Thursday, December 4, 2008

We're A Couple Of Misfits

So far this week I've watched Shrek The Halls, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and the last half of both "Elf" and "A Christmas Story." All I have to do now is catch about 35 minutes of "It's A Wonderful Life" and my Christmas holiday will be complete.

Out of all of them, Rudolph-- or RTRNRD as the texters would say-- is still my favorite. Although, the older I get, the more Santa makes my blood boil. I just want to yell at Mrs. Claus, "Stop following him around with a bowl of food and start threatening to crush his Christmas balls!" Seriously, in this version, Santa is a major jackass.

Plus I can never figure out why "Dolly For Sue" is on the Island of Misfit Toys. Her "noncomformity" is never identified. Is she a hermaphrodite? Bi-polar? Does she shoot jelly out of her baby area?

Of course, my two favorite characters are Herbie-- who is also called Hermie-- the Elf and Rudolph. Their duet of "We're A Couple Of Misfits" has sort of become our theme song here in the McKim/Skene household. In fact, we call our production company "Independent Together."

I just wish CBS would put "Fame And Fortune" back into the broadcast. That was our song of choice 20 years ago. But after two decades of "failing" in show business, "Misfits" seems more appropriate.

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