What’s up, dudes? John Candy was a treasure! In fact, we were privileged to have him not only for SCTV and numerous comedy films, but also for his animated Saturday morning cartoon. I’ve got Robert Nicholas from Behind the Bells here with me to talk all about the “Christmas in July” episode of Camp Candy!

John is teaching the kids how to return a serve, when it reminds him of a basketball game between Alex and Rick. When Rick talks about getting new basketball sneakers for Christmas, they decide to turn Camp Candy into a winter wonderland and celebrate Christmas in July. They trim the tree, sing Christmas carols, and freeze the swimming pool with the A/C unit. To complete the look, Rick took Vanessa’s hair mousse to frost the windows. Unfortunately, Vanessa acts like a real witch, goblin (get it?) up her chocolates and refusing to share.

Aftwr falling fast asleep, she dreams that she’s Princess Vanessa, being waited on by the counselors and campers. The Spirit of Last Month visits her and takes her to watch big canoe race to remind her of her friends. The Spirits of This Month show her Camp Candy in disarray. The campers are miserable because of her less than regal attitude. Finally, the Spirit of Next Month shows her the  deserted, barren camp. The lake is polluted, Vanessa is completely alone in a hovel, and Rex DeForest III appears to bulldoze her house and evict her.

Vanessa wakes up and hugs everyone. She offers the last 2 chocolates to Rick and the campers. They all sing “Deck the Hall” by campfire under the Christmas tree, and Nurse Molly kisses John under the mistletoe.

Canoe races? Check. Obligatory “A Christmas Carol” episode? Yep. Talking chocolates hallucinations? Definitely! So grab your tennis racket, paint your windows with mousse, and canoe into this episode!

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Author: Gerry D / Robert Nicholas
Title: Camp Candy “Christmas in July” (w/ Robert Nicholas)

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