The Island Of Misfit Toys

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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:09 pm

:roflmbo: I was thinking of this just the other day and now your sig pic and all. OH lord this is so funny. Sad and sick perhaps but funny!
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby GoodSam » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:49 pm

Hey! Look what popped up!

I work with a guy who is a vegetarian. There's nothing unusual about that, but he hates vegetables. I call him the toy from The Island of Misfit Toys.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby GoodSam » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:53 pm

It looks like the +12 vegetable-hating vegetarian killed the thread.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Gamgee Wench » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:11 am

Well, I won't let the thread die! :)

You guys are great for bringing this up. I read my first post again and I just had to laugh. That was such a bizarre day.....and it changed my view of elves (northpole elves) forever. But I obviously traumatized a few people too. My apologies....sometimes the worlds harsh realities are very tough to take.

And all because of an umbrella...or lack there of.


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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Durin VIII » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:05 am

I will also stand by my belief that most things Rankin/Bass are great.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:37 pm

I agree. And looking at that WKRP link, I think that elf said the same thing. "As God is my witness, I thought that bird could fly."
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Durin VIII » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:44 pm

Bump because Rudolf is going to be on TV tonight. starting 2 hours before the Victoria Secret Fashion show....
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:56 pm

And once again, the elf dropped the bird to his death.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Ladykat » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:32 pm

You''d think Santa would do something about psycho-elf.

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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby eliana » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:38 pm

people have mentioned how wrong it is for moonracer to leave it up to rudolph and friends to tell santa about the toys when he can fly himself. well, i have an answer to that: he's bitter, cynical, and knows how judgmental santa is. most of those boxes the toys come out of look like the boxes the elves use, anyway. moonracer flies around the world collecting unwanted toys to bring them somewhere they can fit in. he probably never told santa because he holds him responsible and/or believes telling him would be useless as santa rejects anything different anyway.

of course, i may be taking it all a bit too seriously... who me? :roll: :rofl:
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:52 pm

I want the snowman's magic banjo that plays piano music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CirrRY_6aaU

Then it plays a full orchestra!
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Ladykat » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:12 pm

Cock-Robin wrote:I want the snowman's magic banjo that plays piano music!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CirrRY_6aaU

Then it plays a full orchestra!



:rofl: Wouldn't mind having one of those myself. :P


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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:51 am

Well, once again, at least after the madness of Black Friday, is the time for the elf to drop the bird to his death...again.

But it could be worse. You could be visited by these laughing mechanical vampire reindeer, who would turn to dust if exposed to sunlight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwkkctAZM_Q
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:48 am

Hey....I don't need to have nightmares!!!!


The poor bird was bad enough.... ;)
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:58 pm

Yep. I like the treatment MST3K gives it. A pentagram and laughing reindeer. You figure it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pybnq-S95H0
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Ladykat » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:47 pm

We're on the Island of Misfit Toys...
And we're happy to stay.
We know we'll be thrown to our death
If we're on Santa's sleigh.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:31 pm

And once again, here is an on the spot report from the ground of the infamous bird bombing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg

"As God is my witness, I thought that bird could fly." said the elf afterwards.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:22 pm

Once again, it's time to see that naughty elf toss a flightless bird to his death. Will he ever stop????? :twisted:
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Gamgee Wench » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:52 am

My silly husband is all ready for this.....seriously he reverts back to a 6 year old at the holidays. And the whole bird thing....well, it just how twisted his brain is (he did marry me).

But yes, that bird will again fall to his death....I still believe it's a house in Finland who's roof is impaled by that poor birds body. Gotta love the holidays!
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Ladykat » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:13 pm

Cock-Robin wrote:Once again, it's time to see that naughty elf toss a flightless bird to his death. Will he ever stop????? :twisted:


I doubt it. It's been going on for fifty years now.

FIFTY YEARS!!!!! :shock: :shock:

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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:01 pm

It's happening now on CBS! That infamous special hits 50 years of that elf dropping the bird to his death.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Gamgee Wench » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:48 am

We watched....of course. The husband unit was doing his own narrative the whole hour....silly man, things like "look at that elf, all innocent looking now but murderer later". This is what I live with. :rofl:
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Durin VIII » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:10 pm

I forgot that it was on until a hour too late!! Maybe will be repeated or have to use that old VHS tape.

Really GW the elves and the rest of North Pole where hardly ever innocent. In fact they were call kind of jerks through the entire show. Maybe the killing of the bird at the end is a even darker side though.
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:37 pm

I wonder if they even realize that they are throwing that bird to his death! Oh cruel world!
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:37 pm

I guess it's like that episode of WKRP where they threw live turkeys from a helicopter. After the debacle, the guy said "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:49 am

It probably is very much like that. LOL :D
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:16 pm

I know this is early, but I start watching Christmas videos in September. And I put on the Rudolph special to watch the elf drop the bird to his death...again. But something else jumped out at me. Remember when Yukon Cornelius confronts the Bumble and falls over the cliff with him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuhjDr0PEaw

Does this look familiar to LOTR fans? It should! Peter Jackson does the same thing with Aragorn in The Two Towers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3GFYKIwJ9Y

You don't suppose Jackson was watching Rudolph?
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Vanaladiel » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:48 pm

It is very possible! I never really thought of that before but yes it sure is just like that. :D
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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Ladykat » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:50 pm

Hmmmm......

You could be right CR. You could be right.

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Re: The Island Of Misfit Toys

Postby Cock-Robin » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:38 pm

Of course, that's Rankin-Bass, which created this also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoAfb3f04mo
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