The Muppet Show

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Season 7, Ep 12, Aired 11/29/02
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  • Episode Description
  • In the midst of working on a big Christmas show, the Muppets are gladly told by new bank owner Rachel Bitterman that they are running out of time to pay the theater mortgage. Wanting the theater property for herself, she goes as far as to manipulate Pepe and secretly change the contract deadline. Kermit rallies the Muppets into saving their theater and with their show a smashing success, everything seems like it's going to work out. Unfortunately, Fozzie experiences mishaps while he attempts to deposit the money – missing the deadline. Kermit blames himself for everything going wrong and hopelessly heads off into the cold. A well-meaning angel named Daniel intervenes – ending up showing him how bad the world would be without him. It is not a pretty sight, but will it be enough to convince Kermit to not give up hope?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jim Henson

    Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Link Hogthrob / The Swedish Chef (puppetry and voice) / Dr. Teeth / Muppet Newsman / Waldorf

  • Frank Oz

    Miss Piggy(1977-1981)/ Fozzie Bear / Animal / Sam the Eagle / The Swedish Chef (Hands)

  • Louise Gold

    Annie Sue (1977-1981)

  • Richard Hunt

    Beaker / Miss Piggy (1976-1977) / Janice (1977-1981) / Wayne / Scooter / Statler / Sweetums

  • Dave Goelz

    Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Zoot / Muppy / Beauregard

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Kermit: How do you know that? Oh wait a second, you don't run one of those Muppet Internet fan sites, do ya?

    Notes (5)

    • This film marks the first time Janice speaks since the death of Richard Hunt. Here, she is performed and voiced by Brian Henson.

    • Was the first Muppet feature that didn't include Frank Oz, who had decided to take a break from the Muppets to direct feature films.

    • The plaque on Kermit's statue in the park reads partly "For the lovers, the dreamers and you." These are the lyrics of The Rainbow Connection, sung by Kermit in The Muppet Movie (1979).

    • The budget was an estimated $10 million.

    • This movie marks the first time since Jim Henson's death that Rowlf the Dog talks.

    Trivia (1)

    • When Kermit was explaining the dilemma to the others in the theater, Sam Eagle had a full head of hair(or feathers)from taking a medication, but by the end of the film, which takes place, at the most, one day later, his head is once again bald.

    Allusions (3)

    • .: .
      When Fozzie goes to give moliun the money he falls into a bucket of green paint (insidently his hair turns very 'grinch like' aswell) and then a the townspeople (again from 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas') come and chase him saying 'will teach you for stealing Christmas'

    • .: Do or do not, there is no try
      In the unverise that Kermit and Daniel go to by mistake they sees the back of a very Yoda - looking puppet saying 'do or do not, there is no try' which is somthing Yoda says in The Empire Strikes Back.

    • .: The chain of resturarunts that made fog legs
      In the Universe were Kermit hadn't been born, there was as stall selling frog's legs, this is a referance to the first Muppet movie where Kermit stops the villian from making a chain of resteraunts selling frogs legs (although here it wasn't a resturant it was a 'on the spot take-away).

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