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

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

During the fade right before "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the carol sing, the puppeteer that performs Camilla and the Christmas Turkey drops both puppets too early. See more »

Quotes

Kermit: Don't you think we should've called your mother and let her know we were coming?
Fozzie Bear: Oh, how little you understand bears, Kermit. My mother loves surprises.
Gonzo: Well, good, 'cause she's in for a beauty.
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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

Follows The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
(uncredited)
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Performed by the Muppet Babies
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User Reviews

 
Awesome
13 November 2002 | by picklesandcreamcaSee all my reviews

It is not Christmas without this movie, i just wish the full version could be found. I have two different versions one I bought, the other taped. The one I bought has an extra scene that the taped doesn't have, but the taped one has an extra scene that the video doesn't. I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I can watch it all year. We need a little Christmas, right this very minute....


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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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