History Literature / EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas

31st Dec '17 10:21:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the book, the Riverbottom Nightmare Band 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 Band are just a more professional act. In the special, however, they're a bunch of bullies.
31st Dec '17 10:20:32 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:Our world says "welcome, stranger"]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Our [[caption-width-right:350:''Our world says "welcome, stranger"]]
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31st Dec '17 10:18:58 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReCut: This little special has a checkered history.

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* ReCut: This little The TV special has a checkered history.
31st Dec '17 10:18:25 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReCut: This little short has a checkered history.

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* ReCut: This little short special has a checkered history.
20th Dec '17 11:09:27 AM PuffyTreat
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* 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.[[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]]

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* 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.[[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]]



* RealityEnsues: The Riverbottom Nightmare Band 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.

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* RealityEnsues: The Riverbottom Nightmare Band 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. Though as Emmet points out to Ma after Doc Bullfrog hires them, they make much better singers than they do launderers and it's only through sheer dumb luck doing odd repair work, if they had never taken the risk, their hidden talents would have never been discovered. Talents that it doesn't.are actually appreciated, as opposed to the way Ma's customers and Emmet's brief employers treated them.
19th Dec '17 8:55:59 PM TrendingToon1
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* AllThereInTheScript: Out of all the Riverbottom members, only Chuck and Howard were referred to by name.


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* ColorCodedCharacters: Blue for Emmet, vermilion for Ma, red for Wendell, green for Harvey, yellow for Charlie.


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* EyeObscuringHat: Wendell and Stanley Weasel wear these.


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* MoodWhiplash: At first we hear rather somber music during the sultry scene where Emmet nails a hole in the washtub, then it cuts to the cheerful music of the jug band practicing in the treehouse.
19th Dec '17 7:45:00 PM DaBradGuy
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* SceneryPorn: The sets and models are ''gorgeous,'' with an incredible amount of detail. Even forty years later, they still look great.
16th Dec '17 8:25:46 AM TrendingToon1
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* FriendshipSong: "Brothers", the song that Emmet and his friends practice last-minute after another act steals their song "Barbecue". It's about how much they're together and could be a family.
15th Dec '17 7:28:04 PM Spacecoyote
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* BumblingDad: Pa Otter was, by all indications, an incredibly poor decision maker. He "took a chance on snake oil", which didn't leave his family much after he was gone, and Ma and Emmet's ultimate motivation to gamble with their only means of feeding themselves is that it's what Pa would have done. But he was gentle, thoughtful, and loving, and they remember him fondly.
14th Dec '17 11:22:36 PM Spacecoyote
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: Doc Bullfrog's assurance that Ma and Emmett's acts "just needed a little something extra" and that they should "keep working on it" comes across as a bit tactless, but he has no way of knowing that they just sacrificed their only means of supporting themselves to enter the contest.
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