Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker
December 18, 1991
Amblin Television, Universal Cartoon Studios, Universal TV
Columbia Broadcasting System, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Opus is a bird, and thus yearns to fly--but he is also a penguin, and thus "aerodynamically impaired." Tired of being mocked by the other birds, Opus decides that the only person who can help him with his wish is Father Christmas. But on Christmas Eve, Father Christmas has some problems of his own.
Hello, my name is Opus and, uh, I am a, uh... a FLAPOHOLIC!
I accept that my life has become ruled by an obsessive need for flight. I...
ALBATROSS!!! Just be glad your wife didn't leave you for an ALBATROSS!
Good, George! Confront your feelings.
My puny kiwi wings weren't good enough for Delores... oh no, no. She had to have AN ALBATROSS! With GREAT, BIG, LOOOONG WINGS! He was on hormones. You heard me, read my beak--HORMONES!
Uh, maybe we shouldn't be confronting those par-tic-ular feelings.
Speakin' of feelings, darned if I don't feel like a Boeing 747! I'm cleared for takeoff! Woo!
Good! Let's confront our feelings about that one!
So what if they're small? Some women prefer small wings! What did Delores want, quantity or quality? She wants 'em big? MARRY THE SPACE SHUTTLE, YA SHREW!
Space shuttle? Watch it!
Oh, my Delores...
George the Kiwi (credited as "Sudy Nim")
Bill the Cat
Truffles / Ducks
Milquetoast the Cross-dressing Cockroach
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This animated special was produced while Robin and Dustin Hoffman were filming "Hook" together. Since executive producer Steven Spielberg had two A-list actors at his disposal, he decided to give them cameo voice roles in the show. Hoffman's role as Milquetoast was uncredited.