You better remember that, or you’ll have to answer to Baby Herman!
Jesus Christ! That was some epic tonal whiplash!
I watched this very video over the weekend while we were wrapping gifts, and let me tell you, coming to it with no knowledge it's coming is quite the mind fuck, indeed.
This is funny because that's the version I watch on YouTube every year, since the video also has all of the ads intact.
There are a lot of things the Muppets do to give the characters life that, once you notice that not all puppetry uses them, point to the reasons these characters are so engaging.
One is “shooting” - slightly moving the head of the puppet forward while it speaks, especially to emphasize certain words or emotional beats.
See, this is why my digital copy is ripped from the Dutch DVD instead of my VHS.
“Well, they certainly seem to be having a good time out there, Sprocket. Yep, I like it when they have a good time.”
A local theater ran Emmet Otter around Christmas 2 years ago, and my wife and I went to see it. It is arguably my favorite theater going experience of my life. As a young child when it first released, it was a Christmas tradition for me, so seeing it on the big screen was really special to me.
Aww. Jim Henson watching the party with Sprocket at the end and just enjoying his wonderful creations hits me in the feels every time.
It’s almost as disturbing as the Dinosaurs finale.