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It’s the first animated Christmas movie made specifically for television, and it has a great soundtrack: https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/mister-magoos-christmas-carol

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I was a child in the 60s with limited TV stations thanks to pre-cable and I've seen most of the children's Christmas movies enough times to never want to see the Grinch again since there wasn't much else to watch on Christmas Eve, but I never got tired of Mr Magoo's Christmas Carol. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is another one I still love.

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Dec 19, 2023·edited Dec 19, 2023Author

LuLu, if you have a chance, go ahead and check out the link to get to an uploaded version of the movie. I think you will really like it, particularly if you have Christmas-special-fatigue from all of those other well-worn (but to me, still delightful!) classics.

Oh, well, reading comprehension, I need that. I see that you HAVE already seen it. I'm glad you love it as much as I do.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

One of the best TV Christmas shows. Only Grinch and the original Charlie Brown are in its league.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Wait. His name was Quincy Magoo? I never knew.

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VERY GOOD!

"Quincy Magoo, better known as Mr. Magoo, is a fictional cartoon character created at the UPA animation studio in 1949."

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You didn't know Magoo solved murder mysteries with forensic medicine?

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Quincy: Medicine Magoo.

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now that was just some funny shit right there...

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the Magoo Xmas is the only Christmas Carol adaptation I ever want to see again. The only version that bothers to really dig into how Ebenezer Scrooge became such a misery-guts, the harsh society he grew up in that warped his character and soured his disposition.

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Interesting sidenote: the voice of Mr. Magoo was provided by Jim Backus who also starred on Gilligan's Island where his Thurston Howell III character had a chance to rub shoulders with Maryann and Ginger.

But before he found himself in that erotically charged position he had already shared the set with none other than Marilyn Monroe! Guess what! MM loved Jim Backus' take on Mr. Magoo! How much she loved it we do not know because Jim Backus was a gentleman.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Obligatory Jim Backus masterpiece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhdNbRvPU-E

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

My favorite! And the music is great.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

JIM BACKUS!!!!

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Jim Backus I knew about.

Morey Amsterdam I did not!

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

"Oh, MaGlam, you've done it again!"

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😂

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

My ancient self remembers that from my childhood.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

That’s the “Christmas Carol” I grew up with. I don’t know how old I was before I learned people other than Mr. Magoo had played Scrooge.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

With razzleberry dressing!

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

JAY WARD!!! Look at those backgrounds... I love everything that studio ever did - pure modernistic eye candy.

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill - Broadway royalty!

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Dec 19, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

It was a favorite of my late mother-in-law’s. We bought it a couple years ago and watch it every year.

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Colorado's Supreme Court, citing 14th Amendment, removes Trump from state presidential ballot.

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I obviously hope President Joe Biden wins re-election without issue and that he spends his victory speech dancing around shouting, “I told you so! I told you so!”

Also, too, when the Idiot Army swarms to try to overturn the results in favor of PAB, I want to be there when Biden says "ARREST THEM ALL AND SEND THEM TO JAIL FOR A LONG FUCKING TIME"

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Yes, I remember walking through the Christmas Tree Farm and seeing all the blood red Christmas Tree's. Truly suitable for a (terrifying) Trump Christmas!

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There is no competition for best xmas song ever it is Macy Gray What I Want for christmas is you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmcy6YOt3G0 She's got another xmas song with a similar title. If you don't get the line "I been a good girl baby, Santa promised me whatever I want, you are what I want for christmas" you're in the wrong version.

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TIL. (Today I was learnt!) 😁

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Batman Returns is certainly more of a Christmas movie than Meet Me In St Louis. Are you listening, Turner Classic Movies?

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Soooo, feeling those feelings that are best remedied by a bit of dissolution, I ventured across the alley to my local.

Among my favorite bartenders: " It's not your birthday, it's not Christmas but I have a gift for you!" and she gestures towards another customer. This one's hair resembles a cactus from the Roadrunner cartoons.

As I sidle on over AMFBs says "So what about your hair again?"

The woman under the hair, drinking coffee because she was cut off, starts in on her "theory" that hat-hair was caused by lack of oxygen, and that "sparkling, oxygenating shampoo" would take the world by storm...

The TLDR is that she shared her theory and solution with an actual hair professional, who laughed in her face so "Boycott!!1"

My comment was that if the bar was more than 100 yards from my back door, I'd find another...

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The ONLY version of “A Christmas Carol” my brother will watch. I remember how disappointed he was when my mother told him there were no razzleberries, so no razzleberry dressing for the holiday feast. She did try with raspberries and cranberries, but he rejected them.

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The key difference between the right-wing nutz and the left-wing nutz is that the fascists keep terrorizing and voting until they get what they want, while the lefties give up and abandon us to the Republinazis when things don't go their way.

It's AmeriKKKa's infinite doom loop.

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I have $22.00 to last until January 20, 2024. I let people know about Wonkette all the time . Thank you for all you do.

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Stephen, thanks for the Wonka tab - I've downgraded it accordingly, from "highly unlikely to pay money to watch" to "never ever/I would rather go to couples counseling with my gaslightiest ex."

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