Drew Pickles/Chazz Finster/Dept. Store Santa
At the end of the episode, Angelica gets a present and a lump of coal. Usually nice kids get presents and naughty kids just get a lump of coal.
Goof: When Phil and Lil first recieve their presents at the end, the packages are red and orange. But after Santa leaves and the twins exchange their gifts, the packages are now blue and purple.
Goof: At dinner, Stu says, "Aww. Isn't that cute?" regarding the babies yawning. He says it before they yawn!
Goof: The title on the songsheet everyone was singing read "Deck the Malls".
Angelica: What a great house! I wonder if there's a car in the attached garage? (She looks in the garage and sees a lump of coal and gasps)
Didi: Angelica, is that a lump of coal?
(Angelica says nothing)
(Chazz and Drew are thinking of how to make Angelica and Chuckie's Christmas better).
Both: (In unison) Hey, I got an idea!
Chazz: No-no, you go first.
Drew: No, you.
Chazz: OK, I was thinking. Why don't I dress up as Santa and come down the chimney on Christmas Eve? The kids will hear me, wake up, come downstairs and get a "guh-limpse" of Old St. Nick!
Drew: Well that's exactly what I was thinking.
Chazz: You were?
Drew: Yeah. (Chuckles) Of course, we wouldn't actually have YOU as Santa; we get a professional.
Chazz: What's wrong with me? I'm a GOOD actor! Remember our fourth grade play? I got the title role in "Wind in the Willows!"
Drew: Chazz, you were a tree!
Chazz: I was the WILLOW!
Drew: Forget it, Chazz. I'm hiring a professional.
(Didi and Betty are trying to find a Christmas tree)
Betty: How about this one? (Points to a tree)
Didi: Too small
Betty: How about that one? (Points to another tree)
Didi: Umm, not enough branches in the back
Betty: Come on, Deed, a tree's a tree! Just pick one!
Didi: That's it! (They go over to another tree) It's exactly the right size, and the perfect shape! Isn't it cute?
Betty: Good choice, Deed. Now, stand back! (Gets ready to chop the tree down)
Didi: What are you doing!?
Betty: I'm gonna chop it down!
Didi: Stands in front of the tree) Oh no you don't! Not this tree!
(Betty rolls her eyes)
(Angelica's dreaming it's Christmas morning; she opens all her presents only to find piles of coal in each package)
Angelica: Coal? COAL? Coal coal coal! It can't be! It just CAN'T be! Santa's just a smelly old guy in red pajamas. There's just no WAY he could've known!
Dream Santa: (appearing behind Angelica; we don't see his face) Oh-ho, but I DO! I know everything. Phil got a new Reptar doll. Lil got a new coloring book. And what did YOU get? (laughs evilly as he pours a sackful of coal on Angelica)
Angelica: NO!!! (wakes up)
Drew: Wouldn't you know it? The guy I hired to play Santa can't make it.
(pause as they remember Santa just left)
Chazz: Drew, who was that?
Santa Claus: You know, sometimes trying to be good is just as important as being good in the first place.
Angelica: It all started when the first present was given by the Pilgrims a long, long time ago, after that everybody started giving presents, even the Easter Bunny started giving until Santa slapped him with a lawsuit.
Stevens: (talks to Drew on the phone as he serves himself milk and cookies) Mr. Pickles? This is Barney Stevens of the Santa experience. I-I-I'm callin' from my car phone. You see, my car skidded off the road, and I'm not gonna be able to make it tonight to do the Santa thing. Ca-Can we reschedule? Mr. Pickles?
Drew: (on phone, very furious) WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T MAKE IT?!!
Stevens: (hangs up) I hate Christmas!
(he frustratedly sits down, pointing his feet at the home audience)
Charlotte: (On the phone) Take that out and replace it with a Santa Claus...I mean a sanity clause!
Charlotte: Well, it is Christmas, the season of love and joy. I don't care Jonathan! We gotta crush the competition and we gotta crush them now!
The working title for this episode was simply Christmas.
Charlotte Pickles makes her first appearance in this episode.
The music heard during the opening sequence sounds different for this episode.
Angelica: Merry Christmas. (gives Phil and Lil back their prized possessions)
Phil and Lil trading their prized possessions to Angelica for gifts for each other and getting them back from Angelica is similar to the classic story The Gift of the Magi where two lovers sell their prized possessions to get gifts that are things to enhance the stuff they just sold. A similar premise occured with Ernie and Bert trading their prized possessions to Mr. Hooper for gifts for each other and getting them back from Mr. Hooper in the 1978 special Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.
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