Ya-hoooo! Patch begins his Puce Pop deliveries!  While Patch is having a great time, Santa is depressed as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds.  Maybe meeting up with his little buddy Joe will cheer him up.  Plus, so many question: Does the screen used Patchmobile still exist? Should B.Z. have started advertising sooner? How does Patch know where to deliver the Puce Pops? What is  inside the present Santa is delivering in this Minute?  Join us as we try to make sense out of Minute 75 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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Patch flips some switches and turns some knobs and the Patchmobile starts up as B.Z. and his crew cheer him on!  As the magical car takes off we  talk about our frustration at the movie’s biggest plot hole and how we would have fixed it!  Plus: The book reveals some of Miss Abruzzi’s backstory and Towzer’s American pride! And a discussion about if SC:TM should have been a musical leads to us discovering Dudley Moore’s unexpected final role! Join us as we talk about Minute 74 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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Santa is determined to his job, “the way I always do.”  Then, in the modified B.Z. toy factory, Patch reveals the Patchmobile with much fanfare!  Plus: Dooley says a mouthful, Patch is all about the presentation, trying to figure out B.Z.’s Christmas Eve plans, the lack of Patchmobile merchandise, and the mysterious Miss Abruzzi finally makes an appearance!  Join us as we discuss Minute 73 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

 

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Patch’s Puce Pop commercial is being broadcast live worldwide! Everyone is tuning in including Joe, Santa, the elves, Cornelia, and even two surprise cameos!  We break down the lyrics to the “Patch, Natch” commercial jingle (most of which we don’t hear in the movie), imagine Cornelia’s tragic origin story, try to figure out how time zones work at the North Pole, and get distracted by a bizarre bust in B.Z.’s office!  Join us as we discuss Minute 72 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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August 18, 2021

Minute 71 - Nightmare Elf

Santa is carving a wooden elf figurine for Joe.  Anya notices the “elf portrait” looks very similar to Patch. Then, in a TV studio Patch’s big commercial is about air! Plus: the book reveals how long it has been since Santa has made a toy!  We plan a vacation to Medina, Ohio! We also manage to bring up everything from Indiana Jones to Michael Keaton’s Jack Frost! Join us as we discuss Minute 71 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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In a secret office, Patch is hard at work on a “delivery system”.  BZ and Towzer knock on the door to show Patch the potential prototypes for the “something special”.   After Patch makes his pick, a choice on what color it should be has to be made.  Get ready for a deep dive into Dr. Eric Towzer’s favorite color : puce!  Featuring fleas, Marie Antoinette, Mike Wazowski, vintage bottle collectors, and the Golden Girls!  Plus:  We attempt to fix a glaring Wikipedia oversight,  talk about Patch’s total lack of planning, dream of a world where we can order a Puce Juice from Starbucks, and more! Join us as we discuss Minute 70 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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Patch reveals the secret ingredient for the “something special” to BZ.  Then, BZ and his associate, Dr. Towzer, head into one of BZ’s now-abandoned toy factories to check on Patch’s progress.  We take a close look at the inside of BZ’s factory/warehouse, continue to be annoyed with the “something special” being called a “toy”, and spot some more product placement.  All this and another classic Elf Pun!  Join us as we discuss Minute 69 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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July 28, 2021

Minute 68 - FOR FREE!?

BZ wants to know much Patch’s product cost the people. Yes, we have reached one of the most famous (or infamous?) minutes of the movie!  Plus: an update on the layout of Bin’s fictional SC: TM theme park!  Join us as we discuss Minute 68 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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How will Patch tell the people about his “something special”?  Advertise!  Patch and BZ then discuss the cost and advantages of advertising on the “tele-whats-its”.  Were “a horse in a hoop skirt” and “if you give extra kisses, you get bigger hugs” existing sayings?  Does Patch already know what television is?  What is inside BZ’s boardroom display case?   Plus:  Designing a SC: TM theme park that you’ll never be able to visit!  Join us as we discuss Minute 67 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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BZ starts to show interest in Patch’s big idea of making “something special”.   Especially when the elf informs BZ that BZ would have to stop producing all of his normal toys.  Plus: The book reveals the reasons why BZ never got presents from Santa as a child! Should Patch be wary of someone who has been on the Naughty List?  And we talk about John Lithgow’s animated roles that never were!  Join us as we discuss Minute 66 of Santa Claus: The Movie (1985).

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