Thursday, December 24, 2009

Random Acts of Thursday - Santa Claus is coming to town

Happy Christmas Eve! As the real Santa is beating his elves while they polish the sleigh and clean up reindeer poop, I thought it only appropriate to give you another holiday quiz, this time themed around jolly old St. Nick himself.

This time of year, we're all accustomed to seeing psuedo-Clauses everywhere, unless you manage to avoid ever leaving your house or turning on the television. I even had one following me on my way home from work one day, and the Jeep may have thrown off lesser people, but if you have a fluffy white beard, wire-rim glasses, and you're driving in a red velvet coat and hat accented by white gloves, you're ass is getting spotted. You're watching me? Yeah, I'm watching you too, fat man.... off-topic there a tad. That's okay, I can find dozens of uses for coal.

Anyway, many of our beloved Santa Claus memories don't stem from sitting on a creepy alcoholic's lap just to be rewarded with a sticky, previously opened candy cane (or is that just me?), but from the American film industry. With that in mind, listed below are some beloved film characters who have, among the more than 700 other actors listed on IMDB, portrayed Santa Claus at one point in their illustrious careers.

Your task is to identify 1) the actor and 2) the film where they donned red velvet for the enjoyment of young and old. For your benefit, the year(s) they played Santa are listed next to their other character name.

Waring Hudsucker (1989, 1996x2, 2002)
Capt. Albert Wiles (1947)
Albert Blossom (1994)
Jeffrey Lebowski (1985)
Buzz Lightyear (1994)
Harvey Pekar (2007)
Frank Bass (1996, 2003)

I'd love to give you a bonus question, but since it's likely going to revolve around the Coen Brothers (WI natives and creators of two characters listed above), I figure you'll probably want a pass on that, anyway.

Merry Christmas!


Nej said...

Crap...I only knew two of those. I'm slipping in my old age. :-)

Elliott said...

Are they the same two I've mentioned in recent posts? I do try to make perpetual readership part of the quizzes, if that helps any.

Nej said...

One would technically be a past post...and spelling came into play.

And the other was a past post I finished a quote for. (If I'm thinking the right person.)


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