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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:32 PM

Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer'

Sorry if this has already been posted. Some of the comments are pretty funny.



“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” aired Tuesday night on CBS, and Twitter users gathered around the digital fireplace to share the moment.

And what a moment it was.

Some people joked that they noticed a few things in the Christmas classic that they didn’t always spot ― or simply ignored ― when they saw it years ago.

Here are some of those humorous observations:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-disturbing-details_us_5bfe058fe4b0f43bf2661c7f


Here is one example from the article:

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Reply Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' (Original post)
ProudLib72 Nov 2018 OP
BeyondGeography Nov 2018 #1
htuttle Nov 2018 #2
HoosierDebbie Nov 2018 #7
Bucky Nov 2018 #17
Me. Nov 2018 #3
icymist Nov 2018 #4
ProudLib72 Nov 2018 #5
Raine Nov 2018 #9
Dave Starsky Nov 2018 #12
Bucky Nov 2018 #16
ArnoldLayne Nov 2018 #6
Brother Buzz Nov 2018 #8
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #10
ProudLib72 Nov 2018 #13
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #14
Dorian Gray Nov 2018 #11
Tanuki Nov 2018 #15
demmiblue Nov 2018 #18
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2018 #19

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:38 PM

1. Saw it last night for the first time in years

When I was a kid Yukon and the Abominable Snowman were the only things I found interesting. Wrong. It’s brilliant and will last forever.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:41 PM

2. The real reason the Dolly for Sue was on the Island of Misfit Toys?

She was depressed.

Corinne Conley voices Dolly, a seemingly normal girl rag doll on the Island of Misfit Toys. Her misfit problem is never explained on the special; many decades later, on NPR's Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! news quiz show (broadcast December 8, 2007), Rudolph's producer, Arthur Rankin Jr., noted that Dolly's problem was psychological, caused by being abandoned by her owner (named as Sue in the special) and suffering depression from feeling uncared-for.
https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/94252/why-was-dolly-on-the-island-of-misfit-toys

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Response to htuttle (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:48 AM

7. My theory on why the doll is a misfit

I think the doll is on the Island of Misfit Toys because she doesn't have a nose or fingers.

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Response to HoosierDebbie (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:59 PM

17. or...

because she did have an opinion and the patriarchy just couldn't handle it

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:46 PM

3. Hilarious

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:52 PM

4. That all made me laugh. Some of my favorites (transcribed)

Every year we watch that toy bird tell everyone that it can't fly and then, during the credits, that elf throws that bird out of the sleigh!
The moral of the story is that you will get bullied for being different until someone can exploit you for that difference.
Santa is a dick.

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Response to icymist (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:44 AM

5. Yeah, I couldn't remember those scenes at all

I remember watching the movie every year till I was maybe 10, but I barely remember any of it.

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Response to icymist (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 06:05 AM

9. My take is that the bird could fly all along but

he didn't have the confidence to do it or the hope that anyone would care for him. The elf didn't throw the bird, he offered him an umbrella to use like a parachute the same as the other toys got. The bird rejected it though and took fly because he knew he was going to be wanted now.

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Response to icymist (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:36 AM

12. The first time it aired, the Misfit Toys weren't even rescued.

Despite Rudolph's promise to King Moonracer, Santa never stopped by the island. The show just ended with Santa and the reindeer flying off into the night.

The producers were deluged with cards and letters from concerned children around the country wondering WTF they were thinking. So they shot NEW footage of the airlift for the next airing, and that's the version we've seen ever since.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:58 PM

16. typical Cold War revisionist propaganda mill

first it's Operation Paperclip, then they fake the moon landing, then they fake the rescue of the misfit toys.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 01:09 AM

6. It was my favorite Christmas Show when I was young.

I watched it Tuesday night also with my 2 year old son. First time in over 45 years since I saw it last.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 02:39 AM

8. Rudolph the Red knows rain, Dear



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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 06:35 AM

10. And many of you all know that you can sing every word to every song

and anytime you hear Burl Ives mentioned anywhere else, you see this -





...although some politico in D.C. might mistake him for this guy -

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:43 PM

13. You're telling me that wasn't the Colonel all along?!

Well now I'm crushed! Crushed I tell ya!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:47 PM

14. Shhhhh.....

(don't tell anyone)

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 07:06 AM

11. Santa

is a total dick in Rudolph.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2018, 12:49 PM

15. per Gary Larson....

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 08:10 AM

18. OMG... just saw this on Twitter:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 08:37 AM

19. That's Carlson's facial expression for....

"I am looking clueless and perplexed as if what I am seeing/hearing is anathema to good, decent folks everywhere, but in fact I am just a pompous know-it-all frat boy preppie dickhead who's only real qualifications are as a High School History Teacher that every single student in the district utterly despises."

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