In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.
Along with Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, the Muppets spoof classic movies such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Casablanca," and even artsy Ingmar Bergman movies. They also promote their then-upcoming film "The Great Muppet Caper."
Based on the beloved children's album that helped challenge gender stereotypes, this 1974 TV special brings a selection of songs from Marlo Thomas's record and book to the small screen via live-action, puppetry and animation.
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Your Entertainment Will Depend on Your Thoughts on The Muppets
The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
Your entertainment level for this made-for-television special will certainly depend on how much you enjoy The Muppets. This promotional piece was basically a tie-in for THE MUPPET MOVIE and is hosted by Dick Van Dyke and Rita Moreno with a performance by Johnny Mathis.
I will gladly admit that I'm not the biggest fan of The Muppets so perhaps that's why I wasn't blown away by this special. Going by reviews it seems fans of the creatures were very happy with this television special, which was basically getting them to Hollywood and showing them off with various celebrities who make cameo appearances. We see Kermit, Miss Piggy and various other members of the gang mixing it up with the famous but I just didn't find much of it very funny.
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