Advent Calendar House

Get your frying pan ready and join us on a journey to what feels like 60 million years ago back to 1991 to observe the most wonderful time of the year for the Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaurs, which by some Fridge Day miracle is the Advent Calendar House’s first TGIF episode.

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🎙 On This Episode:

Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), unidentified furry creature about to become breakfast.

Lindy Kempe (@ieatvideogames), the hot toddy serving middle manager of my dreams.


💬 Topics & Tangents:

• The Dinosaurs parody on The Simpsons.

• We go from talking about the Økėÿ Døkęÿ Køøkïñ segment of Muppets Now to Netflix’s Nailed It!

• Sally Struthers (Charlene) for International Correspondence School.

• A brief history of the Christmas bonus, or “thirteenth salary.”

• Sam McMurray in the very short-lived A League of Their Own TV sitcom, and my own pitch for a TV adaptation on Nerd Lunch’s Fourth Chair Army Invasion.

• Pons Maar (Roy’s body actor) as the original voice of The Noid.

Unisaurs: The Dinosaurs equivalent to the Anything Muppet.

• The biggest gifts we ended up returning.


📼 Retro Commercial Break:

Talking Baby Dinosaur and Dinosaurs Figures (1991).


🎤 And Now, These Messages:

TGI Podcast.

“Dinosaurs” and “Refrigerator Day” © 1991 The Walt Disney Company.

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