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Maury meets ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ in this Jimmy Kimmel holiday mashup

Rudolph with your nose so bright, won't you tell me who's the father?

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Dec 9, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 12:54 am CDT

A beloved Christmas classic has taken a dark turn with the addition of some modern touches.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which turns 50 this year, airs on CBS this Saturday. As beloved as the stop-motion animated movie might be, it could also seem a bit stale to younger audiences.

Enter Jimmy Kimmel. The comedian mixed dialogue from an episode of Maury into the Christmas special in an attempt to freshen it up for the #youths.

On its own, Rudolph is pretty bleak at times. It’s not just that the young reindeer is rejected from those reindeer games; there’s also the Island of Misfit Toys, each of which was kicked out for being different and possibly defective. These themes are perfect fodder for a trashy television mashup.

Ever wonder why Donner initially rejected Rudolph for being so different? Maury’s got the envelope ready.

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2014, 1:20 pm CST