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David Nadelberg interview on Pop My Culture podcast

David Nadelberg (creator of Mortified) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about The Sound of Music Live, Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas, The Kids in the Hall, IFC vs. The Sundance Channel, The Golden Globe nominations, Oprah, being muppets, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Calvin & Hobbes, loneliness, and David’s emotional session with Rick Schroder.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first Christmas movie or TV special you can remember being into) on our website for a chance to win a Pop My Culture T-Shirt.

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David Nadelberg with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland


  • Comment by Jen — December 18, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    My first xmas special memory was the annual viewing of Rudolph. Back then you had to wait for it to be on tv and you had to be there when it was on and save bathroom breaks for the commercial.

  • Comment by Nick — December 18, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

    “A Muppet Christmas Carol” for sure. When I was in school our teacher got a touch of the “lazies” right before Christmas break and played this movie everyday for a week. Just come in, sit down, and watch the Muppets. This movie doesn’t just get me in the Christmas spirit, it reminds me of the simple days of no school work.

  • Comment by Liz — December 19, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    A Muppet Christmas Carol for me too. We also had the soundtrack and I sang and danced to that thing pretty much every December of my youth. Today, whenever I think of the Christmas Carol story, I can only think about it in muppet form.

  • Comment by Super Mario — December 20, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    “The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas” for me. Someone got it for me on VHS when I was 4 or 5 years old and I wore the hell out of it. I think I liked it so much because the tape was black but the flap was gray. I’m pretty sure I still have it somewhere, just don’t have anything to watch it on.

  • Comment by Chipuff — January 24, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    I know I’m really late to this, but oh well. My “first” about a Christmas movie/TV special was “A Merry Mirthworm Christmas”. My older sister and I would wait for this one every year and watch it every time it aired. We’d even act out parts of it while we watched. I was stoked when I finally tracked down a VHS copy (complete with gigantic clam shell case!) a few years ago. It doesn’t really hold up, but I still have my memories. LOL

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