MUPPET FAMILY CHRISTMAS (TV)

Summary

In this children's Christmas special featuring Jim Henson's Muppets, Fozzie Bear surprises his mother on Christmas Eve by bringing the entire Muppet gang to her farm to celebrate the holidays. Doc (Parkes) and his dog, Sprocket, who had planned a quiet Christmas, end up joining the Muppets in many holiday activities and preparations. The Sesame Street regulars, including Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and others, join the festivities, but to Kermit the Frog's dismay, the only one missing is Miss Piggy, who has been caught in a snowstorm. Highlights include the following: the Muppet band plays a jazz version of "Jingle Bell Rock"; Fozzie and the Snowman sing "Sleigh Ride"; the Muppets watch a video of their first Christmas together; Bert and Ernie rehearse for the Sesame Street Pageant; the Swedish Chef, who has been waiting for the perfect bird to serve for Christmas dinner, meets Big Bird in the kitchen, and the two sing "The Christmas Song"; Kermit and his nephew, Robin, visit the Fraggles to explain what Christmas is; and the Fraggles sing a song about their tradition of giving. When Miss Piggy finally arrives, she and Kermit lead the Muppets in a medley of Christmas songs. Henson makes a cameo appearance at the conclusion of the program. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: December 16, 1987 Wednesdasy 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:47:19
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:23998
  • GENRE: Children's
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Children's programs
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1988
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Jim Henson … Executive Producer
    • Diana Birkenfield … Producer
    • Martin G. Baker … Producer
    • Peter Harris … Director
    • Jerry Juhl … Writer
    • Val Strazovec … Production Design
    • Larry Grossman … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Supervision
    • Eric Robertson … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Director
    • Joanne Greene … Production Design, Muppet Design Group
    • Rollin Krewson … Production Design, Muppet Design Group
    • Larry Jameson … Production Design, Muppet Design Group
    • Richard Termine … Production Design, Muppet Design Group
    • Tom Newby … Production Design, Muppet Design Group
    • Edward G. Christie … Production Design, Muppet Design Group
    • Polly P. Smith … Production Design, Costume Designer
    • Stephen Finnie … Production Design, Set Decoration
    • Tim Lidstone … Special Effects
    • Carroll Spinney … Cast, Big Bird
    • Gerry Parkes … Cast, Doc
    • Jim Henson … Muppet Performer
    • Frank Oz … Muppet Performer
    • Richard Hunt … Muppet Performer
    • Jerry Nelson … Muppet Performer
    • Steve Whitmire … Muppet Performer
    • Dave Goelz … Muppet Performer
    • Kathryn Mullen … Muppet Performer
    • Karen Prell … Muppet Performer
    • David Rudman … Muppet Performer