In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »
In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart), Present (played by Rich as Columbo) and Future (played by Rich as Inspector Clouseau) to convince him otherwise Written by
Marta Dawes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rich Little's Christmas Carol was a ritual at our house when I was a child, I just recently picked up the laserdisc and now I can enjoy this time and again.
Little is outstanding in all the roles he plays here, and he does play ALL the roles here! This is quite possibly the funniest TV special you will see this time of year. Dicken's original tale has been parodied to perfection by Little. It's all here from Scrooge's "Boat & Bottle" business to Richard Nixon...I mean Jacob Marley's ghost! Even Tiny Tim doesn't escape the laughs.
I'll leave you with this quote from The Ghost of Christmas Future and Scrooge...
"You hate Christmas! You have never lifted a finger to help anyone!" "Ahh, no, that's not true. I've given many people who needed my help the finger."
(Note: Also see Rich Little's Robin Hood. It is absent from IMDB at this time.)
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