Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I caught this gem of a Christmas special on the local "This" network one morning last week and have to say that it is easily the most depressing of all the Christmas specials I've ever seen.
For nearly twenty-eight minutes of this thing, the tramp that is the Panther is trying desperately to get something to eat as he is starving. Circumstances always prevent him from even getting a crumb to fill the hole in his belly. It's downright sad. The finale does do a nice job paying off the emotional investment, but boy is it a harrowing trip to that satisfying conclusion.