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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  29 November 2002 (USA)
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On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

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The owner of a bank (Miss Bitterman) wants to own the Muppet Theatre so she can build a nightclub over it. After she tricks Pepe into giving her the only copy of the contract between her father and the Muppets, she changes it so the Muppets have very little time to pay a debt they owe. Meanwhile, the Muppets are trying to put on a Christmas show. After the Muppets are confronted by Bitterman, they make a lot of sacrifices to save up so they can keep the Theatre. Written by sayinoutcast

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More holiday fun than humanly possible!


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Jerry Nelson was sick during some of the production of this film, and only was able to spend limited time performing (he performed a lot of his Statler scenes, and some Robin scenes), some scenes were dubbed (Pops, the Announcer and Floyd were all dubbed), or performed by someone else (Bill Barretta performs Lew Zealand). See more »

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Kermit's hand shifts on and off the back of the bench between shots during Gonzo's song in the alternate universe See more »

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Statler: [Up in the balcony, Statler and Waldorf make fun of Pepe's bad jokes] Hey, the shrimp's floundering!
[Statler and Waldorf both laugh]
Pepe the Prawn: You shut-up okay?
Statler: He told us to clam up!
Waldorf: What's he want to do? Mussle us?
[Both laugh again]
Pepe the Prawn: Don't get me steamed okay!
Statler: Steamed shrimp!
Waldorf: Oh, pass the cocktail sauce!
[Both laugh]
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Muppets (tm)\,mu-pets\ 1: a trademark of The Jim Henson Company for a fanciful troupe of famous puppet characters created and performed exclusively by, and/ or for goods and services coming exclusively from, the characters at The Jim Henson Company [var Muppet; The Muppets]; 2: none See more »

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Follows Muppet Treasure Island (1996) See more »

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Poor, poor, poor.
8 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie will probably appeal to the current flock of MTV fans. It has all the naughty humor, celebrities du jour and predictable plot that will more than satisfy the current 2 second attention span of today's post-adolescents.

However, as a family movie, it is simply pathetic and certainly not something that Jim Henson (or even Frank Oz, noticeably absent from this production) would've ever signed his name to. Certainly, Jim would never have approved of a muppet character admiring cleavage or another male character admiring Kermit's "tookus". Fortunately this movie is not representative of the quality Muppet movies produced over the years, of which we are big fans.

I predict that the used bins of many a video store will be filled with copies of this movie after the holidays.


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