🦃 We’re talking turkey as we dig up and dig in to a 1983 Thanksgiving special from puppeteer Paul Fusco, the creator of ALF.
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🎙 On This Episode:
• Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), nearsighted, hard-of-hearing turkey with a dream of making it in showbiz.
• Tom Coombs (@classictomedy), an alley cat who talks like a Muppet but, for legal reasons, is definitely not a Muppet.
• Jayme Kilsby (@brainexploderrr), hiding in a trash can to avoid being eaten alive.
💬 Topics & Tangents:
• Paul Fusco’s Space Cats.
• David Lander in Funland.
• Mental Floss’s Oral History of ALF.
• Today’s TV Trope: Invited as Dinner.
• The You Bet Your Life Duck.
• The art of making puppets fight: Throw them into the air from behind a fence.
• We compare the Thanksgiving play in this special to the one in Addams Family Values.
📼 Retro Commercial Break:
• Butterball Turkey Commercial (1985)
🎤 And Now, These Messages:
“A Thanksgiving Tale” © 1983 Imagicom Productions, Inc.
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Title: A Thanksgiving Tale