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And now, a very Betamaxmas

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2008 5:04PM
Pee-Wee's Xmas

This is a really clever idea.

Betamaxmas takes a bunch of Christmas specials and episodes of TV shows that you can find on YouTube and puts them on one site, inside an old-fashioned television. You can even change the channels and adjust the volume on an old remote control.

There's some great stuff here, even if some of it isn't exactly Christmas-related. There's the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, with the incredible guest star line-up of Oprah Winfrey, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Magic Johnson, Cher, and Grace Jones, The Facts of Life, commercials for McDonald's, Toys R Us (a classic), and Parkay margarine (you even learn how to make Strawberry Almond Squares!), Garfield's Christmas special, a PSA with Michael J. Fox, The Smurfs, Frosty The Snowman, and a bunch of other stuff. You can make the picture full-screen too. I like how the TV antenna moves as you change channels.

Oh, and for you folks too young to remember Betamax, think HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray and who won that battle.

[via Pop Candy]

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I think I'll just watch the awesomeness of Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special on my DVD of it.

December 09 2008 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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