"Fatklok" (also known as "Fat Kid at the Detharmonic") is the tenth episode of Metalocalypse. It aired on October 8, 2006 on Adult Swim.
Dethklok adopts a foster child as their son in an attempt to write off more money for charity before the end of the fiscal year. They have a lot of trouble being parents and ultimately abandon him.
The episode opens with a newscaster introducing an island that contains the majority of the world's nuclear waste and the local people who have genetic mutations due to the nuclear radiation, and how they welcome Dethklok. Nathan declares the island the Dethklok Home For Wayward Kitties before commanding the release of the cats from a Deth Cube similar to the one the band traveled in during the first episode. The cats immediately attack the unfortunate mutated people.
A foster childEdit
Senator Stampingston announces that it's the end of the fiscal year and that Dethklok is scrambling to donate as much money as they can to get tax breaks. General Crozier comments that the Tribunal has been trying to track Dethklok's spending, but it's proven hard thanks to Dethklok erasing their paper trail. He also mentions a "young man" who has been showing up to most of Dethklok's recent public appearances. Crozier explains that all they know about him is that he's been in and out of foster homes for the last 14 years, showing that the Tribunal is unaware that Fatty was adopted by the band.
The scene cuts to Dethklok having a band meeting and Charles commenting that they have made too much money this fiscal year, but the band is distracted by Nathan's laser pointer. Toki announces that he can give himself "a real cool blowjob", though it turns out that he meant a nosebleed. Charles wants to continue the meeting but he notices Fatty eating the walls and asks who he is. The band tells him they became Fatty's foster parents for charity, but Charles tells them that adopting him does not help their tax situation. The CFO suggests taking Fatty back and Nathan admonishes him for saying that while saying they already tried in an undertone.
Charles then announces that Dethklok will be performing in the United Celebrities of the World Foundation with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, with the proceeds going towards pharmaceutical research. Nathan asks if the research company has cured any disease and then demands that their performance includes a big laser show .
In the next scene the band is trying to practice but Fatty is being disruptive, sparking an argument between Murderface and Skwisgaar about whose son he is. Skwisgaar comments "that's impossibles, he gots no rekemblance to me", possibly referring to the fact he already has several biological children that actually resemble him. Toki suggests that maybe Fatty needs to go outside to "go to the B-A-S-T-H-R-O-H-M-N-S-E ". Murderface tries to reason with Fatty, but Fatty shoves him away and begins thrashing the equipment and rips off one of Pickles' dreads. The band chases him around until finally Nathan captures him and tries to use "hug therapy" to calm him down, which ends with Fatty peeing his shorts.
Dethklok as parentsEdit
In an attempt to control Fatty, Nathan suggests they neuter him, since that's what worked when he had a goofball dog as a child. Dethklok's doctor suggests limiting Fatty's sugar intake instead of neutering him, but Pickles protests, saying they would be Nazis for taking away something Fatty loves, so the doctor reluctantly agrees to neuter Fatty.
After the operation, Fatty is still as rowdy as ever, so Murderface uses a tazer to stop him, accidentally electrocuting Toki as well. After several weeks, Fatty stops living inside Mordhaus, instead he's tied to a pole in the yard with Toki and Skwisgaar feeding regularly him hamburgers and cupcakes. Skwisgaar tells him "Try not to choke, you fat tub of sh*t, we loves you."
Dethklok takes Fatty to the United Celebrities of the World Foundation concert and Fatty is immediately mesmerized with the laser machine for the show. As the concert starts, he presses several buttons on the laser machine, making the laser strong enough to slice the members of the London Philharmonic in half.
After the concert, the band tries to take on their parenting role again and gently admonish Fatty for killing the entire orchestra. In the middle of the lecture, Murderface angrily interrupts because he found out that Fatty ruined his Civil War era soldier boots. As Murderface and Fatty fight, Pickles points out the situation cannot go on like this and Nathan suggests the solution is building a space helicopter.
In the final scene, Fatty is seen waving at Dethklok as they fly away in the Dethcopter as he is left in Dethklok Home For Wayward Kitties island. Fatty is attacked by several vicious cats and he goes down bleeding profusely.
Songs featured in this episodeEdit
- The alternative name for the episode is often inconsistently spelled as either "Fat Kid at the Detharmonic" and "Fat Kid at the Dethharmonic".
- Toki announcing he was going to give himself a blowjob may be foreshadowing for Dethrelease, in which all the band attempts self-fellatio. Interestingly, Toki is the only one too drunk to try.
- Despite the fact that Toki has great difficulty spelling "bathroom" he has an argument with Murderface in Go Forth and Die about spelling correctly.
- Fatty appears to die at the end of the episode, but he is revealed to be alive (or at least a look-alike of him) in The Doomstar Requiem.