T.R. (the rooster) changes his name five times - Tuckered Rooster, Terrified Rooster, Travellin' Rooster, Tender-hearted Rooster and Top Rooster. See more »
[in a low tone]
It's time for you to retire.
[relieved; to camera]
Retire. I'd love to retire!
I'm gonna get me my gun and retire you proper!
[nervously; to camera]
But not *that* way!
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if you can find it, it's quite the entertaining charmer for kids
I can't remember for the life of me how I saw this special. I think Nickelodeon used to show some old muppet specials on during the day or as special events (they also played the Muppet Show for a while I believe). I remember this clearly as Kermit the frog appears briefly at the start, and talks to a donkey who's on his way to "fame, fortune, and gogolala" (that last part isn't entirely correct quote, but it's close). For kids, it's an entertaining slice of obscure muppet-mania, as there is a host of regular farm-like muppets (not the usual assortment, so try not to be too disappointed by that), loaded with songs and some morals too with the story. It's also very 'old-school' as a TV production, but with the skill and charm that we all know and love from director Henson and writer Jerry Juhl. If you're a parent and you can find a copy- and have the courage to show it to such a child who didn't grow up properly on most puppets (save, hopefully, for Sesame Street)- it's worth a shot, and I'm sure it'll be a good collectible for Muppet fanatics.
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