Phoebe's Holiday Song vs. Vixy Platinum
It's a partially personalized carol vs. the most hilariously dated and judgy SVU take on the internet of them all!
Phoebe's Holiday Song
The case for Phoebe's Holiday Song
For Christmas 1997, Phoebe wanted to write her friends a holiday song that was all about them. And after several attempts, she did! For everyone whose names were easy to rhyme, anyway.
The case for Vixy Platinum
Ninth-season episode "Avatar" is cringingly crazeballs even for SVU; an inadvertent sexsomnia rape (you heard me) is just a red herring in a larger investigation into (read: indictment of) a Second Life-esque game world called "Another Youniverse." Terrible graphics, hilarious Facespace-y renaming conventions, dun-dun-DUN-alogue like "...Turn on the sun!", and the squad's customary bafflement at the internet's capacity for skeeze despite, you know, WORKING IN THE SEX-CRIMES UNIT, and of course Hey, It's That Evil Parental Figure Kevin Tighe..."Avatar"'s got something for everyone. Vixy Platinum, the predictably try-hard avatar name of the young woman the squad's searching for, is a shorthand for all of it, and whenever I tweet that the ep is on USA and I once again can't look away/stop laughing at it, her name's the one I invoke.