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Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by fatblue, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    No problem. ;)
  2. maxdrive

    maxdrive Well-Known Member

    I hope i get to see this show agian for cristmas but i wont count on it for the fact kermit the frog is the narator
  3. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    i hope they don't edit out Kermit
  4. dov

    dov New Member

    I got lucky a few years ago (2001) and picked up a VHS copy that I saw at a local drug store (Osco). The next year I found a copy on DVD. I've never seen them before or after. Such a great movie. I probably won't check this forum too much, so email me at donovanwade@hotmail.com if you can answer me this question, or if you want to comment on Emmit. Do any of you remember the Henson Easter special with the rabbits? That is one that I only saw a few times, around the same years as the original HBO airings of Emmit Otter. I'd love to buy that movie.

    Thanks !

  5. lowercasegods

    lowercasegods Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to say something. I grew up with Emmet Otter. I was the part of the first generation to enjoy his story. I'm thirty now, and Emmet's been a part of my Christmas experience every year that I can recall. But watching the tape of Emmet Otter last night made me melancholy. You'd think the loss of Jim and Richard and the stepping down of Frank and Jerry would get easier after awhile. It actually hurts more. The things they accomplished in those early years were so wonderful, and cannot be replicated by anything done by the Muppets today, no matter how good a job the company is doing or how hard they're working. I couldn't even possibly have considered watching The Christmas Toy, since that would have made me break down completely. I'll always pine for the old days, and I know you can never go back. But all the same, I miss the days of Emmet Otter, and I miss the people who made the real magic back then. Thanks for listening.
  6. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    Are there any forms of it out there w/out the edited? Like the first version on VHS. I would love to have the full unedited. Does anyone know?
  7. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    I emailed them about the Emmet Otter DVD and they told me that the DVD will be an edited version that cannot feature Kermit since he was owned by Muppets Holding Company. I told them that the DVD special features would include the behind-the-scenes look at the special, TV spots and edited scenes featuring Kermit.
  8. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

  9. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

  10. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    But I don't have Beta video player. Is it the video cassette like a VCR or do I have to have a beta player?
  11. muppetsforlife

    muppetsforlife Well-Known Member

    They need to reconsider that one. I want a copy of the DVD but will not purchase it if Kermit is left out of it. I hope they reconsider and negotiate to get the rights to keep that in. :mad:
  12. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    What's BETA?
  13. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    BETA is the format that lost to the VHS format back in the early 80's when there was 3 video formats. However since it was sales that decided what format would win, we got the VHS format. The draw back with this was that we got the weakest format, the best format was and is, the BETA format.
    BETA is still in use in Japan, they where smarter than europeans and americans ;) , and by tv stations and production companies around the world.
  14. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    How does Kermit's ending comments go?
  15. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member


    Are these the features HIT said would be included or are these things you asked for them to included?

    I already wrote HIT a nice little e-mail in response to the "Kermit on the cutting roon floor story"
  16. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    Don't you mean "room"?
  17. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member


    yes, cutting ROOM floor.

  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I Called Hit

    I called HIT! today and I JUST emailed that a few mins ago too! I hope to god that our "barkin" (sorry can't use the other "B" word lol) will pay off! :D
  19. nayrbgo

    nayrbgo Active Member

    Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas is a great memory for me! It is truly amazing what you have to sacrifice in order to play the Washtub Bass in a Jug Band. Wonderful tale and great music!
  20. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    for anyone who might have wondered what the "Easter" special with the bunnies was, I believe that was a reference to Tale of the Bunny Picnic with Billy Bunny.

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