November 29, 2004

My sentiments exactly

I'm going to have to go with Annika on this one in re the latest faux-celebrity Christmas special. I think she sums up her review quite succinctly.

A group of Goth biker elves with nasty punk reindeer tats just beat Andy Williams to death with a gold plated 9 iron, just to see him spin in the grave at the latests defilement of a once-great genre.

Let's just say I'm a little old school on my Christmas tee-vee and just leave it at that.

Me, personally, I'm going to miss the Martha Stewart Christmas Special. My favorite one was from 1994-ish, and featured Miss Piggy, Aretha Franklin, and Hillary Clinton as the guests. Hillary was ice cold and nasty, and Martha was stepping on her toes and delivering some nasty elbows to the chest that would have made Kevin McHale proud. Miss Piggy? Well, Frank Oz must have been on speed, because the divine porcine diva was downright rude to poor Martha the whole jingle-belled way. The high point came, though, when Aretha was making her secret recipe for glazed ham, and she pulls out the secret ingredients: a big box of brown sugar and two 2 liter bottles of ginger ale. When Martha asked, "and how much of the sugar do we use?" Aretha looked at her as if she were stooopid and said, "Child, we use the whole thing." In goes the whole bag of sugar, and as the ginger ale is slopping in Martha asks, "and is there a, umm, variation we can use for those who are watching their sugar intake?" and Aretha brushes her aside and says, "not if they want all the taste there aint." For some odd reason, the next year the guests were the Whiffenpoofs, and boy were they a lot more cooperative.

Posted by Steve at November 29, 2004 02:08 PM

Why does this make me think of the spot for the "Bob Goulet's Cajun Christmas" special on IBC from the movie Scrooged?

Posted by: Brian B at November 29, 2004 03:11 PM

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

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