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The Glo Friends Save Christmas

Episode Summary

Glo Worm and pals rescue Santa from the Wicked Witch of the North Pole. Guests: Erin Evans, Joey O. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

🎄 It’s Glo! We learn how to selectively melt only certain ice we’re radiating near with Hasbro’s hive of bioluminescent bugs, the Glo Friends, in their 1985 Christmas special starring Carroll O’Connor as Santa and Sally Struthers as Blanche, the Wicked Witch of the North Pole, who exists and is jealous of Santa’s publicity. Take notes, Great Pumpkin… or, perhaps, don’t.  


🎙 Guests:  

Erin Evans (@mserinmevans).  

Joey O. (@ImGonnaDJ24, Y-Not Radio, Words With Nerds).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. Like many Christmas specials, this is a pilot for an eventual series that aired alongside the original My Little Pony animated series.  

2. A helpful guide to identifying every Glo Friend.  

3. Nancy Cartwright was the voice of Baby Glo Worm in the series, but in this pilot, it’s Laurie O’Brien doing her Baby Piggy voice.  

4. Joey interviews Pat Fraley, the voice of Glo Worm here, on his portrayal of Krang.  

5. Glo Worm’s purple outfit here, as opposed to the original toy’s green outfit, was apparently a “source of controversy,” according to Wikipedia.  

6. Can all antlered mammals fly if you go far enough north?  

7. Lorenzo Music doing a weird, nervous lisp instead of his usual Resting Garfield Voice™.  

8. Santa sings the least bluesy blues song ever while his reindeer do Rockettes kicks.  

9. More of Mike’s thoughts on The Glo Friends Save Christmas on Tim Babb’s Can’t Wait for Christmas Podcast.  


“The Glo Friends Save Christmas” ©1985 Hasbro, Inc.  

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