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FishyJoe

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« on: 03-02-2001 22:13 »

BIG _!SPOILER!_, IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW WHAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED OR WILL HAPPEN IN "A TALE OF TWO SANTAS" STOP READING HERE
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Hi guys. Aint It Cool News posted an episode summary of the unaired christmas episode. I'll spare you the inane ramblings of Harry and Junior Mintz and just copy and paste the episode description:

Once again New New York braces itself for the yuletide arrival of
Robot Santa, or as he's also known, "That bloodthirsty cadaver
junkie." If you saw last year's FUTURAMA holiday spectacular, you'll
remember that the Santa of the 30th century has gone far beyond
handing out lumps of coal to bad kids and now dispenses retribution
with a machine gun. As pretty much everyone in the galaxy is on
Santa's naughty list this year, Fry, Leela and Bender decide to take
him down.

Infiltrating Santa's Death Fortress on Neptune, the heroes engage
Santa in battle and succeed in trapping him in ice. They then set out
to restore joy to Xmas by selecting a new Robot Santa who will
deliever presents to good kids. Naturally Bender gets the job. This
leads to a wonderfully twisted musical number wherein Fry, Leela and
Bender put Santa's alien elf slaves back to work making toys at
breakneck speed. A snippet of the elf song shows that this is not your
typical Holly Jolly Xmas fare:


ELVES
(Sing, exhausted)
We are getting awfully tired and we can't work
any faster, and we're very, very sorry...


BENDER
(Sings, furious)
Why you selfish little bastards! Do you want the
kids to think that Santa's just a crummy,
empty-handed jerk?
(Kicks several elves in the groin)
Then shut your yaps and back to work!

Dressed as Santa, Bender takes the toys to Earth and tries to dispense
them ("At very reasonable prices!") but the memory of the previous
robot Santa's rampage is too fresh in everyones minds. Bender is
violently shot or beaten everywhere he goes and is finally arrested
and condemned to be pulled apart by giant magnets. Realizing they've
made a mistake, Fry and Leela free the real Santa who arrives on Earth
in time to save Bender. The two robots then go on a gleeful Xmas eve
"slay" ride which reduces the entire city to flames.

This is a brilliantly funny black comedy episode (kudos to writer Bill
Odenkirk for the great script) which is preceeded by a witty taped
introduction from series co-creator David X. Cohen. In the intro.
Cohen explains that Fox had not found the episode suitable for
broadcast at 7:00 PM , or at any other time, for that matter. That's a
real shame because violent or not, it's still a terrific episode. It's
only a CARTOON, folks! Get over it and run the damn thing already!

Junior Mintz


Ok there you go. Sounds like a pretty spiffy episode. But one thing sounds weird--why the hell would there be a video intro by David X.?
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   added spoiler space/warning in the thread itself, as its a big spoiler

[This message has been edited by [-mArc-] (edited March 04, 2001).]
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