Friday, November 18, 2005
Where are all the Rankin/Bass Thanksgiving specials?
Rudolph, Heat Miser, TLDB
Icons of holiday creativity. Crisp writing, life-like animation, gripping entertainment. Who among us did not shed a single tear when Aaron's parents were roasted by those murdering Islamofacists?
But the season for giving thanks does not merit a spunky animal, or an animated weather phenomenon? What the hell?
This is why I'm lifting my ban on comments and asking the readership (8 comely and true) to put your collective genius to work and come up with the next Rankin/Bass blockbuster.
I humbly submit some thought starters:
Barry the Can-shaped Cranberry Sauce Guy
Stretchy the Belt
Trippy McTophan the Little Nap Leprochan
Please join me in bringing some much overdue street cred to one of the greatest eating days of the year.