Shades of Sherman Hemsley.
For those too juvy: Sherman played Archie Bunker's neighbor George Jefferson in All in the Family before spinning off into his own sitcom, The Jeffersons.
One Xmas, in the early seventies, in an All in the Family episode, George Jefferson dressed up like Santa Claus. When he visited Archie's house to pick up Lionel, Archie saw him and told him that he couldn't dress up like Santy Claus because Santy Claus was, as everyone knows, white.
The ensuing dialog between the the two actors is some of the best comedy writing that I have ever witnessed.
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