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A Muppet Family Christmas

Episode Summary

We counted all the Muppets in the farmhouse. It’s a lot. Guest: Carlin Trammel (Nerd Lunch). Find show notes at

Episode Notes

To mark the 30th anniversary of the shredded wheat and cranberry sauce of TV specials, we take a head count of every unexpected guest Fozzie Bear’s mother graciously welcomed into her home on Christmas Eve, 1987. It’s a lot.  


🎙 Guest:  

Carlin Trammel (Nerd Lunch, Dragonfly Ripple, @nerdlunch).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. We try and piece together the various home video cuts and music rights issues.  

2. The dizzying continuity issues surrounding the Muppet Babies.  

3. Can you say “OshKosh B’gosh”?  

4. A milk PSA and the world’s most forward-thinking bullies.  

5. Osvaldo el Gruñón, Oscar the Grouch’s Puerto Rican counterpart.  

6. Parting words from the guy with the beard doing the dishes.  


“A Muppet Family Christmas” © 1987 Jim Henson Productions.  

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