It’s Christmas Eve, time for adaptation 24, and I hit a snag. I already had plans for the last two days of this experiment (tune in tomorrow to see which version I watch on Christmas!), and today was supposed to be when I went to the theater and saw the newest adaptation of A Christmas […]
Hey peeps, even though we didn’t get to record failcast what with Necros’ penis enlargement surgery, Hitos bad hip, and King and Yash’s case of mono. We still have a episode for you just in time for the holidays!
Appropriately, adaptation 20 features our good friend Alastair Sims reprises the role that made him famous twenty years earlier, in 1971’s animated feature A Christmas Carol. I’m surprised this late into the experiment to make this statement: this is the best adaptation I’ve seen yet. The animation has a strange feel to it that I […]
Adaptation 19 is Blackadder’s Christmas Carol a one-off TV special taking place between seasons three and four. Contrary to prior generations of Blackadders, Ebenezer is a kind and generous (but still quite snarky) man from the get go. In fact, when he’s visited by the Spirit of Christmas, its to congratulate him instead of of […]
Today, I look back at my childhood with adaptation 16, A Christmas Plotz, an episode of Animaniacs that aired when I was only six years old. With a WB executive taking the Scrooge role and the Warner children taking on the three ghosts. The episode is full of musical numbers, self-aware puns, and not so […]
Adaptation 15 is A Jetson Christmas Carol, a TV adaptation starring Hanna Barbera’s “Flintstones in space”. While keeping the basic plot points of A Christmas Carol, it seems to have completely neglected all its meaning. Perhaps this is because everyone in the Jetson future is a greedy son of a bitch. Though the story tries […]
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Adaptation 10 brings us to a familiar childhood place, Sesame Street, in A Sesame Street Christmas Carol. The Jim Henson Company has been responsible for the Holy Grail of Christmas Carols, The Muppet Christmas Carol, so I had extremely high hopes for this one. It’s just too bad my hopes were shattered. Sesame Street’s 2006 […]
Adaptation 8 is a fun twist on the classic, an episode of The Real Ghostbusters called “Xmas Marks the Spot”. The Ghostbusters end up in Victorian England where, under a complete misunderstanding, they bust the three Ghosts of Christmas. In typical time travel fashion, their actions in the past greatly effect the present. Free of […]
Day 6 brings the first ever animated Christmas special produced for television, Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol. This adaptation is done in the style of a Broadway musical, with vision impaired Mister Magoo playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Even with such a nasty role, Magoo still has the undeniable charm to his performance. Though faithful […]
After four tolerable versions of A Christmas Carol in a row, adaptation number 5, Rich Little’s Christmas Carol, comes and smacks me square in the face. This was a 1978 TV special for a still young Home Box Office (HBO) starring impressionist Rich Little performing all the important roles as different cultural figures. However, around […]
Day 4 brings us to our first television episode adaptation of A Christmas Carol, A Beavis and Butt-head Christmas (also known as Huh Huh Humbug). This is by far the loosest translation of the story I’ve seen yet. The adaptation begins in a dream, with Beavis the manager of Burgerworld and the high school prince, […]
Yep, 40 years ago today, Monty Python and the Flying Circus aired for the very first time, changing the face of British comedy. Celebrate today’s milestone by watching any of the films or the TV series. You owe it to yourself.
I think I speak for all us here at MWN Headquarters* when I say that were worried when we heard that Futurama might be getting recast in light of it’s upcoming revival on Comedy Central. After all, Billy West voices Fry, Zoidberg, Farnsworth and Zapp Brannigan as well as some minor characters. Add to the […]
Ah The Flintstones. It’s another classic cartoon from the golden age of cartoons. A perfectly innocent cartoon which is filled with charm and leaves you feeling good about yourself…OR AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT HANNA BARBERA WANTS YOU TO THINK. You see, The Flintstones isn’t as innocent as it seems. The cartoon makes itself look as […]