History Literature / EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas

29th May '17 9:46:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band is just a mere performance act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band is just a mere performance more professional act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.
11th Apr '17 8:22:46 PM Sharlee
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* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Two bunnies that they have dance in the contest seem to be about 3 times taller than Emmet and his friends.

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* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Two bunnies that they have dance The muskrat in the contest seem to be about 3 times taller Emmet's jug band isn't any smaller than Emmet and his friends.the otter, porcupine, or beaver.
19th Mar '17 1:03:35 PM nombretomado
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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, of course) for {{Creator/HBO}}. It later aired on Creator/{{ABC}} and then on {{Nickelodeon}}.{{Creator/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.
10th Jan '17 10:40:42 AM DukeRemington
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* CunningLikeAFox: Played straight with Gretchen Fox, who stiffs Ma and Emmet on payment by claiming there was a scorch mark, but averted with her husband.

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* CunningLikeAFox: Played straight with Gretchen Fox, who stiffs Ma and Emmet on payment by claiming there was a scorch mark, but averted with her husband.husband Harrison.
10th Jan '17 3:16:24 AM Geoduck
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* KarmaHoudini: The River Bottom gang are generally mean to everyone and cause a fair bit of damage and trouble. Then they win the contest.

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* KarmaHoudini: The River Bottom gang are generally mean to everyone and cause a fair bit of damage and trouble. Then they win the contest. (Although by all appearances they win fair and square.)



* VillainyFreeVillain: The Riverbottom Nightmare Gang acts like a group of troublemakers and competes in the talent show, but they never do anything truly villainous, and they don't appear to cheat to win the talent show.

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* VillainyFreeVillain: The Riverbottom Nightmare Gang acts like a group of troublemakers and competes in the talent show, but they never do anything truly villainous, and they don't appear to cheat to win the talent show.show; as noted, their act is genuinely impressive.
31st Dec '16 5:30:11 PM jamespolk
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[[caption-width-right:350:Our world says "welcome, stranger"]]
31st Dec '16 5:27:31 PM jamespolk
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* ChekhovsGunman: Doc Bullfrog, seen relatively briefly early in the show and identified as the owner of the restaurant. He saves Emmett and Ma at the end by offering them jobs.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Listen to the lyrics of "When the River Meets the Sea". It's a song about ''death'', in a children's Christmas puppet show... It should be noted that WordOfGod from composer Music/PaulWilliams in the 2005 Making of Documentary/Retrospective gives the opposite explanation on the song's meaning. He states it's a song about ''life'', a secular hymn on how in his view, we can never truly understand it, just appreciate it reverently. The special itself leaves the interpretation open to the viewer.

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* FruitCart: The Nightmare knock over a fruit stand as they barrel through town.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Listen to the lyrics of "When the River Meets the Sea". It's a song about ''death'', in a children's Christmas puppet show... It show.[[note]]It should be noted that WordOfGod from composer Music/PaulWilliams in the 2005 Making of Documentary/Retrospective gives the opposite explanation on the song's meaning. He states it's a song about ''life'', a secular hymn on how in his view, we can never truly understand it, just appreciate it reverently. The special itself leaves the interpretation open to the viewer. Then again, lyrics like "our souls will leave this land" and "that sweet and final hour" sure do sound like they're about death.[[/note]]
24th Dec '16 2:28:26 AM tropower
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* DigitalDestruction: The 2015 airings on ("Freeform, the new name for") [[Creator/ABCFamily ABC Family]] give this special (along with ''The Bells of Series/FraggleRock'', which were both originally videotaped) a horrible faux film look[[note]]Which, compared to something like Series/HannahMontana, which was also videotaped, but also has a faux film look, is much more noticeable.[[/note]].

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* DigitalDestruction: The 2015 airings on ("Freeform, the new name for") [[Creator/ABCFamily [[Creator/{{Freeform}} ABC Family]] give this special (along with ''The Bells of Series/FraggleRock'', which were both originally videotaped) a horrible faux film look[[note]]Which, compared to something like Series/HannahMontana, which was also videotaped, but also has a faux film look, is much more noticeable.[[/note]].
24th Dec '16 2:26:26 AM tropower
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* DigitalDestruction: The 2015 airings on ("Freeform, the new name for") Creator/ABCFamily give this special (along with ''The Bells of Series/FraggleRock'', which were both originally videotaped) a horrible faux film look[[note]]Which, compared to something like Series/HannahMontana, which was also videotaped, but also has a faux film look, is much more noticeable.[[/note]].

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* DigitalDestruction: The 2015 airings on ("Freeform, the new name for") Creator/ABCFamily [[Creator/ABCFamily ABC Family]] give this special (along with ''The Bells of Series/FraggleRock'', which were both originally videotaped) a horrible faux film look[[note]]Which, compared to something like Series/HannahMontana, which was also videotaped, but also has a faux film look, is much more noticeable.[[/note]].
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.
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