12 Days of Christmas (Specials)-Day 4-“Snowflake Day” from Clone High

I absolutely, truly, genuinely,sincerely and undeniably love Clone High. I miss it so. I watched this show over and over and over again in my teens-as a part of the killer ‘Teletoon at night’ lineup including Undergrads, Mission Hill and the Oblongs. It consumed every night of my life for a few hours.

In very much the same way that fans grieve and pine for the one season wonder that was ‘Firefly’, I too find myself mourning the loss of Clone High (and the Undergrads…what the hell!?). It was brilliant, stupid and ridiculous-but the talent involved in creating and executing it was top notch.

Their one and only holiday themed episode takes place on what they call “Snowflake Day”-a strange Christmas-like holiday that involved traditional spices and meats. Joan of Arc is sick of the materialistic holiday and her oblivious family, so she retreats to the outside world. While near a dumpster she encounters a sexy homeless woman who looks alot like Mandy Moore (voiced by Mandy Moore). She tries to use her magical powers to help Joan see the meaning of Snowflake Day.

Meanwhile, Cleopatra tells Abe that she wants an expensive present. This convinces both Abe and Gandhi to get a job, where they get the inspiration to invent a new utensil called “the knork”. Oh, and JFK records a Snowflake Day album.

In true Clone High fashion, we end up learning absolutely nothing-except that if you see a sexy homeless person that looks like a celebrity, they are not homeless and cannot be trusted.

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