The Muppet Movie (1979) The Great Muppet Caper (1981) The Muppets Take Manhattan … While Kermit is exploring the Fraggle cavern (with Robin), his arm sock is briefly seen for a few seconds before the Fraggles appear. A Muppet Family Christmas is a TV special that premiered on December 16, 1987 on ABC. The ABC, NBC, and DVD versions all had slightly different end credits sequences. It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie VHS Jim Henson PG 2003 Muppets. All video releases derive from the 1989 edit, which contains less incidental music, and puts dissolves between scenes that originally faded to and from black for commercial breaks. But this will always have a special place in my heart. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. The Swedish Chef calls Big Bird into the kitchen and starts shaking salt all over him. Kermit and Robin return just in time to witness Miss Piggy's arrival on a dogsled (driven by Doc, wearing a Mountie-style uniform). After. The Swedish Chef calls Big Bird into the kitchen and starts to salt him. The footage shows Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, and Gonzo, when they were babies, singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". Doc corrects the Swedish Chef on which animal is which, and then the Turkey begins flirting with Gonzo's girlfriend, Camilla the Chicken. Fozzie starts singing along, during which the Snowman comes to life and starts up a comedy act with the bear. In this one-hour Christmas special, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother Emily on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. All video releases derive from the 1989 edit, which contains less incidental music, and puts dissolves between scenes that originally faded to and from black for commercial breaks. Doc, on the other hand, is taken aback that he now has so many funny-looking unexpected visitors, and asks Sprocket if they're "anything like these Fraggles you keep telling me about." Later, Fozzie is outside building a snowman while some woodland critters chop down a Christmas tree, when Rowlf shows up (and slips on the icy patch). "We Need a Little Christmas" and the "Jingle Bells"/"Jingle Bell Rock" medley were featured on the album Nick at Nite: A Classic Cartoon Christmas. Once they finish singing, Fozzie's mom puts his stocking up on the mantle; Fozzie tells her that he's a grown bear and doesn't need to have his stocking hung anymore, but lets her keep it up anyway. Robin gives the Fraggle pebble to Grover. And since his mother loves surprises, they have not called to tell her they were coming. Release date: shipping: + $5.95 shipping . The special first aired on ABC on December 16, 1987. Doc is looking forward to having "a nice, quiet Christmas" in the countryside. It won an award from the Writers' Guild of America in 1989, and was also nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program. This special feels more like a prolonged episode of the Muppet Show than any other Muppet Christmas movie. If you Buy It Now, you'll only be purchasing this item. Then Janice brings out some Christmas cookies she just baked, only for Cookie Monster to gobble them all down. ", "For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home.". Peter HarrisEric Till Miss Piggy finds the perfect present for Kermit. Big Bird, completely unaware of the Chef's culinary intentions, gives him a handful of homemade chocolate-covered birdseed. 'Twas the night before Christmas and the Muppet Theatre is in danger of being torn down, but with hilarious send-ups of just about every holiday movie ever made, the Muppets discover that what matters most is their love for each other. (1989 version). Promotion in Muppet Magazine Winter 1988. The Electric Mayhem performs "Jingle Bell Rock". Fozzie and the Snowman performing their comedy act... Kermit gets another call from Miss Piggy. Take a walk, fly south for the winter, anything!". Rowlf arrives at the farmhouse while Fozzie is building a snowman. On Nickelodeon, the following edits were made: The music that played before Rowlf arrives at the farmhouse is cut. The special opens with most of The Muppet Show gang driving through a blizzard in a pickup truck, singing "We Need a Little Christmas". The special features various Muppets from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and Muppet Babies. Meanwhile, Doc, having observed Kermit's fears for Miss Piggy, offers to find her and help her get to the farmhouse; true, he's never met her, but he didn't know the Muppets until this day and now considers them to be newfound friends. Before the frogs head back upstairs, Boober gives Robin the pebble, in a show of friendship. The logo appearing in the very shot was something that was added for the home video releases. Categorized here are Christmas specials, movies, and albums starring characters from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and other productions by the Jim Henson Company.This includes Sesame Street Christmas specials produced after 2000 (when the Sesame Street characters were fully sold to Sesame Workshop) and Christmas specials produced by The Muppets Studio (a subsidiary of … Doc and Sprocket rent Ma Bear's farmhouse. Or, rather, it feels more like scenes from the collected Muppet Studio family, with a slightly odd interlude where Kermit and Robin discover the Fraggles who proceeded to gift them with a song and a yellow stone. "), Jim Henson's head briefly pops up. It's Miss Piggy, who informs Kermit that her arrival will be delayed (due to a photo session). Miss Piggy calls Kermit one more time to tell him that her limousine is stuck in a snowbank, so she's going to take a taxi to the farmhouse, in spite of the blizzard. ABC aired it again on December 2, 1988. These scenes, however, are retained on the PAL video releases, as the US song rights are different than for other countries. But then Kermit points to the arrival of the Sesame Street Muppets, who sing a medley of "Here We Come A-Caroling" and "Deck the Halls" (with the exception of Oscar the Grouch, who naturally refuses to sing along). Kermit and Piggy singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and Statler and Waldorf singing "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" are both removed from the Carol Sing Medley on the R1 DVD, again due to music rights, but remains intact on European R2 DVDs. A TV weather report from the Newsman announces an impending blizzard, causing Kermit to worry about Piggy. The press release also stated that "the treatment is being writt… The Sesame Street regulars, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie and others, join the festivities, but to Kermit's dismay, the only one missing is Miss Piggy, who has been caught in a snowstorm. This was cut from the master used for subsequent TV airings and video releases in the United States and Europe. The scene with Fozzie and Ma hanging stockings is removed. He is also seen trying to cheer Kermit up, along with some of the more prominent Muppets. Unbeknownst to them, Mrs. Bear is planning to spend Christmas in Malibu, and to make sure her farmhouse stays in one piece while she's gone, she has rented it to Doc and his dog Sprocket. Appearances of the Fraggle Rock characters: 1980's Fraggle Songs (1983)Uncle Traveling Matt Doozer Music (1984)'Traveling MattandCotterpin Doozer The Muppets Take Manhattan(1984)Mokey Fraggle Red Fraggle Gobo Fraggle Wembley Fraggle Boober Fraggle Fraggles Aretha Baby Tree Creature Blustering Bellowpane Monster Brool the Minstrel Murray the Minstrel Cantus the Minstrel Philo and Gunge … Then the telephone rings, and Animal answers it; it is Miss Piggy, calling to tell Kermit that she has a photo session underway and needs to get it done before she can join them. When this special originally debuted on television, the full rights to the songs were only secured for television. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Once they finish, they all come inside. At the beginning, in wide shots of Fozzie's truck, When Fozzie first enters the house, he does not slip on the icy patch, as if it were not there; the second time he enters, after the "Sleigh Ride" number, he. A shot of the tree is shown over dialogue of Fozzie getting ready to tell everybody that Emily has an announcement, as opposed to him being seen (this followed him and Elmo turning on the Christmas lights in the original version). He usually wears a brown cap and scarf. Fozzie brings the Snowman in for the rest of the gang to see, but he's dismayed to see Statler and Waldorf (old friends of Ma Bear who visit every Christmas). Scooter looks outside and comments that he is right, and Count Von Count starts trying to count as many snowflakes as he can while Kermit becomes more worried about Miss Piggy. A Muppet Family Christmas – IMDb. Gobo Fraggle and his pals meet the frogs. She is at first surprised when she sees that he has gotten her a live mink, but quickly warms up when Maureen says she's her biggest fan. When Emily reaches to take it down, Fozzie decides it's OK to leave it up. December 16, 1987 At that moment, the Muppet Newscaster appears on TV to report about a terrible blizzard forming outside, saying that barometers will be falling sharply; he then literally gets attacked by them. Then Doc gives out presents dressed as Santa Claus while they all sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", during which Jim Henson himself appears, watching this from the kitchen. Fozzie brings him in for everyone to see, but then sees Statler and Waldorf, who are revealed to be friends of Emily's who visit her every Christmas. Emily is pleasantly surprised with the appearance of Fozzie and "his weirdo friends", despite the fact that she now has to cancel her trip, and willingly allows them to stay. However, every commercially available version in the United States and Canada has scenes edited out due to music rights problems. The scene with Fozzie and Emily hanging stockings was removed from later TV broadcasts and the video releases. The special was recorded at CFTO (also known as 9 Channel Nine Court), a studio in Agincourt near Toronto, Canada.[1]. In the cave, the frogs soon stumble upon the Fraggles and wish them a merry Christmas, and also explain the holiday to them because the Fraggles don't really know what it is. They have decided to spend Christmas at the old farm where Fozzie Bear's mother, Ma Bear, lives. NBC's broadcasts had a completely different font, and had both the Henson and Disney logos after it. 48 minutes (uncut)42 minutes (edited) Kermit then presents Miss Piggy with his gift for her - a mink, not a coat but Piggy's biggest fan. Christmas Specials Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Reruns aired (through the RTL2 children's program framing format Vampy) once during the holiday season of 1997, and three more times throughout 1998.. Then the telephone rings, and Animal answers. When Fozzie and Emily check off a list of the sleeping arrangements, a shot of a fireplace is shown over their beginning dialogue (originally, they were onscreen the whole time they were checking off sleeping arrangements). Kermit tells Beauregard that he's worried about Miss Piggy. Then Doc, as Santa Claus, gives out presents and all the Muppets sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," during which Jim Henson himself appears, watching from the kitchen. The curtain behind opens to show the sleigh being pulled by the reindeer, all played by monsters (including Herry Monster and Elmo), with The Two-Headed Monster as St. Nick (to which Sam replies, "Is nothing sacred?"). Directed by: A Muppet Family Christmas Red Fraggle is one of the main characters from the Jim Henson television series Fraggle Rock . Because the US song rights are different than for other countries, the PAL video release available in Europe does not contain the music edits the NTSC videos suffer. Miss Piggy calls Kermit one more time to tell him that her limo is stuck in the snowbank, and that she's going to take a taxi to the farmhouse. In a May 2006 interview, Brian Henson said, "Yes, we are writing a Fraggle Rock movie and trying to pull it together." Wiyh Piggy arrives with Doc in spectacular fashion, dressed to the nines and in a sleigh. Kermit and Robin looking at the blizzard outside. The Swedish Chef shows up at the farmhouse, telling Fozzie he's here to cook the Christmas turkey. The segments from outer space (i.e. It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special, Nick at Nite: A Classic Cartoon Christmas, John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular, Bob! It was then re-edited and aired on NBC as an episode of The Magical World of Disney on December 24, 1989. Their pleasant singing of "Jingle Bells" is quickly interrupted by the Electric Mayhem performing "Jingle Bell Rock.". Available on: Shop with confidence. Scooter finds an old home movie of the first Christmas the Muppets ever spent together, so they sit down to watch it. Doc, on the other hand, is a bit peeved that the house he rented has just gotten so many unexpected visitors, and asks Sprocket if they're "anything like these Fraggles you keep telling me about." It was aired on Nickelodeon from 1992 to 1997, and later on the Odyssey Network in 1999 and 2000, and the Hallmark Channel in 2001. Directed by Kirk R. Thatcher. Boober Fraggle is one of the five main Fraggles in Fraggle Rock. During the medley, the Fraggles come up to watch. They come visit me every Christmas.". Meanwhile, the Swedish Chef has been tricked by the Christmas Turkey into believing that Sprocket is an even bigger turkey. During the scene where the Muppets enter the house, a puppeteer's full face is exposed on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. And since she apparently loves surprises, Fozzie has not called his mother to tell her they were coming. Before the second time Kermit answers the phone, he can be seen holding the phone receiver right before it rings. This time, she's doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. The workshop is decorated for Christmas, complete with garland streamers and a Christmas tree and a toy Santa Claus. (NBC added their own fades when airing the special.) Unbeknownst to them, Mrs. Bear is planning to spend Christmas in Malibu, and to make sure her farmho… Henson said that fans should expect the movie "to do something that sort of stands next to the Fraggle Rock series rather than be a continuation of the show." A Muppet Family Christmas is a Christmas television special starring Jim Henson's Muppets. In the cave, they soon stumble upon Gobo Fraggle and his friends, and wish them a Merry Christmas, and also explain the holiday to them because they don't really know what it is. When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs. The special kicks off with Fozzie, Kermit, and most of the Muppet Show gang (with the pointed exception of Miss Piggy) driving through a blizzard in a pickup truck, singing "We Need a Little Christmas." The Jim Henson Company confirmed in an October 2006 press release that the movie was "in the works". Piggy finds the perfect gift for you know who. A Muppet Family Christmas not only starred the titular caravan, but also combined The Muppet Babies (a cartoon that ran from 1984 to 1991 featuring baby versions of … He engages in a friendly conversation with Sprocket, and then sits down to Emily's out-of-tune piano and starts playing "Sleigh Ride". Gosh, does it get any better than this? After Grover pops in as the mouse who is not stirring (literally, he is holding a mixing bowl and his hand is not touching the spoon), Ernie signals for the sleigh being pulled by the reindeer, all played by monster Muppets such as Herry Monster and Elmo, and the Two-Headed Monster appears as Santa Claus (to which Sam the Eagle replies, "Is nothing sacred?"). The Sesame Street gang then perform their Christmas pageant, The Night Before Christmas, with Ernie as narrator, a disgruntled Bert as Mama, and Grover as the mouse who isn't stirring. A scene cut short in the edit (and by Animal). Gonzo tries to tell him that this is a dangerous place for him to be, but the Turkey is certain that he will not end up in the oven. During this, the Swedish Chef manages to nab the Turkey, who tries to get out of being cooked by claiming he's a different animal altogether, but the Swedish Chef isn't fooled this time and proceeds with the fitting. Later, Fozzie and Emily are figuring out the sleeping arrangements for all the guests, while Oscar decides to let Rizzo the Rat spend the night in his trash can. The Muppets sing their Christmas carol medley. Fozzie tries to cheer Kermit up by showing his new act and takes him to meet the Snowman, but in a piece of irony, the Snowman himself comes inside to warm up because it's so cold outside. When they get a positive reaction from the animals watching their act, Fozzie runs inside to try to tell Kermit about his new act with the Snowman, slipping on the icy patch on the way in, but Kermit is called away by another Miss Piggy telephone message. Emily hangs Fozzie's stocking on the mantle. They are both excited about the upcoming holiday. Immediately following Doc and Sprocket's arrival, though, the Muppets themselves show up, all the while slipping on an icy patch at the door (which is a running gag in this special), and Emily is pleasantly surprised with the appearance of her cub and "his weirdo friends," despite the fact that she now has to cancel her trip to Malibu, and willingly allows them to stay. 1 Localization 2 Video releases 3 Unproduced episodes 4 Cast 5 Character Translations and Voices 6 Crew 7 Behind the scenes 8 See also The segments within the Muppet world of Fraggle Rock were the same as the North American version, but dubbed with German voice actors. Doc goes on to explain about the Winter Solstice to Sprocket, about the time of the year when the weather gets colder and the Earth slows down. It also stars Gerard Parkes as Doc from the Nor… Die Fraggles is the German co-production of Fraggle Rock. Fraggle Rock The Muppets Meet the Fraggles VHS 1993 Volume 1 TESTED RARE SHIP24H. Written by: Robin gives the Fraggle pebble to Grover. He has green skin and fur, red hair, and no visible eyes. on Pinterest. She then begins to sing "Home for the Holidays" as Kermit brings her in with the other Muppets singing along. A Muppet Family Christmas is a Christmas television special starring the Muppets, first aired on ABC on December 16, 1987. A Muppet Family Christmas is the best Muppet Christmas movie. The special opens with most of The Muppet Show cast driving through a blizzard in a pickup truck, singing \"We Need a Little Christmas\". The Swedish Chef sings "The Christmas Song" with Big Bird... ...and ultimately decides to make shredded wheat and cranberry sauce instead. Christmas Specials Wiki: A Muppet Family Christmas, SteveWhitmire.Website - "A Muppet Family Christmas", https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/tv/1989/12/24/ailey-salute-bernstein-in-east-berlin/cc953e40-9605-45f1-844d-9dafd56eeab5/, https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/A_Muppet_Family_Christmas?oldid=1353656, The red "A Muppet Family Christmas" logo seen in the first shot of the film was added for the 1989 airing. With John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Before Kermit can see it, though, he gets another phone call from Miss Piggy, who's doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. "I don't care if the turkey says the dog is a turkey; the dog is not the turkey, the turkey's the turkey, you turkey!". Fraggles naturally have physical prowess and a dance-like grace. They see her arriving with Doc, wearing a Mountie uniform, bringing her up on a sled and dog team. Kermit then presents Miss Piggy with his gift for her - a mink named Maureen, though not what she expects. And since his mother loves surprises, they have not called to tell her they were coming. from Sesame Street: Christmas Sing Along, https://christmas-specials.fandom.com/wiki/A_Muppet_Family_Christmas?oldid=178252. "Tell me, Sprocket, are [the Muppets] anything like these Fraggles you keep telling me about?". Running time: In one of the scenes that was cut from the NTSC video releases, the Muppets watch a home movie of the first Christmas they spent together. The Fraggles overhear the Muppets singing. Elsewhere in the house, the Swedish Chef has been tricked by the Christmas Turkey into believing that Sprocket is an even bigger turkey. A Muppet Family Christmas title card. Find great deals on eBay for muppets christmas movie. 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