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Holiday spinoffs I'd like to see

by Paul Goebel, posted Dec 18th 2007 10:42AM

A Who in TroubleAs I was watching all my favorite holiday specials this season, it became clear to me that there's a desperate need for some new offerings. Then I started thinking that if weekly shows can spinoff characters then why can't specials? With that in mind, here are my ideas for spinoffs to make your holidays more festive.

Out of the Box
Nobody wants a Charlie in the Box...except Charlie. After years of being not being delivered by Santa Claus, Charlie from the island of misfit toys decides it's time to make a change. Determined to find himself and discover what he was really made for, Charlie travels the country living on the road and meeting adventures head on. After living the life of Kerouac, Charlie returns to share his wisdom with the jelly squirting gun, ostrich riding cowboy and the doll with the unnamed condition.

Winter & The Professor
After turning over new leaves in their respective specials, Old Man Winter and Professor Hinkle join forces and use their magic skills to help those in need in New York City. Unfortunately, their limited magic is rarely up to the task and they are forced to use their equally limited wits to make up for it. To make matters worse, newly elected Mayor Meisterburger is always one step behind them.

The Miser Brothers Comedy Hour
After learning how to work together, Heat Miser and Snow Miser realized that what they've always wanted to do was make people laugh. Now, along with a team of hilarious little second bananas who look just like them, the two brothers entertain the world with a mixture of skits songs and comedy routines that are simultaneously hot as flame and cool as ice.

A Very Brady Chanukah
After the death of Mike Brady, Cindy (the youngest one in curls) is so distraught that she finds herself with no direction in her life. With the help of next door neighbors, The Ditmeiers, Cindy decides to convert to Judaism. (This special is likely to be a flop as none of the original cast agreed to participate.)

CindyLu W. - Portrait of a Nogaholic
Everyone thought little CindyLu Who was just crazy about Christmas. What they eventually learned was that Cindy had a problem. She couldn't get enough egg nog. At first it was simply an annual tradition but eventually she was drinking egg nog at every meal, not just with her roast beast. Her best friend, The Grinch, eventually learns her secret and convinces her to seek help at the Whoville rehab center. In the end, she emerges a recovered nog addict ready to embark on step one of her recovery, making "whomends."

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Steve

The Charlie in the box one might be good.

On a slightly unrelated subject did anyone else notice that at the end of Rudolph the red nosed rain deer that when the elves are tossing the toys off Santa's sleigh that they give all the toys umbrellas to float down but they just shove the bird that can't fly off the sleigh to fall to his death.

I first noticed this last Christmas, and i will admit i did laugh when i saw it.

December 18 2007 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Erica

Ok.. I think that this article was wayyy overthought. And, I really think that the only one that would work would be the Mizer brothers show. Except instead of a comedy variety hour, they go on missions, like scooby doo's gang (without the ghosts obviously). You have to remember who the target audience is for... .. kids. So, you would have to keep it kidlike.

What I'd like to see, personally is The Mizer bros. like The Mario Brothers, and their princess, would be Frosty the snowman. They have to get thru levels of beating the awful ogre man from Santa Claus is coming to town (ya know the guy that banned the toys at first, then became nice), well, what if he became naughty again. What would happen if he took Frosty or Rudolph hostage, and the Mizer bros. had to save them. And Mother nature was like the toadstool...LOL.. ok.. This might sound good.

December 18 2007 at 12:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edd

An Arrested Development Christmas Special

www.arresteddevelopment2009.com

I'd die if this happened.

December 18 2007 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gudlyf

"A Very Brady Chanukah"

Effing *brilliant*!

December 18 2007 at 9:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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