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Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

Episode Summary

Pa would’ve loved this podcast about the 1977 Jim Henson Christmas special. Guest: Emily Rowley.

Episode Notes

Day 16: We gush about the Riverbottom Nightmare Band and Kermit riding a bicycle in this episode about the 1977 Jim Henson special, “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.”

On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), a stoat who looks like a bear, dresses like a pinball wizard, and sounds like he ate Cookie Monster.
  2. Emily Rowley (@mlerowley), a snake who can play bass guitar despite no one around her thinking that’s amazing.

Topics and Tangents

  1. Muppet Wiki has the lowdown of all 5 cuts of this.
  2. The official outtake reel.
  3. The drum roll outtake reel.
  4. Of Muppets and Men: The Making of The Muppet Show.
  5. The Christmas Price Index of gifts given in “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
  6. The “ass sliding” scene from “RAD.”
  7. Jerry Nelson and Louise Gold sing “When the River Meets the Sea” at Jim Henson’s memorial service.

Previous Episodes of This Podcast Mentioned

After This Episode

Listen to the Can’t Wait for Christmas podcast episode all about Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas!

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