Remember when I said the Rankin-Bass specials went off the deep end in their later years? This is what I’m talking about.
It’s a crime that the original Rudolph only comes on TV only once a year; it’s a felony that the sequel gets all the replay instead. Instead of Santa and the north pole, you get told the tale of Father Time, Baby New Year, a caveman, a knight, Ben Franklin’s doppelganger, a cranky vulture, and the three little bears. Oh yeah, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Man, what didn’t they throw at this sequel to make it work?
I don’t outright hate Rudolph 2, we just have a bad history. Can’t tell you how many times our family was conned into taping this instead of the original… when the TV listings just say “Rudolph,” don’t make assumptions.