Today, on this very special Christmas edition, which is also the final show of 2011, Don pulls out all of his favorite Christmas tapes. We start out with “Santa Claus Has Got The AIDS This Year,” then pulls out the I Love Lucy Christmas episodes that were only aired once, then disappeared. We then get into Don’s collection of Beatles Christmas greetings tapes. The first ones we hear are from 1963 and 1964, in which the young Fab Four sound humble, naive, and not jaded from their success.
After a few more Lucy clips, Don’s favorite scenes from the Andy Griffith special, and a Petticoat Junction Christmas clip, Don returns to the Beatles. This time, the year is 1965, and as you can hear, the band is starting to sound a bit spaced-out, as if some recreational substances are playing a part in the recording process. Don then calls in Craig to do a little 8-bit karaoke, before comedian Kevin Nealon stops by . Kevin, who will be performing at the Punchline in Sacramento Jan. 13th and 14th, talks with Don about being in Adam Sandler’s movies, who his favorite comedians are his biggest influences, and making a studio appearance on the show when he comes to town!
Don then returns to the Beatles tapes.This time, the year is 1966, and the Lads are as whacked out as ever! Don the plays the Chappelle Show “Nat King Cole Christmas” sketch, Married With Children’s “Al vs. Christmas”scene, and a Curb Your Enthusiasm clip in which Larry Davis eats a baby Jesus cookie. We then hear the “Lifebuoy scene” from Don’s favorite movie, A Christmas Story.
Kevin Sherrets and Craig Amazeen from the Sacramento Kings drop by, and they’ve got the new black jerseys for Don, Dave, and Phantom. Don gets a Jimmer Fredette jersey, Dave gets his buddy Donte Greene, and Phantom gets John Salmons. Don then plays clips from Bad Santa and Elf before telling the legendary Elvis Presley “Hamburger James” story.
Don tells us about a live production of A Christmas Carol, in the context of Star Trek, in which all the parts are played by “Klingons.” After hearing the clips Don plays, and the geeks involved in the production, Don and Dave bgin talking like Klingons, doing scenes from Seinfeld, and making fun of people who work at the station. Little Joe then alerts Don to a video just tweeted by TMZ, of Whoopie Goldberg letting out a thunderous fart on The View earlier today.
It’s then time for the “Phantom News Hour.” Among the news stories today: Joe Simon, creator of Captain America, passes away at 98, 450 lbs of cocaine found in Bolivia wrapped in Nazi flags, the new movies coming out this weekend, and the U.S. Postal Service will receive 16.5 billion packages this year. And of course, Don wraps everything up with a caller 100!