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Family Christmas & Disney World Specials

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by beaker, Jun 21, 2002.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Last night I watched Muppet Family Christmas(dvd) and Muppets @ Walt Disney World(recorded vhs) and am always amazed how inspiring and beyond cool these two are. Some of the best stuff came from the late 80's(like these, or JHH) For anyone whose interest or mania in the Muppets has been waning lately(tho I dont see how that could happen!) watch these! These two specials are hands down without a doubt thee two best Muppet specials ever that JHC has produced(in my opinion) With Peter Harris directing and Juhl writing, these two show two of the best examples of the Muppet's ingenius chemistry, fun, love, and celebration.

    MFC in particular is a milestone in the Muppet world, as it marks the first full blown Muppet crossovers(with Sesame and Fraggle Rock) For those who dont hold Sesame Street in that high of regards, rewatch this, as the fun between Muppet Show and Sesame canon is top nothc(like Cookie and Janice, or Rizzo and Oscar) It's a shame JHC hasnt done any cameos or corssovers between Muppet show and Sesame characters in over a decade.

    And Muppets @ WDW. Wow. The scenes with Gonzo and Camilla exploring the hidden areas of WDW, and Piggy/Beauregard on those rides is so awesome. This also marked Beauregard's starring role in quite some time(if ever) And featured the last time
    the Muppet gang as a whole(Main 5, plus Bunsen/Beaker, Mayhem, and supporting guys) had an adventure together(In MFS, it just seemed like a Main 5 outing) Plus there's even a FR cameo(Sprocket)

    Tho it would take some truly insane circumstances for the Muppets@WDW special to ever hit dvd, I hope it does find its way to dvd...as this is one of the greatest Muppet specials ever.

    Who else on here has fond memories of MFC or M@WDW?

    Almost forgot: The scene with buckethead Beaker/bunsen and the salsa taco selling Swedish Chef vendor is TOO MUCH!
  2. gorry

    gorry Well-Known Member

    i have only seen MFC and love it.it's the best muppet movie i ever saw.the em singing jingle bell rock,fraggles,sesame st.,and the ending scene with all the muppets singing we wish you a mery christmas(i think) was just amazing.
  3. gorry

    gorry Well-Known Member

    oh,yeah i own the movie muppet famliy christmas.i thought it was a muppet christmas carol at first,that's why i boguht it.but now i am happy it wasn't mcc.lol.

    FER SURE Well-Known Member

    I love Muppet FC it's so heartwarming. I also have fond memories of Muppets ao WDW but haven't seen it in years. I would love to get my hands on this. If anyone wants to trade e-mail me. I warn you ahead of time i have not much to trade.
  5. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    I love both of these specials so much! As a kid, at my grandparents house Muppets at Walt Disney World was one of the three videos (I think Tiny Toons: How I spent my Summer Vacation ("I see a car, I see a car, I see a car") and Little Lulu goes to Candy Land were the others) they had at their house (and we were at their house alot). As a result, as a kid, I must of seen Muppets at Walt Disney World about 40,000 times, and I love it so much, a combination of my favorite entertainers and my favorite place. I wish I had the video now, it was lost somewhere during these years :( . But I can still watch it whenever I want at the Museum of Television and Radio, a great place for Classic Muppet Entertainment.
  6. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, of the Muppet specials I've seen, MFC is my favorite. And, yes, since (hate to say it) my "interest or mania" in the Muppets has been waning lately, I can watch MFC because it never gets boring.

    As for Muppets@WDW. MAN, I want that special!!! I haven't seen it since '95 or '96. Disney=Henson, my favorite combination! Well, maybe someday. Maybe if Disney actually BUYS Henson. (That would be a first. :-P)

    Tell me, how does the Museum of Television & Radio work? You go to the place, you get a video, go to a room, and watch it? How does it work? I have no idea since I've never been to New York.
  7. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    The Museum of television and Radio works like this: they have a large room with many computers, you go to a computer and choose up to 4 programs you want to watch from their database. You then go downstairs and watch the programs you have selected on one of their many moniters, it's all done digitally. They treat the Muppets very well down there, just last summer the main exhibit was Jim Henson, for the 25th aniversary. Because of that they have lots of Muppet stuff in their databank and in their giftshop, not to mention playing in their theatres. That's right, Muppet Specials playing in huge theatres, it's fantastic. I love the place, last January they held a special screening of Billy Crystal's baseball movie 61*, with Billy Crystal their! It was a great experience, and when he was answering questions after the movie he seemed like such a nice guy, and genuinley very very funny in person.
  8. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    Are you allowed to go back and watch more things when you're done?
  9. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Yeah you are, and if you're a member you can watch up to 6 things during any given block.
  10. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    So if you're not a member, are you only able to watch four programs while you're visiting? Can you go back and view more if you're not a member?
  11. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I meant to say, if you're a member or not you can go back and watch four more programs in one day. The only difference is if you're a member you can select more at once.
  12. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    Hey Foreignman, do you go to the N.Y. one, or the L.A. one? Because I need a list of all the Henson stuff at the L.A. one, since I'm going to spend a long weekend there watching nothing but Henson stuff, and I need to know everything they have, so I can make an agenda.
  13. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I'm a New Yorker, can't help you with that particular request.
  14. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    AMAZING. When you say "monitors," you mean like the one I'm staring at now?
  15. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

    OK then, Foreignman, can you give me a list of all the Henson-related programs that the N.Y. museum has? The N.Y. and L.A. ones may well have the same Henson programs in their collection.
  16. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    BoyRaisin2: Well, I'd have to know what the moniter you're staring at right now looks like... For example, I just have a card board box with a square cut out and AOL installed on it.
    Jeffrey Gray: I'll see what I can do. If I'm there anytime soon, I'll certainly make a list for you.
  17. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Well-Known Member

    Card board box. You must've saved a lot of money.

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