Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 6, Episode 21

Santa Claus (24 Dec. 1993)

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Mike and the bots watch Santa Claus mess around with a devil while trying to deliver gifts and then sing politically correct holiday songs.

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The movie depicts a cheery portrayal of how Santa uses kidnapped child labor from all corners of the world to build his toys for him and then enjoys a Lucy & Viv style battle with a devil named Pitch as he delivers gifts to only a handful of children. During the movie breaks, Mike and the bots swap Secret Santa gifts while trying to sing Christmas songs both specifically for Christmas and then later for holidays of all faiths. Down in Deep 13, Frank presents the new watch fob for Dr. Forrester after having his head shaved for no reason, in return Dr. Forrester frantically gets Frank a last minute $25 savings bond. Back on the SOL, Mike and the bots form Santa Klaws, a heavy metal band both Dr. Forrester and Frank immediately get into. Later on, in order to help boost Mike's Christmas spirit, the bots throw a Nelson family reunion for him, though it might have helped to ask Mike which of the thousands of Nelson families he descends from. Finally, falling snow outside the SOL helps Mike... Written by Titus Yorick

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Near the beginning of the film viewing, Mike turns his head to the side and his microphone headset is visible. See more »

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Crow T. Robot: Increasingly paranoid, Santa's obsession with security begins to hinder everyday operations.
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Kevin Murphy's portrayal of Santa Claus is credited as "Krusher Kringle." See more »

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References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

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Merry Christmas - If That's O.K.
Written by Michael J. Nelson and Frank Conniff
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Santa Claus gets hilarious riffing on "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
19 December 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Well, this one was even funnier than the Santa Claus Conquers the Martians episode of "MST3K". Besides Santa, there's also Pitch the Devil (loved Mike and the 'bots comments on his dancing, "He really seems to enjoy pantaloons too much!" LOL), and Merlin the Magician. This being a Mexican production, the little girl is named Lupita and "Feliz Nadivad" is printed on the store window. There's a couple of good Holiday songs especially written for the show. Those white mechanical reindeer are some of the most creepiest I've ever seen in a movie and one of them has a really creepy laugh that gets laughed at in derision by the Satellite of Love gang. Oh, and there's also a bulldog that gets distracted by a doll cat that runs on skates! "The Hot Wheels cat!" LOL This was one weird movie that deserved all the catcalls by the "MST3K" gang. And it's from schlockmeister producer K. Gordon Murray. That info alone should warn you about this American-dubbed picture's quality. So for any die hard "MST3K" fans, Santa Claus is definitely recommended.


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