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Christmas in Tattertown

Episode Summary

Nickelodeon’s first animated original gets discarded into another dimension. Guest: Chad Young.

Episode Notes

On a very wound-up and thrown out into a pile of junk in another dimension episode of the Advent Calendar House, we set our sentient clocks back to 1988 for “Christmas in Tattertown,” the holiday brain-child Ralph Bakshi and the first-ever animated TV show made exclusively for Nickelodeon.

On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), discarded child’s plaything.
  2. Chad Young (@horrormoviebbq), smooth-talking saxophone who finally put on those sunglasses that make him see the world around him for what it truly is, from the Horror Movie BBQ.

Topics and Tangents

  1. “Christmas in Tattertown” info and sketches from Bakshi Productions.
  2. “Christmas in Tattertown” review on Nick Knacks, a show-by-show retrospective on Nickelodeon.
  3. Muffet initially appears to be the victim, much like the other guy, actually named Guy, in Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham.”
  4. Cameo appearances by early Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks characters Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Flip the Frog, and later Popeye.
  5. A discussion about the TV trope of Debbie coming from the “real world.”
  6. A shout-out to the dearly departed Hollywood Video for staying open on Christmas Day for idiots like me who forgot to ask for required accessories like the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak.
  7. I officially make the Wawa Holiday Gobbler hoagie a new Christmas Day tradition.
  8. Santa sure has a habit of flying over places where they’ve never heard of him.
  9. Another cameo by Bosko and Honey turns into a tangent about the “Tiny Toon Adventures” episode, “Fields of Honey.”
  10. A brief introduction to “snoap,” the fake snow seen falling at Walt Disney World and elsewhere around Florida.

Previous Episodes of This Podcast Mentioned

“Christmas in Tattertown” ©1988 Bakshi Productions, Inc.

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