Friday, December 22, 2017

Countdown to Christmas: An episode of the New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999)

Here's a complete, sans opening & closing credits, episode of Fox's revival of Woody Woodpecker.

How Woody managed three seasons on Fox, I'll never know, given how Fox tended to shuffle programs off the schedule on whims, especially in an obsessive quest to counter-program Pokemon on WB.

"A Very Woody Christmas": Woody (Billy West), stuck for a gift for Knothead & Splinter, falls for a scam being run by Buzz Buzzard (Mark Hamill). To borrow from another famous icon, of course you know this means war.

"It's a Chilly Christmas After All". The usual Chilly Willy story, variation #10310.

"Yule Get Yours": Woody tries to impress Santa.



Rating: B.

1 comment:

Trader said...

"How Woody managed three seasons on Fox, I'll never know, given how Fox tended to shuffle programs off the schedule on whims, especially in an obsessive quest to counter-program Pokemon on WB."

Actually, that's exactly what happened. While 40 episodes were ordered at the start, the show was removed from the schedule after 11 episodes premiered. (The show premiered in May '99, dropped in September.) After not airing at all for two years, 28 more episodes were burned off in fall 2001. This particular episode actually premiered on Christmas Day 2001.