Saturday, December 10, 2011

My favorite Christmas video

This is Christmas For the Jews by Darlene Love (a la the Phil Spector Christmas album) originally done for SNL written by the brilliant Robert Smigel (aka Triumph the Insult Comic Dog).  If this doesn't put you in the spirit, nothing will. 

10 comments:

DanTedson said...

The jews is loose!

Love Robert Smigel. He's everything good and right with comedy. Perfect mix of funny, irreverent, smart, jews, and pooping on.

Henry said...

And don't forget Southpark's A Jew on Christmas:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/103722/a-jew-on-christmas

Luxury Villas Italy said...

and don't for get pray for me on this Christmas

Kirk said...

Funny

Michael in Vancouver said...

Great video, and a good demonstration of your comment the other day, Ken: "I’m not a fan of laugh tracks... They’re intrusive and artificial."

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JoeP said...

For the geographically impaired (outside the USA):

http://www.metatube.com/en/videos/5439/Christmas-Time-for-the-Jews-SNL/

pete grossman said...

And of course, there's this classic from 2008. "All I Want For Christmas is Jews." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8LmMtScH3g

Lothar said...

> Great video, and a good demonstration of your comment the other day, Ken: "I’m not a fan of laugh tracks... They’re intrusive and artificial."

This is no laugh track but the audience of "Saturday Night Live" you can hear in the background.

Ron said...

I used to work at "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and got to know Robert Smigel. The guy is everything you think a comedy writer should be - unshaven, disheveled and absolutely brilliant. He used to come in a lot to do the Clutch Cargo segments or Triumph and it amazed me that he would ask the interns their opinions on the piece. When one of the interns mentioned this, Smigel said, "You're my audience. You're the guys I'm writing for and I want to know what you think."

Again, a brilliant - and nice - writer.