Better Than Coffee: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Bloopers

Awww. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. Bless you, Saint Henson. This is one of very few holiday movies I can sit through without wanting to commit Santacide. Sure, it’s as saccharine sweet, maudlin, and sentimental as anything else you’ll see this time of year, but hey, they’re muppets. Somehow that makes it okay. And you just gotta love a Christmas special where the main characters can get that exited about sliding around on a garbage bag stapled to a frozen pile of shit.

You know what might possibly be even better than Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas?

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas BLOOPERS:

“Hubba WHA” and a big warm fuzzy good morning to you.

(A couple of musical numbers from Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band and the River Bottom Nightmare Band under the cut.)

7 Responses to “Better Than Coffee: Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Bloopers”

  1. Ashe Mischief Says:

    Oh gosh! This still remains one of my favorite Christmas films… I still watch it on the VHS (where my parents recorded it off tv).

    Amazing– and fantastic bloopers to boot!

  2. k paul blume Says:

    made me smile — thanks!

  3. Alice Says:

    Nothing brightens my day more than hearing a Muppet say, “sweet JEEZUS!”

  4. Dave L. Says:

    I love how after two hundred odd takes of rolling the drum out the door, they never break character, even when they’re joking. True pros, those guys.

  5. fortheloveofthestars Says:

    YES YES YES. This film is an xmas tradition in my neck of the woods. Thanks for sharing this with us. I don’t own it (a friend who recently moved did) so I might not be able to watch it this year. It was nice to find this here!

  6. Bunny Says:

    Best Xmas DVD present EVAR!!! thank you Mer!!

  7. Peter S. Says:

    Jim Henson and Frank Oz were, together, the shapers of my childhood.

    I keep coming back and watching the bloopers. Thanks!