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Your Thoughts: Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Wednesday night on NBC, don't miss Kermit and Miss Piggy as they help ring in the Christmas season in Rockefeller Center with a star-studded cast of celebrities.

    After you watch the appearance, post here and let us know what you think.

    From NBC.com:

    Wednesday, December 3 8/7c
    NBC heralds the arrival of the holidays with a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 11th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast. Hosted by Al Roker ("Today"), the star-studded 76th annual tree lighting extravaganza will feature superstars such as Jamie Foxx, Stephen Colbert, Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Tony Bennett, Neil Boyd, Jonas Brothers, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, Harry Connick Jr., David Cook, Rosie O'Donnell and The Broadway Kids, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, and Solange Knowles performing current hits and holiday classics from Rockefeller Center in New York City. Prior to the network special, WNBC NBC's New York flagship station, will broadcast an additional live hour of the special (7-8 p.m. ET).
  2. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Well-Known Member

    Personally, I thought the whole production was a disappointment overall. Miss Piggy and Kermit were cute, I liked Faith Hill's number and the Rockettes were okay, nothing really blew me away.

    I wish there was more Muppet screentime.
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Agreed. A good appearance by Kermit and Piggy, but other than that it was a very bland little special. I think Kermit and Piggy should've hosted... or at least had a musical number. ;)
  4. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    I liked the special. It could've been better, but it was still okay. Kermit and Piggy could have been used a bit more, but hey, it was a nice little appearance. And FOR ONCE, I enjoyed Miley Cyrus's performance, and the Jonas Bros. weren't quite bad thereselves. I also enjoyed Tony Bennett and Beyonce's performance.

    Two Kermits!
  5. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    So was the Kermit/Piggy spot filled with amazing banter about how Piggy says they're married, but Kermit says they're not? Any pig jokes? What about those swamp/pad/flipper/ jokes that just never seem to get old? Did they plug their upcoming, emmy-nominated special that airs the 17th? Any jokes about how Kermit and Christmas trees are green, or how Piggy's expecting Kermit to get her something fancy this holiday season?

    If yes is the answer to any of these questions, I've made my point.
  6. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Hey, guess what, NO!

    Nothing was said about them being married. There were no pig jokes. No frog jokes. No green jokes. How the HECK can the special be nominated for an Emmy if it hasn't aired yet? They DIDN'T plug it, they MENTIONED it! There were no green jokes, and no gift jokes. They talked about how Kermit was jealous of Piggy's drooling over Harry Conick, Jr.

    I suggest you actually give the new material a chance before you beat it to a pulp, Frogster. Not everything is bad--and at this stage in the Muppet world, nothing is. Watch it and you'll figure that out for yourself. :grouchy:

    EDIT: Here, so you can watch for yourself, Frogster:
  7. j13empress

    j13empress New Member

    I wasn't able to watch or record the christmas special and am wondering if anybody knows a site or something that I could watch it from. Thanx
  8. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    It was a cute appearance. I wish they could have been on longer but they were there none the less. I thought it was typical Piggy and Kermit banter (in a good way).
  9. ngreen522

    ngreen522 Well-Known Member

    Well, I went to this, but didn't see Kermit or Piggy. Unless you were VIP, you made it NOWHERE near the stage. We saw all performances on the Big Screen. They were so close, ... and yet, sooo far. I was really close to Al Roker and Jan Krakowisky. I kept yelling out, "Introduce me to Kermit!" And I would hold up my awsome Kermit canvas bag. But alas, they just ignored me. I still had a good time though. And yes, ... I WAS FREEZING! Stood out there from 3pm until 9pm. But made friends with the crowd, so it was cool.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Even a Muppet appearance wouldn't tear me away from one of the last episodes of Pushing Daisies (I'm not going to be able to live that one down this season... can't wait to see the obvious flop they'll replace that with).
  11. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Okay, while I was a lil jumpy on what I thought they were gonna talk about, I must admit, I was pretty impressed with that clip on nbc.com, especially the bit with all the guys coming into that lil girl's house... everyone was heard! I especially loved Lew Zealand's line, "Merry Christmas... it's fishes!" Okay, I'm gonna watch it, and I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it. Hopefully there's more moments like that in the film.
  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi... Some thoughts.
    1 J13, check the post by theprawncracker above yours, there's a link there to see Kermit and Piggy's appearance. :)
    2 Some of the performances I liked. Tony Bennett was cool as always, his new Christmas CD is on my checklist, it'll be a perfect present for Johnny Fiama. Miley Sirus, if it weren't for her mega overexposure hype, I'd actually kinda like her as a recording star. She comes across as a little glam country, I liked her rendition of Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, considering that song is a classic for another recording star who preceeded her who had a similar singing style—Brenda Lee.
    3 Kermit and Piggy's appearance itself... It was okay. Piggy got in a smarky shot at Kermit claiming he was jealous over her drooling over Harry Connick Jr., who hadn't been included in Letters To Santa. But rully, I felt it accentuated the problem I have with the frog and pig's relationship. PM me if you want to know my stance on that, I feel it'd be better for private talk.
    BTW: After the Muppets' appearance I switched over to CBS to keep watching Rudolph the Reindeer. Never seen that one before, my memories are only of Jack Frost and Happy New Year Rudolph!

    That's all I got.
    Oh, and Stephen Colbert's appearance made me laugh as Al Roeker picked up on a line Colbert delivered in his show earlier in the week. You have to have seen it to get the injoke.
  13. muppetmia

    muppetmia Member

    i thought that miss piggy and kermit were adorable! they were funny, totally in character, looked great, and displayed great chemistry.
  14. SillyRed

    SillyRed Well-Known Member

    I thought they were funny!:mad:"Jealous!"
  15. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i stopped watching after kermit and piggy appeared i liked that part the best, who thinks gonzo and rizzo should have sang there version of It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year:shifty::concern:
  16. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Short and sweet, a little too short. I thought to myself it seemed like a lot of work to be on screen for such a short time. Of course the fan in me wants the whole special to be nothing but the Muppets, but Jane Krakowski's introduction of Kermit and Piggy was almost as long as their actual appearance! I hope the network at least put Steve and Eric up in a nice hotel.
  17. ermo49

    ermo49 New Member

    Very sad

    :halo: All you muppet fans based in the USA are sooo lucky! You get to watch them live or at least the links work...I don't know if it is my laptop or whatever, the links didn't work. It is so darn hard to be muppet fan over in Melbourne, Australia :p The only 'satisfaction' I get is reading this forum. But each time I read it, I feel so sad... because Henson's work ain't big over here. I just have to be satisfied with what ever is available on YouTube and buying the DVDs...


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