Robert Downey Jr. Brings You Christmas Cheer with Muppets!
November 22, 2021 3:22 PM   Subscribe

Muppet wonders will never cease. I thought I knew or had seen every 90s Muppet show/special. Wrong. In 1995 Robert Downey Jr starred as Mr Willowby in this 30 minute Muppet Musical. He sings and dances! Stockard Channing (with a Swedish accent?) and Leslie Nielsen are in it. Ii ts pretty mild overall, Ive just never heard another person talk about this.
posted by Freecola (8 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
The name gave me a brief hope that this was a Sense and Sensibility adaptation.
I will check it out!
posted by Countess Elena at 3:34 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]


Distribution: A dubbed NTSC DVD was released in Mexico.
That's it, that's the whole list! I will watch it try to watch it.
posted by Glinn at 4:22 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]


"A Nabisco Family Classic" with Brian Cummings voicing Kermi


wat
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:09 PM on November 22 [4 favorites]


a Sense and Sensibility adaptation.

My dentist gave me a sample of a toothpaste which has "Gum and Sensitivity" emblazoned across it, and I cannot stop reading it as some bizarrely tooth-focused corporate Jane Austen reworking every single time I use it.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 6:28 PM on November 22 [23 favorites]


1995? Wikipedia says RDJ's arrests for drugs started in 1996... def a phone in performance here. I wonder if Leslie Nielsen brought along his fart box?
posted by Catblack at 7:36 PM on November 22


Here is a copy in superior quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gvT4x2IkDU
posted by StrikeTheViol at 10:59 PM on November 22 [7 favorites]


I remember stumbling upon this and thinking I should watch it because Muppets and Leslie Nielsen, but then quickly changing the channel because it was kind of glurgy and just really dull and uninteresting.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:29 AM on November 23


Well, they did get right that Swedish Christmas is all about the candles.
posted by St. Oops at 9:51 PM on November 23


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