|Title:||The Muppet Movie|
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|02.26.06||Alamo Downtown|| It's truly a narrative of heavy-duty proportions.|
They showed this as part of the Texas Puppetry Theater Film Festival 2006... AKA this movie and about another two hours of various puppetry shorts, Jim Henson rarities, and a reel put together honoring the late Jerry Juhl (who co-wrote this movie). It made for a pretty fun Sunday night... this sold out easily but the 9:30 show of shorts, etc. was also pretty full. Jim Henson's daughter Heather was there to talk a little bit and hang out and they had a live marionette dude named Mr. Puppet in between shows regaling us with bad jokes and little wooden people doing lip-sync. Actually though, several of the shorts were really really cool and funny. I think my favorite was one called Herd, which started out with all these cows getting beamed up to alien ships then a guy who works as a cook for a burger joint finds an alien in his house and makes friends with him by taking him to the beach and stuff. The alien puppet's eyes are so mischevious and unruly, and the whole thing was clearly written and directed with competence. That one along with Sammy & Sofa were probably my favorite but they were all pretty cool and interesting... just another one of those random special things i get to see at the Alamo that's probably really hard to see anywhere else. yay for me.