Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow

Synopsis: A recently divorced man named Ron Emmerson takes his children Tim and Annie to the farm of Ron's eccentric Aunt Cly in the town of Turkey Hollow which has no technology. Tim and Annie find themselves caught up in searching for the "Howling Hoodoo," an elusive monster that has been considered a legend to the citizens of Turkey Hollow while also coming across the plot of a scheming neighbor that frames Aunt Cly for the theft of the turkeys.
Genre: Adventure, Family
Director(s): Kirk R. Thatcher
Production: The Jim Henson Company
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min


Welcome to turkey hollow,

The turkey capital of the world!

Turkey hollow

is a quaint little town,

Nestled right

in the Podunk section

Of the mostly unhip

and exceptionally damp region

Of the pacific northwest.

Every November,

Tourists from far and wide

descend upon this little town

To celebrate a traditional

thanksgiving holiday.

Ah, thanksgiving,

The most wonderful time

of the year...

unless, of course,

you're a turkey!


I don't get a laugh track?

Come on,

I was expecting a laugh track.

It kind of takes

the pressure off a little bit.

Still nothing?

Let's just cut

to our main characters,

The Emmerson family,

Who are approaching

the town limits

At this very moment...


Are there really mooses

around here?

Uh, mooses?

Uh, you know, I don't know.


no, they're indigenous

to upper parts of...

you know, more northern...

oh, you don't know.

I still don't understand

Why we have

to spend thanksgiving

With someone we barely know.

Because aunt Cly is family,

And, you know,

she's flesh and blood,

There an inheritance at stake,

isn't there?

Look, now that your mother

and I are...



I think that we have

to make a concerted effort

To strengthen the branches

of our family tree.

Don't you think the time

to strengthen the family tree

Already came and went?

Say, before you moved out?

You know, when I was Tim's age,

We spent all the holidays here.

It's a lot of fun.

You guys are going to have

A great experience, you know?

You get to learn

The real meaning

of thanksgiving.

Oh, so we're here to rip off

some native Americans.


don't call me that.

I hate that nickname.

Look, look, look,

there's the sign!

You've got to be kidding me.

What's wrong?

My phone!

I just lost my service

The second we went past

that stupid sign!

Ooh, the GPS is down, too!

Why do you sound so excited?

We're officially off the grid!

I've never been off

the grid before!

This is awesome!

Can you please take me

back on the grid?

I like the grid.

Aw, come on, banana.


There sure are a lot of

pick-Up trucks around here.

Yeah, life moves a little

slower in this town.

Looks like life moved

to the next town.

Whoa, slow down!

What is that?

Oh, yeah!

Almost forgot about that guy.

That's the local tall tale...

the hideous howling hoodoo.

The what?

The hideous howling hoodoo!

Ten feet tall,

with razor-Sharp claws

And fangs like a barracuda!


on the blackest of nights,

You can hear him howling

On the dark side

of the siempre verde forest.

So if this is

the blackest of nights,

How can it be darker

on one side of the forest

Than the other?

I'm just wondering.

And should you hear

That horrible,

high-Pitched moan...

run as fast as you can,


if the hoodoo gets your scent,

He'll hunt you down

and eat you alive!

Seriously, no one believes

this stuff, right?

Hoodoo doodoo?


Dad, dad, dad, dad, dad!

The lady who works here,

she said the hoodoo is real!

She said he's 10 feet tall,

and he lives in the forest!

Yeah, I wouldn't put

too much stock

In that story, kiddo.

I think she was just having

a little fun with you.

Well, why would they

build a statue

Of something that wasn't real?

Let me explain to you

how the middle of nowhere works.


these little jerkwater towns

All have an imaginary monster,

Like bigfoot,

the loch ness monster,

Honey boo boo...

it's just to sell crap

to gullible tourists.

Like hoodoo doodoo?

Yeah, and t-Shirts.

They had T-Shirts

in there?

Hey, cool, bud!

Hey, do me a favor...

don't wear that

in front of aunt Cly, okay?

Why not?

Well, it's, uh...

it's a bit of a sore subject.

Your uncle Ned,

he was a little daffy,

And he claimed to have

seen the hoodoo.

Wait, really?

Yeah, so just, uh...

don't bring it up, okay?


all-Natural farm.

Herbs, flowers,

and essential oils."

It doesn't look much like

fall around here.

Well, this whole area

Is called

the siempre verde forest.

That means "always green"

in Spanish.


Hey, banana!

Hope she's home!

Was that a wild turkey?

Or was it aunt Cly's?

I don't know, bud.

We'll have to ask.

Do you think it'll bite?

Oh, I hope not!

Well, that one might.

All right...

Well... look what

the rain washed up.

I thought

maybe you, uh, got lost,

Or you got a better offer.

Hey, aunt Cly!

It's, uh...

it's good to see you.

All right, well,

I just have one question.

I know what you said

on the phone, but...

it's been a long time,

So why now?

No one died.

Well, I mean...

come on, it's thanksgiving!

- Yeah...

- Yeah!

And I told the kids

I really wanted to show them

A traditional family holiday,

you know,

Like we used to.


Kids, say hello

to your aunt Cly!

- Hi.

- Hi.

They grow up fast.

So you must be Annie.

Last time we met,

you were stinking up diapers,

And, uh...

and you!

You were just

an itch in your dad's pocket.

Well, aunt Cly,

still so colorful.



Okay, you've been feeding them

meat, haven't you?

Uh, meat?

Yeah, well, sometimes...

oh, Ronnie, I thought

you had more sense than that.

I mean, I can tell

just by looking at them,

They've been eating


and hot dogs.

We... we're not vegetarians,

but, you know, I...

but that stuff is nothing

but hormones and chemicals.

That's why kids

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