🎄 It’s 1979, and no one wants to go to Pat Boone’s lame Christmas party, but we hope you’ll accept our invitation to discover this bizarre but wholesome special featuring the Hudson Brothers, the stars of “The Ropers” as themselves but also still as the Ropers, and a criminally brief appearance by Yogi Bear and his Hanna-Barbera friends.
Guy Hutchinson (GuyHutchinson.com, Drunk on Disney).
💬 Topics & Tangents:
1. Watch the Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special on Tubi.
2. Pat Boone’s album of heavy metal covers from 1997.
3. TV Guide’s ad for the special, prominently featuring Yogi Bear and friends.
4. The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show, as seen in a “Family Guy” cutaway gag.
5. “The Seventh Python,” Brett Hudson’s 2008 documentary about frequent Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes.
6. “Largo al Factotum,” the “Figaro” song from “The Barber of Seville.”
7. Dinah Shore’s giant belt buckle.
📼 Retro Commercial Break:
Master Charge Christmas Commercial, 1979.
🎤 And Now, These Messages:
Season’s Eatings, exploring the origins and history of your favourite Christmas foods.
“Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special” © 1979 Cooga Mooga Productions.
Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
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Title: Pat Boone and Family Christmas Special