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Christmas Carol (1978)

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 »

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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 <smdawes@home.com>

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Paul Lynde as Bob Cratchit: Do you know he's so cheap he even has a burglar alarm on his garbage cans?
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Version of Sanford and Son: Ebenezer Sanford (1975) See more »

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Fantastic
12 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" is fantastic. Rich Little's impersonations of W.C. Fields, Richard Nixon, Johnny Carson, Edith Bunker, Truman Capote, Jack Benny etc. are typically excellent... and the replacement of the more typical mannerisms of characters in Dickens' classic with these impersonations is extremely well done.

The only conclusion I can draw from the outrageously low score this movie currently has on IMDb is that some of the people who've rated this movie are not familiar with a significant number of the actors and comedians who are parodied and impersonated in the movie.

Well, that, or IMDb's "weighted average" system is garbage.

This movie is a classic.


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