Tenacious D: Time Fixers

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Tenacious D: Time Fixers
Directed byDrew Hancock
Produced byKelly Kubik, Ben Cooley, Dan Harmon
Written byDan Harmon
StarringJack Black
Kyle Gass
Michael Keaton
JR Reed
Justin Roiland
Dan Harmon
Paul F. Tompkins
Music byTenacious D
CinematographyRobert Brinkman
Edited byDavid Rennie
Distributed byiTunes, Channel 101
CountryUnited States

Tenacious D: Time Fixers is a short film that was used as a promotional tool on the iTunes website. The film stars Tenacious D as well as Michael Keaton[1] and longtime collaborators JR Reed and Paul F. Tompkins. The first half of the film was available as a free download iTunes, while the second half could only be accessed after pre-ordering the album.[2]

The film can also be found on YouTube, as well as the second disk of The Complete Masterworks Part 2.


At an open mic night, Tenacious D are performing "Training Melody" to an indifferent crowd, one of whom says they suck (Dan Harmon). After the show, they get a message from Michael Keaton as himself, saying that the time-space continuum has been disrupted in the Ford's Theater in 1850. After they travel there, they discover Abraham Lincoln (Justin Roiland) walked out of his play due to hating it, therefore preventing his assassination. Kyle Gass attempts to convince him to get shot and bribes him with seven cents, which he thinks is a thousand dollars there, but Abraham refuses. The two confront the Time Goblin (JR Reed) who staged the scenario so he could confront Tenacious D and take their "time machine" (a normal-looking car with time-travel capabilities, much like the DeLorean time machine). They fight, and the Time Goblin wins. He ties them into the presidential party box so John Wilkes Booth will assassinate them instead and takes the time machine. The two break free and discover Abraham is willing to get shot, since he discovered from Kyle's seven cents his face is on the future penny and is grateful. When Jack and Kyle realize they still do not have a time machine, they discover H.G. Wells, who has the time machine from his book and they leave with it.

The Time Goblin, in prehistoric times, is about to kill a butterfly to distort the future, to be encountered and successfully killed by Jack and Kyle. Before they go back to the present, they rig time so the person who said the band sucked, Steve Johnson, will be shown his own death certificate and tombstone that exact moment.


  1. ^ Ketchum, Lucas (2006-11-17). "Tenacious D: "The Pick of Destiny"". Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  2. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2006-10-19). "Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Gretchen Wilson, MerleFest". Retrieved 2008-02-09.

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