Sunday, December 16, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Raging Rudolph


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.




In its December 16, 1995 episode, the Fox Network's comedy series MADtv aired "Raging Rudolph" which also parodied Martin Scorsese's films. In it, Sam The Snowman narrates in a Joe Pesci-like voice how Rudolph and Hermey got violent Mafia-style revenge on their tormentors.


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Tony Figueroa

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: The Jack Benny Program - Christmas Shopping


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


The Jack Benny ProgramSeason 8, Episode 7

Christmas Shopping Show (15 Dec. 1957)






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Tony Figueroa

Friday, December 14, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Frosty the Snowman


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


Today in Television History

December 14, 1969

Frosty the Snowman first aired on CBS. The show, based on the popular song of the same title, was produced for television by Rankin/Bass and featured the voices of comedians Jimmy Durante as narrator and Jackie Vernonas the title character. This special marked the first use of traditional cel animation for Rankin/Bass.

Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass wanted to give the show and its characters the look of a Christmas card, soPaul Coker, Jr., a greeting card and MAD Magazine artist, was hired to do the character and background drawings. The actual animation work was done in Japan, by Osamu Tezuka's studio, Mushi Production. Rankin/Bass veteran writer Romeo Muller adapted and expanded the story for television as he had done with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 1964




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Tony Figueroa

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Bewitched - Sisters at Heart



Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.




Today is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day)







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Tony Figueroa

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: McHale's navy the day they captured Santa Claus

Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.




Santa' McHale must practice some psychological warfare, when he, the crew, Binghamton, and a war correspondent are captured by a Japanese patrol, while on a mission to bring some Christmas joy to the children of a nearby orphanage.






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Tony Figueroa

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend | California Christmastime


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.


California Christmastime" full music video from Rachel Bloom and the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.




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Tony Figueroa

Monday, December 10, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.




"Baby, It's Cold Outside" is a song with words and music by Frank Loesser. Although popular during the Christmas seasonLoesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife, Lynn Garland, at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party, and performed it toward the end of the evening, signifying to guests that it was nearly time to end the party. Garland considered it "their song" and was furious when Loesser sold the song to MGM.

In 1948, after years of informally performing the song at various parties, Loesser sold its rights to MGM, which inserted the song into its 1949 motion picture, Neptune's Daughter.[2] The film featured two performances of the song: one by Ricardo Montalbán and Esther Williams and the other by Red Skelton and Betty Garrett, the second of which has the roles of wolf and mouse reversed. These performances earned Loesser an Academy Award for Best Original Song.



Lady Gaga - Joseph Gordon-Levitt




Idina Menzel - Michael Bublé


Casey Wilson and Scott Aukerman


An Honest Performance Of "Baby It's Cold Outside" from Casey Wilson




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Tony Figueroa

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: A Charlie Brown Christmas


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.



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December 9, 1965
A Charlie Brown Christmas is the first of many prime-time animated TV specialsbased upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz aired for the first time.It was produced and directed by former Warner Bros. and UPA animator Bill Meléndez, who also supplied the voice for the character of Snoopy. Initially sponsored by Coca-Cola, the special aired on CBS from its debut in 1965 through 2000, and has aired on ABC since 2001. For many years it aired only annually, but is now telecast at least twice during the Christmas season. The special has been honored with both an Emmy and Peabody award.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is also one of CBS's most successful specials, airing annually more times on that network than even MGM's classic motion picture The Wizard of OzOz was shown thirty-one times on CBS, but not consecutively; between 1968 and 1976, NBC aired the 1939 film.





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Tony Figueroa

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Friday, December 07, 2018

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Christmas Flintstone


Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"

little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.



Fred gets a second job at Macyrock's in order to finance the family's Christmas. Mr. Macyrock (Voiced by Mel Blanc using his Mr. Spacely voice from The Jetsons) initially fires Fred for disobeying him, but then Mr. Macyrock's assistant tells him that their usual Santa is sick, and Mr. Macyrock needed to find a new Santa and instead rehires Fred to be Santa, Mr. Macyrock tells Fred that he is the best Santa Macyrock's ever had. Then, two of Santa's elves appear to Fred, Twinky and Blinky, both of whom are 385–420 years old. They then tell him that the real Santa Claus is sick, and he replaces him in the sleigh. Fred then shouts Christmas greetings in FrenchItalian,GermanDutchEnglish, and Swedish.





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Tony Figueroa