It’s 1984, and the most 1984 pair I can think of, Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis, are taking us on the most romantic date through New York City on the way to a Christmas party at Radio City Music Hall. Along the way, we spoil David Copperfield’s magic tricks, leave our emergency contact information with Willie Tyler and Lester, share our favorite Christmas songs with Maureen McGovern, and fall asleep while watching the Rockettes rehearse.
Full show notes with links at https://adventcalendar.house/episodes/mr-t-emmanual-lewis-a-christmas-dream.
💬 Topics & Tangents:
• I Pity the Yule: Remembering A Christmas Dream, Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis’s Lost Holiday Special, (Mental Floss, 2020).
• Sesame Street’s Don Music.
• Willie Tyler and Lester on Letterman.
• The other verses of Silent Night you’ve never heard.
📼 Retro Commercial Break:
🎤 And Now, These Messages:
Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in A Christmas Dream © 1984 Radio City Music Hall Television Productions.
Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
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Title: Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in A Christmas Dream