Two Dads, One Toy, No Prisoners.
Put that cookie down! Now! Because, this month, Christmas is coming early! We’re getting into the holiday spirit with librarian Kit Laika, to unwrap Arnold’s holiday comedy Jingle All the Way!
Workaholic salesman Howard Langston hasn’t been the world’s greatest dad. Habitually breaking his promises to spend time with his young son, he vows to make it up to him with a coveted Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. The only problem is that Turbo Man is the hottest toy of all time, and Howard has waited until the last minute. Now, he must contend with an unhinged rival father, an amorous neighbor, stampeding shoppers, a gang of bootlegger Santas, and a vicious pet reindeer, in order to find the elusive toy in time for Christmas, and finally keep a promise to his son.
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Hey Casey, Haystack Rock is at Cannon Beach, not Astoria, sheesh…
Now that I got that “can you believe this guy?” rant out of the way, I have to say, what a fantastic show. I thoroughly enjoyed the deep dive into this movie, because I think I share your general sentiments: it’s by no means a good movie, yet I find it very watchable. And yep, I always kind of sympathize with Sinbad’s character more than anyone else. And yeah, the b-plot with Troy McClure trying to make the moves on Mrs. Hanks is both weird but also weirdly entertaining – Hartman really outdid himself playing an ingratiating, slimy creep.