The Plot To Bury Burl Ives

That beloved Christmas classic, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, is riddled with production errors and inconsistencies, which is part of it’s charm. Here’s a favorite typo from the credits:

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Or is it a typo? Is it possible that someone involved in the creation of the credits had nursed and nurtured a growing hatred for the beloved troubador over the course of the production, and wished for him to be “buried”? Over some slight, real or imagined? Is this credit in fact a curse, one that took some thirty years to come to fruition?

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Natural causes? Slow, stealthy curse? You decide.

I vote curse!

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