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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 07:52 AM
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Hilarious! "The 10 Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time"
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An Algonquin Round Table Christmas (1927)

Alexander Woolcott, Franklin Pierce Adams, George Kaufman, Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker were the stars of this 1927 NBC Red radio network special, one of the earliest Christmas specials ever performed. Unfortunately the principals, lured to the table for an unusual evening gathering by the promise of free drinks and pirogies, appeared unaware they were live and on the air, avoiding witty seasonal banter to concentrate on trashing absent Round Tabler Edna Ferbers latest novel, Mother Knows Best, and complaining, in progressively drunken fashion, about their lack of sex lives. Seasonal material of a sort finally appears in the 23rd minute when Dorothy Parker, already on her fifth drink, can be heard to remark, one more of these and Ill be sliding down Santas chimney. The feed was cut shortly thereafter. NBC Reds 1928 holiday special Christmas with the Fitzgeralds was similarly unsuccessful.

The Mercury Theater of the Air Presents the Assassination of Saint Nicholas (1939)

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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 08:25 AM
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1. The Cronenberg one killed me!
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 09:07 AM
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2. Hilarious!
With the Algonquin Table, Welles and Cronenberg, it's like it was written just for me. :rofl:
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 10:13 AM
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3. The Star Trek episode is entirely possible.........
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