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Day 16: We gush about the Riverbottom Nightmare Band and Kermit riding a bicycle in this episode about the 1977 Jim Henson special, “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.”
On This Episode
- Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), a stoat who looks like a bear, dresses like a pinball wizard, and sounds like he ate Cookie Monster.
- Emily Rowley (@mlerowley), a snake who can play bass guitar despite no one around her thinking that’s amazing.
Topics and Tangents
- Muppet Wiki has the lowdown of all 5 cuts of this.
- The official outtake reel.
- The drum roll outtake reel.
- Of Muppets and Men: The Making of The Muppet Show.
- The Christmas Price Index of gifts given in “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
- The “ass sliding” scene from “RAD.”
- Jerry Nelson and Louise Gold sing “When the River Meets the Sea” at Jim Henson’s memorial service.
Previous Episodes of This Podcast Mentioned
- Season 1, Episode 2: A Muppet Family Christmas
- Season 2, Episode 8: John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
After This Episode
Listen to the Can’t Wait for Christmas podcast episode all about Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas!