Anyone who was alive in the 1990s probably remembers the film The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen.
The film is about a dad, played by Allen, who watches Santa Claus fall off his roof and pass away.
After this unfortunate event, Allen’s character begins to turn into Santa Claus. While the premise is already a bit dark, it turns out the original script was even darker.
Tim Allen appeared on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to promote Toy Story 4 and dropped some details about the beloved 90s classic.
“The original Santa Clause is a little darker, written by two comedians. I actually shot and killed Santa, in the original movie. And he fell off the roof, because I thought he was a burglar. He gives me the card and the whole movie starts. And the kid goes, ‘You just killed Santa.’ And I said, ‘He shouldn’t have been on the roof when he wasn’t invited.'”
He went on.
“[…] The head of Disney at the time said, ‘Well, we can’t start a movie like that.’ I said, ‘Why not?’ He said, ‘Well, we can’t start a Disney movie with you murdering Santa Claus.’ I said, ‘I’m a comedian. Why not? That’s funny. You killed all the parents in your other movies anyway.’ Don’t they? They do that. I’m a comedian!”
The full interview can be seen below.
People were amused.
ok but this is lowkey the funniest thing i've read in weeks
— Shannon (@definians) November 24, 2018
Damn jolly fat man gonna get got
— HydroRaccoon620 (@HRaccoon620) November 24, 2018
"That direction just wouldn't fly"
— Kevin Papin! (@Kpap31313) November 24, 2018
Some were a bit shocked.
— Sophia Rue (@SophiaRue1) November 22, 2018
Good thing they didn't go with that
— Matt (@Now_I_get_it) November 22, 2018
Glad they didn’t do that.
— 🌸🌸🦋❤️Amber ❤️🦋🌸🌸 (@AmberLaskey12) November 23, 2018
But many wanted to see this version of the movie.
Ha! That would have been fantastic!! All the best Christmas movies have a little violence in 'em. Examples: Die Hard, Christmas Vacation, and Home Alone. Classics!
— Jesse Black (@littleBIGman185) November 23, 2018
What could’ve been
— David Roach (@DavidRoach122) November 23, 2018
That would’ve been a fantastic scene XD
— Luis Moran (@LuisMoran_sv) November 23, 2018
Okay, yeah we kinda need this reboot.