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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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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 (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 / Himself (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

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Details

Official Sites:

Henson.com

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Though this special may seem easily found online, it is actually quite the opposite. The original television airing had numerous scenes and songs that have been removed from US video release due to the rights of characters and franchises being dispersed amongs different companies. The Muppets no longer share affiliation with Sesame Street and The Fraggles lay dormant, therefore this special cannot air on television without obtaining licenses and the home video releases have to be heavily altered to avoid any legal disputes. In other countries the original uncut version can be found but still incredibly rare and has sold for upwards of a hundred dollars through online auctions. See more »

Goofs

Beaker does not appear during the first half of the caroling medley. He then suddenly appears when he and Dr. Honeydew sing a verse, and he is missing again in the last shot of the medley. See more »

Quotes

Fozzie Bear: Kermit, now can I tell you about my new act?
Kermit: I'm all ears.
[hears Sprocket barking]
Kermit: Now what can that be?
Fozzie Bear: What does he mean he's all ears? Frogs don't even have ears!
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Alternate Versions

A brief segment where Fozzie and Elmo light the Christmas tree only appears in the original 1987 version. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

It's in Every One of Us
(uncredited)
Written by David Pomeranz
Performed by Robin, Kermit, and Cast
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A great Christmas special for Muppet fans
18 July 2000 | by fortdj33See all my reviews

My favorite parts are when The Swedish Chef tries to cook Big Bird, Fozzie tries to fine everyone a place to sleep, and Bert and Ernie put on a Christmas pageant in this great Christmas special that includes every Muppet Jim Henson had created at the time. Jim Henson himself appears at the end, and even Elmo can be seen in the background, although he doesn't have any lines. There are several Christmas songs sung by the cast, that take up most of the time in this story, but this is a great addition to anyone who is a fan of the Muppet Show, Sesame Street, or Fraggle Rock.


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