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* HarsherInHindsight: When Frosty asks Hocus if he has any ideas on who could get him safely to the North Pole and Karen back home safely, Hocus first suggests (by way of imitations) [[SemperFi the Marines]] and then [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon the President of the United States]], both of which are shot down by Frosty. While this is PlayedForLaughs in the special, it becomes harsher in hindsight when one takes into account that the original special aired in 1969, when UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar was still going on with no end in sight, no real progress after four years of American ground troops' involvement, and anti-war sentiments at home reaching a fever pitch. To make matters worse, the special aired three years before the Watergate break-in with the ensuing scandal forcing Nixon to resign from office in 1974.


* EarWorm: ''Frosty Returns'' may be flawed, but [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6PnTmyYT6w "Let There Be Snow"]] is somewhat catchy. Bonus points for actually being sung by John Goodman.


* HilariousInHindsight: Hinkle has a tendency to repeat adjectives or adverbs when he's stressed or excited, one of which is [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Messy, Messy, Messy.]]



* HilariousInHindsight: Hinkle has a tendency to repeat adjectives or adverbs when he's stressed or excited, one of which is [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Messy, Messy, Messy.]]


* ContestedSequel: Many fans of the original special are torn on ''Frosty Returns'', though NostalgiaFilter seems to give it a few points for some.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The rendition of "Winter Wonderland" in ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'', being a duet between Andy Griffith and Dennis Day.
* ContestedSequel: Many fans of the original special are torn on ''Frosty Returns'', though NostalgiaFilter and a lot of the writing being ActuallyPrettyFunny seems to give it a few points for some.


* TearJerker: When [[spoiler: Frosty is melted]], and again when Frosty and Karen have to part in the penultimate scene.


** Possibly even earlier when he douses Karen's campfire, which was the only thing between her and freezing to death. It's especially bad because he does so ''[[ForTheEvulz for no good reason]]''. At least killing Frosty helped him achieve his goal of getting the hat back, but endangering the little girl achieves nothing.

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** Possibly even earlier when he douses Karen's campfire, which was the only thing between her and freezing to death. It's especially bad because he does so ''[[ForTheEvulz for no good reason]]''. Just out of petty spite. At least killing Frosty helped him achieve his goal of getting the hat back, but endangering the little girl achieves nothing.


* ValuesDissonance: Anti-smoking groups would go nuts over Frosty's corncob pipe, especially considering the children built him with one.

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* ValuesDissonance: Anti-smoking groups these days would go nuts over Frosty's corncob pipe, especially considering the children built him with one.

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* ValuesDissonance: Anti-smoking groups would go nuts over Frosty's corncob pipe, especially considering the children built him with one.


* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Mr. Tinkerton's reunion with Frosty in ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'' after years of thinking he had made the snowman up. And all made possible by his younger son, who frequently felt pushed aside for his "perfect" older brother and ignored in the wake of his father's mayorally duties.



** In the ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', when Plankley [[spoiler: get's Walter to convince Frosty into skating on thin ice, and the ice breaks, melting Frosty when he falls in the water.]] It's unnerving because Plankley had basically made [[spoiler: Walter an accessory to ''murder.'' Walter's pretty heartbroken about what happened to Frosty, as he had no idea what Plankley really wanted.]]
** Gets worse [[spoiler:when you take into account Plankley also put Walter in danger to, with a complete LackOfEmpathy.]]



** In ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'', the little comic Tommy finds quickly takes a turn for the sad when, after having tons of fun with Frosty, the boy is told by his magician father (who appears to be [[SameCharacterButDifferent Hinkle]]) that real magic, "the kind you can't explain", doesn't exist and when he tries to find Frosty after that, the snowman has disappeared entirely. As Tommy reads on, he discovers Frosty disappeared because another boy was jealous of Frosty's kindness to the main character and stole Frosty's hat and locked it in a trunk. Then Tommy realizes, to his horror, that the boys are actually his father and the assistant mayor, the latter of whom [[ToxicFriendInfluence is constantly pressuring Mr. Tinkerton to sap fun and life out of the town with rules.]] He's noticeably shaken by this revelation.


* HarsherInHindsight: When Frosty asks Hocus if he has any ideas on who could get him safely to the North Pole and Karen back home safely, Hocus first suggests (by way of imitations) [[SemperFi the Marines]] and then [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon the President of the United States]], both of which are shot down by Frosty. While this is PlayedForLaughs in the special, it becomes harsher in hindsight when one takes into account that the original special aired in 1969, when UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar was still going on with no end in sight, no real progress after four years of American ground troops' involvement, and anti-war sentiments at home reaching a fever pitch.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When Frosty asks Hocus if he has any ideas on who could get him safely to the North Pole and Karen back home safely, Hocus first suggests (by way of imitations) [[SemperFi the Marines]] and then [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon the President of the United States]], both of which are shot down by Frosty. While this is PlayedForLaughs in the special, it becomes harsher in hindsight when one takes into account that the original special aired in 1969, when UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar was still going on with no end in sight, no real progress after four years of American ground troops' involvement, and anti-war sentiments at home reaching a fever pitch. To make matters worse, the special aired three years before the Watergate break-in with the ensuing scandal forcing Nixon to resign from office in 1974.

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** Plankley of ''Legend of Frosty'' [[spoiler:in addtion to orchestrating the obligitory DisneyDeath of Frosty in the movie, also put Walter in danger but having them skate on thin ice, and expresses a callous disregard about it to Walter.]]


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** Gets worse [[spoiler:when you take into account Plankley also put Walter in danger to, with a complete LackOfEmpathy.]]


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''The Legend of Frosty the Snowman'' is essentially Frosty Meets ''Film/{{Footloose}}''.


* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Mr. Tinkerton's reunion with Frosty in ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'' after years of thinking he had made the snowman up. And all made possible by his younger son, who frequently felt pushed aside for his "perfect" older brother and ignored in the wake of his father's mayorally duties.

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Mr. Tinkerton's reunion with Frosty in ''Legend of Frosty the Snowman'' after years of thinking he had made the snowman up. And all made possible by his younger son, who frequently felt pushed aside for his "perfect" older brother and ignored in the wake of his father's mayorally duties.



* SweetDreamsFuel: The first one in particular, but all of the other specials are this to an extent. They seem tailor made to give that warm and fuzzy feeling.

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* SweetDreamsFuel: SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: The first one in particular, but all of the other specials are this to an extent. They seem tailor made to give that warm and fuzzy feeling.



* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''The Legend of Frosty the Snowman'' is essentially Frosty Meets ''Film/{{Footloose}}''.

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''The Legend of Frosty the Snowman'' is essentially Frosty Meets ''Film/{{Footloose}}''.''Film/{{Footloose}}''.
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* HarsherInHindsight: When Frosty asks Hocus-Pocus if he has any ideas about who could get him back to the North Pole before he melts and get Karen home safely, Hocus-Pocus does imitations of [[SemperFi a U.S. Marine]] and [[UsefulNotes/RichardMNixon the President of the United States]], which are both shot down by Frosty. Given that America was still in the midst of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar when this special originally aired in 1969 and that the anti-war movement had reached a fever pitch, this could perhaps be read as a commentary on how four years of U.S. ground troops in Vietnam had resulted in no real measurable progress.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When Frosty asks Hocus-Pocus Hocus if he has any ideas about on who could get him back safely to the North Pole before he melts and get Karen back home safely, Hocus-Pocus does imitations Hocus first suggests (by way of imitations) [[SemperFi a U.S. Marine]] the Marines]] and [[UsefulNotes/RichardMNixon then [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon the President of the United States]], both of which are both shot down by Frosty. Given that America was still While this is PlayedForLaughs in the midst of special, it becomes harsher in hindsight when one takes into account that the original special aired in 1969, when UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar when this special originally aired was still going on with no end in 1969 and that the anti-war movement had reached a fever pitch, this could perhaps be read as a commentary on how sight, no real progress after four years of U.S. American ground troops in Vietnam had resulted in no real measurable progress.troops' involvement, and anti-war sentiments at home reaching a fever pitch.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When Frosty asks Hocus-Pocus if he has any ideas about who could get him back to the North Pole before he melts and get Karen home safely, Hocus-Pocus does imitations of [[SemperFi a U.S. Marine]] and [[UsefulNotes/RichardMNixon the President of the United States]], which are both shot down by Frosty. Given that America was still in the midst of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar when this special originally aired in 1969 and that the anti-war movement had reached a fever pitch, this could perhaps be read as a commentary on how four years of U.S. ground troops in Vietnam had resulted in no real measurable progress.

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