JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER (TV)

Summary

In this Christmas special, Jim Henson's Muppets are joined by singer John Denver to celebrate the holidays. Highlights include the following: Denver and the Muppets sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas"; Denver sings "The Pleasure of Your Company"; Kermit the Frog and Denver reminisce about past Christmases with their friends and families and sing "A Christmas Wish"; Miss Piggy confronts Denver in her dressing room about their presumably mutual attraction; Denver and Rowlf the Dog sing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"; and Denver recites the story of Jesus' birth. Also included is a skit in which Miss Piggy, as a doll named Fifi, sings "I Will Wait for You" to Denver, who plays a wooden soldier trying to stay in step with a line of marching soldiers. The program concludes with Denver and the Muppets singing "Stille Nacht," and children in the audience join in for the English version, "Silent Night." Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: December 5, 1979 Wednesdasy 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:49:50
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:24422
  • GENRE: Music/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Bible stories
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1979
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Jerry Weintraub … Executive Producer
    • Bob Finkel … Producer, Writer
    • Jim Rich … Associate Producer
    • Tony Charmoli … Director, Choreographer
    • Herbert Baker … Writer
    • Jon Stone … Writer, Special material by
    • George Wyle … Music (Misc. Credits), Musical Director
    • Charles, Ray (conductor) … Music (Misc. Credits), Special musical material by, Choral Director
    • Ray Klausen … Art Director
    • David Black … Dance arrangements by
    • Caroly Wilcox … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Leslee Asch … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Nomi Fredrick … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Jane Gootnick … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Joanne Green … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Marianne Harms … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Calista Hendrickson … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Janet Kuhl … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Tim Miller … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Tim Rose … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • Polly Smith … Production Design, Nativity Muppets by
    • John Denver … Host
    • Frank Oz … Muppet Performer
    • Jerry Nelson … Muppet Performer
    • Richard Hunt … Muppet Performer
    • Dave Goelz … Muppet Performer
    • Jim Henson … Muppet Performer
    • Steve Whitmire … Muppet Performer
    • Kathryn Mullen … Muppet Performer
    • Robert Payne … Muppet Performer
    • Brian Muehl … Muppet Performer
    • Mike Davis … Muppet Performer
    • Cheryl Henson … Muppet Performer
    • Phillip Huber … Muppet Performer