Wednesday, December 12, 2007

13 Things About A Very Historical Reindeer

Every year I sit through Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at least twice. I believe I actually enjoy watching it more as an adult than I ever did as a child mainly because I get more chances to see it than just the one time. This year Dear Hubby and I watch it all alone as our children think they are "too old" (22 and amost 15).

Here are 13 lines from the show followed by a few “did ya knows”:

1. Upon learning that the Island of Misfit Toys is only for toys Yukon Cornelius says to Hermey and Rudolph, “How do you like that? Even among misfits your’re misfits.”

2. King Moonraiser says, “A toy is never truly happy until it is loved by a child.” That's one reason why I never wanted to give my toys away.....I was afraid they would think I didn't love them.

3. Mrs. Donner after seeing Rudolph’s glowing nose for the first time, “We’ll simply have to overlook it. Donner responds, “How can you overlook that? His beak blinks like a blinking beacon.”

4. Santa says, “Great bouncing icebergs!”

5. Yukon Cornelius to Rudolph: Douse your nose and run like crazy!

6. Santa says, “How can I eat? That silly elf song is driving me crazy!” I always thought it was neat that something bothered Santa.

7. After returning from what looks to be a fatal fall from a cliff Yukon Cornelius states, “Did I ever tell you about bumbles? Bumbles bounce! The scene where he falls of the cliff was really traumatic for me as a child...I always forgot that he came walking back at the end.

8. Sam the Snowman says, “Meanwhile, the elves are bustling with activity. Christmas is over, but they still keep busy with lessons in elf improvement.” Gee, even elves have staff development.

9. The Head Elf to Hermey: “Now listen, you, you’re an elf and elves make toys. Now get to work.”

10. Sam, the Snowman says, “Like I said, the outside world is up to its ears in danger.”

11. Coach Comet tells all of the other reindeer, “From now on, gang, we won’t let Rudolph join in any reindeer games.”

12. Speaking to his dogs Yukon Cornelius says, “Whoa, Whoa. Unmush, will ya?”

13. ….and my personal favorite….Hermey says, “Well, someday I’d like to be a dentist!”

Did ya’ know…..
*Hermey is the only elf without pointed ears?
*When Santa’s sleigh finally takes off into the storm near the end of the film, it’s being pulled by SIX reindeer instead of eight, with Rudolph leading the way. Dear Hubby pointed this out to me the other night.
*Most of the singing and speaking cast were Canadian.
*Yukon Cornelius’ stalwart sled dogs include a beagle, a Scottie, a cocker spaniel, a poodle, and a chihuahua!
*After an outcry of protest insisting on a happy ending for the Misfit Toys, new scenes were animated depicting Santa’s sleigh rescuing them and finding homes for them all.
*When Yukon Cornelius throws his pic axe into the ground and takes it out and licks it, he’s checking neither for gold nor silver. The original concept for the special stated that Yukon was in fact searching for the elusive peppermint mine, which he found eventually.

Enjoy other Thursday Thirteens here


ellen b. said...

Hands down you are the expert in this field! Enjoy! Happy Tt to you...

Sandee said...

Excellent Thursday Thirteen post. Have a great TT. :)

DrillerAA said...

Elves must now posess a degree in electrical engineering to make most of the toys that kids want.

Happy TT and Merry Christmas.

Shesawriter said...

Now that was cute and unique! :-) "Douse your nose and run like crazy..." LOL

Happy TT!

My Thursday Thirteen is: 13 of the sexiest and/or most romantic love scene clips on film.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my tt!

"His beak blinks like a blinking beacon."

That line makes me laugh out loud.

And I never knew he was looking for a peppermint mine. I'll have to pass that tidbit along to my hubby.

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Anonymous said...

Very cute!

My husband noticed the same thing about the sled--6 instead of 8.


EHT said... must be "man thing" :)

Natalie said...

Gotta love Rudolph!

My T13 post is up, come check it out if you get a chance. :)

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Thank you for visiting my TT.

You said
7. After returning from what looks to be a fatal fall from a cliff Yukon Cornelius states, “Did I ever tell you about bumbles? Bumbles bounce! The scene where he falls of the cliff was really traumatic for me as a child...I always forgot that he came walking back at the end.

I am glad I am not the only one. I always cried my eyes out when Yukon Cornelius fell off the cliff.

SJ Reidhead said...

Great TT. I love it!

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damozel said...

I loooooves that show. I saw it first back in the sixties. We got to have supper in front of the television. I remember laughing so hard at 12.The Flatland Almanack --Damozel

Sharon said...

It IS a great holiday show!
And this:
His beak blinks like a blinking beacon.
What a tongue twister! lol

Have a great day!

storyteller said...

Happy T-13 to you! I enjoyed this "historical perspective" and intend to return another time to read "What's RIGHT about education" when time permits.

My 2nd T-13 post is up at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Melissa said...

I like the blinking beacon, too. :)

And I have the same issue about toys with eyes. I take all of the stuffed animals and put them under the tree at Christmas rather than give them away.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I love Rudolph, too. Happy TT and early Merry Christmas! Joely

Dane Bramage said...

It's been years since I sat through Rudulf. I have to watch for it this year and glue the kids to the floor to watch it.

Thanks for visiting my T13 #60: 13 Things I Want for Christmas But Will Never Get

Denise Patrick said...

Great list. My kids LOVE this show and watch it every year - and they are 22 (today is dd's birthday) and 18. So, tell your kids to stop being pills!!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

Siani said...

A great, fun TT - I've not watched Rudolph, but it sounds like it might be entertaining. Thanks for the visit. Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Great post! I need to pull that movie back out to show the kids!

Happy TT!

Holly said...

I have to brag...I read your today's post and one year - quite some time ago - I got a White House Christmas card!!!!

Okay, back on track Rudolph is one of my very favorite Christmas movies. GREAT job here! Thanks!

Happy TT-13!



Unknown said...

I love this show, have seen it a gazillion times, and haven't noticed most of the things you've pointed out. Guess I'll have to watch it again and pay more attention!


The Tour Marm said...

Ah! Great memories! Thanks.
Oh. The reindeers are actually Virginia White Tale Deer!

Ms Eva said...

Love the movie .... love your post! Excellent Dec T13! :D

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I loved Yukon Cornelious so much growing up, I had to give dogsledding a try when I became an adult! Rudolph is a great Christmas classic.