As we walked through the gates of Santa Inc.. We saw a conveyor belt with presents being loaded onto Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Candy Smalls (Sarah Silverman) is the ultimate elf and reduces Santa’s operation to science. He even managed to catch a dead lizard before it got on the sleigh. Before “Tiffany Chen from Tallahassee lost his shit”.
His boss Brent (Tim Meadows) runs the shop practically on behalf of Santa (Seth Rogen). And does everything, including shooting deer. Even Junior (Craig Robinson), Rudolph’s arrogant son, loves that the others are “kissing my ass tonight”.
The night passed without a problem:
Candy goes to work after a morning arguing with her carefree mother and her stupid older brother. She hears from her friend Goldie (Gaburi Sidibe), an all-girl B-stag. She receives complaints about her highly s*xual night from her other friend Cookie (Leslie Grossman). That she is fed up with caring for her little gingerbread baby correctly.
Jingle’s spiky chief of staff Jim (Joel Kim Booster) holds a rally at work. And Santa Claus brings them terrible news. On his trip around the world the night before. Brent was hired by Jeff Bezos of Santa Claus. When you see Brent is poised to become the new Santa Claus. After the now-retired Santa Claus, the loss is “very dry”, as Santa puts it.
Candy thought she could take the job, but Santa’s wife was never there. A visit by his grandfather (Paul Rust) persuades him to at least ask. Just before the wind blows and begs his grandson to hide his porn. He met Santa, and he felt progressive enough to do so. But when he sees his boss’ peak party happening on Boxing Day. He becomes even more determined to become the new Santa Claus.
We’d think Santa Inc. gross for no reason if we don’t think there’s a true story worth watching. The show, created by Alexandra Rushfield (Shrill), with Rogen and Silverman on the executive team. Which seeks to turn the entire Arctic operation into something sharp by making Santa, elves, gingerbread, and reindeer swear and talk about s*x. But in many ways, the show is a workplace comedy mixed with many gender politics.
If you look at it like this and appreciate Silverman’s achievements:
While Candy makes a stuck boil, Santa Inc. offers it fun. Candy is determined to break through Big Santa’s glass ceiling. And her response to the boys’ club joke on Boxing Day makes her even more determined. We love this story and look forward to seeing him face one obstacle after another. As he tries to win the full heart of the supposedly awakened Santa Claus.
We can take or leave the rest. Rushfield seems to be relying on the idea that it’s ridiculous in itself to see Santa. And the other Arctic curses as a team. But most of these jokes are unnecessary and not very funny. He does a great job building characters like Candy and even Santa Claus. And the fun that comes from these features is much funnier than just seeing everyone swear.
We have said it many times that we are not innkeepers. But we also appreciate it when humour doesn’t turn blue with blue. The first episode was pretty blue, and we wish he did more.
Santa Inc. wasn’t afraid to be rude and felt like adding a little fat to the roughness. But at all the heart of it all is a funny story. This is backed up by hilarious performances from the Silverman, Rogen, and the rest of the cast.