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Candy Matson - "Santa's Helper" Jack Frost (12-19-49)

Candy Matson - "Santa's Helper" Jack Frost (12-19-49)

'Santa's Helper' Jack Frost (Aired December 19, 1949)

Candy Matson aired as 'Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209', with expanded characterizations for both Rembrandt and Lt. Mallard and a somewhat 'friskier' Candy herself. The combination clicked. Monty Masters' snappy dialogue, regular references to Bay Area locations, sports teams, cultural attractions and historic landmarks made for a both entertaining and familiar local production. The Jack Webb influence was unmistakeable. Jack Thomas' Rembrandt character smacked of Tudor Owens' various characterizations in Webb productions, 'Lieutenant Mallard' bore more than a passing remblance to Webb's more sympathetic Police associates over the years (Raymond Burr excepted), and the dialogue throughout the production was highly reminiscent of most of Jack Webb's efforts prior to Dragnet. But regardless of the influence, Monty Masters' scripts and dialogue remained entirely distinct--as a detective genre--from anything that had previously aired over