Wow, talk about the last minute. I haven’t been this last minute about something since my junior year of college several years ago.
When I’d watch this as a kid, I thought how dangerous it was for all the muppets to ride in the back of Fozzie’s old, beat up truck. Where did Fozzie get a beat up truck from?
I honestly think there are some sad parts of “A Muppet Family Christmas.” One of them is Fozzie’s mom getting ready to go on vacation in Malibu so she won’t be alone on Christmas, and then having her vacation ruined by all the muppets barging in.
We’ve never had HBO at my house, ever. So when I saw Doc from Fraggle Rock, and Sprocket, I thought Doc was this mean man who was a Doctor who had an adorable dog. This is also the scene with the panic inducing “icy spot” on the door. Every time I see a muppet slip, I think of the feeling one gets when they slip on ice, by the time the special is over, my heart has about had it.
"Why am I here?"
"do that pouty thing!"
Robin totally brings the show down for me, I usually fast forward though any songs of his with Kermit. I just think he’s so self righteous, like a know it all. I miss tadpole Robin from Muppet Babies.
This is my favorite scene out of the whole special, when Sprocket meets Rowlf.
Rowlf: Woof woof!
Rowlf: Yeah! Bark Bark!
Emily Bear: There’s Rowlf when he was a wee puppy!
Rowlf: Not so wee! I was paper trained!
God, Animal’s retarded. I think Dwight Shrute has taken many cues from Animal.
I just realized, Camilla is both Gonzo’s girlfriend and his stuffed animal when he was a baby. So, it was just a turn of fate that Gonzo’s girlfriend shared the same name of his stuffed baby chick?
When I was little, watching this for the first time, you don’t know how excited I was to see Bert & Ernie.
"Where we come from, this is small talk." Also, lol Doc needs hair spray.
"IF YOU THINK I’M A NICE FAT BIRD, LOOK AT THIS."
PUPPET PLAYING WITH PUPPETS. I also love how Kermit nods twice, like, “ok…”
This part always made me sad too.
"The huge canary sleeps in the attic with the cookie eater…"
Grover as the mouse is my 2nd favorite scene.
Bert: What’s the bowl for?
Grover: So you can see that I’m not stirring! NOTE! How the hand never touches the spoon!
I forgot about the reveal that Emily Bear is friends with Statler and Waldorf. I like to imagine she dates them both, and they talk smack about Fozzie’s act.
Oh man, the scene where Big Bird gives the Swedish Chef chocoltae covered birdseed is a tear jerker.
Swedish Chef decides to serve shredded wheat and cranberries. Funny, because I have a commercial break from the second time A Muppet Family Christmas was on the air, and in there is a Shredded Wheat commercial
"It’s cold enough to freeze your Winnebago!" — is that supposed to be a dirty joke?
Why does Gobo look homeless and sad?
Ha, Boober and Kermit have similar head shapes.
The “uggh ugggh! Pass it on!” song is also in the episode of Fraggle Rock where Boober becomes OCD with this round rolly pebble and refuses to share it with anybody else.
Miss Piggy gotta make an entrance, she even made Doc wear a costume. Did Doc take the taxi driver home before he took MIss Piggy to Emily Bear’s? Did the Taxi driver just stay there and freeze to death?
"Love hanging! Love Hanging!"
I just realized Miss Piggy brought her doggy with her.
I think of all the times that Doc missed out on seeing the Fraggles during almost the entire series of Fraggle Rock. It’s almost like when you don’t realize you have mold in your house.
Fur is murder, Miss Piggy.
Wow, Sprocket was the first to know about the Fraggles, and the first to know about the Muppet’s God.
Final tally of Characters that fall in the icy spot:
- -Floyd Pepper
- -Swedish Chef
- -an unidentified Sesame Street muppet
- -Miss Piggy