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Santa Claus 

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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.


Jim Mallon


Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 9 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Trace Beaulieu ... Crow T. Robot / Dr. Clayton Forrester
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / Santa Claus (as Krusher Kringle)
Frank Conniff ... TV's Frank
Patrick Brantseg Patrick Brantseg ... The 'Nelson' Family
Mary Jo Pehl Mary Jo Pehl ... The 'Nelson' Family / Magic Voice
Timothy Scott ... The 'Nelson' Family
Paul Chaplin Paul Chaplin ... Pitch


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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Comedy | Sci-Fi



Did You Know?


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


Tom Servo: Oh God, here we go. The old "I could have been a dancer" story.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits scroll, an instrumental version of "Merry Christmas - If That's O.K." plays instead of the usual credits music. See more »


References How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) See more »


Merry Christmas - If That's O.K.
Music by Michael J. Nelson
Lyrics by Frank Conniff
Performed by Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy (all uncredited)
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Bad Santa
11 August 2017 | by hellraiser7See all my reviews

Throughout my lifetime I've seen my share of good, bad, to even really bizarre movies about my favorite time of the year. There were even several films about St. Nick himself three of the ones I like are "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", "Santa Clause 1 and 2", and even the underrated gem "Santa Claus the Movie"; this film is not one of them in fact it's on my naughty list. This is my forth favorite episode of the show and also one of my favorite TV Christmas episodes, there is just not a dull moment in this and it has some of the best scenes and lines. And on a side note check out James Rolfe's review on this film it's just as funny.

I never even knew this film ever existed, let alone made and personally glad I didn't. Just seeing this makes me wonder what the hell the writer was thinking or was someone on something when they made this or green lit it.

This is a really bizarre and creepy take on Santa, from a workshop full of Children whom seem like Child Slave Labor. Santa peering into dreams and even having a laugh that looks demented. Reindeer that are creepy talking robots and of course having Satan in this film, OK not exactly an emissary of Satan named Pitch (yeah were all thinking the word it rimes with) spread evil throughout the season, happy holidays indeed.

Some of my favorite scenes are whenever there is this transition with smoke and then we would hear the MST crew cough. Even like when they were pointing how many wrong things Santa was doing as well as getting creeped out by that maniacal laugh. Liked also what they said about the mechanical reindeer as well as what a total wimp Pitch is and when he gets his comeuppance.

This episode is a gift of hilarity.

Rating: 4 stars

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24 December 1993 (USA) See more »

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

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