History WesternAnimation / SantaClausIsCominToTown

28th Nov '16 11:18:25 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* BondVillainStupidity: It takes Burgermeister Meisterburger no less than ''three'' failed attempts to stop Kris Kringle's toy delivery service (Kris's tactics to overcome them each resulting in a new Christmas custom), to realize that the only way to do so is striking at it's heart. His own soldiers are just as dumb, overlooking the stockings when searching the houses as well as Winter's magic corn when arresting him and the Kringles.

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* BondVillainStupidity: It takes Burgermeister Meisterburger no less than ''three'' ''[[RuleOfThree three]]'' failed attempts to stop Kris Kringle's toy delivery service (Kris's tactics to overcome them each resulting in a new Christmas custom), to realize that the only way to do so is by striking at it's its heart. His own soldiers are just as dumb, overlooking the stockings when searching the houses as well as Winter's magic corn when arresting him and the Kringles.



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: The good news is that Kris and Topper managed to escape an entire legion of armed guards by escaping into the woods. The BAD news:
--> '''Kris:''' "You are trespassing on the lands of the...Winter...Warlock."
--> '''Trees behind him:''' '''''ROAAAAAAAAR!'''''

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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: ExplainExplainOhCrap:
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The good news is that Kris and Topper managed to escape an entire legion of armed guards by escaping into the woods. The BAD news:
--> '''Kris:''' --->'''Kris:''' "You are trespassing on the lands of the...Winter...Warlock."
--> '''Trees --->'''Trees behind him:''' '''''ROAAAAAAAAR!''''''''''ROAAAAAAAAR!'''''
** Earlier, when Burgermeister Meisterburger is making his rounds...
--->'''Meisterburger''': Ah, what a perfect day! Everything is glum. I see all the children are playing with their toys. ''[realizes what he had just said]'' '''''PLAYING WITH THEIR TOYS!?'''''



* GallowsHumor: Kris actually makes a light-hearted joke about the Sombertown-wide toy ban he had just learned about after giving Jessica the dolly she had always wanted: "Watch out for that dolly. She's a hardened criminal, I hear."

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* GallowsHumor: Kris actually makes a light-hearted joke about the Sombertown-wide toy ban he had just learned about after giving Jessica the dolly she had always wanted: "Watch wanted.
-->'''Kris''': Watch
out for that dolly. She's a hardened criminal, I hear."



* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Happens to Burgermeister Meisterburger: "Excuse me, sir: you're breaking your own law."

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Happens to Burgermeister Meisterburger: "Excuse Meisterburger.
-->'''Grimsley''': Excuse
me, sir: you're breaking your own law."



* {{Hypocrite}}: The Burgermeister banned toys, but reveals that he's an avid yoyo enthusiast when Kris gives him one in an almost successful attempt to convince him to drop the ban. He's pretty angry when he realizes he's breaking his own law.



* {{Hypocrite}}: The Burgermeister banned toys, but reveals that he's an avid yoyo enthusiast when Kris gives him one in an almost successful attempt to convince him to drop the ban. He's pretty angry when he realizes he's breaking his own law.



* KarmaHoudini : Again the Burgermeister. Despite all the misery and unhappiness he causes everyone, he just quietly dies offscreen, apparently from natural causes. As S.D. Kluger obliquely puts it, he and his family just "sort of died off, and fell out of power", as represented by his portrait falling off his wall, to be replaced by one of Kris as Santa Claus. Grimsley apparently doesn't get any comeuppance either, although his notable absence from the Burgermeister's side following Kris' escape could suggest he lost his job over it.

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* KarmaHoudini : KarmaHoudini: Again the Burgermeister. Despite all the misery and unhappiness he causes everyone, he just quietly dies offscreen, apparently from natural causes. As S.D. Kluger obliquely puts it, he and his family just "sort of died off, and fell out of power", as represented by his portrait falling off his wall, to be replaced by one of Kris as Santa Claus. Grimsley apparently doesn't get any comeuppance either, although his notable absence from the Burgermeister's side following Kris' escape could suggest he lost his job over it.
28th Nov '16 9:43:13 AM Hedging
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* BondVillainStupidity: It takes Burgermeister Meisterburger no less than ''three'' failed attempts to stop Kris Kringle's toy delivery service to realize that the only way to do so is striking at it's heart. His own soldiers are just as dumb, overlooking the stockings when searching the houses as well as Winter's magic corn when arresting him and the Kringles.

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* BondVillainStupidity: It takes Burgermeister Meisterburger no less than ''three'' failed attempts to stop Kris Kringle's toy delivery service (Kris's tactics to overcome them each resulting in a new Christmas custom), to realize that the only way to do so is striking at it's heart. His own soldiers are just as dumb, overlooking the stockings when searching the houses as well as Winter's magic corn when arresting him and the Kringles.
28th Nov '16 9:41:20 AM Hedging
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* BondVillainStupidity: Burgermeister Meisterburger doesn't figure out that the only way to stop Kris Kringle's toy delivery service was striking at its heart until ''after'' Kris devises the "toys in the stockings" gambit to conceal the toys. His own soldiers are just as dumb, overlooking the stockings when searching the houses as well as Winter's magic corn when arresting him and the Kringles.

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* BondVillainStupidity: It takes Burgermeister Meisterburger doesn't figure out that the only way no less than ''three'' failed attempts to stop Kris Kringle's toy delivery service was to realize that the only way to do so is striking at its heart until ''after'' Kris devises the "toys in the stockings" gambit to conceal the toys.it's heart. His own soldiers are just as dumb, overlooking the stockings when searching the houses as well as Winter's magic corn when arresting him and the Kringles.
28th Nov '16 9:34:07 AM Hedging
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* ChildHater: Though the reason he bans toys is because he tripped on one and broke his funnybone, the Burgermeister is a massive one throughout the special, even appearing to get a kick out of seeing kids unhappy.


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* TheDragon: Grimsley.
10th Sep '16 2:38:35 PM jamespolk
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As narrated by polar postman S.D. ("Special Delivery") Kluger (Creator/FredAstaire), a family of toy-making elves adopts a foundling baby and decides to call him Kris Kringle. When Kris grows into a young man (Mickey Rooney), he offers to take the toys the elves have made past the mountain of the evil Winter Warlock (Keenan Wynn) to the children of Sombertown. Unfortunately for Kris, the leader of the town, Burgermeister Meisterburger (Rankin-Bass favorite Creator/PaulFrees), injured himself shortly before by tripping over a toy left by a child and subsequently banned all toys from the town. The story details how Kris outwits the Burgermeister, but is eventually forced to run from his soldiers to the safety of the North Pole.

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As narrated by polar postman S.D. ("Special Delivery") Kluger (Creator/FredAstaire), a family of toy-making elves adopts a foundling baby and decides to call him Kris Kringle. When Kris grows into a young man (Mickey Rooney), (Creator/MickeyRooney), he offers to take the toys the elves have made past the mountain of the evil Winter Warlock (Keenan Wynn) to the children of Sombertown. Unfortunately for Kris, the leader of the town, Burgermeister Meisterburger (Rankin-Bass favorite Creator/PaulFrees), injured himself shortly before by tripping over a toy left by a child and subsequently banned all toys from the town. The story details how Kris outwits the Burgermeister, but is eventually forced to run from his soldiers to the safety of the North Pole.
2nd Sep '16 2:03:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* YesMan: The ludicrously underrated character Grimsley, who tends to steal every scene he's in. If you don't know who he is, he's the one with the ''[[ImperialGermany Pickelhaube]]'' (Prussian spiked helmet) and the little moustache, who sounds kinda British. And is ''adorable''.

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* YesMan: The ludicrously underrated character Grimsley, who tends to steal every scene he's in. If you don't know who he is, he's the one with the ''[[ImperialGermany ''[[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Pickelhaube]]'' (Prussian spiked helmet) and the little moustache, who sounds kinda British. And is ''adorable''.
1st Sep '16 8:33:19 PM randomguy399
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As narrated by polar postman S.D. ("Special Delivery") Kluger (Creator/FredAstaire), a family of toy-making elves adopts a foundling baby and decides to call him Kris Kringle. When Kris grows into a young man (Mickey Rooney), he offers to take the toys the elves have made past the mountain of the evil Winter Warlock (Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn's son) to the children of Sombertown. Unfortunately for Kris, the leader of the town, Burgermeister Meisterburger (Rankin-Bass favorite Creator/PaulFrees), injured himself shortly before by tripping over a toy left by a child and subsequently banned all toys from the town. The story details how Kris outwits the Burgermeister, but is eventually forced to run from his soldiers to the safety of the North Pole.

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As narrated by polar postman S.D. ("Special Delivery") Kluger (Creator/FredAstaire), a family of toy-making elves adopts a foundling baby and decides to call him Kris Kringle. When Kris grows into a young man (Mickey Rooney), he offers to take the toys the elves have made past the mountain of the evil Winter Warlock (Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn's son) Wynn) to the children of Sombertown. Unfortunately for Kris, the leader of the town, Burgermeister Meisterburger (Rankin-Bass favorite Creator/PaulFrees), injured himself shortly before by tripping over a toy left by a child and subsequently banned all toys from the town. The story details how Kris outwits the Burgermeister, but is eventually forced to run from his soldiers to the safety of the North Pole.
14th Jul '16 3:42:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: Kris.
9th Jul '16 7:01:41 AM StFan
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'''''Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town''''' is a 1970 StopMotion puppet animated (called "Animagic") [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin-Bass]] [[ChristmasSpecial holiday special]] detailing SantaClaus's early years.

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'''''Santa
''Santa
Claus Is Comin' To Town''''' to Town'' is a 1970 StopMotion puppet animated (called "Animagic") [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin-Bass]] [[ChristmasSpecial holiday special]] detailing SantaClaus's early years.






!!This ChristmasSpecial provides examples of:

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!!This ChristmasSpecial !!''Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town'' provides examples of:
5th Jul '16 6:34:38 PM SteveMB
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* NeverMyFault: Meisterburger blames his fall entirely on the toy and not at all on his failure to watch where he was going.
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