Christmas in Tattertown
A Christmas special created and directed by Ralph Bakshi which aired on Nickelodeon in 1988.
Tropes used in Christmas in Tattertown include:
- Ambiguously Jewish: The Christmas tree who owns the comic book store
- And Call Him George - Why Muffet avoids Debbie like the plague.
- Animate Inanimate Object - Everyone in Tattertown except Debbie.
- Fluffy the Terrible - Muffet
- Genki Girl - Debbie
- Giant Spider - Sidney the Spider
- Interactive Narrator - Saxophone
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo - Golden Age cartoon stars Flip the Frog and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit can be seen sitting together in a bar, both off-model and unnamed. Oswald also appears early in the film via his trolley.
- Living Toys - Muffet and Cubby, among others.
- One-Episode Wonder: This was originally going to be Nickelodeon's first foray into evening television (and a regular children's series for Ralph Bakshi).
- Perma-Stubble - Muffet, despite being female.
- Storybook Opening
- True Meaning of Christmas
- You Can't Go Home Again - Debbie. Literally, thanks to the series never even starting.