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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
The plot of the movie revolves around the old Muppet Theatre going through financial hardship, and the entire Muppet cast looking towards Kermit the Frog for guidance. Kermit eventually gets fed up, and an angel is sent to help him out. The movie then follows the formula of It's a Wonderful Life, as Kermit is shown what would have happened to his friends if he had not existed.
The film stars the usual assortment of Muppets characters, as well as three primary human roles: David Arquette played Daniel, the angel sent to help Kermit; Joan Cusack played the woman trying to purchase the Muppet Theatre; and Whoopi Goldberg portrayed God. As is customary in Muppet movies, a wide assortment of cameos were also made in the film (including, for the first time, cameos by other puppets—Yoda and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog).
- This movie makes at least two references to the first Muppet feature film, The Muppet Movie: Kermit passes by a statue erected in his honor, the caption of which reads "For the lovers, the dreamers, and you"; Kermit finds out that without him, Doc Hopper's Fried Frog Legs would have become a very succesful enterprise.
- This movie contains the first spoken lines by Rowlf since the death of Jim Henson. After Henson's death, Rowlf was placed in semi-retirement to honor him (Henson's other signature character—Kermit—was obviously too popular to shelve).
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