[12/10/04 - 12:00 AM]
Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's MR. Bill's Christmas Special Beginning December 13 Only on TriotV.com

[via press release from Trio]


NEW YORK -- December 10, 2004 -� TRIOTV.com, the Web site for pop culture TV channel TRIO, celebrates the Yuletide with a clayfest! The beloved clay characters from the early days of NBC's Saturday Night Live -- Mr. Bill, his dog Spot, girlfriend Sally and nemesis Sluggo -- star in Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special beginning Monday, December 13 exclusively on triotv.com.

The entire, 24-minute special will be streamed on www.triotv.com beginning December 13 and continuing throughout December. Additionally, Triotv.com will stream the 3-minute short, Mr. Bill's Xmas Special. Program descriptions are below.

Ho Ho Nooooooo!!! It's Mr. Bill's Christmas Special (24-minutes, 1995)
Mr. Bill and his family cordially invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve at their house! Christmas is Mr. Bill's favorite time of the year. Help him trim the tree, go caroling, and check out the latest holiday toys. Then enjoy a cup of eggdog by the fire as he reads "A Christmas Carol." Father Guido Sarducci, Mr. Bill's old buddy from SNL, drops by to help remind us of the spiritual side of the holiday. And as midnight approaches, we'll all wait for the guest of honor - Santa Sluggo and a special reading of the timeless classic "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Mr. Bill's Xmas Special (3-minutes, 1980)
Join Mr. Bill, Miss Sally and Spot as they celebrate their Christmas outside in the snow next to a flaming oil can.

Walter Williams, creator of the Mr. Bill character and The Mr. Bill Show, produced, wrote, and directed the programs.

TRIO is an entertainment cable television channel reflecting pop culture TV: film, music, fashion, television and stage in its programming. TRIO is available to over 20 million households via digital cable and satellite services. For more information about TRIO, visit www.triotv.com or call 1-877-GET-TRIO.

TRIO is a program service of NBC Universal Cable, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.

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