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Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

Episode Summary

Extend your ears as we revisit a lesser-known Rankin/Bass special from 1977. Guests: Lindy Kempe, Brandon Medley. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

We try to make more accurate donkeys in Nativity displays catch on like a certain elf on a certain shelf by revisiting the 1977 Rankin/Bass special, Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey.  


🎙 Guests:  

Lindy Kempe (@ieatvideogames).  

Brandon Medley (@brandmed, Blessed are the Geek).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. Roger Miller performing Do Wacka Do in 1966 with another guitarist, “Stubbs,” who’s wearing a Batman T-shirt.  

2. Roger Miller’s Whistle Stop intro to Disney’s Robin Hood is secretly the Hamster Dance.  

3. Tilly’s ascension back to heaven is strikingly similar to Poochie’s exit from The Itchy and Scratchy Show.  

4. Mary has “the Glow” from The Last Dragon.  

5. Annalee Santa dolls.  


“Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” © 1977 Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc.  

Full show notes with links at  
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