"Saturday Night Live":
"An
Extra
Christmas
Carol"
Review
by
William Mortensen Vaughan
As of:  11:10 p.m. E.S.T., Sunday, February 17, 2019

Title:  "Saturday Night Live":  "An Extra Christmas Carol"

My Rating:  *

Dove Foundation Rating:  [NOT RATED]

M.P.A.A. Rating:  TV-14

Amazon Rating:  3.5/5 Stars

IMDb Rating:  6.4/10 Stars

RottenTomatoes Rating:  5.47/10 Tomatoes

Adaptation:  Starring Jason Momoa as the Extra Ghost of Christmas

Date Released:  Saturday, December 8, 2018

Format Reviewed:  live-action, television episode, online

Is this adaptation reverent?:  No, this adaptation is not reverent.

Does it include the phrase, "God bless us..."?  No.

What does my wife think of it?  She is not amused.

How closely does this adaptation follow the original novel, by Charles Dickens?  

This adaptation is an alternate ending to the original story. Scrooge wakes up, and Mrs. Dilber informs him that it is Christmas Morning. Then an Extra Christmas Spirit appears to him, and dances for him, twice. Scrooge is non-plused.

Then Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit and Tiny Tim arrive, and Scrooge gives Bob a Christmas Bonus, which he hands to Tim.

Then the Ghost does another dance. Seeing this, Tim lets go of his crutch, showers the Ghost with the currency Scrooge has given him, and starts to dance.

Scrooge finally "gets it," and starts dancing with Tim and the Ghost.

What dialect is used?  American English.

When and where does this adaptation take place?  Scrooge's bedroom, circa 1850.

Is this adaptation a prequel or a sequel?  No, but it's an alternate ending.

Is this adaptation supernatural?  Yes; it features a ghost, and others (Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas) are mentioned.

Is this adaptation "framed"?  Yes, with an open book in the opening shot.

How attractive is the visual art?  The set and wardrobe are acceptable.

How creative and instense are the transitions, especially when "the Scrooge" is taken from one time and/or place to another?  There are no transitions; Scrooge never leaves his bedroom. The Extra Ghost appears to him, and Mrs. Dilber and the Cratchits enter the room through a doorway.

What is the most remarkable thing about this adaptation?  The most remarkable thing about this adaptation is, perhaps, that it serves as a vehicle for Jason Momoa to be "extra."

What extras are included on the DVD? [Not applicable, since I saw this online, and do not possess a copy of this episode on DVD]

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