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.
Read the full "Pre-ramble"
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 French, Italian,German, Dutch, English, and Swedish.
Today in Television History December 11, 1985
General Electric Company agreed to buy RCA Corporation for $6.3
billion.Also included in the deal was NBC Radio and Television.
When GE bought NBC, Letterman went to welcome his new coworkers with a fruit basket. Laughter ensues!