Here I am watching my favorite animated Xmas show, and my phone rings. I answer it and it I a girlfriend of mine. She says “Hi Sooz, what are you doing?” I tell her I am watching Rudolph and she says,” You know, that show has been criticized up and down by the critics.”
“What”, I say, bewildered, “That’s one of my favorite Xmas shows, how in the Hell could ANYTHING be wrong with THAT movie?” She says, “Well, it’s being criticized for bullying and for demeaning the character of Rudolph.”
“You know, when Santa visits the Donners, and Rudolph’s nose starts to glow, Santa says, I hope it disappears because otherwise he won’t be able to be on the sleigh team.”
“Also, when he is trying out for the sleigh team, after he covers his nose, his cover comes off, his nose shines, and everybody deserts him and won’t let him play any reindeer games.”
Herbie on the other hand is shown as a gay elf and is ostracized because he wants to become a dentist instead of following the long tradition of elf toy making, oh, and yes his voice is also not macho but somewhat feminine.
Now, I don’t know about you, but, I always thought that both Rudolph AND Herbie overcame these Things once they defeated the abominable snow monster. When the storm outside the North Pole was too severe to even go OUT for Xmas Eve and deliver toys, who was the one that Santa had to ask to LEAD his sleigh? That’s right, Rudolph, so Owwwwwwww… In the end, Herbie fixes the Elves and everyones teeth, and everyone loves him, as they do Rudolph. So why criticize the whole F**&ing story? Everything worked out in the end so LAY OFF my story, critics.