The Muppets have a ton of Christmas specials and movies, the most noticeable is the The Muppet Christmas Carol which is wonderful but that is not one I’m going to talk about. Instead I’m going to talk about A Muppet Family Christmas Special from 1987.

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The Cast of A Muppet Family Christmas

In the special every one goes to Fozzie Mother’s house for Christmas and they are joined but the Sesame Street gang and the Fraggle Rock crew. They get across the giving and togetherness message of Christmas but there is more silliness than morals which makes it wonderful and enjoyable. This special just makes me so happy.

You can watch the special on youtube as it’s not available on DVD any more and that DVD edited it a lot. Watch here, it’s like 47 minutes long.

Another Muppet Christmas thing that is close to my heart is A Christmas Together – John Denver & The Muppets. I listen to this CD a lot this time of year. It has a lot of humor and warmth. Track 3 The Peace Carol is my favorite. It was also another Muppet Christmas Special in 1979.

I loved every second of this, Viva la Cookie Monster!

Every now and again I get hits from people searching odd questions. So I’m going to start answering your searched questions. I’m going to answer these questions with the all the academic-ness/pedantic-ness I can muster (it’s more fun that way)

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Illustration of Quasimodo

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Big Bird of Sesame Street






The first one I noticed was the question of who is uglier Quasimodo or Big Bird? A very interesting question to be sure. The answer comes down to a simple matter of opinion but that is cop-out response so let’s go deeper and really answer this aged-old question. First thing, is which Quasimodo should we compare Big Bird against? Not all Quasimodo as created equal some are very ugly and deformed, some are cute, and some are handsome and just have low self-esteem. So to be fair let’s go to the source Victor Hugo’s Quasimodo. In the novel Quasimodo is decribed as having a horse-shoe mouth, a small left eye with bushy red eyebrow, a right eye that’s completely hidden by a monstrous wart, uneven broken teeth with gaps that project out like tusks, callous lips, and forked chin. He was also described ” a giant who had been broken and badly put together again.”  Big Bird is a  perpetually 6 year old 8-foot, 2-inch yellow bird.


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Quasimodo Recusing Esmeralda

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Big Bird of Sesame Street







Now beauty maybe in the eyes of the beholder but there are certain truths that lie within aesthetics.  Symmetry is a big one.  Facial Symmetry denotes health and from an evolutionary stand point anything that denotes a healthy being is worthy of mating and thus becomes a sign of beauty. Quasimodo’s looks as described by Hugo is in total opposition to symmetry and that is why Quasimodo triumphs over Big Bird in the Ugly department, at least Hugo’s Quasimodo. Sorry Big Bird.

Quaismodo on the Offense L.H. Rudder 1884 picture image

Quaismodo on the Offense L.H. Rudder 1884

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Big Bird of Sesame Street







If you search an odd question and find the Hunchblog (And I notice it) I’ll answer it or leave a comment with your weird/odd questions and I’ll answer them in a post. The weirder the better.