Wednesday, October 23, 2013

THE ADVENTURES OF UNCLE MISTLETOE - Aunt Judy - "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - The Kindness Club Song" (1949)

Tonight the Dungeon Halloween Countdown continues with an episode from the TV series "The Uncle Mistletoe Show! Uncle Mistletoe was a character introduced to the world in 1946 by the Chicago department store Marshall Field's to compete with Montgomery Ward's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer! The popular Uncle Mistletoe Show aired 3 times a week for four seasons on TV from 1948 to 1952! So what does a Christmas character have to do with Halloween? Well,  it's kind of like "Nightmare Before Christmas" in reverse, as much as some people would like it, it can't be Christmas all year long!! Marshall Field's was bought and converted to Macy's in 2006!

What we have here tonight was a 1949 episode that aired on the 25th of October!

 Uncle Mistletoe's co-hostess on only this one show was Aunt Judy played by the cute as the dickens actress Jennifer Holt at the end of her acting career! Jennifer was in a slew of western movies in the 1940's like "Renegades Of The Rio Grande" and "Buffalo Bill Rides Again!"

Uncle Mistletoe was a little on the slow side, I can't imagine how tough it would be to watch one of these episodes without the assistance of Aunt Judy! She was the highlight of this whole show!

 Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Judy spin a tale about his imp friends who want to carve the town's biggest jack-o-lantern, and one little guy falls inside and can't get out!

 This is what it looks like from the inside of a jack-o-lantern!

 Imagine that! There's a happy ending, and then Aunt Judy and Uncle Mistletoe treat us to rousing renditions of  "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" and "The Kindness Club Song!"



"Good Night Aunt Judy!"

"Good night boys and girls!"  Happy Halloween!! You probably wouldn't have to guess too hard to know you can find this show at the Internet Archive!

3 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Quite interesting. I have never heard of Uncle Mistletoe before! Seems so strange!

Craftypants Carol said...

wow - this looks really cool! thanks for posting about it. i'm psyched to watch the whole thing.

Eegah!! said...

Joe and Carol, Yeah,I had never heard of it before either. Pretty sure it was regional! I had been looking for Halloween stuff all year long to share. It's amazing sometimes what you can find poking your nose in weird places on the internet!

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