Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Muppet Family Christmas

Gadzooks! Christmas is less than a week away and I've barely posted anything! I'd better get hoppin', and I'll do that with the help of a frog. And a pig. And a bear. And a weirdo.

A Muppet Family Christmas first aired on ABC during Christmastime 1987, and features Fozzie taking his Muppet friends to his grandmother's house for an old-fashioned family Christmas. Problem is, Grandma rented to the house to Doc, the human star of Fraggle Rock. Soon enough, the special becomes a Christmas Muppetpalooza--which I'm always up for.

Perhaps the most bittersweet moment of the special is the cameo of the late Jim Henson himself at the very end. No one could have guessed that two and a half year's later, he'd be gone.

But don't let that ruin the mood of this joyous, heartwarming special. Enjoy!


Wings1295 said...

It is a great show. We watched A Very Merry Muppet Christmas last night, not as good.

Phillyradiogeek said...

I hate to admit it, but a lot of the Muppet projects in the wake of Jim Henson's death lacked...something, I'm not sure what. Last year's Muppet movie seemed to put them back on track, as did the fun Internet clips they made beforehand, so hopefully they've found their footing again.