History Film / TheMuppetChristmasCarol

10th Jun '17 7:00:44 AM GeekyBinka
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* AnachronismStew: The film depicts Scrooge and his employees using quill pens, even though by 1843, they were practically extinct; steel pens had been the standard since the 1820s. One can only presume Scrooge was too stingy to buy them.

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* AnachronismStew: AnachronismStew:
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The film depicts Scrooge and his employees using quill pens, even though by 1843, they were practically extinct; steel pens had been the standard since the 1820s. One can only presume Scrooge was too stingy to buy them.them.
** During the [[VillainSong "Marley and Marley"]] musical number, when Statler and Waldorf bring up when they evicted an entire orphanage, leaving the orphans to freeze outside, Waldorf adds, [[CrossesTheLineTwice "With their little frostbitten teddy bears!"]] Teddy bears didn't exist until the 1900s. [[note]] [[TeddyBear Teddy bears]] were created in honour of US President [[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Theodore Roosevelt]] (where they also got their name from), who, on a hunting trip in 1902, was offered to shoot a black bear cub tied to a willow tree, [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals but refused as he deemed it unsportsmanlike]]. Morris Michtom, the owner of the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company, [[RippedFromTheHeadlines read about this in the newspaper]], and decided to create plush bears to honour Roosevelt, naming them [[MeaningfulName "Teddy bears"]] after him. Coincidentally, Theodore's son and grandson [[HilariousInHindsight were named Kermit]]. [[/note]]
** [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking A relatively minor example]], as it doesn't occur in-story: during the [[TheVillainSucksSong "Scrooge"]] musical number, a harpsichord can be heard playing in the background. This is inaccurate for the time period, as the harpsichord was more popular in the [[BaroqueMusic Baroque era (c. 1600-1750)]], but the film takes place during the Romantic era of music (c. 1780-1910), by which time the piano [[note]] invented around the 1700s [[/note]] had practically replaced the harpsichord as the standard keyboard instrument.
*** It's also worth noting that this particular example occurs only on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRBUwS_Sp0k soundtrack version of the song]] - it's possible that the filmmakers realised this mistake in post, and [[ShownTheirWork removed the harpsichord part accordingly]] before the film was finished. Unfortunately, the soundtrack version was still [[RecycledTrailerMusic used in the trailer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhpu2tq9GG4 however]].
4th May '17 2:22:56 AM TitoMosquito
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* NeverTrustATrailer: Some trailers and promos that feature Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past flying would be followed by a clip of Bob (Kermit) seeing a shooting star, implying he saw his boss flying in the sky.
2nd May '17 12:52:58 PM gjjones
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* OhCrap: Bean Bunny is standing on Scrooge's doorstep singing a carol, but when he looks up and sees who's standing in the doorway he trails off.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Bean Bunny is standing on Scrooge's doorstep singing a carol, but when he looks up and sees who's standing in the doorway he trails off.off.
** Scrooge when Jacob Marley transforms into a doorknob and yells his name.



* SayMyName: Jacob yells, "SCROOGE!" when his face appears on the door knocker, causing Scrooge and Gonzo and Rizzo's horse to be spooked; in the latter's case, Gonzo and Rizzo scream as they fall to the ground.

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* SayMyName: Jacob yells, "SCROOGE!" when his face appears on the door knocker, causing Scrooge and shocking Scrooge. Gonzo and Rizzo's horse to be spooked; in gets spooked also and they're thrown off the latter's case, Gonzo and Rizzo scream as they fall to the ground.carriage.
9th Apr '17 6:39:40 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"If being mean's a way of life you practice and rehearse\\
Then all that work is paying off, 'cause Scrooge is getting worse.\\
Every day, in every way, Scrooge is getting worse!"''
16th Feb '17 10:21:24 AM Tightwire
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** In the novella after Marley's visit Scrooge looks out the window, and sees many ghosts in the street, burdened by chains, lockboxes and even a safe, all labouring under the weight and in misery, and recognises some of them as former business partners. For an adaptation that sticks mostly to the original story, this scene is cut.
16th Feb '17 9:25:11 AM Tightwire
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* AnachronismStew: The film depicts Scrooge and his employees using quill pens, even though by 1843, they were practically extinct; steel pens had been the standard since the 1820s.

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* AnachronismStew: The film depicts Scrooge and his employees using quill pens, even though by 1843, they were practically extinct; steel pens had been the standard since the 1820s. One can only presume Scrooge was too stingy to buy them.
30th Dec '16 8:52:41 AM gjjones
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* WhatAnIdiot: [[invoked]] Invoked directly by Gonzo: Rizzo was panicking about climbing up a gate and then having to jump down from the top of the gate. After a crash landing on the ground, Rizzo...squeezes through the bars to get back to the other side to retrieve jellybeans, meaning he'd never really needed to climb the gate in the first place!

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* WhatAnIdiot: [[invoked]] Invoked {{Invoked|Trope}} directly by Gonzo: Gonzo as an InUniverse example: Rizzo was panicking about climbing up a gate and then having to jump down from the top of the gate. After a crash landing on the ground, Rizzo... squeezes through the bars to get back to the other side to retrieve jellybeans, meaning he'd never really needed to climb the gate in the first place!
27th Dec '16 6:11:57 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:235:The best ChristmasCarol ever.]]

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[[caption-width-right:234:The
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24th Dec '16 5:26:52 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* IronicEcho: When inquiring on the fate of Tim to the Ghost of Christmas Present, who believes he is destined to die; to which he adds, "But if he's going to die, he'd better do it! And decrease the surplus population!"
** Scrooge had coldly uttered this to Bunson and Beeker when they suggested a donation to the poor. This time he is saddened and horrified at his own words.
** This exact same exchange took place in the original novel as well.
24th Dec '16 4:01:27 AM GanonStrikeX
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''Scrooge flings open the window, throw them to the ground.''

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''Scrooge flings open the window, throw throwing them to the ground.''
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