It is entirely possible, perhaps even probable, that "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" presents an idealized version of the late 1950s as opposed to reality. For our, presumably, last podcast of the year, we argue that it simply doesn't matter. That the series and its star are more than good enough in this bit of escapist fantasy that we should all just enjoy.
One of the best part of the Dickens novel "A Christmas Carol" is the voice of the narrator and no big screen version of the story captures that voice remotely as well as "The Muppet Christmas Carol." But, that isn't the only thing the movie has going for it. This week, we submit to you, that there is no better messenger for the novel than The Muppets.
The sixth "Mission: Impossible" movie is now on Blu-ray and "Scrooged" has a 30th anniversary release. While the latter undoubtedly has a connection to "A Christmas Carol," is it just possible that the former does as well?
Josh certainly thinks so and, what's more, he'll tell you how all of it relates to being the best American you can be. Because clearly Dickens knew a thing or two about that.