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"A Muppet Family Christmas" broadcast date

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by anathema, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Could anybody tell me the date this special was originally broadcast, please? I know it was 1987, and I'm guessing December ;-) but I'd like to know the actual date...

  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    According to a 2 page article about it in the Winter issue of Muppet Magazine, it originally aired December 16th. It's in a 1988 issue, which I thoguht was odd too. It may be a rerun, but they talk about it in the article like it was a new show. Hope this helps.
  3. jediX

    jediX Well-Known Member

    It was rerun several years in a row, I'm pretty sure (each year getting slowly massacred by edits).
  4. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys!
  5. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Well-Known Member

    The 2nd broadcast ever aired on December 2, 1988.

  6. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Do you happen to know if that was the re-edited version, or the original?
  7. gbrobeck

    gbrobeck Well-Known Member

    Not a clue. I just saw it in the TV listings from that week.

  8. BlueAM

    BlueAM Well-Known Member

    That sounds interesting, Ryan! :excited:
    I like that special SOOOOOOOO much that I was wondering what pictures from it they had in that article. It would be nice if you could tell me what pics they had!
    Thanks, and good luck to your website!

    "Peace on Earth! Gimme presents!"- Animal, "A Muppet Family Christmas"
  9. MustangRockstar

    MustangRockstar Well-Known Member

    Funny but to me, MFC was the last of the golden era of the muppets. it was the last piece that had the muppet "feel" to it.
  10. Amazing Mumford

    Amazing Mumford Well-Known Member

    Just to confirm

    You're right. The original broadcast date was Wednesday, December 16, 1987.

    I just watched it tonight and it had a commercial for the Bill Cosby bomb "Leonard Part 6" and announced the movie was "opening Friday." And, according to IMDB, Leonard Part 6 was released on December 18. So, the Muppets were two days before that...

    I couldn't agree more.

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