"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Holiday Special featuring Adam Rippon

Theoreticalgirl

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Finally, the intersection of my two favorite things—human rights and figure skating!

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/samantha-bees-christmas-on-i-c-e-full-frontal-special.html

Samantha Bee’s TBS show Full Frontal is getting into the holiday spirit with a very special holiday episode. Titled Christmas on I.C.E., the holiday special will air Wednesday, December 19, at 10:30 p.m. and is described as “a less-godless-than-the-usual-liberal Christmas variety spectacular” that will be taped at New York’s PlayStation Theater. And, yes, the special will actually be on ice, and it will feature special guests, including ice-skating Olympic medalist Adam Rippon.

“Personally, I don’t buy that Jesus was a Capricorn,” Bee said on the special. “But I still love Christmas and hope that my ice dancing brings the much-needed joy that this world needs — it’ll make this sprained ankle totally worth it.”
 

Sylvia

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Here's TBS' press release: https://www.tbs.com/shows/full-frontal-with-samantha-bee/articles/full-frontal-presents-christmas-on-ice
Bee will be joined at New York’s historic PlayStation Theater by special guests including skating superstar and Olympic medalist Adam Rippon. "I did not see her skate before I agreed to this,” said Rippon. “Can I still back out?" No Adam, you cannot.
In addition to a special kick-ass set inspired by the First Lady’s world-famous 2017 Christmas video, Samantha has roped in her fashion friends at Opening Ceremony to create a capsule collection of merchandise for viewers at home.
A portion of proceeds from both the special and merchandise sales will benefit KIND's Family Separation Response Team. Learn more about that initiative here.
Tune in for “Christmas on I.C.E.” on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30pm ET/PT for a full half-hour of commercial-free cheer.
 

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Personally, I don’t buy that Jesus was a Capricorn,” Bee said on the special
Anyone who knows and holds stock in astrology would likely agree that Jesus is more likely an Aquarius or Sagittarius. Or his birth sign is actually Capricorn, but he has a planetary/chart emphasis of Aquaurius. :yikes::yikes::slinkaway:slinkaway

But regardless of when he was actually born, it is likely that his birthday was chosen to be Dec. 25th because it is close to the winter soltsice, making the conversion of pagans more easy, especially given that Christmas festivities incorporated some of their traditions.
 

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I was at the taping yesterday! I wasn't allowed to take many photos and videos, but here are a few I can share. The full 30-minute #ChristmasOnICE special will air on December 19 on TBS.
https://twitter.com/gloria_sin/status/1074795679837548546?s=19
https://twitter.com/gloria_sin/status/1074864267613085704?s=19
https://twitter.com/gloria_sin/status/1074865022445199366?s=19

It was my first time seeing Adam in person and he is as sassy and fun as you'd expect. He's so smooth reading lines that you'd think he's been doing this forever!

Shoutout to the skaters from Ice Theatre of NY for repping the sport!
 

Sylvia

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Thanks for sharing, @bunhead! :)
Shoutout to the skaters from Ice Theatre of NY for repping the sport!
:respec: ITNY posted this skating clip from rehearsal on their IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/BrlNwWHgG80/

The venue posted 10 photos of the PlayStation Theater transformed for the taping on Monday: https://www.instagram.com/p/BriTUkVA43f/

ETA:

Time-lapse: Building an Ice Rink [in 2 days] | Full Frontal on TBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vx_3uU6FPE
(Christmas on I.C.E. can be watched in 9 parts here on the show's YT channel)
 
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I liked it, but I was watching with a friend who didn't so that cut into my enjoyment.

My favorite part was the celebrity tribute to egg nog.
 

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