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A Conservation Carol

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Scrooge meets Stagflation in this completely unnecessary adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale! 

It’s the late 70s and Ebenezer Scrooge is mired in a deep malaise. Not about Christmas: his coworkers are begging him to join their carpool. Usually Scrooge is an unsympathetic character, but him not wanting to jam into a van full of chattering accountants before he’s even had his first cup of coffee is one of the most relatable things in the RiffTrax library. Scrooge needs to be taught a lesson about conserving fuel, and it was either “be visited by three spirits” or “be forced to watch a beige educational film.”

You know the drill: Marley’s chains, Fezziwig, “Boy, what day is it?", etc. But no other adaptation has been bold enough to show a televised Jimmy Carter speech smack dab in the middle of the story! Too bad, that really would have been a bold choice for The Muppet Christmas Carol…

As Ol’ Charlie Dick himself said, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor (this was the first quote on Goodreads, we didn’t even have to scroll!) so please join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for A Conservation Carol!

Written by: Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, & Sean Thomason

Digital HD Video file formats

Legacy devices (82.41 MB)
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Medium (228.05 MB)
High (TV) 480p (365.27 MB)
HD Low 720p (232.63 MB)
HD Medium 720p (369.17 MB)
HD High 1080p (2.04 GB)

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Average: 9.2 (29 votes)

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Release date

December 5, 2023


19 minutes
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