Thursday, November 09, 2006

Holy Santa Co., Shreveport! 'Without a Santa' is all you

Well, well, well, extras. It seems the TV industry is finally giving you some face time. "The Year Without a Santa Claus," a TV movie starring John Goodman, has visages from northwest Louisiana plastered all over its candy-colored world.

Who, oh, who gets the most exposure? I recognize a few folks. One featured prominently is Shreveport's most accomplished mugger, Eric Gipson.

He plays a henchmen of the evil elf (Chris Kattan), who is sucking the spirit out of poor Santa with a craze to commercialize Christmas. Shocker of a storyline, I know.

The star throws a cell phone, and Gipson catches it. The star looks confused, and Gipson raises a single eyebrow. As schtick goes, it's scene-stealing.

"The Year Without a Santa Claus," another cautionary tale about consumerism gone wild, premieres Dec. 11 on NBC.

If you think you are in the movie, email me a mugshot.

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