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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Holidays Spent with the Muppets — Fairly A lot Pop: A Tradition Podcast #164


For Pret­ty A lot Pop’s annu­al hol­i­day episode, your hosts Mark Lin­sen­could­er, Lawrence Ware, Sarahlyn Bruck, and Al Bak­er discuss all issues Mup­pets, however in par­tic­u­lar the 1992 movie The Mup­pet Christ­mas Automobile­ol, the place­in Michael Caine offers us simply as sturdy and seri­ous a Scrooge as you may discover. What’s the enchantment of this pup­pet act? Is the humor actu­al­ly sup­posed to be good, or post-fun­ny iron­ic? How do Mup­pets change the way in which we expe­ri­ence music?

Though Jim Hen­son had died by the point of Christ­mas Automobile­ol, close to­ly all the remainder of the cre­ative group from The Mup­pet Film (1979) was nonetheless in place, includ­ing scriptwriter Jer­ry Juhl and tune­author by Paul Williams. Ought to the prop­er­ty nonetheless exist now {that a} new gen­er­a­tion has massive­ly tak­en over, and may it ever recap­ture that outdated magazine­ic? We con­sid­er latest iter­a­tions includ­ing the cur­lease Mup­pet Might­hem, the clas­sic motion pictures and var­i­ous revivals, previous Christ­mas spe­cials (John Den­ver! Emmet Otter!), pre-Mup­pet-Present iter­a­tions of Hen­son’s act, the Darkish Crys­tal and Labyrinth movies, the function of people in Mup­pet media, the ide­ol­o­gy of Dick­ens’ sto­ry, and far more. Which Mup­pet per­son­al­i­ty sort are you?

Fol­low us @law_writes, @sarahlynbruck, @ixisnox, @MarkLinsenmayer.

For some extra Par­tial­ly Examination­ined Life web­work hol­i­day antics, watch Mark and Bil­l’s video chit-chat for Phi­los­o­phy vs. Improv. The ghost of Pret­ty A lot Pop Christ­mas previous brings you episodes about Xmas songs and hol­i­day view­ing. We additionally males­tion our Peanuts episode.

Hear extra Pret­ty A lot Pop, includ­ing latest episodes on Bar­bie and Indi­ana Jones. Sup­port the present and listen to bonus discuss­ing for this and close to­ly each oth­er episode at patreon.com/prettymuchpop or by choos­ing a paid sub­scrip­tion by Apple Pod­casts. This pod­forged is a part of the Par­tial­ly Examination­ined Life pod­forged web­work. Pret­ty A lot Pop: A Cul­ture Pod­forged is the primary pod­forged curat­ed by Open Cul­ture. Browse all Pret­ty A lot Pop posts.

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