History Literature / EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas

23rd Nov '16 10:43:35 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1977, Creator/JimHenson adapted the story (with [[strike:puppets]] {{muppet}}s, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}. It sticks very true to the story. (The only real difference is that in the special, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band are a gang of mean-spirited bullies. In the book, they were just a band with a flashier, more glamorous act.) Original music was written for the special by Music/PaulWilliams. In 2008 and 2009, the Goodspeed Theater and the Jim Henson company produced a live stage version of the show, featuring a mixture of Muppets and costumed humans.

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In 1977, Creator/JimHenson adapted the story (with [[strike:puppets]] {{muppet}}s, {{Muppet}}s, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}. It sticks very true to the story. (The only real difference is that in the special, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band are a gang of mean-spirited bullies. In the book, they were just a band with a flashier, more glamorous act.) Original music was written for the special by Music/PaulWilliams. In 2008 and 2009, the Goodspeed Theater and the Jim Henson company produced a live stage version of the show, featuring a mixture of Muppets and costumed humans.



* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang is just a mere performance act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.
* AdaptationExpansion: The River Bottom kids are a gang of thugs in the Jim Henson special, and appear in a number of scenes before they show up at the talent show as the Nightmare.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang Band is just a mere performance act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.
* AdaptationExpansion: The River Bottom Riverbottom kids are a gang of thugs in the Jim Henson special, and appear in a number of scenes before they show up at the talent show as the Nightmare.



* ChekhovsSkill: Early on, the River Bottom gang is shown entering a music store and jamming out... and they're ''good.'' This comes back to haunt our heroes at the end.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Early on, the River Bottom Riverbottom gang is shown entering a music store and jamming out... and they're ''good.'' This comes back to haunt our heroes at the end.



* RealityEnsues: The Riverbottom Nightmare Gang puts on a big, flashy, professional-level musical act...and wins the talent contest. Emmett and Ma's incredibly poor decision to gamble with each other's livelihoods nearly ruins them, and it's only through sheer dumb luck that it doesn't.
* ReCut: The original show featured Kermit the Frog as a narrator. After Disney bought the rights to the Muppets, later video editions excluded Kermit's scenes, though when ABC Family (now Freeform), a Disney subsidiary, aired the special (though in [[DigitalDestruction questionable quality]]) for 2015's "25 Days of Christmas" event, the Kermit scenes were included.

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* RealityEnsues: The Riverbottom Nightmare Gang Band puts on a big, flashy, professional-level musical act...act... and wins the talent contest. Emmett and Ma's incredibly poor decision to gamble with each other's livelihoods nearly ruins them, and it's only through sheer dumb luck that it doesn't.
* ReCut: The original show special featured Kermit the Frog as a narrator. After Disney bought the rights to the Muppets, later video editions excluded Kermit's scenes, though when ABC Family (now Freeform), a Disney subsidiary, aired the special (though in [[DigitalDestruction questionable quality]]) for 2015's "25 Days of Christmas" event, the Kermit scenes were included.
23rd Nov '16 10:39:43 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1977, Creator/JimHenson adapted the story (with [[strike:puppets]] {{muppet}}s, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}. It sticks very true to the story. (The only real difference is that in the special, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang are a bunch of mean-spirited bullies. In the book, they were just a band with a flashier, more glamorous act.) Original music was written for the special by Music/PaulWilliams. In 2008 and 2009, the Goodspeed Theater and the Jim Henson company produced a live stage version of the show, featuring a mixture of Muppets and costumed humans.

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In 1977, Creator/JimHenson adapted the story (with [[strike:puppets]] {{muppet}}s, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}. It sticks very true to the story. (The only real difference is that in the special, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang Band are a bunch gang of mean-spirited bullies. In the book, they were just a band with a flashier, more glamorous act.) Original music was written for the special by Music/PaulWilliams. In 2008 and 2009, the Goodspeed Theater and the Jim Henson company produced a live stage version of the show, featuring a mixture of Muppets and costumed humans.
23rd Nov '16 10:38:37 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1977, Creator/JimHenson adapted the story (with [[strike:puppets]] {{muppet}}s, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}. It sticks very true to the story. (The only real difference is that in the special, the Nightmare are a gang of mean-spirited bullies. In the book, they were just a band with a flashier, more glamorous act.) Original music was written for the special by Music/PaulWilliams. In 2008 and 2009, the Goodspeed Theater and the Jim Henson company produced a live stage version of the show, featuring a mixture of Muppets and costumed humans.

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In 1977, Creator/JimHenson adapted the story (with [[strike:puppets]] {{muppet}}s, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}. It sticks very true to the story. (The only real difference is that in the special, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang are a gang bunch of mean-spirited bullies. In the book, they were just a band with a flashier, more glamorous act.) Original music was written for the special by Music/PaulWilliams. In 2008 and 2009, the Goodspeed Theater and the Jim Henson company produced a live stage version of the show, featuring a mixture of Muppets and costumed humans.
16th Aug '16 9:28:45 PM FreeJaffa
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* SpeciesSurname: All of the characters are named like this.
2nd Jun '16 3:52:54 PM MEWtiful
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang is just a more professional act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang is just a more professional mere performance act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.
5th Apr '16 5:58:46 PM OnTheHillside
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* InformedSpecies: Invokes a touch of this. Emmet and his ma look everything like otters...they just bear more of a resemblance to sea otters than anything (then again, they do live near the river).

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* InformedSpecies: Invokes a touch of this. Emmet and his ma look everything like otters...they just bear more of a resemblance to sea otters than anything (then again, they do live near the river).river otters they're intended to be.
12th Mar '16 9:02:44 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Gang is just a more professional act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.


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19th Feb '16 12:20:08 PM twilicorn
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* ReCut: The original show featured Kermit the Frog as a narrator. After Disney bought the rights to the Muppets, later video editions do not include Kermit's scenes. (In 2015, the...er, [[DigitalDestruction airings]] on ABC Family did restore the Kermit scenes.)

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* ReCut: The original show featured Kermit the Frog as a narrator. After Disney bought the rights to the Muppets, later video editions do not include excluded Kermit's scenes. (In 2015, the...er, scenes, though when ABC Family (now Freeform), a Disney subsidiary, aired the special (though in [[DigitalDestruction airings]] on ABC Family did restore questionable quality]]) for 2015's "25 Days of Christmas" event, the Kermit scenes.)scenes were included.
23rd Dec '15 10:02:47 AM bradh871yahoocom
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* ChekhovsSkill: Early on, the River Bottom gang is shown entering a music store and jamming out... and they're ''good.'' This comes back to haunt our heroes at the end.
22nd Dec '15 7:35:02 PM tropower
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* CutSong: "I Was Born in the Trunk", which was to have been sung by the music store owner. The song is performed however in the stage adaptation.
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