Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Yearly Rudolph

I can't help it, I love the Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Trivia: It was first aired on December 6, 1964 on NBC. I watched it again last night (after not seeing it for a couple of years) and was reminded how timeless the story is even after 43 years. There are funny bits for young and old alike to enjoy. One thing is certain: Yukon Cornelius is the most badass inhabitant of Christmastown.

The only thing that struck me is the romance between Rudolph and Clarice. Why was she drawn to him? He did absolutely nothing to attract her; in fact, he was anything but enticing. Maybe he was some sort of buff-teen-idol-template reindeer, a fact that is lost on this human.

I found a lot of interesting facts about the show from its wikipedia entry.

My vote for best quote goes to this exchange:
  Yukon Cornelius: This fog is thick as peanut butter!
  Hermey: You mean "pea soup".
  Yukon Cornelius: You eat what you like, and I'll eat what I like!

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