Thrilling Adventure Hour
December 4th & 5th, 2010

December 4th & 5th, 2010

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).


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