We wish you a Muppets Christmas

Copy: The National 19/12/11

>> If you’re stuck for a movie to get you in the festive mood, look no further than The Muppet Christmas Carol, the felty furry take on Charles Dickens’ classic broadcast tomorrow (Christmas Eve) on Channel 4. Gonzo is Charles Dickens, Kermit is Bob Cratchit and, brilliantly, Michael Caine plays Ebenezer Scrooge. “My name… is Ebenezer Scrooge…”

Anyway, I was reminded of it because everywhere else in the world – including the UAE – appear to be celebrating the arrival of the new Muppets movie. And we don’t get it until February. Now that is Scrooge-like behaviour. Still, it gave me the excuse to write about the mythology of the Muppets. Mahna Mahna…

Click here for the full Muppets story in The National

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