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A funny spin on the Beatles

All Beatled out? Can't say as I blame you, but if you're in the mood for a different twist on the legends from Liverpool, check out Comedy Central this afternoon. Me, I don't see how anyone can see too much of a group of musicians responsible for something as timeless as "A Hard Day's Rut."

* "Seinfeld" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Jerry forgets where he left his car, and the crew spends half an hour in a parking garage trying to find it. A half-hour? They got off easy.

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* "Victory at Sea marathon" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- To commemorate the 54th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, MPT airs all six episodes of this series from 1952 celebrating the U.S. Navy's role in World War II. The shows, produced by NBC and the Navy, are more drama than documentary, but they're unabashedly patriotic and a fascinating relic of the years immediately following the war.

* "White Christmas" (8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- No, this isn't the movie where Bing Crosby first sang "White Christmas" -- that honor goes to 1942's "Holiday Inn" -- but he does croon that and a handful of other Irving Berlin standards here. The film's cast includes Danny Kaye and the unjustly forgotten Vera-Ellen.

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* "The Rutles" (3 p.m.-4 p.m., Comedy Central) -- A marriage of Monty Python and "Saturday Night Live" that parodies The Beatles in a way even the Fab Four approved of. Watch for hilarious interviews with Mick Jagger and Paul Simon, plus a scene-stealing turn by John Belushi as The Rutles' cutthroat agent.



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