Rich Little's Christmas Carol (Special) (1978)

Rich Little's Christmas Carol
Rich Little's Christmas Carol was his impressionistic version of the Charles Dickens Christmas favourite.

And it was some version: Little added a new twist to the old story by appearing as all of the characters- 19 of them. Then he twisted it a little more by playing each role as it would be played by a famous movie or TV personality. The lineup included Little in the dual roles of Paul Lynde as Bob Cratchit, Johnny Carson as Scrooge's nephew and Richard Nixon as Jacob Marley; and even in a couple of triple roles: Peter Falk as Columbo as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker as Mrs. Cratchit. There were also cameo roles with cameo impressions of John Wayne, Jack Benny, George Burns, Dean Martin, James Mason, Jimmy Stewart and Groucho Marx, and several songs, which Little performed in the singing voices of Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Robert Goulet, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Anthony Newley and Bing Crosby.

Originally aired Dec 17, 1978

Rich Little

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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