The TRON holiday special you didn't know you wanted

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

To be fair, it didn't exist until Funny or Die "willed" it into being, but any chunk of holiday-themed entertainment that features Gabe Kaplan, Burt Reynolds, Fraggles and the Master Control Program jumps right to the head of the DVR record list.

Fine, it isn't a real special—no matter how much I want it to be—but it's a pitch-perfect pastiche of what those specials used to feel like, complete with the shoddy shot-on-VHS look, totally random guest stars (Vicki Lawrence as "Mama"!) and ill-fitting Christmas storylines. If you don't believe me, just click through to this blurry-as-sin clip of Bea Arthur singing a little Cantina ditty in the Star Wars Holiday Special to see what was foisted upon young sci-fi fans decades ago.

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