Emmet Otter and his Ma are dirt-poor, but very happy and good singers. But as Christmas is around the corner, both of them want to get something special for each other. And the talent show prize is $50! So, Ma gets a song ready, and Emmet forms a jug-band with his friends. But the Riverbottom Gang, a bunch of rich kids with killer electric band equipment are going to be tough competition. Written by
A Merry Musical Treat For The Whole Family!
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Did You Know?
On the documentary about the making of the show on the DVD, singer/composer Paul Williams
says that when Jim Henson
asked him to write the songs for it, Henson explained that the show as going to be a "trial run" for a proposed Muppet movie to check out whether the Henson company could handle certain technical tasks needed to produce a full-length theatrical feature. When The Muppet Movie
(1979) came out two years later, Williams also wrote the songs used in that film. See more
Look at the birds up in the tree.
We're not birds, we're a jug band!
Ain't No Hole in the Washtub
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