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Friday, December 7, 2018
Funny Christmas Comedy Favorites ( 2018 )
Funny Christmas Comedy Favorites
( as of December 7 2018 )
It’s holiday time once again and in no order , I’d like to talk about some of my all time favorite Christmas Comedy Funnies !
( 1. Twisted Christmas by Bob Rivers
I can’t believe this 1988 album is 30 years old , probably because it’s as old as me.
This is totally going to show my age but I grew up when movies where on VHS tapes and music was on Audio Cassettes.
And if you had a CD or even a rarely seen Laserdisc in the 1990s , it’s like showing your fellow poor working class friends and family and their kids what real gold looks like.
I remember hearing “ The 12 Pains of Christmas “ which was probably one of my introductions to “ Audio Comedy “.
I think I have the CD to this album somewhere.
I know it’s on Apple Music / iTunes so it doesn’t matter right ?
I love this album not because it’s a hilarious rude parody of Christmas , but I have a loving heart for audio comedy like the Cheech and Chong comedy albums.
I even did a satirical Audio Comedy show which I should upload to YouTube as well as my audio comedy albums.
Also it’s a similar process of how The Erica Crooks Show and my Animated Cartoon films are made.
There’s even an animation I did based on the Elvis sketch from this album.
And here’s my animation with me and my friend’s idea for a webshow which we were inspired by this audio sketch from Bob Rivers , but our show didn’t go past a test.
Still my Elvis parody from the early episodes of The Erica Crooks Show was also inspired by the Bob Rivers sketch.
The Elvis Parody was on the show through 2006 - 2007 and premiered on the American Idol parody.
I think I build that Elvis puppet lip-syncing to the Bob Rivers sketch during the pre-filmed days of The Erica Crooks Show but I stopped doing that due to copyright infringement blah blah blah.
And I DID A LOT OF THAT !
Another favorite of mine is Wreck The Malls which might have been my early introduction to Punk Rock. :)
( 2. Jim Henson’s Muppets related
If you know just what a Jim Henson / Muppet nerd I am , this one is obvious.
From Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas
Alright , I confess . The best scenes in the special always involve Kermit and The River Bottom Nightmare Gang
I went to see the musical with my mother and I am enjoying “ Jam Session “ on the recently released Soundtrack.
Now why did I find this hilarious t-shirt ?
to perhaps the #1 Muppet Special of all time “ Muppet Family Christmas “ .
( FUN FACT : The voice of Steve Whitmire’s Turkey in this special influenced me to create the voice of the sort of host of The Erica Crooks Show “ Barney The Hand “
The late 1980s was the best built versions of The Muppets since Muppets Take Manhattan . Since then they’ve looked more and more off model through the years ( more so when Puppet Heap started building for The Muppets ) .
So yeah , Jim Henson Era only ! http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Christmas_Productions
With the acceptation of Muppet Christmas Carol and It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.
Letters To Santa I didn’t really care for. The only time Elmo was funny was in the 1980s and off screen.
But still , if I had to choose , any of these are better than The Happytime Murders !
One more thing , That Birth of Jesus Christ Thing at the end of that John Denver special and the kids in the crowd … UGH !
It’s like Season 12 of Sesame Street , one of those “ Star Wars Holiday Special “ downhill sell out moments within the history that thankfully only fans know about.
Kind of like this one !
OK , the commercial is hilarious featuring The Muppet Show newsman and The Muppets were total sell outs of meat from the 1950s and 1960s but still , it makes me cringe because Jim Henson fought hard for adult puppetry and when Muppets Take Manhattan didn’t do so well , Jim started to sell out just so Henson Associates didn’t crash as a business.
That’s why Jim Henson wanted to sell to Disney , to go back to being an artist and get away from business duties.
He’s innocent. Now Eisner , don’t get me started about that slimeball scum of the earth !
( 3. Spitting Image
All I can say is this !
FREAKIN WATCH IT , NOOOOW !
Probably the funniest Christmas Specials I’ve ever seen that isn’t made by Henson !
The rare unreleased 1987 special
( THE GLORY YEARS )
( The other great one just before all the good people left the show )
( lol John Sessions )
OH WHAT THE HELL !
( 4. Ed Edd N Eddy’s Jingle Jingle Jangle
My favorite parts are Rolf’s wacky song and that fun fact scene where Nazz has a nipple slip ! SERIOUSLY ! THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT ! They pulled a Miley Cyrus !
( 5. The Beavis & Butt-head Christmas Special
Probably the best episode ever made and the reason why I say this is because of the “ It’s A Wonderful Life “ parody. And well that’s not much of a reason so I’ll explain why it’s the best episode of Beavis & Butt-head ever made. It revealed a secret that only fans of Beavis & Butt-head know about.
BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD ARE NOT THE SAME CHARACTER !
Beavis is actually innocent , smarter , and the only reason why he’s friends with Butt-head in the first place is because it’s really Butt-head who’s the dim-witted sociopath.
Just showing Beavis in the soup kitchen helping Stewart really shows , as well as the angel picking Butt-head instead of both Beavis & Butt-head is a give a way to the secret that the show did have that character development.
One of the last episodes also highlighted this a little bit too. https://beavisandbutthead.fandom.com/wiki/The_Miracle_That_Is_Beavis
But it’s very subtle . Just like how Jane Lane is revealed to be a Lesbian in the Daria TV movie “ Is it fall yet .“ YES I LOVE JANE LANE ! <3
( 6. Ernest Saves Christmas
Yes I am a fan of the Ernest Movies. Also I thought The Simpsons satire on Ernest was one of the BEST GAGS in Simpsons history !
“ Ernest Goes Somewhere Cheap ! “
They ripped the films to shreds ! lol
THAT fellow readers is A GREAT EXAMPLE OF GREAT COMEDY WRITING AND SATIRE WRITING ! TAKE NOTES CLASS !
And what do you know , it’s 11:11pm as I write this and I got Selsa all over my right arm ! Lol
Anyway , I just love free spirited characters like Ernest. This full grown adult with a childlike heart of gold is just something that all FP personality types ( MBTI ) need to see more of , your not alone ! :) We can all be Ernest sometimes , which isn’t always a bad thing. ;)
( 7 . Home Alone
Great movie. The second one is nothing more but the same story but tweaked with Trump’s stupid cameo.
And yes I parodied Home Alone with Con & Spy Rotten “ Yeah Yeah Exactly Man ! “
And there’s behind the scenes and a blooper reel that goes with it too ! ;)
Also a great friend of mine gave me a digital code to get the movie on iTunes . :)
But seriously the movie is over talked about.
But I will say this , I am a fan of John Hughes . ( OK I admit it , SUSAN WATTS !!!! ) I LOVE WATTS !
AND IF MY TWIN FLAME IS READING THIS ! YES WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING “ SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL “ for WATTS ! AND YOU STILL NEED TO TAKE ME OUT TO SEE MY FAVORITE MUSICALS ;) <3 .
And yes I did to a parody too !
Watts comes out of the closet !
( The animated cameo of my Twin Flame was edited out until further notice )
( 8 . HARLEY QUINN !
Oh yeah my Twin Flame is probably reading this ! She’s a Batman fan and she knows just how much of a classic Harley Quinn fan I am ! <3
JUST WATCH THE WHOLE THING NOW !
The episode is called Holiday Knights !
( I do have all the Harley episodes only iTunes and Amazon Instant Video Accounts :P )
Also I dressed as Harley Quinn cosplay and hosted a Harley Quinn fan panel at Rhode Island Comic Con in 2017 !
( 9. SOUTH PARK
They have hilarious Christmas specials !
Just go watch them and maybe Mr Hankey will pop out of your Toilet !
( FUN FACT : Mr. Hankey was one of the first South Park episodes I seen as a kid back in the late 1990s. Perhaps it was 1998 exactly ! Lol I had to sneak downstairs when my mother was sleeping however. Lol )
ONE QUICK NOTE : If Trey Parker and Matt Stone are reading this ! BRING BACK MISSES GARRISON AS A LESBIAN ! I need a fictional role model that I can relate to… Oh never mind , Garrison is Trump now right ? Right wing ? Well , when Garrison was MTF , she was suddenly a likable character ! No thanks to Mr Hat. UGH , I so want a Mr Slave action figure . Lol Great character , too bad GLAAD didn’t think so. He’s such a positive pro-LGBTQ+ character !
THE ONE I MADE ! The Ask Dr LeBrick Holiday Special
And of course my first Christmas ……
P.S. Check out my Christmas crap !
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