Father’s Day forced us to scrap our planned episode, so instead Joe and Brad decided to use the opportunity to talk about one of their favorite things: Video games! In this double-wide edition of Stocking Stuffers, we discuss the “Koopa Claus” episode of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, as well as the Sonic the Hedgehog special Sonic Christmas Blast! Thanks a lot, dad.
With Alien: Covenant now in theaters, it’s the perfect time to discuss Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s 2012 prequel to the Alien franchise that may or may not actually be a Christmas film. Does a Christ allegory automatically make a film a Christmas film? Why do they take their helmets off on an alien planet? Where does this film fit in the Split Timeline theory? The answers to these questions and more in this week’s episode!
On this week’s episode, the Creeps tackle one of the holidays’ most ubiquitous movies, the Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye musical White Christmas. Along the way, we also go down rabbit holes related to Power Rangers, Jonathan’s knowledge of America’s train system, and the wackadoo madness Brad dreams about when he eats smoked salmon. And somewhere in all that, we actually discuss this 1954 classic. All in a day’s work around these parts!
HEEEEEY KIIIIIIDS! Break out the lasagna and backscratchers, cuz this week’s episode is all about the Garfield Christmas special! In this episode, we break down what’s wrong with the Arbuckle clan, reminisce about our favorite Erik Estrada shows, Joe is diagnosed with a serious disorder, and we even see what happens when you remove Garfield from the equation entirely!
Welcome back for the *thrilling* conclusion to Alf’s Special Christmas. In this episode, Dr. Shumway delivers a baby, Alf Claus pulls both a Woody AND a Clarence, and Joe and Bradford find themselves baffled at a modern spin on the same puppety material. With so much maudlin promise in the first half of this special, is it any wonder that part 2 doesn’t particularly stick the landing?
This week, Joe and Bradford tackle part one of Alf’s Special Christmas, a two-part holiday special filmed on location at the gates of Hell. In learning about the themes and traditions of Christmas, puppet space alien Alf explains a hundred ways to cook a cat, discovers how to relate to dying children, and also teaches us the warning signs of suicidal behavior. It only gets worse before it gets better, so come on in!
On this week’s podcast, we took a random shot in the dark with Wild Card, a movie that looked like it might have been Christmas-related. Instead, we got a movie about Jason Statham beating up Las Vegas gangsters and playing a buttload of blackjack. Is there an important holiday message hidden inside? Does the glitz and glamour of Sin City warm Milo Ventimiglia’s icy gangster heart? Or is it all just an excuse to have Statham beat dudes senseless to the soothing sounds of “White Christmas”? Tune in to find out!