Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Welcome to this week’s all-new edition of The Podwits Podcast!  Thanks to a spectacular technical error on behalf of the engineering staff, this week’s podcast was recorded TWICE!  Though, you’ll only have to listen to the second, new and improved version.  In an effort to capture lightning in a bottle, Dion and J. try to hit all […]

(After watching the horrible 2013 Muppet Special entitled Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular, I wanted to republish an article that ran on in 2011 about one of the best Christmas Specials of all time, the 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas. This may have been the last great thing Mr. Henson put out before […]

Dion and contributor J. Blake are back for what is probably their BIGGEST (and LONGEST) Side Cast yet! After an extended intro of probably the duo’s worst college drinking story, they ease into the Christmas Spirit by way of Whittier Alaska, the Krampus (Saint Nick‘s long-lost brother), and the posthumously released Phil Hartman animated Christmas movie. Nothing is off […]

Last week, I shared one of my favorite new British Christmas adverts I saw while home in Leeds, Yorkshire. The Marks & Spencers Christmas ad “Believe in Magic & Sparkle”, was a perfect example of the short little vignettes that English audiences have come to love in the Christmas season.

On a recent trip back home to Leeds, I was excited to see the start of the yearly roll out of the new Christmas adverts. It has become somewhat of a loving tradition which never really seemed to take off here in the States, much like our other custom of the highly-anticipated “Christmas Episode” of our favorite […]

For those of you out there in Podwit land who don’t already know, I am a huge Honeymooners fan. TV Guide called it the best sitcom of all time, and I completely agree. Without Jackie Gleason and his quintessential show, we wouldn’t have the modern sitcom; and people who purport that Seinfeld is the best TV show of all […]

In this week’s podcast, our boys take one step beyond into the tantalizing world of holiday foods gone wrong.  With a brief detour into madness, the wits of Pod once again ask the question, “is Porn truly the greatest example of audience-driven entertainment?”  All that plus the latest skinny on the possible Justice League film […]

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. […]