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"The Gift That Reaps Giving" is the fourth and last short episode that is part of the sixth season of Adventure Time.


Death tries to make a mixtape for his girlfriend, Life.


Death tries to think of a present to give to his girlfriend, Life, for her birthday. He's sitting in his car in his castle when he hears the song "Lonely Bones" by Caramel Sally and tries to record it on a mixtape. The mixtape breaks spewing tape lines out, and Death furiously breaks it in half.

He tries his luck in the Candy Kingdom on a Candy Girl listening and dancing to the song on her mixtape. He pulls out a pen-like miniature scythe to try and kill her to steal her mixtape before he is interrupted by Finn and Jake. Death comes up with an excuse that he was partaking in an activity called "bushing." Finn and Jake get interested in this activity but Death's luck runs out as the Candy Girl dances away.

Death meets his girlfriend, Life, where he gives her a CD. He says he's sorry for not giving a mixtape, but Life is pleased with her gift as she explains how she can finally listen to the song in her dad's car. She gives Death a kiss, and Death, too, is satisfied.


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  • Death is revealed to have a girlfriend who is the embodiment of Life.
  • Death seems to know at least a little Spanish as he uses a few Spanish words/phrases in the short.
  • His mix-tape for Life at the beginning says 'heartbeats 4 señorita' (señorita being a Spanish word that is used to address women, similar to 'miss').
  • At the end when Life thanks him for the CD he replies with 'de nada', which means 'you're welcome' in Spanish.

Episode connections[]

  • The banjo music heard at the beginning of the episode is the same music heard in "Graybles 1000+".

Cultural references[]

  • Life's design seems to be inspired by the caduceus, the traditional symbol of Hermes that features two snakes winding around a winged staff. The double snakes of the caduceus represent duality and the unification of polar opposites, much like Life's relationship with Death.

Production notes[]

  • This is the final episode in which Miguel Ferrer voiced Death prior to his death on January 19, 2017.
  • This episode first aired at San Diego Comic Con 2015.
  • The song was originally titled "Tired Bones."



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