For the final edition of the Christmas Edition of Movie Quote Monday, I am going to focus on my all time favorite Christmas movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol. This is my favorite telling of the story. The movie follows the story line well, but also makes it a little less scary for children. I also think that Micheal Caine did a wonderful job as Scrooge.
Vegetables (singing about Scrooge): If he became a flavor you can bet he would be sour. Yuck!
Muppet Man: Even the vegetables don't like him!
Fozziwig: Here is my Christmas speech. "Thank you all, and Merry Christmas."
Jacob Marley: That was the speech?
Robert Marley: It was dumb!
Jacob Marley: It was obvious!
Robert Marley: It was pointless!
Jacob Marley: It was...
[turns to Robert]
Jacob Marley: short!
Jacob Marley, Robert Marley: I loved it!
Robert Marley: We were always heckling you.
Jacob Marley: It's good to be heckling again.
Robert Marley: It's good to be doing anything again.
Kermit the Frog: If you please Mr. Scrooge, it's gotten colder and the bookkeeping staff would like an extra shovel full of coal for the fire.
Rat #1: All of your pens have turned to inkcicles.
Rat #2: Our assets are frozen.
Ebenezer Scrooge: How would the bookkeeping staff like to be suddenly... UNEMPLOYED?
Rats: [singing] HEAT WAVE. This is my island in the sun.
Sam the Eagle: [talking to young Scrooge about business] You see, business, it is the AMERICAN WAY!
Gonzo: [whispers] Sam, Sam, come here
Sam the Eagle: Oh... It is the BRITISH WAY
Young Scrooge: Yes, sir.
Rizzo the Rat: This is scary stuff! Shouldn't we be worried about the kids in the audience?
Gonzo: Oh, no, this is culture!
Ebenezer Scrooge: I'll see you tomorrow at 8.
Kermit the Frog: But sir, tomorrow's Christmas.
Ebenezer Scrooge: 8:30 then.
Kermit the Frog: Sir, half an hour off hardly seems customary on Christmas Day
Ebenezer Scrooge: How much is customary?
Kermit the Frog: The whole day.
Ebenezer Scrooge: The entire day?
Rats: No. that's the frog's idea
Can a person ever go wrong with the Muppets? Usually not. This was the first movie made without Jim Henson as the voice of Kermit. Despite his absence, the creators did a good job with the production of the story.