Back in the old days when I was a youngin, Home Box Office was the only game in town. Every kid in town would come into school Monday morning, brainwashed from the weekend programming offered by HBO. There were plenty of seedy movies on at 3:00 am on Friday and Saturday nights. Movies like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Valley Girl are good examples of all the wonderful programming offered by HBO back in the day. Yes, we all worshiped Jeff Spicoli, it's true. He was awesome, totally awesome, but we also had another Hero that was exclusively found on HBO during primetime, Emmett Otter.
Emmett Otter is clearly Jim Henson's finest muppet (that's obviously saying a lot). Please tell me that you have seen Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas. The greatest Christmas special of all time! Better then Charlie Brown and the Cold and Heat Miser brothers put together. Most of the music in Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas is fantastic, and there is no disputing the fact that Jim Henson was truly a magician. If you're the kind of person that doesn't have a soft spot in your heart for Jim Henson then I suggest you move to a mountain and start eating trash, and just to give you a heads up, you're heading straight to hell when you die.
Make sure to check out Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas sometime this month. In the meantime please enjoy this rock video from You Tube.