December 8, 2007

Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas

Jim Hensen puppets, original story written by Russell Hoban who also wrote The Mole Family's Christmas (both in 1969). Emmet & his mom Alice now reside at the Smithsonian Museum.

The fundamental plot is similar to O. Henry's Gift of the Magi in which two people (or puppets in this case) learn that love is the greatest gift.

This was one of the first Muppet productions to use radio
controlled puppets.


Sadie Lou said...

Oh my goodness...I totally remember this!! WHOA--memories are flooding back. Can you rent this from netflix??

fun_is_always_in_style said...

I don't know about Netflix (probably); but you can rent it from me.
Everyone over here loves my necklace :)