Advent Calendar House

🐰 It’s 1983, and despite replacing our entire body with robot parts, we still can’t plow faster than a rapidly growing magic forest baby. Join us as we get things rolling with the mascots of Paas Easter egg coloring kits in a secret hit piece on landlords disguised as a wacky Easter story. On the way, we’ll meet the ever-looming shadow of the Easter Bunny and teach animals to talk by giving them clothes.


🎙 Guests:

Sammy Hain (@SammyHain).

Chad Young (The Horror Movie BBQ, TPIF: Thank Pod It’s Funny, @horrormoviebbq).


💬 Topics & Tangents:

1. The History of Paas.

2. Patton Oswalt on Paas and its short-lived competitors.

3. This special was written by Rankin/Bass legend Romeo Muller, with songs composed by Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles.

4. Charles Woolf (Terrence) in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

5. The origin of a farmer’s “South 40” and the Homestead Act of 1862.

6. Paas replaced their mascot characters. The only original one left is Feathers — if that’s even the same Feathers.


📼 Retro Commercial Break:

Paas Easter Egg Coloring Kit, 1984.


🎤 And Now, These Messages:

Holidays After Dark, exploring the strange, unusual, and dark sides of the holidays.


“Peter and the Magic Egg” © 1983 RLR Associates, Ltd. / Romeo Productions, Inc.

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Title: Peter and the Magic Egg

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