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GTGC - #203 - The Muppet Christmas Carol


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This week, the GoodTrash GenreCast has been taken over by those wacky Muppets. Caleb Master's used his host pick power to make us break our "No Christmas Films" rule and forces us to bring film analysis to The Muppet Christmas Carol. Is it a trip down nostalgia lane? Or, does the adaptation have us saying, bah! Humbug!

The discussion gets underway as we highlight our desired Muppet Literary Adaptations. There are a lot of great suggestions, but we'd also love to hear your ideas on social media. Analysis gets underway as Caleb gives us a rundown of the Muppets and what they're about. Alex chimes in with the rules of portraying the Muppets in media. Dalton applauds the Muppets for their ability to introduce young children to classic art and literature. He claims that it is important to grow culturally and that having these art pieces as vocabulary is key to that. 

Alex presents her analysis and looks at the production of The Muppets Christmas Carol and the editing of the film. She expounds on the history of the productions and explores why certain songs were cut from the film. Dustin wraps up the analysis of The Muppets Christmas Carol by talking about Charles Dickens and charity. Dustin then brings up Bleak House and how people can make a proper change and truly help those in need. 

And there you have it! The 2016 GTGC Express is nearing the station. The Muppets Christmas Carol will be our last film of 2016, but we have one more episode in the works for you next week. So, until next time, remember to be nice, and put the Ghostbusters on speed dial, just in case. 

The Muppet Christmas Carol Timestamps

00:38 - Welcome and Introductions
04:16 - Synopsis and Reviews
16:05 - The Game - Muppet Literary Adaptations
28:36 - Analysis 
54:39 - Shelf or Trash/Else or Instead
1:00:33 - Wrap Up

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