Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In Which I Rerun

Today's post is a leftover, a microwaved version of something I posted last year about this time. Unless you've been through my archives, you've probably not seen it, but even if you have I hope you enjoy it.


Unless you've been living under a rock your entire life, you've probably seen the classic Christmas television special, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. You know, the original stop-motion version, with Burl Ives as the cheerful snowman with a banjo. As I'm sure it is with many, many others, it's pretty much a holiday requirement around here to watch it at least once. In fact, since we have a copy of it on VHS, The Boss makes a point to watch this movie a few times each Christmas season. I put up a stink about it sometimes, but deep down inside, I don't mind watching it. I grew up watching it, and it doesn't ever seem to get old.

Something occurred to me when The Boss and I were watching it recently. And if you know me at all, whenever I say the phrase "something occurred to me", you know that it's just another way of saying that the maniacal wheels in my head started turning.

We were sitting there, watching Rudolph's father shame him for being born with a glowing red nose (which was probably his own fault, for sleeping with that doe in Tijuana a few years back, after too many tequila shots with that asshole Comet), and I realized that a lot of the characters reminded me of other people.

And so the idea for this post was born.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Look-A-Likes:

Sam The Snowman looks like:

Santa looks like:

The Boss Elf looks like:

Hermie The Wanna-Be Dentist looks like:

Yukon Cornelius looks like:

Charlie-In-The-Box looks like:

Dolly-For-Sue looks like:

The Abominable Snowman looks like:

Wilford Brimley

Billy Gibbons (from ZZ Top)

Guy Fieri

Carson Kressley

Monterey Jack (from Rescue Rangers)

Simon Pegg

The Wendy's Logo Girl

Dave Grohl

So there you have it. The Boss and I got a huge kick out of this while we were watching it and I was pointing out who all the various people look like. I doubt we'll be able to watch the movie again without thinking about this, but I'm okay with that. It sort of gives it a new aspect.

I'm left with one question, though. What other Christmas classics could this be done to? Any thoughts?


Kerrie said...

I love the Carson one...I mean he TOTALLY looks like him!

Shorty said...

Hahaha! This is great. Now I too will never be able to watch Rudolph again without thinking of this.

Deidra said...

This is amazing. I don't know most of the people you compared characters to, but the pictures show obvious resemblance!

You could do Frosty the Snowman...

Tay Talk said...

Oh this is good. The Carson elf is dead on!

And here is the honest truth. The other night they were playing back to back classic Christmas shows and the big guy got excited to see Charlie Brown. I asked if we could please change it because I was not in the mood for these shows that I have seen a million and one times. He looked at me as if I had personally beat the shows with a hammer.

But hey, there, you can do one on Charlie Browns Christmas.

The Tame One said...

hahaha! They really do look like them. Nicely done.

Go for Charlie Brown next. Its my favorite.

kristina said...

Geez, I kinda think the snowman looks like Burl Ives.

pattypunker said...

hilarious! especially the dave grohl one.

nova said...

I love the Dave Grohl one! I thought the snowman guy looks more like David Suzuki though.

N-i-c-o-l-e said...

This is freaking awesome. They all really do look alike. Thanks for giving me my daily dose of humor ;).

Chuck said...

The Dave Grohl one is great...they are all great! I am impressed with your abilities.

Badass Geek said...

Kerrie: Uncanny, isn't it?

Shorty: Me, either.

Deidra: I could...

Tay Talk: That one is a classic. I'm not sure I could do it.

The Tame One: It is a good one, isn't it?

Kristina: Well, yeah. But also Wilford Brimley.

Pattypunker: Dave Grohl would hate me.

Nova: True.

N-i-c-o-l-e: No problemo!

Chuck: Thank you, sir.

Kara Hoag said...

Any of these kinds of movies (like jack frost, and santa clause is coming to town) would work for something like this. It's all about claymation!

visions unto myself

John Locke said...

Haha this is all so true!

Writer Ninja said...

Ha, I love it! I think Billy Gibbons could pass as the snowman, too.

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