Gayly bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old, This knight so bold, And o'er his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado.
[ open on TV Land logo ] Announcer: You're watching TV Land -- which means you are a cat, in an empty apartment. [ Price opens the door to Katherine Hepburn, who drags a tree inside ] Katherine Hepburn: Hello, Vincent! Katherine Hepburn: Oh, I don't care for planes, Vincent, and I DESPISE trains! LOOK at you, you could use some color in those cheeks!
[ dissolve to Vincent Price on black-and-white set. Vincent Price: I -- I -- Katherine Hepburn: Now, WHERE shall I put this?
The crow perched on his shoulder wears a Santa hat.
The one night of the year when an intruder in bright red garb is greeted with joy! A collection of guests will arrive, and together they will delve into the mystery that is... [ thunder rumbles, the doorbell chimes ] Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the African Queen herself -- Katherine Hepburn! Vincent Price: You dragged a tree from Connecticut to Burbank? So, you actually -- Katherine Hepburn: A good walk would do YOU some good, Vincent! [ with that, she drags the tree across the set and leaves Price by himself ] Vincent Price: [ snidely ] Nice talking to you!
For others, a cruel reminder that the bitter chill of Winter is upon us! [ smoke rises out of control, causing Price to choke ] Guys! [ cut back to Vincent Price ] Vincent Price: Tonight! It's a Norway spruce that I cut down MYSELF in Connecticut!
Now, please welcome your host, fresh from the River Styx, Vincent Price! [ Price opens the door, as James Dean swaggers in ] James Dean: Hey... [ cut to title card ] Announcer: And now, Colgate presents "Vincent Price's 1954 Christmas Special". Vincent Price: [ excited ] Did you bring a Secret Santa gift? James Dean: [ anguished ] YOU'RE ALWAYS HASSLING ME!!! [ Price perks up when hears piano music pot up ] Vincent Price: Ah! [ cut to Liberace laughing gayly as he tickles the ivories ] Liberace: Well! I prefer them in pairs, and I like them them in EVERY color except BLUE! [ he dangles the ornaments in front of Dean ] Does this do anything for you, James?