Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Winter Warlock

The Winter Warlock

Screenwriting 101

The other day Kim and I watched a Christmas special — Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I had seen the beginning once or twice, but this time we watched it all the way through. It wasn't too bad, but I definitely understood why I always stopped watching; Santa Claus defeats the evil Winter Warlock way too early. He was much more interesting as a mean, Christmas-throttling wizard. Let that be a lesson to all you television writers out there... leave your climax to the END of the story.

That goes for website articles too.

*Kevin pulls off mask... reveals he's actually an asteroid, heading for Earth!*

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Jeremy Curry

Thats what you get for being a winter warlock... He should have checked out the Ice Cream Man booth at career day...


Hahah, Jeremy - good one ;)

Ara Pehlivanian

Don't you find it odd how a lot of bad guys melt? There's the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz, there's the liquid metal Terminator, and now the Winter Warlock. Was Frosty the Snowman a bad guy too?


Frosty mind controlled those kids into getting him those clothes... AND he smoked! Oh the horrors... What bad things DIDN'T Frosty do?


Mind Control plus some added puff of weeds I guess. ;D


All this talk of snowmen reminds me of this:

Two snowmen are standing next to each other in a front garden. After a couple of hours one says to the other, ' Can you smell carrots?'

Biggest Apple

I know EXACTLY what you mean. I've always felt that Hermey shouldn't have revealed that he wanted to be a dentist so early in Rudolph. I think the plot would have been far better served if the source of Hermey's pathos had been left on simmer.


Yeah - and the handling of the Abominable Snowman was perfect in there... You think he's dead 'till the very end! There's only about 2 minutes where he's actually good.

And even then, he's kinda creepy still too. He's so huge...


So if Santa was to give a toy train to Satan, would that make him stronger?

Hugh G.

WW had one foot in the grave long before this happened. His lust for fatty foods had clogged his arteries like a Tokyo traffic jam.


any dude of santa's girth that tries to convince the world he buzzes around the entire earth in a night getting himself down a 10" chimney, distributes toys (manufactured by enslaved elves), has psychic abilities, is omnipresent (in stores, on the street, at family parties, etc.) and all the rest of the tall tale he tells... deserves to be put away. in this instance, he is simply disposing of a witness. The Winter Warlock knew the gig and was going to expose the old man. *Foiled!*


Ahh ... and had the Winter Warlock only run to my girlfriend's ice-cold feet ...


perfect for a grench-like person as myself. thanks for bringing humor to the holidays. cold blooded or not

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