Thursday, November 28, 2013

Your Holiday Sor-Bay: Thanksgivukkah = Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah

For the first time in more than 100 years, Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah coincide in a holiday mash-up that's been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.

Here is a Thanksgiving "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" tradition. This is a little brain candy to snack on while dinner is cooking. May we be thankful for what we are about to view...

Station manager -Arthur Carlson comes up with a big idea for a unique holiday promotion involving live turkeys and a helicopter. First aired 35 years ago on October 30th 1978 (Season 1, Episode 7) In 1997 TV Guide ranked this episode number 40 on its '100 Greatest Episodes of All Time' list.

But wait there's more.
Adam Sandler's 3rd Hanukkah Song.

Stay Tuned and Happy Thanksgivukkah

Tony Figueroa

PS: The Sesame Street episode "Farewell, Mr. Hooper" aired on Thanksgiving Day in 1983 so that the entire family could watch the show that dealt directly with the death of character Mr. [Harold] Hooper (actor Will Lee had died the previous year).  Head writer Norman Stiles and his writing staff fashioned a script following extensive research, and the show is most remembered for the scene in which Bird Bird comes to fully understand what is meant by his friend Mr. Hooper's death.  The show was aired once and never rerun and is considered a landmark in children's television programming.  For the 1983-84 season of the show, performer Carroll Spinney (Bird Bird) and the writers of Sesame Street were awarded the Peabody Award; the show also won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing as well.

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