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Sketchblog: Shiny New Year

December 16th, 2008

xmas_10_shinyRemember 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.

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One Response to “Sketchblog: Shiny New Year”

  1. LoneWolf23k says:

    Bleh! The only Rudolph sequal I believe in is Rudolph on the Island of Misfit Toys, the recent CGI sequal to the ORIGINAL movie that features Rudolph and friends having to stop a toy-kidnapping villain from making sure there aren’t any toys to give on Christmas!

    It’s pretty good, has decent songs, and a nice, heart-warming twist ending…