Since it came out before NuWho was a thing, it is therefore the franchises' second ever Christmas Special after The Feasting of Pussy, and just like that madhouse full of arabs, it is a light-hearted comedy. However unlike many Who festive specials, this one is actually GOAT, mainly because Based Gareth was involved and he actually knows how to write comedy, unlike some.
Dr. 6 and Lemonade find a chubby con man and his pet skank impersonating them and looking to make a profit from faking an alien invasion and "defeating" it. Suddenly a real alien invasion starts, which leads to a wild goosechase where the Doctor, Mel and their impersonators have to find the three most prized sex toys of the solar system or something to halt the attack.
- The con's version of the TARDIS is a portaloo. This wouldn't be the last time this joke was made.
- Matt Lucas is a single-celled organism. Who knew.
- The con's assistant, Sally-Anne, gets horny over the Doctor and they end up smooching, ergo Paulio technically isn't the first Doctor to get some hot action.
- There's a post-credits scene where Mel and the Doctor have "a nut-roast" and watch Ten's fuckbuddy give a speech. Then the Doctor, drunk af and feeling nostalgic, breaks the fourth wall like his dementia-riddled first self. It's actually really comfy, you can listen to it here.