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Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman (1994)

Comedian Louie Anderson tells a story of one Christmas when he was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin, and how he and his dad brought Christmas cheer to a woman who appeared to have none.

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Cast overview:
Louie Anderson ... Himself / Andy Anderson (Dad) / Little Louie (voice)
Edie McClurg ... Ora Anderson (Mom) (voice)
Justin Shenkarow ... Michael Grunewald (voice)
Debi Derryberry ... Jeannie Harper (voice)
Miko Hughes ... Tommy Anderson (voice)
Troy Evans ... Policeman (voice)
Wallace Langham ... (voice)
Laura Leighton ... (voice)
Liz Sheridan ... Mrs. Stillman (voice)
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When Louie Anderson was a kid, he lived with 10 siblings and a loud-mouthed father. Now Christmas was rolling around and everyone but Dad was in the spirit. They go out and buy a Christmas tree - for $35. Then Dad literally throws lights on the house. Mom notices elderly neighbor Mrs. Stillman, who's widowed and all alone, so Mom talks Dad into decorating her house for her while Mom takes her out. Dad has Louie help him. He's hounded by cops and neighborhood kids who take him for a burglar, but soon they help out as well. Mrs. Stillman loves the surprise, and so when January comes around, guess who Dad nominates to help him take down the decorations. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The origin of a running gag in the series, in which Mrs. Stillman's Christmas lights are still up many months later, and she would repeatedly ask Andy when he'll help take them down. See more »

Quotes

Dad: How much for that tree without any limbs?
Xmas Tree Salesman: That's a $35 tree.
Dad: What?! You gonna come over and decorate it for us? I'll give you three bucks for it.
Louie: Oh my gosh! He's not our legal father!
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Features Miracle on 34th Street (1947) See more »

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Lots of Fun
26 June 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Having grown up in Minnesota and seeing Louie do stand up so many times, it was a treat to watch this TV special. We lived a life much like the Andersons and had the same kinds of issues. This was charming and touching and Louie's childhood caricature was much fun. The story involves Louie's dad being pushed into decorating the house of the widow next door and all the problems that occur. Well done and thoughtful.


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