"The Island of Misfit Christmas Specials" Talkback


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Sounds like Yogi's First Christmas had one main attraction: Kids got to see a bunch of Hanna Barbera characters acting together.

Today the characters aren't famous anymore, so there's little point to it.

haven't most of the classic animated franchises of Time Warner or whatever they're called now been wasted? whatever happened to that Flintstones reboot by Seth McFarland?
 

mimitchi33

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Poopsies is the second coming of Gak. But with ads that aren't as severely repeated (I'm not sure since I haven't watched much TV in years).

There was already a Jingle All the Way sequel that was about Mater's voice actor finding some girl toy. There was no unicorn poo involved but that's kind of similar.
Also I think I saw Yogi's First Christmas back in the day on YTV. I just remember this special where Yogi and other people went to a resort and sang songs.
I actually saw the DVD of the Jingle All The Way sequel at a Redbox once. And the reason the Gak ad repeated was because that was what most cable providers used as the local slot to overwrite ads, and if providers didn't overwrite it, you got this instead. I know this since I watched Animaniacs on there back then and it would show stuff like Majestic Gardens and AutoMat after the promo that played before the flood of Gak ads.

Back on the topic of Christmas specials, I think you should try to do Trolls Holiday or Olaf's Frozen Adventure as well. The second one especially, since it premiered in theaters before it aired on TV to much controversy.
 

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Sadly, when I watched Olaf's Frozen Adventure disconnected from Coco (Olaf's home media releases also come with some old Disney shorts, including the Mary Blair-inspired "Once Upon a Wintertime"), it still didn't feel engaging.
 

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Trolls Holiday and Olaf's Adventure were only out in the last three years and they're both based on recent established properties so they may need a bit more time to qualify as misfits.
 

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Peter reviewed the Elf on the Shelf's special only one year after it first aired, and eight years after the book's publication, though I don't know if he'd dislike Olaf's Frozen Adventure as much as he did that.
 

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When looking through the TV guide, I stumbled upon a potential misfit called The Happy Elf. It's a special based on a song by Harry Connick Jr made by the same company who did Garfield and Friends, and it's a musical! It also features Lewis Black in his first kid-friendly role, predating Inside Out by a decade.
 

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How's the last misfit of 2018 coming? Will it arrive on time? Or will it be delayed to after Christmas like the Gaga thing a few years back?
 

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