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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 December 2019 at 5:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Bottom line: nothing remotely like a story arc, and the ending must have made no sense at all to most of the audience.
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More: the Sharon Tate subplot is completely unnecessary. Once this is realized it become bad taste, much like Alan Mooreís use of Kitty Genovese in WATCHMEN.

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 Tim O'Neill wrote:
Jim Henson's MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS TV special is the definitive Muppet Christmas show.

Disagree.  EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS is not only the best from Jim Henson and Co., it's among the best all-around holiday specials ever. Hands down.  No question.
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Posted: 11 December 2019 at 8:28am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Thatís the second time Iíve seen that mentioned over the last couple of days. And Iíd never even heard of it before. 
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Matt R: "Disagree. EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS is not
only the best from Jim Henson and Co., it's among the best
all-around holiday specials ever. Hands down. No
question."

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I'm sorry, Matt - but you're just wrong. And I will
destroy you for this. So begins The Great Christmas Muppet
War of 2019!!

Of course I agree that EMMETT OTTER is fantastic. I hadn't
considered it as i was comparing original Muppet cast
Christmas shows. EMMET is an annual tradition for me along
with MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS. They are hard to compare
since they are so different tonally.




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Posted: 11 December 2019 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The lines are drawn. Forces mass along the borders.

AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME!

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If a Jewish vote counts, I declare that the best is actually 1978's CHRISTMAS EVE ON SESAME STREET.
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Pick a side, Corporal Penn, and don't add to the fog of war.
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I don't know. A MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS is kind of a like a Christmas Crisis on Infinite Muppet Earths. Muppets from The Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock AND Muppet Babies??? Pretty strong stuff. 


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Don't muddle the holiday.  Keep it pure and simple with a straight story about love and family with some pretty fantastic songs by Paul Williams that I've listened to every single holiday from 1977 until now.  

I've got my blades out, O'Neill.  Let's see what you've got!
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 Brian Miller wrote:
Thatís the second time Iíve seen that mentioned over the last couple of days. And Iíd never even heard of it before.

Not surprising.  It was originally an HBO special from 1978.  It was later modified to exclude the Kermit bookend. It ran for four or five years around the holiday on HBO, but it's been notoriously out of circulation for decades, only getting a DVD release in the mid-2000s and a Blu-ray release this decade. It does, however, have a robust fanbase of which I have been a vocal member for decades.  It's one of my favorite holiday pleasures.

I have to mention that it's getting the reboot treatment and I'm more than a little skeptical:  Link  
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Whatever happened to that "grim and gritty" FRAGGLE ROCK that was being noised around a while back?
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