Mystery Science Theater 3000

Season 5 Episode 21

Santa Claus

Aired Unknown Dec 24, 1993 on Comedy Central

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  • To paraphrase Mike, if seasonal holiday depression had an official movie, Santa Claus would be it.

    'A stupid Mexican kids movie!' is how Frank describes it, though at the time he was upset because he shaved his head to get Dr. F a watch fob and all he got was a $25 savings bond. The movie mish-mashes the mythology of St. Nick, putting him in a cloud city above the North Pole and instead of elves, little kids from all over the world build his toys. A seemingly heavily medicated Merlin helps out (Tom: 'This guy trained the King of England?') and he goes down to deliver the toys, opposed by Pitch, Satan's chief demon(though Tom says that Jm J. Bullock is more frightening). Santa thwarts three young boys who want to kidnap him, eludes the children who want to see him, and gives the aggressively cute Lupita a huge doll(Crow: 'That's not a doll, that's a sister!') before making it home before his wind-up reindeer melt from the sun. The crew tries caroling, but Mike gets too into it and winds up hurting the 'bots. They try to find Mike's family but get the wrong Nelsons. They also get musical, first as the rock group Santa Klaws, then with the politcally correct Christmas song 'Merry Christmas-If That's OK.' Mike gets homesick for snow, but it starts snowing out the window. Finally, Pitch vists the SOL, and Santa comes down to 'eat candy canes and kick ass.' If you ever want to find a cure for the holiday blues, find yourself a copy of this episode, yank the Yule log tape out of the VCR and pop this in; you'll be fa-la-la-la'ing in no time.
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