The Hall of Hunks: Jack Skellington

by | Nov 2, 2017

I normally do not write Hall of Hunks inductions, but I felt this one I needed to pen. See Halloween is not over here at TBK Magazine, in fact it is a yearlong celebration where dressing in costumes is the norm. Also, I am not one to skimp on candy, if you put a bag of Tootsie Rolls down in front of me, I will look like Pac Man gobbling balls. This is a little different. The inductee today is not your typical average inductee. He is not an actor, musician, an athlete, or a person for that matter. No, the next inductee into the Hall of Hunks is animated character that I happen to love to kill during my Christmas stories. So, who is the hunk? He is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town and happens to be in love with a woman who is always left in stitches. The next inductee is Jack Skellington.

I have made it a note to say that I am not the biggest fan of this movie. The animation is weird and when I watch the movie I get the same feeling as if I stepped into a K-Mart. But I can’t deny the iconic stature of the movie. Over the past twenty years, the movie has stepped into cult classic status. And a lot of it has to do with the character of Jack. If you have not seen the movie, I assume that you are blind, or you are Amish family without electricity. Which would be kind of impressive if you are reading this! I Digress. The movie follows Jack, who becomes bored with the same routine every year. You can’t deny it, he is you at your job. It is the same thing every day, but somehow, he just wants a change. Not a lot to ask for I suppose. Jack discovers a door with a cup that says “Drink Me” … wait… nope…That’s the wrong story. He finds a portal in a tree to Christmas Town and discovers the magic of the holiday. And decides to bring Christmas to Halloween Town. Which ends up being a disaster just like every Christmas at your family’s place, just with less drinking and pumpkin pie. Eventually Jack has to save Santa from a monster made of bugs which would have made the AHHHH! Real Monsters crew cream their monster panties. Jack gets the girl and sings his way into all of hearts.

Jack is the perfect the candidate for the Hall of Hunks. His heart is in the right place, plus can give you a bone at any time.