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.