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1.0 out of 5 stars A BUTCHERED EDITION . . ., December 17, 2006
This review is from: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (Collector's Edition) (DVD)
Just to clarify further some of the mystery surrounding this version of what is still a great seasonal classic, I want to add a few pieces to the puzzle. First, there is no Kermit on this dvd. The introduction, the ending and the segue ways feel very choppy as a result. Secondly, there are a number of jokes that have been cut out, apparently to make room for ad time during the ABC broadcasts. I watched this show on HBO for years and years and watching this version really really made me mad. I want to point out that if you click on the dvd box to see the large image, that is where it is mentioned that it is the "New Edition Without Kermit Introduction." Note also that Amazon has not provided a plot summary, as it does for most of its products. I read plot summaries from other websites, compared the packaging and titles, and decided this version might not be as bad as the other reviewers seemed to think it was. But it is. I don't think there is such a thing as a DVD edition of this film as it originally appeared on HBO. The Jim Henson people need to get their act together and put out a complete, unabridged edition. Until then, if you want the songs, the sensibilities and the moral of this story enough to ignore that it has been senselessly butchered, then $10.00 may not be too much to spend to hold you over.
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 15, 2007 11:32:56 PM PDT
"I don't think there is such a thing as a DVD edition of this film as it originally appeared on HBO."

I actually have an original, purchased at Best Buy in 1998 or '99 (I think) in a package containing both Emmet Otter and the Muppet Family Christmas. Both are excellent family films, and the Emmet Otter is exactly as shown on HBO, as far as I can remember. I know that Kermit is in it, both in the introduction where the River Bottom Gang insults ("Nah, that ain't no frog. It's too ugly. Must be a toad." and steals from him and also narrates in the segues.

I guess I'm just lucky!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2007 3:08:20 PM PST
The HBO version has never been released on any format. All commercial releases have deviated from the original version somewhat.

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 1:35:59 AM PST
May not be precisely the original, but it's still adorable and entertaining.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2015 1:32:09 AM PST
Walt Gibson says:
Being that it's so old, I can't remember shot for shot but I do know that I bought a VHS copy that has the Kermit scenes intact.
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