Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm just sayin'...

When I posted last weekend about my favorite Christmas cartoon being The Year Without a Santa Claus, fellow blogger BeckEye left me a comment that her favorite was Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I had forgotten how much I thought I liked that one. It's been a long time since I've seen it.

Last night it was on the ABC Family channel and I decided to watch it. I was a little disturbed by the lyrics of some of the songs. The first one was, "If you sit on my lap today, a kiss a toy is the price you'll pay". According to Wikipedia, I'm not the only one that was disturbed by that. Most years when it aired on network television they edited that song right out.

The second song only bothered me in relation to the first because Kreepy Kris Kringle said it to the children while smiling his creepy smile, "I'll see you when you're sleeping, I'll know when you're awake, I'll know when you've been bad or good...".

Does anyone else think the producers/writers of this cartoon were pedophiles?

I couldn't find any video of the actual song from the cartoon, but see if this doesn't creep you out even more:



5 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Creepy.

Gwen said...

Well, now we know why BeckEye likes it.

~E said...

I never thought about it that way but you're right, it is kinda pervy.

chaos37 said...

LMAO. AND Oh yuk Man Boobs. Wow. Nasty Nasty man panties. I just threw up in my mouth. The only solution must be a shot of vodka...

BeckEye said...

You got that right, Gwen.

Actually, I think it's kind of sad that over the years the show, especially that lap-sitting song, has gotten a bad rap and people have turned something innocent into something dirty.

That said, Kris Kringle totally wants to stuff those kids' stockings. I've always loved the choice of Mickey Rooney to play Santa because he has these weird outbursts (like when he yells at the kids, "I'M TELLING YA WHY!") and he always seems a little tipsy and inappropriate ("I'm a MAN now, Tanta").

I think it's my favorite show primarily because of the Winter Warlock. I just adore him. And he gets all the best lines.