Directed by Aaron Ginsburg.
Episode 10: “Christmas on Mars!”
Opening song sung by (L to R): Suzanne Santo, Janet Varney, Annie Savage, Autumn Reeser, Maria DeLuca, and Sara Radle.
Holiday tales told ‘round the cowboy campfire by Sparks Nevada (Marc Evan Jackson) and his faithful Martian companion Croach the Tracker (Mark Gagliardi).
Sparks tells Croach a tale Beyond Belief: “The Winter of the House of Usher”
Frank Doyle: Paul F. Tompkins
Sadie Doyle (Sat): Paget Brewster
Sadie Doyle (Sun): Alison Brie
Sebastian Ernst: Nathan Fillion
Dr. Ernst: Michael Hogan
Cindy Louise: Autumn Reeser
The Monster: Michael Sinterniklaas
Sparks and Croach are joined by the Red Plains Rider (Busy Philipps) on Saturday and by future love interest Virginia West (Gillian Jacobs) on Sunday, who tell the story of Jumbo, the Christmas Elephant. Theme sung by Hard n Phirm:
Jumbo: Mark Gagliardi
Palm Tree: Hal Lublin
Wyatt the Rabbit (Sat): Samm Levine
Wyatt the Rabbit (Sun): Danny Pudi
Cloudly C. Cloud: Mike Phirman
Another Cloud: Chris Hardwick
Santa: Craig Cackowski
Croach recounts to Sparks the story of the Martian Christmas, designated “Han-U’kah” which features the Martians’ perception of Sparks:
Barlok the Wise: John Ennis
Sheb the Comptroller: Susan Hogan
“Nerd Sparks” (Sat): Colin Hanks
“Nerd Sparks” (Sun): Martin Starr
A special visitor—Paul Scheer on Saturday and Kevin Pollak on Sunday—made an appearance to wish Sparks and Croach a happy holiday, courtesy of the WorkJuice Corp.
Finally, Sparks tried to impart to Croach the meaning of Christmas with a musical hobo fairy tale, Down in Moonshine Holler: “It’s Time to Pay Von Piper.” The theme song was performed by HoneyHoney!
Banjo Bindlestuff: Craig Cackowski
Gummy: Hal Lublin
Mr. Grandpa: Toby Huss
Curious Pete: Chris Hardwick
Melody Faagerveste: Alison Brie
Helie Faagerveste: Annie Savage
Romulus Von Piper: James Urbaniak
And then EVERYONE came back onstage to perform a hobo Christmas wassail, “It’s a Ho-Ho-Hobo Christmas” (available soon via our podcast).