It’s Christmas Eve, and we’re walking through a ring of fire back to the Year of Our Lord 1982 to dance along with “The Smurfs’ Christmas Special.”
On This Episode:
- Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), my dear mother’s recipe for making life miserable.
- Thom Crowe (@thomcrowe), a very wise man with a beard who won’t outright say he’s not Santa, from Tis the Podcast.
- Gerry Davila (@ RadChristmas), who would have made a heck of a Christmas pudding if only he hadn’t eaten the last walnut, from Totally Rad Christmas.
Topics and Tangents:
- Watch “The Smurfs Christmas Special” on the official Smurfs YouTube channel.
- The great debate over VHS recordings with vs. without commercials.
- We want to try Greedy Smurf’s giant cauldron of pink Christmas pudding.
- My son thinks the king of Hyrule is Santa.
- I am just now learning about Watergate salad.
- The Smurfs in theme parks, including Hanna-Barbera Land in Texas and Kings Dominion in Virginia.
- Danny Goldman (Brainy Smurf) played a similarly know-it-all-ish student in “Young Frankenstein.”
- Paul Winchell (Gargamel) designed and patented an artificial heart.
- Papa Smurf Jedi-mind-tricks a pack of wolves.
- The mysterious, unnamed Stranger may or may not be the actual Devil.
- Teaser for The Smurfs’ new animated series coming in 2021.
Previous Podcast Episodes Mentioned:
- Frosty the Snowman (Season 1, Episode 1)
- A Rugrats Chanukah (Season 1, Episode 6)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Season 2, Episode 1)
- A Garfield Christmas Special (Season 2, Episode 6)
- He-Man/She-Ra: A Christmas Special (Season 2, Episode 18)
- A Wish for Wings That Work (Season 3, Episode 3)
- Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (Season 4, Episode 2)
- G.I. Joe: Cobra CLAWS Are Coming to Town (Season 4, Episode 11)
- The Little Drummer Boy (Season 5, Episode 8)
- Tis the Podcast, dedicated to keeping the Christmas spirit alive all year long.
- Totally Rad Christmas, dedicated to all things Christmas in the ’80s.
“The Smurfs” and “The Smurfs’ Christmas Special” © 1982 Hanna-Barbera Productions.
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Title: The Smurfs’ Christmas Special