I represent the first generation who, when we were born, the television was now a permanent fixture in our homes. When I was born people had breakfast with Barbara Walters, dinner with Walter Cronkite, and slept with Johnny Carson.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: The Night Hanukkah Harry Saved Christmas
Tuesday, December 16 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 24. Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY"a little spark of madness that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas and Hanukkah spirit.
Hanukkah Harry is a character on Saturday Night Live played by Jon Lovitz. Hanukkah Harry's first appearance on SNL was on Season 15: Episode 9, a show first broadcast on December 16, 1989, with guest host Andie MacDowell, in a sketch titled "The Night Hanukkah Harry Saved Christmas", that viewers are told is sponsored by Hallmark Cardsin association with the Jewish Anti-Defamation League. It is Christmas Eve and Santa Claus (played by Phil Hartman), despite being nursed by Mrs. Claus (Nora Dunn), is severely ill. Unable to work due to his illness, Santa calls Hanukkah Harry (Jon Lovitz) at his workshop on Mount Sinai, asking if he could fill in to deliver toys to children around the globe. Hanukkah Harry agrees and flies through the air on a cart pulled by three donkeys, Moische, Herschel and Schlomo. Hanukkah Harry lands on a roof and climbs down the chimney of the home of Scott (Mike Myers) and Christine (Victoria Jackson), offering gifts of slacks and socks respectively, as well as chocolate coins and a dreidel. While the children are initially disappointed at their gifts, their realization that Hanukkah Harry had helped Santa, makes them recognize that "Christians and Jews, deep down, are pretty much the same. Maybe that's the true meaning of Christmas!" With that statement Santa's flu is cured, and Santa comes down the chimney bearing gifts of Barbie make-me-pretty for Christine and a pellet gun for Scott. Stay Tuned and