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2012-12-20 08:05:25 PM
Ummm, in regards to #2, let me use a quote from another MST3K film...
"I have my doubts that this movie is starring anyone."
 
2012-12-20 08:11:45 PM
#11:

www.sacredpotato.com
 
2012-12-20 08:53:50 PM
Open up your heart and let the Patrick Swayze Christmas in....
 
2012-12-20 08:55:56 PM
...we'll gather at the roadhouse with our next of kin...
 
2012-12-20 09:14:54 PM
YOU SPELL IT S-A-N-T-A C-L-A-U-S
HOORAY FOR SANTY CLAUS
 
2012-12-20 09:24:11 PM
The MST3K with that movie is on the youtubes.
 
2012-12-20 09:48:03 PM
At first I was:

2.bp.blogspot.com

And then I:

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2012-12-20 10:06:11 PM

CaitMonster: Open up your heart and let the Patrick Swayze Christmas in....


abkaiser: ...we'll gather at the roadhouse with our next of kin...


And Santa can be our reg-u-lar Saturday night thing...


WordsnCollision: #11:

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Hahahaha, YES!


Richard Roma: YOU SPELL IT S-A-N-T-A C-L-A-U-S
HOORAY FOR SANTY CLAUS


katerbug72: The MST3K with that movie is on the youtubes.


Always worth a watch!


Spatula Porn: Ummm, in regards to #2, let me use a quote from another MST3K film...
"I have my doubts that this movie is starring anyone."


But Big John Call IS Santa Claus!
 
2012-12-20 10:20:27 PM
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians- for when internet content creators have already ripped off every half-way decent Star Wars Christmas Special article.
 
2012-12-20 10:22:37 PM
Screw It's A Wonderful LIfe; it's not Christmas without Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.
 
2012-12-20 10:42:48 PM
I was prepared to be underwhelmed by that article.

But not enough...
 
2012-12-20 11:05:09 PM
This can't beat the general weirdness that is Quebec's own Le Martien de Noel.
 
2012-12-20 11:53:31 PM
Am I the only one who actually saw Santa Claus Conquers the Martians in first release, in a neighborhood movie theater?

I thought it also had the Devil in it. but that may have been the next weeks movie.

//GET OFF MY LAWN!
 
2012-12-21 01:09:22 AM

netringer: Am I the only one who actually saw Santa Claus Conquers the Martians in first release, in a neighborhood movie theater?

I thought it also had the Devil in it. but that may have been the next weeks movie.

//GET OFF MY LAWN!


Raises hand... I was 6 and loved it. Was seriously disappointed that there were no ice cream pills on Earf.

/Getting off my own lawn
 
2012-12-21 02:00:49 AM

Spanky McStupid: Screw It's A Wonderful LIfe; it's not Christmas without Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-21 02:25:09 AM
Every year I had to sit through "It's A Wonderful Life" I made my ex sit and watch this.  After two years she was content to watch her movie alone.
 
2012-12-21 02:38:21 AM
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The composer of the film, including the theme song "Hooray for Santy Claus" is Milton Delugg, who works to this day in his 90's as the musical director for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
 
2012-12-21 05:21:30 AM

ObeliskToucher: I was prepared to be underwhelmed by that article.

But not enough...


I thought it would at least point out the fact that Droppo would go on to win both the Emmy and Tony Awards.
 
2012-12-21 07:55:29 AM

TV's Vinnie: The composer of the film, including the theme song "Hooray for Santy Claus" is Milton Delugg, who works to this day in his 90's as the musical director for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


It's delightful, it's delicious, it's DeLugg.
 
2012-12-21 08:54:19 AM

netringer: Am I the only one who actually saw Santa Claus Conquers the Martians in first release, in a neighborhood movie theater?

I thought it also had the Devil in it. but that may have been the next weeks movie.

//GET OFF MY LAWN!


That would have been the other MST3K holiday offering, Churubusco-Azteca's K. Gordon Murray's SANTA CLAUS
 
2012-12-21 11:42:30 AM
Old man take a look at my elf, he's a lot like you.
 
2012-12-21 12:35:30 PM
Used to watch this every Christmas Eve with my sister on Nite Owl Theater in Ohio.

Now watch the MST3K version. When the polar bear comes out and they scream "you can see the zipper."
 
2012-12-21 05:43:50 PM
I never knew that SCCtM was connected to Manos: The Hands of Fate.

"Torgo, you're the laziest man on Mars."
 
2012-12-21 07:29:33 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: I never knew that SCCtM was connected to Manos: The Hands of Fate.

"Torgo, you're the laziest man on Mars."


Rhino even used to sell the two episodes together as a bundle pack called The Essentials!


JayR30: Used to watch this every Christmas Eve with my sister on Nite Owl Theater in Ohio.

Now watch the MST3K version. When the polar bear comes out and they scream "you can see the zipper."


I love Joel's disgusted outcry of: "What a dopey-looking robot, man, the polar bear was much better..."


QuillofNumenor: TV's Vinnie: The composer of the film, including the theme song "Hooray for Santy Claus" is Milton Delugg, who works to this day in his 90's as the musical director for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

It's delightful, it's delicious, it's DeLugg.


And he was the brainstormer behind the music for The Gong Show which made him all sorts of awesome whenever Gene Gene the Dancing Machine did his thing.


Haapdog: Old man take a look at my elf, he's a lot like you.


Woo!


teto85: Every year I had to sit through "It's A Wonderful Life" I made my ex sit and watch this. After two years she was content to watch her movie alone.


HAHAHAHAHA

Nice!


Spanky McStupid: Screw It's A Wonderful LIfe; it's not Christmas without Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.


Damn skippy!


DjangoStonereaver: That would have been the other MST3K holiday offering, Churubusco-Azteca's K. Gordon Murray's SANTA CLAUS


That was so wonderfully weird.

Soooooooo glad that they did that one!
 
2012-12-21 07:37:23 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: DjangoStonereaver: That would have been the other MST3K holiday offering, Churubusco-Azteca's K. Gordon Murray's SANTA CLAUS

That was so wonderfully weird.

Soooooooo glad that they did that one!


"A pentagram and reindeer laughing. YOU figure it out."
"Whoa-ho, now this is good old-fashioned nightmare fuel!"
 
2012-12-21 08:21:47 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:
DjangoStonereaver: That would have been the other MST3K holiday offering, Churubusco-Azteca's K. Gordon Murray's SANTA CLAUS

That was so wonderfully weird.

Soooooooo glad that they did that one!


The show went off of COMEDY CENTRAL at the end of 1996, and the last 2 episodes scheduled for broadcast were
SANTA CLAUS and SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.

I was madly trying to finish my VHS collection of eps, and was stoked that I'd have both of the Christmas shows on the
same tape back to back.

But, instead of running SCCtM, CC ran the episode ANGEL'S REVENGE, whose host segments revolved around how
the show was failing in the ratings and needed retooling to succeed.  It was a clear middle finger to the fans of the
show, who had by that time already banded together to take an ad in VARIETY (of which I was a proud monetary
contributor) pleading for SFC to pick up the show.  I'm proud to say that apart from the odd episode of THE DAILY
SHOW or COLBERT, I have not wasted any of my time watching anything on COMEDY CENTRAL since then.
 
2012-12-21 09:24:25 PM

DjangoStonereaver: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:
DjangoStonereaver: That would have been the other MST3K holiday offering, Churubusco-Azteca's K. Gordon Murray's SANTA CLAUS

That was so wonderfully weird.

Soooooooo glad that they did that one!

The show went off of COMEDY CENTRAL at the end of 1996, and the last 2 episodes scheduled for broadcast were
SANTA CLAUS and SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.

I was madly trying to finish my VHS collection of eps, and was stoked that I'd have both of the Christmas shows on the
same tape back to back.

But, instead of running SCCtM, CC ran the episode ANGEL'S REVENGE, whose host segments revolved around how
the show was failing in the ratings and needed retooling to succeed.  It was a clear middle finger to the fans of the
show, who had by that time already banded together to take an ad in VARIETY (of which I was a proud monetary
contributor) pleading for SFC to pick up the show.  I'm proud to say that apart from the odd episode of THE DAILY
SHOW or COLBERT, I have not wasted any of my time watching anything on COMEDY CENTRAL since then.


Comedy Central HATES MST3K these days, for some reason. They adamantly refuse to acknowledge the show in anything involving their history, despite MST3K being the show that allowed them to even exist.
 
2012-12-21 09:25:56 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: "A pentagram and reindeer laughing. YOU figure it out."
"Whoa-ho, now this is good old-fashioned nightmare fuel!"


The "Santa's help from around the world" sequence was GOLD.


"The children of the USA."

"...are too spoiled and lazy to help Santa. There, that makes it better."


DjangoStonereaver: The show went off of COMEDY CENTRAL at the end of 1996, and the last 2 episodes scheduled for broadcast were
SANTA CLAUS and SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.

I was madly trying to finish my VHS collection of eps, and was stoked that I'd have both of the Christmas shows on the
same tape back to back.

But, instead of running SCCtM, CC ran the episode ANGEL'S REVENGE, whose host segments revolved around how
the show was failing in the ratings and needed retooling to succeed. It was a clear middle finger to the fans of the
show, who had by that time already banded together to take an ad in VARIETY (of which I was a proud monetary
contributor) pleading for SFC to pick up the show.


Oh, that's vile.

That's... yeesh.

Double dumbass on them.


DjangoStonereaver: I'm proud to say that apart from the odd episode of THE DAILY
SHOW or COLBERT, I have not wasted any of my time watching anything on COMEDY CENTRAL since then.


I hear that, man. I'm right with ya.

*fistbump*
 
2012-12-21 09:27:03 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Comedy Central HATES MST3K these days, for some reason. They adamantly refuse to acknowledge the show in anything involving their history, despite MST3K being the show that allowed them to even exist.


Syfy's not much better.

They had a quick mention of MST3K in their 20 Years of Syfy special, as if the show were an afterthought or something.

*shrugs*
 
2012-12-21 10:58:05 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Keizer_Ghidorah: "A pentagram and reindeer laughing. YOU figure it out."
"Whoa-ho, now this is good old-fashioned nightmare fuel!"

The "Santa's help from around the world" sequence was GOLD.

"The children of the USA."

"...are too spoiled and lazy to help Santa. There, that makes it better."


"Talented children from the Orient..." "Are not here today!"
"A neighborly group from Mexico..." "Are over-accessorized."
"Even Russia has a delegation, as well." "Currently under surveillance by the CIA."

And of course, all of the "Evil vs The Narrator" parts were golden, and "Let's start a Chinese restaurant?" and "Hey, that's not a doll, that's a sister!" when Lupita got that huge-ass doll.

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Keizer_Ghidorah: Comedy Central HATES MST3K these days, for some reason. They adamantly refuse to acknowledge the show in anything involving their history, despite MST3K being the show that allowed them to even exist.

Syfy's not much better.

They had a quick mention of MST3K in their 20 Years of Syfy special, as if the show were an afterthought or something.

*shrugs*


Little excepr from TV Tropes: Mystery Science Theater 3000 was victimized twice by network heads (Doug Herzog at Comedy Central and Bonnie Hammer at Sci Fi Channel) who professed not to understand the show's sense of humor and clearly resented having it left to them as a legacy program from previous executives; they wound up fighting a war of attrition against the show's small but vocal fan base while looking for an excuse to cancel the series. Despite this, the show enjoyed a ten-season run, plus almost five years of reruns on the Sci Fi Channel, before finally signing off for good in 2004. The Movie is well known for being screwed by the studio.

So, yeah, we have dipshiats and morons to blame for MST3K leaving us. The Movie being farked over was the reason Joel left the show.
 
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