Retronauts Episode 346: Holiday Special 2020 - Earthworm Jim's For Whom The Jingle Bell Tolls

I, too, learn a lot from the voices in my head...

Season's Greetings, Retronauts fans! I hope you've got room under the tree for another present, because we've prepared a gift for all of you: a free edition of one of our Patreon-exclusive episodes! This bonus episode premiered last week for Patreon supporters, one of two exclusive episodes we offer each month. If you enjoy it, we hope you'll consider sending us $5 a month for two additional episodes just like it!

What is this episode, though? It's our 10th annual holiday special dedicated to covering a piece of seasonal video game media, in this case the very special Christmas episode of the Earthworm Jim cartoon which ran from 1995 until 1996. This episode turned out to be the series finale as the eponymous Earthworm Jim (voiced by The Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta) must rescue Santa Claus from his enemy Queen Slug-for-a-Butt. Bob and his Talking Simpsons/What A Cartoon co-host Henry Gilbert discuss the series' history and then the episode itself which turns out to be surprisingly humorous given that it was expressly created to sell toys.

Even though this podcast ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, I just wanted to reassure our listeners that we've got more episodes coming next week - there will be no winter break for Retronauts! Thank you for your continued support!

Description: It's the yuletide season, which means it's time to head to the Retronauts Holiday Cabin in Parts Unknown yet again for another look at a Christmas-related video game thing. And even thought this is our tenth (!) holiday special, we haven't hit the bottom of the barrel just yet! This time around, we'll be looking at the Christmas (and final) episode of Earthworm Jim, the short-lived Kids' WB cartoon that, 25 years later, stands as one of the better games-to-animation adaptations out there. So smear on some wolf repellant and get ready for the only holiday travel not prohibited by law as host Bob Mackey and guest Henry Gilbert discuss this cartoon relic of the mid-90s. Groovy!

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As with all of the episodes Bob produces, this week’s cover art is by Nick Daniel. Check out his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!