The PBS station manager is meeting with Artie to discuss the special. And the meeting is taking place as they pedeconference down the hallway of the school. As are most PBS meetings, I understand. The station manager is thrilled that a differently-abled teenage boy is directing the special: "You're like a modern-day Tiny Tim." Artie agrees to let that slide, provided the station manager gives in to two iron-clad demands. "The first one came to me last night in a dream." And then Artie looks up and off to the left, just as the camera whisks us away to his dream. And said dream involves Artie in a full classroom while Chewbacca tells him (in Wookie, of course, with subtitles), "It's not Christmas without Chewbacca, Artie." Back in the hallway, Artie tells the station manager that the Wookie was right -- a Christmas special that doesn't call back to the notorious "Star Wars Holiday Special" is woefully lacking. Artie also insists that the special be shot in black and white, as an homage to the second-greatest holiday special of all time, "The Judy Garland Christmas Show." Two observations: First, I really wish they had more closely aped the Judy Garland special, because it would have meant Burt and Carol hosting a quiet family night while everybody dropped by, and we could have seen Kurt and Blaine do a number in which Kurt was desperately starving for Burt's approval. Second, I watched that entire special to prepare for this recap, and those dancing, high-kicking Santas are going to haunt my nightmares. Anyway, the station manager will give in to any demand Artie has, as long as he can make the special for less than $800. Commercials.
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