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Christmas Special

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by BeakerFan14, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Was it this? I know it's Piggy, not Fozzie, but still:

  2. BeakerFan14 Member

    It said 1994 on the back. I don't really care for most Muppet stuff after Jim died, but there are a few things that I like.
  3. BeakerFan14 Member

    YES!!! That's it. I feel like a dork for mixing up Piggy and Fozzie....
  4. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    It'd probably be Muppet Classic Theater, then. Man, I forgot that was a thing.
  5. BeakerFan14 Member

  6. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I saw some of that online a while back... It's not quite as bad as I thought it would be, it had some nice moments... but it was pretty much a kiddy thing... though, best part about those Muppet classics? All Muppet Productions! It really would have sucked if celebs played King Midas and the Newly Clotheless Emperor and had Fozzie and Piggy just in the background... like SOME movies that were better written, but lacking something.

    I still say the Boom team got Muppet classic retellings RIGHT.
  7. heralde Well-Known Member

    Just too childish for my liking.
  8. BeakerFan14 Member

    Should I go back and get it? It was only a buck...
  9. heralde Well-Known Member

    If I had a choice, I'd get Emmett Otter. Of the two, it's the clear classic.
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  10. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Emmet Otter was also only fifty cents, yes? I'd go with that. I know you say you aren't much for productions outside The Muppet Show, but that special has Jim's fingerprints all over it. Really magical.

    Muppet Classic Theater had some good songs, I remember. But I think it was also the first time we saw Andy and Randy Pig. So, uh.
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  11. BeakerFan14 Member

    okay. This should probably go under the Muppet Babies thread, but since we're talking about videos, I had a MB video when I was little and it had Kermit reading stories to Robin and it would be about the Muppet Babies. The cover I believe had baby Fozzie (or Gonzo) on it. Does anyone know what this was. My grandma's VCR ate it.:(
  12. BeakerFan14 Member

    They were a dollar each. I may just get both.
  13. heralde Well-Known Member

    I remember renting those from the video store (back when we had video stores!). That would be nice to have!
  14. Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... a bit juvenile, but it had its moments. Much more fun than the Play-a-long videos in some cases (you know what the exception is by now... track it down for Picklepuss and Pops... just for that. It's Well worth it).

    Maybe I just got a little too disappointed by You're as funny as Fozzie Bear to not paint those with disdain. It's like if someone packaged that Sesame Street Christmas special as "Starring Michael Jackson" when he was there for like 30 seconds. Fozzie was my favorite as a kid, and seeing him only pop up for a musical number when his name was on the thing.... depressed my 7 or 8 year old soul.

    But definitely more fun than the "what the crap was that!?" of Mother Goose Stories.

    Sigh... I wish I had the luxury of going to discount stores and getting old VHS... my VCR bust months ago and almost took my Korean Grocery store copy of a Dr. Slump movie down with it.
  15. BeakerFan14 Member

    I just got our old VCR from my dad and our local flea market has A TON of Disney and a few Muppet videos and I love it. I drag my friends to it all the time.
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  16. BeakerFan14 Member

    As heralde mentioned earlier, some (seems like most) Muppet videos are edited. I have The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper on VHS (from 1999) and I was wondering... Are those edited? Any scenes cut out?
  17. heralde Well-Known Member

    As far as I know they haven't been edited. Unless anyone else has something to add.
  18. Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    Nope, don't believe so. But then, I've only had them on DVD for years - haven't touched by old VHS tapes in a while, so there could be SOME differences. Wasn't there an episode of the MuppetCast early, early on (I'm talking within the first ten episodes) that talked about a small difference in a copy of The Great Muppet Caper?
  19. BeakerFan14 Member

    I feel kinda like a dork asking this, but what is MuppetCast?
  20. BeakerFan14 Member

    Since this thread kinda went from Christmas Specials to different videos. I had another question. Back in the day, my dad bought me the 15 VHS Muppet Show set. I read somewhere that they had planned another 5 making a 20 VHS set. What happened with that? I would like to see more of the interviews with Brian Henson.

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