Podcast 276: This is our Christmas Everest, Party Twenty – Fat Albert, 1977

by | Dec 20, 2020

Day 20 of our Advent calendar sees Edward and Ian watching the 1977 Fat Albert Christmas Special. It’s your heroes’ first encounter with this particular US television monolith but the helter-skelter melding of the Nativity and A Christmas Carol soon takes a back seat to the inevitable questions. Can we really separate the art from the artist, when the artist in question did a Bill Cosby? How sanitary are junkyard clubhouses for human childbirth? And how exactly did Ian go a single day in his mad childhood without being murdered by strangers in a field, mangled on a dual carriageway or drowning in the fishing pit? We do our best to find out. You can watch Fat Albert right here.

Tomorrow morning, we’re coming right up to the modern age, as Ian chucks all the rules about this podcast out of the window in order to make Edward sit through The Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba Christmas Show, from 2011.

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