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Make Mine Muppets: Your Guide To The Muppet Movies | The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

After having taken nearly a decade-long break from the big screen to focus on other projects and recover from their beloved chief Henson’s death, Team Muppet returns in style for the first (and still best) of their two flat-out literary parodies. Roping in a game Michael Caine as Scrooge and tinkering only slightly with the source material, this Christmas Carol finds Gonzo posing as Charles Dickens and relating the familiar story of the miser changed by supernatural encounters. Highlights include Statler and Waldorf as Jacob (and Robert) Marley, some solid work from the rats who work with Scrooge and Bob Cratchit (Kermit) and a batch of truly catchy musical numbers. Unusual in that it focuses more on humans than the Muppets themselves (though most of the regulars still get high-profile roles), it’s by turns spooky and cheerful. One big change? No cameos this time around, though plenty of familiar faces in small roles, including a youthful Steven Mackintosh as Scrooge’s nephew Fred.

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