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The Christmas Toy on the Hub Nov 27

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by D'Snowth, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I just... don't know if Kermit's introduction and inclusion during the finale will be edited out or not...
  2. Were they last year?
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I didn't notice they played it last year... I don't even remember if I had the Hub last year or not.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It played last year and yes, it was edited.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Welp, good thing I got my Nick@Nite recording from 1992 that does indeed include Kermit.
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  6. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I turned it on this morning because there wasn't anything else one and I quite enjoyed it. I remember when I was a kid I sorta liked it when I first saw it then just ended up really hating it for some reason over time. I think it was the way I understood the characters at that time, because I remember feeling the same way about the secret life of toys over time. But I did end up liking it today so maybe I'm over that. I feel kinda bad though because my sisters liked secret life of toys growing up and we got into these huge fights on Saturday mornings over watching it or not.

    One thing I still don't get is what happened to Mew to make him die? I know the other toys got thrown but I don't remember that happening to him.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Mew didn't "die" he was "frozen forever"... there was some kind of nervous reaction all of the toys had whenever they ended up getting caught out of the position they were supposed to be in, or they were last left in, and as a result, they become so afraid of being caught to the point they're frozen stiff; it happened to Mew because on their way back to the play room from the living room, Mew accidentally lost grip of Rugby's tail as they raced back to their play room, and he got caught in the hallway when the mother left the bedroom and found him, assuming it wasOuiji the family cat who left it there.

    It seems that Christmas spirit, and the love of family and friends is what brought them out of their frozen states, because in the end, not just Mew, but other previously frozen toys such as Ditz the Clown, and a parrot who bears some resemblance to Abelardo, and others awaken.
  8. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Oh okay, that makes sense I think. I always thought the reason that Ditz was frozen forever (I said die because Mew said he was in a cold dark place) was because when the mom picked him up she threw him into the toy room so I thought it was from the impact. I guess I always drew the assumption that that was the inevitable result from being found in a different spot (I was like seven or eight when I first saw the movie)
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Actually that's my interpretation too. That's why they say Rugby can't be seen in Meteora's box, instead of in the playroom where the little girl left him.

    They always get nervous because they know being caught out of place is what gets them "frozen."
  10. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    Yea, that's how I always saw it.
  11. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I would think it might run again something this season.
  12. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I recorded it! Even though I own the complete original version on DVD (thanks again KermiClown!), seeing it in HD (well, as close as possible for this awesome classic) is fantastic, it's so dang clear! I thought that since it was being shown on television that it would include Kermit's scenes, but ah we'll.

    Now I'd just like to see Muppet Classic Theater aired! I've got the VHS, but I haven't had a VCR in years! Lol.
  13. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    The Christmas Toy is now, in addition to Emmet Otter, streaming on Netflix Instant!
  14. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Yea we seen that the other day...to bad there cut on Netflix too! :boo:
  15. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I'm watching The Christmas Toy for the first time on Netflix. It's quite delightful!
  16. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    And then Christmas Toy made me cry at work... A lot.

    I'm just glad no one came into the office tonight.
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  17. They need to come out on DVD or Blu-ray! I loved Muppet Classic Theater, and I still have the VHS somewhere, but no VHS player that works anymore:eek::(:cry::cry::grouchy:
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  18. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yup, it does that, lol. I love how it explores such real human emotions. :)
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  19. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Lol, yeah. My copy has become just another Muppet collectible! :) The case is fun to look at, at the very least, ha ha.

    I've kept all my old Disney and Muppet videos, they all look so cool, and I remember how much I treasured (still do in fact) each and every one. I even used to make little labels I'd put on the backs of every clamshell and sleeve; detailing the purchase date, and which consecutive number each one was when added to my collection (I remember that Beauty and the Beast is #1!). What a hobby that was! How I wish I had the room to display them all, maybe someday...

    To Puckrox: The Christmas Toy is one of THE GREATEST Muppety specials of all time. I'm glad it still holds its original emotional power. Cheers! :)
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