9 Chickweed Rage

019: I Think This Whole Santa Tradition is Overrated

December 21st, 2022

It's our last podcast of 2022! So to celebrate the holidays, we focus on Christmas this episode. Despite striking out at Halloween and Thanksgiving, we give the holidays another shot and take a look to see if Brooke McEldowney has anything joyful or celebratory to say about Christmas. The answer is, of course, mostly no. We're exposed to a very weird "pickle leg," an inappropriately sexy ballet Santa, Edda's sexy knees, and there's even a fun Hitchcockian cameo from McEldowney himself. By "fun," we mean very, very confusing. Ultimately, Amos and Edda show us they have some serious Santa cosplay kink that they can't resist the gravitational pull of, even when their bedraggled-looking twins are nearby. Our exploration ends with McEldowney saying (through Edda) "God bless cartoonists." Because of course he does. It's just like the end of_** A Christmas Carol**_, only if Dickens was a pompous asshole. Which is our way of saying, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We'll see you in 2023!

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

Edda dances, Seth becomes Sexy Santa, and Edda has sexy knees are here.
Seth's roommate hits on Edda and barfs and Brooke McEldowney makes an appearance are here.
Amos fucks pregnant Santa and Polly & Lolly hate Christmas are here.
And the world's most dismal White Christmas is here.

This episode's jolly journey includes:

  • Cottonelle toilet paper
  • Pandemic preparation
  • Peanut butter
  • Can peanut butter go bad?
  • Whimsical hydration bottles
  • Kelsey Grammer falling off a stage.
  • The classic Grape Stomping Lady fall.
  • The news tease jet pack fail.
  • "Effing Under the Christmas Tree!"
  • Sudden Onset Baby Leg
  • Pickle leg
  • "Buon Natale" by Brave Combo.
  • Conversion therapy
  • Cindy Lou Who
  • Cock rings
  • Shame
  • Underprivileged kids
  • Uncle Fester fakes a neck injury on The Brady Bunch, but Mike outwits him.
  • Knee fetish
  • Mistletoe
  • Warner Brothers cartoons
  • Daffy Duck in "Duck Amuck"
  • Pregnant Santa
  • Turtlenecks
  • White Christmas

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