Atomic TV Thanksgiving Special

Atomic TV serves up a turkey of an episode… While the rest of the family fights over the white meat we go for the carcass and gizzards with leftovers that no one else would ever touch.

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Atomic TV Thanksgiving Special from Atomic TV on Vimeo.

   

TRIGGER WARNING! NSFW! ADULTS ONLY!


Jerry Butler’s Turkey Stuffing
Adult film star Jerry Butler shares his special recipe and unique technique for stuffing a turkey. (ADULTS ONLY)

Holiday Bonus!


Aint We Having Fun? aka The Turkey Film
In honor of Thanksgiving, Jeff Krulik shares a short by filmmaker Chuck Statler.


Liberace’s Thanksgiving
(archive.org, 1954)
Liberace winks at the camera, reminisces about the past, and sends a turkey to its doom, performing “Turkey In The Straw” and “Shine On Harvest Moon” in 1954.


Jerky Turkey
(archive.org, 1945)
The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line… for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving dinner. He meets a black market turkey. A Home Front cartoon by Tex Avery.


A Day of Thanksgiving
(archive.org, 1951)
This film relates the experiences of a middle-class American family when they are stimulated to review the things for which they are thankful.


Hellman’s Mayonnaise Commercial
(archive.org, 1980s)


Macy’s 1959 Thanksgiving Day Parade
(from William Newman on Vimeo)


Macy’s 1939 Thanksgiving Day Parade
(from Tom Pappalardo on Vimeo)


Calvin and the Colonel: Thanksgiving Dinner
(archive.org, 1961)


Eli Roth’s THANKSGIVING


WKRP “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” Thanksgiving


Hochschild-Kohn Thanksgiving Toytown Parade, Baltimore, 1961
(from Youtube by Kevin Mueller)


“Random Universe Tours + Services / Esthetic Research League” 1983 Thanksgiving Parade
(from Youtube by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE)

“For the Thanksgiving Day Parade in BalTimOre, MD, in 1983, a large group of artists & musicians (mainly) operating under the name of “Random Universe Tours + Services / Esthetic Research League” organized a parade contingent that incorporated experimental music, political protest, & Thanksgiving references, amongst other things. When it was our turn to join the parade, the extremely hostile sports coach coordinating the parade said we had too many people & he split us into 3 groups. For some stupid reason or another one of these 3 groups was then ordered to leave the parade by the same hostile person – supposedly b/c they deviated from their assigned order. It was our impression that he either didn’t like our anti-military message or the parading of a live turkey in a cage or some such. That same group then rejoined the end of the parade. An article was then written by a News American reporter for the front page of Section C of their Sunday, November 20, 1983 newspaper. The article was entitled “Anti-nuclear floats flagged down during holiday parade”. Alas, there was some miscommunication & the RUTS/ERL group corrected the article’s political spin by explaining that “It is true that the spirit of our presentation was pro-fun and anti-imperialist/militarist. It is oversimplistic to classify us as only anti-nuclear. In fact, the floats that were removed were the least political of the bunch.” This statement of ours, alas, got the reporter in trouble – wch wasn’t our intention. I’m one of the 2 “Reagans” walking on baby dolls w/ the ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’ banner that reads: “Give us this day a conquered nation so many more may suffer starvation”. The footage presented here was shot by John Ellsberry & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. Unfortunately, it only shows 2 of the 3 groups.”
– November 26, 2013 notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE


Retro photos of Baltimore’s Thanksgiving Toytown Parade
(“The Darkroom”, Baltimore Sun, 11/25/2015)

The well-known Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York started in 1924, and Baltimore’s Toytown parade followed in November 1936.

Most years, the parade would start at Museum and Wyman Park drives near the Baltimore Museum of Art and would travel south on Maryland Avenue or Charles Street.

The parade made its way downtown to the flagship Hochschild department store at Howard and Lexington streets – the heart of Baltimore’s shopping district at the time. The parade was made up of assorted floats, a jumble of balloons, bands and, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause.

Continue reading at the Baltimore Sun.


1947 Thanksgiving Toytown Parade, Baltimore MD
(8mm ,11-26-1947)
From the Nickel Family Home Movie Archives
nickelforyourmemories.com

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Atomic TV – Comcast Cable “Infomercial” version

Atomic TV – Comcast Cable Infomercial Channel version from Atomic TV on Vimeo.

This is a “highlights” episode of Atomic TV that we aired on an infomercial channel on Comcast Cable in Baltimore, Maryland. We submitted a 3/4″ U-matic reel that was very old and flaky. This is a VHS copy of what appeared on television.

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Atomic TV’s 1997 Holiday Special: The “Holiday at Ground Zero” Episode

Atomic TV’s Holiday at Ground Zero Episode from Atomic TV on Vimeo.

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We put the X in Xmas when a politically incorrect Santa Claus comes to Atomic Books to teach Atomic TV’s elfin Tiny Tom and Scott “Scrooge” Huffines the true meaning of Christmas: pure and unadulterated sleaze. When he’s not thumbing through ANAL PLEASURE & HEALTH at Atomic Books, randy Santa is visiting strip clubs to get lap dances from surgically augmented dancers (on Donna, on Vixen!)… spanking bad go-go gals with his big peppermint candy cane… listening to the raucous rock caroling of local troubadors Garage Sale and The Krudz… and getting plastered on cheap brewskis before passing out in a pool of his own sick… Also see the incredible Boumi Temple Shriners and Howard Stern nutcase Suzanne Muldowney (Underdog Lady) take part in the Mayor’s Annual Holiday Parade in Baltimore’s White Trash Mecca, Hampden… see James Brown literally go straight to the ghetto for holiday cheer, see Joe Friday lay a nativity Dragnet to snare the missing baby Jesus, plus enjoy vintage Christmas cartoons and drive-in trailers!

1997 Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden from Atomic TV on Vimeo.

Parade Highlights


“Underdog Lady”

“Tiny Tom” Warner

Outside Atomic Books

Santa grabs a Bud!

“Bang! That’s Wild!”

“The Krudz” are jammin!

“Mmmm… tastes like plastic…
Lick it up!”

“The Krudz” perform
“Heat Miser/Cold Miser”

“Look Santa! More beer!”

Instro-mentalists “Garage Sale”

Mychelle takes Santa and Tiny Tom to KAOS for holiday lap dances!

Say “hello” to “Britney”
and prepare for a lap dance!

Tiny Tom: “Thanks for getting
me a lap dance, Santa!
God Bless Us All!”

Santa has too much
“holiday cheer” and
pukes his guts out

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Atomic TV’s 1998 Holiday Special: “The Year Underdog Saved Christmas”

Atomic TV 1998 Holiday Special: “The Year Underdog Saved Christmas” from Atomic TV on Vimeo.

Join Atomic TV co-hosts Tom Warner and Scott Huffines as they once again discover the “true” meaning of Christmas. Atomic TV used to think the holidays were all about eatin’, drinkin’ and grabbin’ some Piece on Earth at the local strip club. But this year, we learned that Christmas is about the sacred and the traditional – all thanks to Underdog Lady (Suzanne Muldowney). Like Santa Claus, Underdog comes down from the North (well, New Jersey) once a year to bring her gifts to Baltimore, where she uses the “medium of dance” to portray her favorite canine cartoon superhero in the Hampden Christmas Parade. But this year, Diva ‘Dog brings another gift – her perfect-pitch soprano voice – to the celebration, singing sacred songs accompanied by the rollicking frollicking of local instro-mentalists Garage Sale! Plus, enjoy the usual secular blasphemy: Jesus promoting his “New Testament” wine cooler, Santa getting his traditional lap-dance from a surgically enhanced stripper, winos spitting in fruitcake, ‘Nam vets in the eerie “Reindeer Hunter” Xmas parade float, Tiny Tom coming out of the closet, vintage retro holiday ads, Xmas film trailers and Lorne Greene’s legendary holiday soliloquoy.

Join Atomic TV co-hosts Tom Warner and Scott Huffines as they once again discover the “true” meaning of Christmas. Atomic TV used to think the holidays were all about eatin’, drinkin’ and grabbin’ some Piece on Earth at the local strip club. But this year, we learned that Christmas is about the sacred and the traditional – all thanks to Underdog Lady (Suzanne Muldowney). Like Santa Claus, Underdog comes down from the North (well, New Jersey) once a year to bring her gifts to Baltimore, where she uses the “medium of dance” to portray her favorite canine cartoon superhero in the Hampden Christmas Parade. But this year, Diva ‘Dog brings another gift – her perfect-pitch soprano voice – to the celebration, singing sacred songs accompanied by the rollicking frollicking of local instro-mentalists Garage Sale! Plus, enjoy the usual secular blasphemy: Jesus promoting his “New Testament” wine cooler, Santa getting his traditional lap-dance from a surgically enhanced stripper, winos spitting in fruitcake, ‘Nam vets in the eerie “Reindeer Hunter” Xmas parade float, Tiny Tom coming out of the closet, vintage retro holiday ads, Xmas film trailers and Lorne Greene’s legendary holiday soliloquoy.

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Atomic TV’s 1999 Holiday Special: “Underdog Battles Satan Claus”

Atomic TV Holiday Special: “Underdog Battles Satan Claus!” from Atomic TV on Vimeo:

Underdog Battles Satan Claus: The Confrontation:

Will this be the last Christmas of the Millennium… or the last Christmas EVER? Join Atomic TV co-hosts Tom Warner and Scott Huffines to find out, as they once again risk nervous breakdowns escorting Underdog (visionary artist Suzanne Muldowney) to the annual Mayor’s Holiday Parade in Hampden, MD. Things get off to a shaky start when Underdog’s train is delayed by 40 minutes (nixing plans for a lunch stop at Roy Rogers for her beloved roast beef sandwiches), leading to a high-speed car chase sequence that eclipses THE FRENCH CONNECTION and BULLITT for hair-raising thrills!

Making it to the parade in the nick of time, Underdog shines in her 11th consecutive holiday march, only to confront her greatest challenge yet… SATAN CLAUS, a Y2K-obssessed messenger of doom who taunts Underdog and terrifies parade goers with his prediction that the world will end New Year’s Eve when Dick Clark drops the ball in Times Square. Will this be the last Hampden Parade for Underdog? Or will she defeat the powers of darkness in time to enjoy a tasty roast beef sandwich? Watch and find out in our wildest Christmas Special ever! Plus enjoy wacky parade floats like the ‘Reindeer Hunter’ tribute to ‘Nam POW’s and the Shriner’s ‘Crippled Children’ float!

 

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