Daily Archives: December 18, 2007

niiice! christmas, day three: “A Muppet Family Christmas” (1987) (or: To Serve Muppets)

We continue our retrospective of beloved holiday entertainments (part one) (part two) with something I just loved to pieces as a small geek.  It’s got Sesame Street Muppets.  It’s got Muppet Muppets.  It’s got Fraggles.  It’s (briefly) got the Muppet Babies.  It is, in short, the ultimate crossover multi-Muppetverse extravaganza.  It’s Justice League-meets-X-Men for the holidays.  It’s “The Five Doctors,” rendered in felt.  

It is A Muppet Family Christmas, and I love it more than Joanie loves Chachi.  That being said, it does raise one or two very interesting ethical questions concerning the dietary habits of our anthropomorphic friends.  The Swedish Chef is looking more and more like a sick mofo’ by the day.  Bork bork bork, indeed. 


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