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TV Review: “A Muppets Christmas – Letters to Santa”

Just finished watching the Muppets special on NBC titled “A Muppets Christmas – Letters to Santa”, here is my review.

Plot/synopsisThe Muppet characters wait in line at the Post Office in New York City waiting to mail their Christmas cards, later they realized they weren’t Christmas cards. They were actually letters to Santa Claus written by children. When the Muppets return back to their apartment building, Claire, a little girl who is friends with Gonzo, felt dissapointed when Gonzo reveals that the Muppets won’t be around for Christmas, they will be on vacation.

The Muppets then begin to realize that Christmas for children is more important than a vacation so to get into the Christmas spirit, they decide to help these children by delivering these letters to Santa Claus. They try everything they could to deliver these letters, then they have no choice but to travel to the North Pole and see Santa themselves.

It was actually very good and entertaining. I liked it a lot! They kept it old school Muppets the way it’s supposed to be!!! They brought every single Muppet character back in one entire hour! Yep, every single Muppet character besides the well known ones, they also brought back Sam the Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Beaker, Sweetums, Lew Zealand, Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot, Statler and Waldorf, etc. Yep, the whole gang is there.

Celebrity cameo appearances by Mayor Bloomberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Uma Thurman, etc.

The story was great, the songs were fun. It was a good show and a job well done!!! Bring on the new Muppet film for the big screen!!!

Score for “Letters to Santa” = *** (3 stars as in good)

Kev

Report: The Muppets return to TV this Wednesday night…

This Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on NBC, the peacock station will air ,”A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa”, which marks a huge return of the Muppets to TV. Will the show get strong ratings for this one? We’ll have to wait and see. I personally think this is a test to see if America still cares for the Muppets, since there is a new Muppet movie in the works.

I’ll indeed be watching since I love the Muppet characters and they deserve a huge comeback. The last few Muppet movies were terrible failures in the box office. Lets hope the new upcoming Muppet movie will live up to the “Great Muppet Caper” and “The Muppets Take Manhatten” which are the two best Muppet films.

Animal and Gonzo has always been my favorite characters out of the whole gang.

Does anyone out there enjoy the Muppets still? Sound it off in the comments below.

http://www.muppetnewsflash.com/2008/11/muppets-christmas-preview.html

Kev

Report: Whoopi Goldberg to star in Christmas special Muppets TV show…

Actress, legendary standup comic, and current co-host of “The View” Whoopi Goldberg has signed on to star in the Muppets Christmas Eve TV show special “Letters to Santa – A Muppets Christmas”.

This is just a one off TV show of the Muppets, it is not to be confused with the new Disney Muppet film that Jason Segal and Nicholas Stoller are writing for the big screen.

More on it here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7603916.stm

The Muppets still rule the world.

Kev

Report: Interview with Jason Segel director of new “Muppets” movie…

There’s an interview with Jason Segel who is making the new “Muppets” movie for Walt Disney. Jason Segel reveals that every character from the Muppets is returning: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, The Animal, Sam the Eagle, the Swedish Chef, Scooter, Mr. Waldorf, Statler, Zoot, Janice, Dr. Teeth, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Beaker, Lew Zealand, Rizzo the rat, etc. Like he said, the whole gang!

He also said they plan to keep the new Muppet movie very traditional and similar to the first three “The Muppet Movie”, “The Great Muppet Caper” and “Muppets Take Manhatten”. In other words, the next Muppet movie will be a serious one, not a corny popcorn flick like Muppets going to Space or fighting against Pirates or something.

Click here to read the interview:

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5023&Itemid=99

Sounding good so far. If it does live up to the first three, I’ll definitely see it in theater.

I’ve always been a big fan of the Muppets.

Kev

 

Report: Charles Grodin to have returning cameo in the next Muppet movie…

Charles Grodin before

Charles Grodin now

MTV Movies Blog reports that actor Charles Grodin who appeared in leading roles in such films as “Midnight Run” with Robert Deniro and the “Beethoven” series a family film about a father who hates owning a dog is making a return to the Muppet movie series by appearing in a cameo in the next one. Charles Grodin played the leading role in “The Great Muppet Caper” playing the role as Nicky Holiday.

The writer for the next Muppet film Jason Segel wrote a cameo strictly for Charles Grodin, he didn’t quite say if he is reprising the role of Nicky Holiday or not. He also revealed that he has plans in bringing in Sesame Street characters as well so it could be a mix of all Muppet characters.

From MTV Movies Blog:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/05/06/jason-segel-reveals-surprise-muppet-movie-cameoits-charles-grodin/

Pretty cool news. Sounds like they’ll make the next Muppet movie a huge blockbuster this time around. The last 3 or 4 Muppet films were flops.

I hope they do better next time so it can feel like a real Muppet movie.

Kev

 

Report: The Muppets return with a new movie and also new writers/director…

Yes, they’re coming back! Those furry little muppets are returning for an 8th Muppets film. Their earlier films were: “The Muppet Movie”, “The Great Muppet Caper”, “The Muppets Take Manhatten”, “Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3D”, “The Muppet Christmas Carol”, “Muppet Treasure Island”, and “Muppets from Space”.

Jason Segel has been signed to co-write the movie along with director/writer Nick Stoller.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982291.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

No word on what the plot and the title to the next Muppets film will be.

I do enjoy the Muppet movies, however the last 3 or 4 Muppet movies were pretty much crap. I thought “The Great Muppet Caper” and “Muppets Take Manhatten” were the best ones out of all of them, those two films were amazing!

I hope they make the next Muppets movie a real good one so the world can start caring about them again! Glad to see Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy, Animal, etc. returning to the big screen!

Kev