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GRAB YOUR GOLDEN TICKET
IT’S “WILLY WONKA & THE TALK-OLATE FACTORY”
FOR HALLOWEEN TOMORROW ON THE TALK
All golden tickets lead to THE TALK as the Emmy-winning daytime talk show celebrates Halloween with a “Willy Wonka”-themed episode,” tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 30 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT). Join hosts Veruca Salt (Sharon Osbourne), Violet Beauregarde (Sheryl Underwood), Mike Teavee (Eve) and Willy Wonka (Carrie Ann Inaba), for a tour inside “Willy Wonka & The Talk-olate Factory.” Guests invited via golden tickets include, Charlie (actor Jason Ritter), Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine (Television host Dr. Phil McGraw and wife Robin McGraw) and Augustus Gloop (actor Matthew Gray Gubler from “Criminal Minds”). Slugworth (chef Antonia Lofaso) will serve up a scrumdiddlyumptious deep-fried Fluffernutter sandwich with banana and Slugworth’s perfectly perilous caramel almond popcorn with chocolate drizzle. Pop sensation Debbie Gibson will perform the “The Candy Man” song from the iconic opening number of the 1971 classic film, “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.”
FROSTY, RUDOLPH AND THE WHOLE HOLIDAY GANG ARE RETURNING
On Friday, Nov. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT), FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship. Narrated by Jimmy Durante, the special also includes the voices of Jackie Vernon (as Frosty) and Billy De Wolfe (as Professor Hinkle).
Later that same evening, (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT), there’s still more magic as FROSTY RETURNS to continue his adventure and skate on the edge of danger. Jonathan Winters is the narrator with John Goodman as the voice of Frosty.
The next evening, Saturday, Nov. 28, the animated special ROBBIE THE REINDEER: HOOVES OF FIRE airs from 8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT. Robbie (voiced by Ben Stiller) must train to compete in the Reindeer Races to become a part of the sleigh team for Santa (voiced by Jim Belushi).
Then, following from 8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT, Robbie (Stiller) battles Blitzen (voiced by Hugh Grant) in an effort to stop his nemesis’s launch of a reindeer theme park in ROBBIE THE REINDEER: LEGEND OF THE LOST TRIBE. Britney Spears, James Woods, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller are among the additional stars to lend their voices.
Wrapping up the evening’s animated fun, THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS airs from 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. This musical holiday special revolves around a gentle toymaker (voiced by Ed Asner) whose only wish is to deliver a toy to every child on Christmas. The voices of Betty White and Tim Curry are also featured.
Finally, on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, the legendary RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER for the 56th consecutive year. Narrated by Burl Ives, who is also heard as the voice of Sam the Snowman, this favorite is based on the popular song of the same name by Johnny Marks. It recounts the tale of a shy reindeer whose Christmas spirit is dampened because his shiny nose has made him the laughing stock of all of Christmasville.
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