This will probably be it as far as Christmas special-related posts go for me this year. So I might as well wrap up with a bang.
“Rapture’s Delight:” one of the top five best things ever.
As I’ve already mentioned, American Dad does great Christmas specials. But even they pale before the glory that is “Rapture’s Delight.” I’d love to show it off to you in its full glory, but unfortunately the folks over at Fox are very bad at proper use of the Internet as an advertising tool, so the episode is nowhere to be found on Hulu. American Dad as a whole is, however, available on the Netflix instant queue, so if you have that, go check it out there. Everyone else has to take my word for it that it is just awesome.
Several things make “Rapture’s Delight” truly awesome. For starters, it’s one of the few Christmas specials I’ve seen outside of Christian programming that deals with the holiday as a religious event. True, the religion here is so mutilated in the name of humor that it probably enrages many folks who take their beliefs too seriously, but it does deal specifically with Christ. In fact, it mangles its way through a whole slew of religious dogma, as the Rapture actually happens and Stan and Francine get left behind. And that’s not even the over the top part. Continue reading