Thursday, December 20, 2018

Frosty the Investigator

If I'm being honest, I've never much appreciated Frosty the Snowman as far as Christmas specials go. The artwork was kind of lame and the story bored me. Plus the hat really did belong to the magician guy who was then made out to be the bad guy.

Frosty doesn't even make my list of top five animated Christmas specials.* In fact, I'd even rank it lower than the insane He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special of my youth.

That He-Man special was so nuts that for the 15 or so years between first watching it and verifying its existence on the internet, I wasn't sure if the whole thing wasn't a strange dream my 10-year-old self cooked up.

Here's a quick synopses of the special as I remember it (and without an assist from Wikipedia--feel free to verify my summary on your own): Two little kids from our world are mysteriously transported into He-Man's world (either by Skeletor or Orko, I don't remember) there they learn the true meaning of Christmas, even though the holiday is typically only celebrated on earth. The show ends with the kids returning to earth and, I am not making this up, Skeletor getting hit in the face with a snowball.

To get a better sense of the madness that was the He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special, check out some of the screen shots from the show

Needless to say, if I'm ranking He-Man over Frosty, my opinion of that show isn't great.

Thanks to faithful reader Jon F. for help with today's gag. 

*Here's my top five:
1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original and best adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic)
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
3. Prep and Landing
4. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. Toy Story That Time Forgot


  1. Imagine Frosty the Snowman as a primary teacher though: Put on the magic hat and he starts singing "Happy, happy birthday, [insert name here] dear; Happy days will come to you all year. If I had one wish then it would be A happy, happy birthday to you from me!"

    Then again, not every primary song would exactly be pleasing to him ;)

    1. The primary would probably have to pull "Once There Was a Snowman" from rotation, wouldn't they?

  2. Regardless of your feelings about Frosty, I love the sister missionaries here! Well played!

  3. I also enjoy Prep and Landing. The comic stips are always great.