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Santa Claus was a guest character in The Rock-afire Explosion, temporarily replacing Rolfe DeWolfe and Earl Schmerle on stage right for the holiday season.

History and Info[]

Santa Claus first appeared in late 1984 in a special themed showtape titled "Uncle Santa" which used a collection of classic Rock-afire Christmas songs (many re-recorded with the Sun and Moon in place of the absent Rolfe and Earl), along with several new skits including the finale segments where Santa appeared onstage.

His animatronic was created by retrofitting the Uncle Klunk animatronic, giving him the unique ability to pick up a telephone - which he used to call his head elf "Norman" back at the North Pole.

Santa was voiced by Burt Wilson, who also voiced Fatz Geronimo. He sounded quite similar to Fatz with the exception being that the style of speaking was adjusted to fit Santa's character.

The shows that involved Santa Claus had him singing along with the band, answering questions, and telling a long story about what his routine is like delivering presents around the world every Christmas.

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