The Muppet Christmas Carol


Merry Christmas to all! Happy holidays to those who don’t celebrate Christmas! A solemn welcome to those who don’t care for Muppets! Jimmy B is back for a look at one of his–and now my–favorite Muppet films. My-cocaine is Scrooge and Kermit is Bob Cratchit. Statler and Waldorf are ghosts. And the songs are middling but listenable.

We compare this extensively to the original novella by Charles Damn Dickens Himself, as well as to other Muppet movies and probably Shakespeare and Steel Magnolias.

Bonus: Year ago, I wrote this chilling mashup of A Christmas Carol and Jack the Ripper! Enjoy!

I’m watching it on streaming; he’s got the Blu-ray, and we keep in synch. Cue up the first frame of black after the Henson logo. RIP Jim Henson forever.

6 thoughts on “The Muppet Christmas Carol”

  1. Hello,

    I’m a new listener of the podcast and you’re doing fantastic work!

    Do you take suggestions? If so, please take a look.

    1. Doctor Who (An Unearthly Child (Episode 1), The Tomb of the Cybermen, Genesis of the Daleks, Dalek, Blink, The Eleventh Hour, The Doctor’s Wife, The Day of The Doctor, Heaven Sent or Rosa)

    2. High School Musical

    3. Glee (Pilot or The Quaterback)

    Thanks for looking, let me know what you think.


  2. Thanks! I used to be a big fan of the new Doctor Who, but it got very silly in the 11th Doctor years. HSM and Glee are not things I watch, so it’s harder to imagine doing those.

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  4. Hi Tysto. I’m a huge fan and I’ve been listening to your commentaries for almost 10 years. When will you return to doing more movie commentaries?

    1. Thanks so much! I’m really sorry I haven’t been watching movies lately and making commentaries. I just kind of ran out of movies I liked and things to say! Hopefully, I can get back into it.

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