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Isn't that Special?
I must've been knocked on the head, left for dead, and dumped on the wrong side of the Pond. I spent a half hour of the past two afternoons listening to the live BBC Radio 4 stream of the finale of Cabin Pressure. (Talk about comedy gold:) Tomorrow, we will usher in the family celebration for the first time with the bang-bangs of these:

Crackers

- to be followed, 9 tomorrow night, by the Doctor Who Christmas episode on BBC America.

Sadly, though, that's the only one that Auntie is sending to their true loves in the Colonies. While the still-loyal subjects on the Sceptered Isle will be celebrating with everything from Shaun the Sheep to Call the Midwife doing their annual specials (plus, you know, Her Majesty giving Her Message in the midst of it all), we renegades get an all-day Doctor marathon plus the new episode at 2100, and that's bloody it.

What a waste. Even if they couldn't import all the Veddy British content over here, you'd think there would at least be an opportunity to market BBCA's own products with a similar holiday-time chance to catch up with on-long-hiatus characters.

I have a modest example here:



On the first day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
A jumper on the TTC

On the second day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the third day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the seventh day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Seven Donnies shooting
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the eighth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Eight Bells detecting
Seven Donnies shooting
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Nine Tonys turning
Eight Bells detecting
Seven Donnies shooting
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Ten Tatianas dancing
Nine Tonys turning
Eight Bells detecting
Seven Donnies shooting
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Eleven man-clones marching
Ten Tatianas dancing
Nine Tonys turning
Eight Bells detecting
Seven Donnies shooting
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Clone Club gave to me
Twelve Emmys winning
Eleven man-clones marching
Ten Tatianas dancing
Nine Tonys turning
Eight Bells detecting
Seven Donnies shooting
Six Vics a-slicing
Five Blood Ties!
Four pork rinds
Three glue guns
Two Felix bums
And a jumper on the TTC!



Maybe we can at least get Cosima to explain the crazy science behind why these crackers will work;)
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thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: December 24th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
See if you can find te Black Mirror: White Christmas special that Channel 4 ran last week. Black Mirror is an anthology series that's kinda Twlight Zone but darkly comedic; they've had some really good eps in the 2 series but the special was fantastic. I think you'd enjoy it.

And Cabin Pressure was brilliant. Obviously.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: December 24th, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
They did seem to leave the cabin door open to a Martin-less return, didn't they?
thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: December 24th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or a special, Martin or no. AFAIK, though, this was a planned finale, with happy endings for everyone (apart from Gordon, obvs).
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