"A Rugrats Kwanzaa" is a television special from the American animated
series Rugrats, first broadcast on December 11, 2001. It was one of the
first mainstream television shows to feature the holiday Kwanzaa. In the
episode, the toddler Susie Carmichael and her friends – Tommy
Pickles, Chuckie and Kimi Finster, and Phil and Lil DeVille – learn
about the holiday during a visit from her great-aunt. Anthony Bell
directed the episode from a script by Lisa D. Hall, Jill Gorey, and
Barbara Herndon. "A Rugrats Kwanzaa" was praised by critics for its
representation of the holiday and the voice acting; there was a mixed
response to its commercialism. Cree Summer, who voices Susie, earned a
nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a
Youth at the 34th NAACP Image Awards for her role in the episode. A
picture book entitled The Rugrats' First Kwanzaa was adapted from the
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Imperial Russian Army officers led about 3,000 soldiers in
protest against Nicholas I's assumption of the throne after his elder
brother Konstantin removed himself from the line of succession.
American baseball player Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red
Sox to their rivals, the New York Yankees, beginning the 84-year-long
"Curse of the Bambino".
The Federation of Korean Trade Unions called on its 1.2 million
members to refuse to work, beginning the largest organized strike in
South Korea's history.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
take the gilt off the gingerbread:
(idiomatic) To take away the most attractive or appealing qualities of
something; to destroy an illusion.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
War has no longer the justification that it makes for the
survival of the fittest; it involves the survival of the less fit. The
idea that the struggle between nations is a part of the evolutionary law
of man's advance involves a profound misreading of the biological
analogy. The warlike nations do not inherit the earth; they represent
the decaying human element.
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