The ho ho horror, the ho ho horror
December 23, 2014 9:19 PM   Subscribe

in which Patton Oswalt finds the common ground between Rudolph the well known reindeer and Apocalypse Now.

Found via Dangerous Minds.

There I was … at MADtv, struggling to explain to a network suit what Apocalypse Now was, and how it could be funny if done through the prism of a Rankin Bass special.*

* They eventually shot my idea—a year after I left the show.
posted by philip-random (12 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was much better than it had any right to be, but I'm kind of surprised it was someone else doing the voices. The voiceover sounded like Oswalt to me, but only maybe because the framing made me expect that it would be.
posted by axiom at 9:32 PM on December 23, 2014


"I got stuck in a chimney once"

This is brillant. Thanks.

Oswalt for overlord!
posted by clavdivs at 10:01 PM on December 23, 2014


Very nice, but I wish they had included a parody of the air assault on the vil with Wagner blaring.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:24 PM on December 23, 2014 [1 favorite]


What no tiger?
posted by boilermonster at 11:13 PM on December 23, 2014


never get out of the goddamned sleigh.
posted by clavdivs at 11:31 PM on December 23, 2014 [6 favorites]


Very nice, but I wish they had included a parody of the air assault on the vil with Wagner blaring.

I love the smell of gingerbread in the morning. It smells like...Yuletide.
posted by univac at 12:15 AM on December 24, 2014 [11 favorites]


clavdivs: " never get out of the goddamned sleigh."

You forgot *rips shirt off*. Still, a good call on your part. Although, do mangoes grow at the north pole?
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:17 AM on December 24, 2014


do mangoes grow at the north pole?

Hydroponics and lights...
posted by mikelieman at 3:40 AM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Not showing that to my Boy for now. Real life is brutal enough without destroying Xmas.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 4:36 AM on December 24, 2014


"Never get out of the sleigh...absolutely goddamn right. Unless you were going all the way. Santa got off the sleigh, he split from the whole effing program..."
posted by CosmicRayCharles at 8:17 AM on December 24, 2014


Santa had a dream about the island of misfit toys from the original Rudolph. Trains with square wheels and a cowboy riding an ostrich.
posted by karst at 8:36 AM on December 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


univac: "I love the smell of gingerbread in the morning. It smells like...Yuletide."

Someday this war on Christmas is gonna end.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:08 PM on December 24, 2014 [2 favorites]


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