Advent Calendar House

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.

Episode Notes

Day 12: 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.”

On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), slave-driving stable owner who sounds like he belongs on Pirates of the Caribbean.
  2. Lindy Kempe (@ieatvideogames, animal-inspiring and video game-eating cherub.
  3. Brandon Medley (@brandmed), Santa’s favorite snow plow puller from Blessed are the Geek.

Topics and 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.

Previous Episodes of This Podcast Mentioned

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