History Film / ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie

24th Aug '17 6:13:25 PM LadyNorbert
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* ForWantOfANail: Apparently, if Kermit had never existed, the Muppets would have each suffered miserable existences.



* MaliciousMisnaming: Bitterman continually calls the Muppets "Muffins" and Pepe "Pee-pee". Also Glenn (who apparently is second-in-command in Heaven) keeps calling Daniel "Dan" or "Danny", despite Daniel ''repeatedly'' telling him in their conversation he prefers to be called Daniel.
* MeaningfulName: Rachel Bitterman is a very bitter, cynical individual. Inverted with her father, with whom the Muppets are implied to have had a good relationship.

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* MaliciousMisnaming: Bitterman continually calls the Muppets "Muffins" and Pepe "Pee-pee". Also Glenn (who apparently is second-in-command in Daniel's part of Heaven) keeps calling Daniel "Dan" or "Danny", despite Daniel ''repeatedly'' telling him in their conversation that he prefers to be called Daniel.
* MeaningfulName: Rachel Bitterman is a very bitter, cynical individual. Inverted Averted with her father, with whom the Muppets are implied to have had a good relationship.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Heaven, at least the part where Daniel works, is a giant cubicle farm.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Heaven, or at least the part where Daniel works, is a giant cubicle farm.
5th Aug '17 11:08:57 AM glickmam
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* BitingTheHandHumor: After Daniel wonders aloud how Bitterman could take control of so much in the Kermit-less universe, Kermit comments, "Corporate synergy... it's out of control." He then crosses his legs revealing the NBC logo on the bottom of his foot (this special was produced by NBC). Ironically, the Muppets would later be bought by Disney.

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* BitingTheHandHumor: After Daniel wonders aloud how Bitterman could take control of so much in the Kermit-less universe, Kermit comments, "Corporate synergy... it's out of control." He then crosses his legs revealing the NBC Creator/{{NBC}} logo on the bottom of his foot (this special was produced by NBC). Ironically, the Muppets would later be bought by Disney.Creator/{{Disney}}, which actually owns rival network Creator/{{ABC}}.
17th Jun '17 10:20:04 AM nombretomado
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** A big one to the original ''TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried frog legs restaurants.

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** A big one to the original ''TheMuppetMovie'', ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried frog legs restaurants.
6th Apr '17 8:12:12 PM MarshalGrover
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Fozzie reachers Bitterman Bank, the security guard mishears Fozzie, believing he has Ms. Bitterman's laundry (instead of money). When he reachers her office, they discover [[spoiler: his sack of cash is actually a sack of clothes from the Salvation Army folks he bumped into earlier]].
3rd Nov '16 2:17:56 PM TropesForever
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* EyeScream: To get to the alternate universe, Daniel sprinkles snow into Kermit's eyes. [[spoiler: To get out of it, Daniel actually]] [[spoiler: ''spits'']] [[spoiler: into Kermit's eyes.]]

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* EyeScream: To get to the alternate universe, Daniel sprinkles snow into Kermit's eyes. [[spoiler: To get out of it, Daniel actually]] [[spoiler: ''spits'']] [[spoiler: actually ''spits'' into Kermit's eyes.]]
3rd Nov '16 2:16:46 PM TropesForever
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An angel named Daniel (David Arquette) watches Earth on Christmas Eve in horror. Kermit the Frog and his friends, through a series of mishaps, misplace their theater's December rent payment to the wicked Rachel Bitterman (Joan Cusack), who wants to tear down the theater to build a nightclub. Determined not to let the despondent Kermit give up on his dreams, Daniel appeals to his [[{{God}} Boss]] (Whoopi Goldberg) to review the situation and intervene.

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An angel named Daniel (David Arquette) (Creator/DavidArquette) watches Earth on Christmas Eve in horror. Kermit the Frog and his friends, through a series of mishaps, misplace their theater's December rent payment to the wicked Rachel Bitterman (Joan Cusack), (Creator/JoanCusack), who wants to tear down the theater to build a nightclub. Determined not to let the despondent Kermit give up on his dreams, Daniel appeals to his [[{{God}} Boss]] (Whoopi Goldberg) (Creator/WhoopiGoldberg) to review the situation and intervene.



* TheCameo: Several celebrities appear as themselves, including Carson Daly, Kelly Ripa, and Regis Philbin.

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* TheCameo: Several TheCameo:
**Several
celebrities appear as themselves, including Carson Daly, Kelly Ripa, and Regis Philbin.
31st Oct '16 5:18:27 PM TropesForever
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Because Daniel is nervous and mutters when dealing directly with The Boss for the first time, he tells her his name is, "D-d-d-dan... Danny... el...". With that, The Boss calls him "Danny-elle". (Which could be interpreted as "Danny L.", when you find out that [[{{Tuckerization}} Daniel was named after Jim Lewis' son]].)



* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: Spoofed in the beginning of the film, when several Muppets exchange gifts only to discover that they've given up prized possessions to do so.

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* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: Spoofed Played in the beginning of the film, when several Muppets exchange gifts only to discover that they've given up prized possessions to do so.



** AccidentalMisnaming: Because Daniel is nervous and mutters when dealing directly with The Boss for the first time, he tells her his name is, "D-d-d-dan... Danny... el...". With that, The Boss calls him "Danny-elle". (Which could be interpreted as "Danny L.", when you find out that [[{{Tuckerization}} Daniel was named after Jim Lewis' son]].)



* MythologyGag:
** A big one to the original ''TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried frog legs restaurants.
** While in the park, Kermit sees a statue of himself with some children, which has this (first movie-inspired) inscription: "For the lovers, the dreamers and you..."



* ShoutOut[=/=]MythologyGag: A big one to the original ''TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried frog legs restaurants.
** The Muppets' stage show is a very drawn-out ShoutOut to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', complete with color-change, [[GRatedDrug "funny green root beer"]], and "Saltine" the performer. Heck, just look at its name: Moulin ''[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]''.
** While in the park, Kermit sees a statue of himself with some children, which has this (first movie-inspired) inscription: "For the lovers, the dreamers and you..."

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* ShoutOut[=/=]MythologyGag: A big one to the original ''TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried frog legs restaurants.
**
ShoutOut: The Muppets' stage show is a very drawn-out ShoutOut to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', complete with color-change, [[GRatedDrug "funny green root beer"]], and "Saltine" the performer. Heck, just look at its name: Moulin ''[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]''.
** While in the park, Kermit sees a statue of himself with some children, which has this (first movie-inspired) inscription: "For the lovers, the dreamers and you..."
Scrooge]]''.
29th Oct '16 1:29:29 AM TropesForever
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* ContinutityNod:: In the CrapsackWorld, Kermit is horrified to see the popularity of [[Film/TheMuppetMovie Doc Hopper's Frog Legs]].

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* ContinutityNod:: ContinuityNod: In the CrapsackWorld, Kermit is horrified to see the popularity of [[Film/TheMuppetMovie Doc Hopper's Frog Legs]].
29th Oct '16 1:21:43 AM TropesForever
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* BrickJoke: In the CrapsackWorld, Kermit is horrified to see the popularity of [[TheMuppetMovie Doc Hopper's Frog Legs]].



* ContinutityNod:: In the CrapsackWorld, Kermit is horrified to see the popularity of [[Film/TheMuppetMovie Doc Hopper's Frog Legs]].



** {{Subverted}} [[RuleOfThree the third time]] with Johnny Fiama and Sal, because while Sal has sold his moped to buy Johnny a solid gold record player, Johnny apparently hasn't even ''thought'' of getting Sal anything.

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** {{Subverted}} [[RuleOfThree the third time]] {{Subverted|Trope}} with Johnny Fiama and Sal, because while Sal has sold his moped to buy Johnny a solid gold record player, Johnny apparently hasn't even ''thought'' of getting Sal anything.



* {{Jerkass}}: Rachel Bitterman.
* LetThereBeSnow: The finale.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}}: Rachel Bitterman.
* %%* LetThereBeSnow: The finale.



* TheOtherDarrin: Starting with this movie, all of Frank Oz' characters have been recast -- Miss Piggy, Fozzie and Animal (and Yoda) are performed by Eric Jacobsen, while Sam the Eagle is [[Series/SesameStreet Kevin Clash]]. Scooter and Janice also get significant dialogue for the first time since Richard Hunt's death, and are now voiced by Brian Henson (for this movie only -- they'd both get recast again for future projects).



** So.. basically I die, then go to work with ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}?



* WildlifeCommentarySpoof

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* %%* WildlifeCommentarySpoof
9th Oct '16 4:50:32 PM ThallianGold
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* BrickJoke: In the CrapsackWorld, Kermit is horrified to see the popularity of [[TheMuppetMovie Doc Hopper's Frog Legs]].
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