Even the vegetables don't like him.
December 23, 2019 8:52 AM Subscribe
"When we first encounter Gonzo and Rizzo in a Muppetized Victorian marketplace, Rizzo immediately takes issue with Gonzo’s claim that he’s equipped to embody Dickens. “I know the story of A Christmas Carol like the back of my hand!” Gonzo boasts, and when Rizzo demands he prove it, this most unusual Dickens proceeds to describe the back of his hand. The gag may be different, but the effect is the same: this story will be told by a fancifully obtrusive narrator committed to making himself as much the star of the show as Scrooge. If the book’s effects depend as much on groaners as insights, there could be no greater Dickens than Gonzo." Ethan Warren provides his Grand Yuletide Theory that The Muppet Christmas Carol is the best adaptation of A Christmas Carol to Bright Wall/Dark Room.
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