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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (film) Quotes

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a Television specials and episodes that was first aired in 1970 on American Broadcasting Company (1970-present). Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town ended its run in 1970.

It features Jules Bass, and Arthur Rankin Jr. as producer, Mickey Rooney; Keenan Wynn; Paul Frees; Joan Gardner; Robie Lester doing voices, Maury Laws; Jules Bass in charge of musical score, and Kizo Nagashima as head of cinematography.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is recorded in English language and originally aired in United States; Japan. Each episode of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is 51 mins long. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution. Spinoffs for this show include The Year Without a Santa Claus.

The cast includes: Joan Gardner as Dingle, Joan Gardner as Zingle, Joan Gardner as Wingle, Joan Gardner as Tingle, Joan Gardner as Bingle, Mickey Rooney as Kris, Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Keenan Wynn as Winter, Paul Frees as Newscaster, Robie Lester as Jessica, and Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Quotes

Mickey Rooney as Kris

  • (Mickey Rooney) "Watch out for that dolly. She's a hardened criminal, I hear."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Changing from bad to good's as easy as taking your first step."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "You better watch out, better not cry, better not pout."
  • (Unnamed) "Why?"
  • (Mickey Rooney) "I'm telling you why."
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah?"
  • (Mickey Rooney) "'Cause I came to town. And look what I brought."
  • (Unnamed) "Toys."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Look, uh, before you do me in, would you tell your tree friends to let me loose for a second? You see, I have something for you."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "What is this? A trick?"
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Oh, no sir, Mr. Warlock. Or, may I call you Winter?"
  • (Keenan Wynn) "Mr. Warlock if you please."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Oh. Well, I managed to save one little toy and I'd like you to have it."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "You wish to give me -- a present? A -- a toy?"
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Yes, sir."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "But, no one ever gives mean old Warlock a toy."
  • (Narrator) "Kris made a list of all the children and the toys they wanted. He checked it over once, then checked it over twice. He tried to figure out just who was naughty and who was nice."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Well, I guess they're all pretty nice."

Keenan Wynn as Winter

  • (Keenan Wynn) "A choo-choo."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "I've always wanted one."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "You mustn't mind the tree monsters. Their bark is worse than their bite. Ha ha ha ha."

Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger

  • (Paul Frees) "I hate toys. And toys hate me. Either they are going or I am going. And I am certainly not going, Grimsley."
  • (Paul Frees) "Today, children everywhere are making preparations for an event of world shaking significance: the annual visit of Santa Claus. Informed sources report that legions of junior citizens are making monumental efforts not to cry and not to pout. Meanwhile, letters by the thousands have been flooding postal facilities at the North Pole."
  • (Paul Frees) "Toys are hereby declared illegal, immoral, unlawful AND anyone found with a toy in his possession will be placed under arrest and thrown in the dungeon."
  • (Paul Frees) "This is outrageous. Toys. Toys everywhere. What sort of criminal is this Kringle, sneaking into houses at night? I hereby decree that all the town's doors and windows be locked tight against this prowler."
  • (Paul Frees) "Stop. In the name of the law. You brats are under arrest. Take them away."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Don't arrest those children. It was my fault. I gave them the toys."
  • (Paul Frees) "You? How dare you. You are obviously a nonconformist and a rebel."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "Me? Rebel?"
  • (Paul Frees) "Arrest this man immediately."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "For you."
  • (Paul Frees) "A yo-yo? I love yo-yos. I used to be able to do all kinds of tricks. Ooh wheeeeeeeeee. Hoo hoo hoo hoo."
  • (Grimsley) "Excuse me, sir, but you're breaking your own laws."
  • (Paul Frees) "What? What are you saying?"
  • (Paul Frees) "Ooohh, I have been bamboozled. Arrest him. Arrest him."
  • (Paul Frees) "It's a difficult responsibility / That you accept from the number one lawmaker, me / Have it known throughout the land from sea to sea / There'll be no more toymakers to the king."

Robie Lester as Jessica

  • (Robie Lester) "Oh, Mr. Warlock."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "Uh, Winter, please."
  • (Robie Lester) "You must help me stop Kris. Please, use your magic."
  • (Keenan Wynn) "Oh -- alas, I've been -- disenchanted. I have no more powers. I can't even do card tricks."
  • (Robie Lester) "Oh. That's terrible. What shall we do?"
  • (Grimsley) "Nobody is going to do anything. You are all under arrest for defying the law and making toys. And for being an accomplice to Public Enemy Number One: Kris Kringle."
  • (Robie Lester) "If the Burgermeister saw you, we would all be in real danger."
  • (Mickey Rooney) "In danger from toys?"

Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle

  • (Joan Gardner) "Wiggle my ears and tickle my toes, methinks I see a baby's nose. It's more than a nose. There's a whole baby attached to it. Better call my brothers. Wingle. Bingle. Tingle. Zingle."
  • (Joan Gardner) "What is it, Dingle?"
  • (Joan Gardner) "It's a baby, Zingle."
  • (Joan Gardner) "A baby what, Wingle?"
  • (Joan Gardner) "A baby baby, Tingle."
  • (Joan Gardner) "I like babies, Bingle."
  • (Joan Gardner) "Our baby's the best baby of them all, Wingle."

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