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A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors:

Peter Harris, Eric Till (uncredited)

Writer:

Jerry Juhl
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / Animal / Miss Piggy / Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Boober Fraggle / Zoot / Beauregard / Uncle Travelling Matt (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Scooter / Janice / Statler / Beaker / Gladys the Cow / Two-Headed Monster / Snowman (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Mokey Fraggle (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Emily 'Ma' Bear / Robin the Frog / Sgt. Floyd Pepper / Count von Count / Herry Monster / Two-Headed Monster / Gobo Fraggle / Camilla the Chicken (voice)
Karen Prell Karen Prell ... Red Fraggle / Maureen the Mink (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Turkey / Rizzo the Rat / Wembley Fraggle / Sprocket the Dog / Lips (voice)
David Rudman ... Miss Piggy's Photographer (voice)
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / Swedish Chef / Waldorf / Ernie / Guy Smiley / The Newsman / Self (voice)
Caroll Spinney ... Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (voice)
Gerard Parkes ... Doc (as Gerry Parks)
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Storyline

When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. A snow storm blows in, stranding everyone at the house, except for Miss Piggy, who arrives just in time for all the Muppets to celebrate Christmas together. Written by Chad Burris

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Taglines:

It's a merry Muppet Christmas with Fozzie and Friends!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Henson: in the kitchen just before the credits. See more »

Goofs

While driving up to the farmhouse, the gear shift is in park. See more »

Quotes

Statler: Well, you know what they say...
Waldorf: If you can't stand the heat, get outta the farmhouse!
[they laugh]
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Alternate Versions

In the latest video release, the following scenes were deleted:
  • A very funny joke scene between Fozzie and his snowman.
  • Rowlf playing the piano when he first arrives at the farm house.
  • Piggy singing "Home for the Holidays" when she's first brought to the farm house and slipping on the icy patch.
  • Statler and Waldorf's" I Heard the Bells on Christmas" song.
  • When the Muppets watch the film strip of themselves as the Muppet Babies, the cute scenes of them singing and the adults complimenting on it were cut and it goes right to Animal bursting through the screen.
  • Mrs. Bear putting up Fozzie's stocking, Fozzie says he's too old for that stuff, but doesn't want her to take it down.
  • During the medley at the end, Kermit and Piggy sing, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
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Connections

Referenced in Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Performed by the Sesame Street Gang
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User Reviews

A memorable Muppet Christmas TV movie.
24 November 2006 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

I first saw this on Nickeleon(the old school one from the early 90s) during the holidays.

I really liked this one, because it has a lot of your favorite Muppets all gathered up for Christmas at Fozzie's mother's farmhouse, who didn't expected her own son to bring company over.

While Doc(from Fraggle Rock) was expected to have a quiet Christmas, but finds the farmhouse to be packed with Muppets. And to make it more interesting the entire Sesame Street Muppet gang came all the way from new york to celebrate with them.

And not to mention the 5 main Fraggles from Fraggle Rock, who know little about Christmas also decide to join the fun. With these many Muppets all under on roof, you'll be sure to expect one enjoyable Christmas TV movie.

With some Chirstmas Carols, and jokes. I'm sure any Muppet Fan will be pleased with this TV special. The cool thing is this was made when Jim was still around. He even made a cameo at the end just cause it's the holidays. I re watched this off of the recent DVD release which had a few minutes cut out of it. Cause I remember some extended scenes that were included in the TV version.

Hopefully one day there'll be an uncut DVD of this fine Christmas program. If Jim were still alive, he'd be sure that this TV movie will remain uncut for everyone to enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Muppet Family Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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