Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Synopsis: Emmet Otter and his Ma are dirt-poor, but very happy and good singers. But as Christmas is around the corner, both of them want to get something special for each other. And the talent show prize is $50! So, Ma gets a song ready, and Emmet forms a jug-band with his friends. But the Riverbottom Gang, a bunch of rich kids with killer electric band equipment are going to be tough competition.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Jim Henson
  Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win.
 
IMDB:
8.3
NOT RATED
Year:
1977
48 min
694 Views


WELL, PASHOULD'VE

GOTTEN RICH ON SNAKE OIL.

BUT, "THERE JUS AREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE

Together:

"WHO WANT TO OIL A SNAKE!"

( Laughing )

OH, PA USED TO ALWAYS SAY THA WHEN BUSINESS WAS BAD.

YEP, HE SAID I A LOT.

WAIT NOW...

WOULD YA:

LOOKAT THAT.

WHAT?

THAT SWELL GUITAR!

MOTHER-OF-PEARL

INLAYS, TOO!

NOW, MA,THAT'SWHA YOU CAN GET ME FOR CHRISTMAS!

OH, SURE...

AFTER ALL,

IT'S ONLY $40!

SAY, WHAT IS

THAT RACKET?

( Loud Rock Music )

OH, NO,

NO, NO...

OH, I CAN'T BELIEVE

WHAT'S HAPPENING

HERE IN MY STORE!

WHO ARE THEY, MA?

BEATS ME.

HOOLIGANS:

IS WHAT THEY ARE.

PROBABLY SOME OF

THOSE RIVERBOTTOM BOYS.

( Crash! )

Store Owner:

NOW SEE WHA YOU'VE DONE?!

I WANT ALL OF YOU

OUT OF HERE AT ONCE!

( Excited Chatter )

HERE YA GO,

IT AIN'T EVEN HURT.

IF THEY DIDN'T WAN THESE THINGS TO ROLL,

THEY SHOULDA:

MADE 'EM SQUARE.

( Laughter )

HEY!

YEAH, CHUCK?

I'M HUNGRY.

HEY, EVERYBODY,

CHUCK'S HUNGRY.

NO, I'M NO HUNGRY...

I'MHUUUNNNGRY!

CHECK, CHUCK!

NOW!

( All Agree )

( Engine Starts & Revs )

OHH, GETTING COLDER

EVERY DAY NOW.

BE WALKING:

THE RIVER SOON.

AND SKATING ON IT.

GOT TO EXPEC COLD WEATHER,

JUST A FEW DAYS:

BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

DON'T TALK ABOU CHRISTMAS ALL THE TIME.

THERE'S NO POINT,

IS THERE?

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH

FOR REGULAR DAYS.

SORRY.

I REMEMBER THE LAS CHRISTMAS BEFORE PA DIED...

OH, EMMET.

I REMEMBER DECORATING

THE CHRISTMAS BRANCH AND...

PA SANG AND...

YOU PLAYED:

THAT OL' PIANO WE HAD.

I REMEMBER ALL RIGHT.

SELLING THAT OLD PIANO

WAS ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS

I EVER HAD TO DO.

SEEMS LIKE WE'VE SOLD

JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING

LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

ABOUT ALL I'VE GOT LEFT IS

A SENSE OF HUMOR AND A WASHTUB.

WELL, AT LEAST THERE AIN' NO HOLE IN THE WASHTUB.

HEAD FULL OF GOOD THOUGHTS,

BELLY FULL OF GRUB,

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Lillian Hoban

Lillian Hoban (May 18, 1925 – July 17, 1998) was an American illustrator and children's writer best known for picture books created with her husband Russell Hoban. According to OCLC, she has published 326 works in 1,401 publications in 11 languages. more…

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