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#41 PollyDarton

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:22 PM

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Pre-Musical Question: What's your favorite Muppet?


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:50 PM

I'm very excited about this pick. I am not always the best at participating in MM, but I'll try my hardest to be present. The Muppets are my Jam.

I know this movie pretty well, but I know Caper and Manhatten in that committed to memory kind of way. We had an illegally taped HBO copy on a beta tape and I wore that shit out.
Unlike a few of you guys, I do not know the 90's Muppets very well... although I am trying to become more enlightened. I saw Treasure Island for the first time like 2 weeks ago. It was decent and Tim Curry is amazing per usual.
I was pretty crushed when Henson died and I remember thinking that Kermit never sounded the same. The voice actor who took over after Henson's death, Steve Whitmire, has been doing him ever since and only recently retired (or was fired, not sure.) All-in-all he's done a good job, but at first Kermit sounded so strange to me. The newer movies and TV show sound pretty right.

View PostCameron H., on 28 November 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

I like this one a lot, but Scrooged and Mickey’s Christmas are still tops for me.

UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT: Muppet Christmas Carol... it's not my favorite. I don't hate it or anything, but I feel like I know a good bit about Christmas Carol and IMO it's just a clunky adaptation. I have been involved in a theatrical version of it for the last 9 years and we've done several scripts. I'm pretty well versed with all the movies... and I've read the novella. I'm not a Dickensian expert by any stretch, but I can discuss CC at length.
The point is... After all the Christmas Carol I've absorbed, Scrooged is my favorite and IMO tells the story the best of all the movies.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:57 AM

View PostPollyDarton, on 28 November 2017 - 07:50 PM, said:

UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT: Muppet Christmas Carol... it's not my favorite. I don't hate it or anything, but I feel like I know a good bit about Christmas Carol and IMO it's just a clunky adaptation. I have been involved in a theatrical version of it for the last 9 years and we've done several scripts. I'm pretty well versed with all the movies... and I've read the novella. I'm not a Dickensian expert by any stretch, but I can discuss CC at length.
The point is... After all the Christmas Carol I've absorbed, Scrooged is my favorite and IMO tells the story the best of all the movies.

I am fully with you and my fellow Cameron. I'm not saying Muppet Christmas Carol is a bad movie. It isn't by any means. It is fun, funny and highly enjoyable. I even had it on VHS growing up. For me though it is not my go to version of a Christmas Carol. My mother would watch the old Alastair Sim version of Scrooge many times in December so growing up I too saw that version many times. So to me, that will always be the classic version of the Christmas Carol story. However, if I did want to see a take on it or a more fun version I would go with Scrooged too.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:08 AM

I think we're all in agreement that it's not the best adaptation of CC but I don't really think any of us are watching it for the story. At least I'm not lol. I'm watching it for Michael Caine acting 100% straight and brilliantly alongside Muppets and for the brilliant zingers throughout.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:53 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 29 November 2017 - 07:08 AM, said:

I think we're all in agreement that it's not the best adaptation of CC but I don't really think any of us are watching it for the story. At least I'm not lol. I'm watching it for Michael Caine acting 100% straight and brilliantly alongside Muppets and for the brilliant zingers throughout.

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I'm watching it for Rizzo the Rat.

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In all honesty, I just prefer lighthearted kid-like or made-for-tv Christmas movies. Muppet's Carol and The Year Without a Santa Claus are my must see holiday movies. My best friend and I watch the ABC Family movie 'The 12 Dates of Christmas' every year while drinking wine and eating cookies. Its a terrible movie. I'm so scared Netflix will remove it one year because apparently we can't buy it anywhere due to a lawsuit.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:21 AM

View PostSaraK, on 29 November 2017 - 07:53 AM, said:

My best friend and I watch the ABC Family movie 'The 12 Dates of Christmas' every year while drinking wine and eating cookies. Its a terrible movie. I'm so scared Netflix will remove it one year because apparently we can't buy it anywhere due to a lawsuit.

I'm now very interested in seeing this movie.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:28 AM

View Postgrudlian., on 29 November 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

I'm now very interested in seeing this movie.

Amazon has it on streaming
ETA: iTunes has it as well.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:34 AM

View Postgrudlian., on 29 November 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

I'm now very interested in seeing this movie.


Still on Netflix! Also, its awful so be warned. The main girl is just an awful human being.

View PostCinco DeNio, on 29 November 2017 - 10:28 AM, said:

Amazon has it on streaming
ETA: iTunes has it as well.


Oooh - It wasn't on Prime last year! I should just buy it now. I was always looking for the physical dvd.
Maybe they cleared up the lawsuit!

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

View Postgrudlian., on 29 November 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:


I'm now very interested in seeing this movie.


I will be watching it as well ;)
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:18 AM

View PostCameron H., on 29 November 2017 - 10:56 AM, said:

I will be watching it as well ;)

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:28 AM

View PostCameron H., on 29 November 2017 - 10:56 AM, said:

I will be watching it as well ;)

You know what - fuck it I'm in too.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:36 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 29 November 2017 - 11:28 AM, said:

You know what - fuck it I'm in too.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:36 PM

View Posttomspanks, on 29 November 2017 - 11:36 AM, said:


Me4.

I'm in too.
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

View PostCinco DeNio, on 29 November 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

I'm in too.
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Soo, next week will be The Muppet Movie & 12 Dates of Christmas* discussion??
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*I'm also in

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:39 PM

View Postkateacola, on 29 November 2017 - 02:35 PM, said:

Soo, next week will be The Muppet Movie &amp; 12 Dates of Christmas* discussion??

May as well make this the HDTGM classics Christmas movie on rabbit at this point.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 02:45 PM

Thanks SaraK I was looking for new Christmas movies to watch this year!
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:08 PM

View Postgrudlian., on 29 November 2017 - 02:39 PM, said:

May as well make this the HDTGM classics Christmas movie on rabbit at this point.


My annual viewing will be on the 16th, but I have a lot of unanswered questions that I can discuss. The more times you watch it the more questions you’ll have.

View PostCam Bert, on 29 November 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

Thanks SaraK I was looking for new Christmas movies to watch this year!


You’re welcome! Hallmark/Lifetime/ABC Family all have fun dumb holiday movies. Bonus points for 90s stars.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

View Postkateacola, on 29 November 2017 - 02:35 PM, said:

Soo, next week will be The Muppet Movie & 12 Dates of Christmas* discussion??
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*I'm also in

Sam and I are also intrigued, so I guess we're in too lol

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:48 PM

View Postgrudlian., on 29 November 2017 - 02:39 PM, said:

May as well make this the HDTGM classics Christmas movie on rabbit at this point.

Well I just got a date for Friday to watch this so I'll tell y'all how it goes lol
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:51 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 29 November 2017 - 03:48 PM, said:

Well I just got a date for Friday to watch this so I'll tell y'all how it goes lol


Do you...hate your date?