Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

The Christmas Toy…Story?!

Posted: December 24, 2011 by Tiberius in Christmas, History, Television, The Muppets, Toys
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I was recently encouraged to watch a long forgotten Muppet special from way back in 1986! Even I, a long time Muppet aficionado, somehow missed this one… So I gave it whirl… Oh Boy! What I discovered was so shocking, I was forced to make the children leave the room or else their psyche would […]

The three amigos break new ground, exploring the JFK assassination and Ed and Keenan Wynn; then digress into such normalities as vintage comic book stores, 80’s action movies and the out-of-date Eastern European Terrorist plot device, before rounding out the chat with hand surgery and good old Grover and John Wayne Gacy references. Fun for […]

Not Only is DIE HARD one of the great Action movies, It is a GREAT Christmas movie! Bruce Willis is brilliant as NYPD’s John McClane! Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber became the model for bad guys for a decade, and the future Snape in the Harry Potter films! And Reginald VelJohnson eventually starred in an unofficial spinoff after his […]

Another great Muppet Christmas Special to be highlighted in this series, is one of the earliest, the Emmy Award-winning Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. It originally aired on PBS on Sunday, December 3, 1978,  and sadly is another one of the great Muppet specials that hasn’t been aired probably in 20 years.

I like the Muppets! I think they lost their edge after the 1979 release of The Muppet Movie, but that happens when you go main stream… Before that, Jim Henson was making big plans for his company.  The Muppets were on Sesame Street.  They had their own TV show, The Muppet Show.  They had made numerous […]

I have come to the conclusion that there are two time-frames when concerning the Muppets. Pre-Jim Henson’s Death and Post-Jim Henson’s Death. Sadly, the latter has not been as rewarding and fruitful in the world of the Muppets since Mr. Henson’s passing. Who or what is to blame? That is a debate for another day. […]