming back was written when the show had not yet been cancelled.
    • At the end of the episode, Brian and the housemates all "Do The Dunkleman", which consists of them receiving their pink slips, sighing in disappointment, and picking up boxes containing their belongings, and hanging their heads low as they walk through a doorway marked "Unemployment".
  • The Season Three DVD lists the episode's title as "The Elimination Special, Part II: The Elimination".
    • The beginning of the episode titles it as "The Musical Elimination Special, Part II: The Musical Elimination"
  • During Toot's song, the Monkey Man clip makes an appearance. This is the clip's only appearance in Season Three.
  • During the "In Memoriam" montage, an on-screen caption identifies Spanky's son (whom he grinds into sausage) as Sonny Ham. Sonny is the name of Adam Carolla's real life son.
  • After Xandir is declared "not safe", Hero and Toot are sitting on the couch instead of on the "safe" bed, where they had been previously.

Wooldoor totally rocks "Black Chick's Tongue".

  • At the end of the episode, each of the housemates picks up a box containing his or her personal belongings. Some of the items in the boxes had been featured in previous episodes, while other items are simply indicative of the characters' personalities.
    • Wooldoor's box contains a clum baby and a hair pick.
    • Ling-Ling's box contains a bottle of liquid detergent, featured in "Clara's Dirty Little Secret" and the Comedy Central online game Soak It!.[1]
    • Clara's box contains a Bible and a cross.
    • Foxxy's box contains condoms, a bottle of lube, and her tambourine.
    • Toot's box contains food and a bottle of alcohol.
    • Spanky's box contains videotapes.
    • Xandir's box contains books.
    • The contents of Hero's box cannot be identified, but if one pauses the episode, one of Hero's contents is his "nipple ring" featured in Nipple Ring-Ring Goes to Foster Care.
  • Although Wooldoor picks up a box at the end of the episode along with everyone else, he is absent from the final shot where they all walk through the doors, and somebody mumbles "Comedy Central".
  • The final line of the series is Toot's "Hey assholes, thanks for watching!".
  • Time Warner Cable labeled this episode as "American Idol Best of Show".
  • This is the third and final time that we get to see the housemates (with the exception of Ling-Ling, and pushing aside Toot) wear black to mourn over the losses of other characters. This occurrence has happened in earlier episodes.

Animated cameos[]

Cultural references[]

The housemates pack up to leave.

  • The format of this episode combines the clip show, a common television convention, with a talent competition in the style of American Idol.
  • Larry the Tomato's name is spelled "Tomatoe" on screen. This is a reference to a 1992 incident where Vice-President Dan Quayle misspelled "potato" as "potatoe" at an elementary school spelling bee.
  • Foxxy says that she and Clara are the best pairing of a black person and a racist Christian bitch since Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, a reference to the stars of the Lethal Weapon film series.
  • Foxxy and Clara's nude on-stage guitar duet is a parody of a scene from Forrest Gump, where actress Robin Wright performs a similar scene. Many of the camera angles in the scene match those used in the film.
  • At the end of the episode, Brian Dunkleman says "Do the Dunkleman!" while a peppy electronic tune plays. This is a reference to "The Hustle", a 1975 hit song by Van McCoy, whose chorus went "Do the hustle!" over and over.


It can be viewed at the official Drawn Together website here.