The Empower Program Rosalind Wiseman

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Netflix just announced that Mean Girls will be available for streaming on January 1, 2015. Here are 20 things you might not have contemplated about this already cult-status classic. MEAN GIRLS WAS INSPIRED BY A SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PARENTS.

Tina Fey was inspired to write Mean Girls, her very first screenplay, after reading Rosalind Wiseman’s bestselling book Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence. As the book’s title suggests, Wiseman offers advice and strategies to parents on how to help their daughters navigate the choppy waters of adolescence. Much of the book contains anecdotes culled from Wiseman’s time spent leading workshops in schools nationwide through Empower, a non-profit anti-violence program she cofounded. “You may feel that it’s not worth making a federal case of not getting invited to a birthday party or letting your daughter blow off one friend for another,” Wiseman writes. “But these aren’t trivial issues; they lay the groundwork for girls faking their feelings, pretending to be someone they’re not, pleasing others at their own expense, or otherwise sacrificing self-esteem and authenticity.” 2. LINDSAY LOHAN’S CHARACTER IS NAMED AFTER TINA FEY’S COLLEGE ROOMMATE.

While studying drama at the University of Virginia in the early ’90s, Tina Fey and her college buddy Cady Garey shared what sounds like a rather squalid apartment in Charlottesville: “We really didn’t have any furniture,” Garey told U.Va’s. “ [We had] just mattresses on the floor and a bean bag in the living room.” Still, It must have been a pretty great bonding experience; according to the magazine, Cady Garey is the namesake for Mean Girls’ main heroine, Cady Heron. Free Edge Blending Software. AND (POSSIBLY) ELIZABETH CADY STANTON. IMDb’s Mean Girls points out that “Cady” also keeps with the spelling of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s maiden name, in a possible shout-out to female empowerment. TINA FEY HAD TROUBLE WITH MS.

NORBURY’S MATH-RELATED LINES. Fey chose to play a math teacher in an attempt to counteract the stereotype that girls can’t do math, she the New York Times back in 2004. However, she admitted that she did not understand any of the lines she was reciting.

So how did she get the dialog? “My friend’s boyfriend is a calculus teacher in the Bronx,” Fey said. “I took his lesson plans.” 5.

BASIC ONLINE DO’S & DONT’S. Don’t use your child’s photo or real name when setting up apps or certain social media accounts. Don’t accept friend.

THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF COURTNEY LOVE AND ALEC BALDWIN IN REGINA GEORGE. “At the heart of Regina George was a really angry kid who had no boundaries or guidance,” Rachel McAdams says in the New York Times’ recent of the film. To channel Regina’s fury, director Mark Waters encouraged McAdams “to listen to Courtney Love at a high volume” (we’re assuming McAdams means she listened to Love’s band Hole) as well as to watch Alec Baldwin’s notoriously menacing, expletive-laden scene in Glengarry Glen Ross. “DAMIAN” INSTILLED SERIOUS COURAGE IN ACTOR DANIEL FRANZESE. “When I was cast in the role of ‘Damian’ in Mean Girls, I was TERRIFIED to play this part,” Franzese wrote last month on the queer-culture blog However, in the next sentence, Franzese captures what was so refreshing about Damian: “This was a natural and true representation of a gay teenager—a character we laughed with instead of at.” Franzese says that years after Mean Girls, grown men—some of them in tears—approached him on the street to thank him for being a role model. Though Franzese says his friends and family have known that he is gay, he decided a decade later to come out publicly. “Perhaps this will help someone else,” he writes at the letter’s conclusion.

“I had to remind myself that my parents named me Daniel because it means ‘God is my judge.’ So, I’m not afraid anymore. Of Hollywood, the closet or mean girls. Thank you for that, Damian.” 7. THE DOWNSIDE OF DAMIAN: FRANZESE IS CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED WITH HIS MOST FAMOUS LINE. Ever since Mean Girls, Franzese is often recognized.

“It doesn’t matter where I am; you know it’s me. I don’t really blend,” he told. “And sometimes it’s nerve-wracking. I can be talking to someone in a bar and it’s chill, and then they’re like, ‘YOU GO GLEN COCO!’” Glen Coco was, of course, a minor, if not virtually nonexistent, Mean Girls character. In fact, the back of Glen Coco’s head seems to appear in only the one scene (above) in which he does nothing more than receive four candy canes from an encouraging Damian.

Glen Coco, however, has, awesomely and inexplicably, become a 8. THE STRANGELY NOTORIOUS GLEN COCO WAS PLAYED BY A CANADIAN ACTOR NAMED DAVID REALE. Last year, BuzzFeed’s Jessica Misener conducted an important into Glen Coco and discovered that, though his role was uncredited in the film, his face is actually fully visible in the scene in which Gretchen reads her impassioned essay on Julius Caesar (he’s sitting directly in front of Lindsay Lohan).

Misener did some further digging and discovered that Glen Coco was played by, a Canadian actor who has also appeared on Suits, the U.S. Version of Skins, and on a couple episodes of Queer as Folk. GLEN COCO SPEAKS (!!!). After the Mean Girls anniversary hullabaloo simmered down, Dazed magazine found David Reale and about his experience on set 10 years ago. Reale said he had auditioned for another part in the film, but didn’t get it. Still, the next day he wandered over to the set, which was right across the street from his apartment in Toronto, to see if he could score some free food.

The director saw him, recognized him from his failed audition the day before, took pity on him, and gave him the tiny non-speaking part of Glen Coco. “Tina Fey wrote the line, Daniel Franzese spoke the line I just sat in a chair and tried not to stare at Lindsay Lohan,” Reale recalls.

“But I guess it was the first time somebody pointed to me on the street and shouted, ‘YOU GO, GLEN COCO!’ that I knew I was involved in something with a beauty and power that surpassed the mere proliferation of four candy canes to an accidental movie extra.” 10. AMANDA SEYFRIED ALMOST PLAYED AN ETHEREAL YET FRIGHTENING REGINA GEORGE.

Getty Images Last year, right after playing challenging roles in Les Miserables and Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried told that she still looked back at her role as Mean Girls’ rather, um, simple Karen Smith as her best work. “I was so innocent. I was so green,“ she says. “I look back and I’m like, ‘Really, I thought I was doing a terrible job.’ But it was written so well and so wonderfully directed.

Mark Waters (the director) made me look good; he made me funny. And Tina Fey wrote the coolest script of all time.” Seyfried almost played the role of Regina George, director Waters told 'She tested for Regina and was kind of brilliant, and very different than Rachel's approach,” Waters says. “She played it in a much more ethereal but still kind of scary way. She was more frightening, but oddly, less intimidating.' THERE'S A REAL JANIS IAN. She was the first musical guest on SNL. Ian won a Grammy for her song “At Seventeen,” which is all about Mean Girls’ main theme: the insecurities that go along with being a teenager.

In 2008, she told that she bonded with her friend Janis Joplin over similar feelings. “I loved her. I think we fell in together because we had things in common.

We both felt fat. We both had bad skin. We both felt like nothing we wore looked right.

We were both outsiders, and she was very protective of me in a really nice way.” 12. LACEY CHABERT HEARS 'FETCH' AT LEAST A HUNDRED TIMES A DAY Perhaps even more iconic than “You Go, Glen Coco!” in the world of Mean Girls is, of course, anything related to “fetch,” as in “That’s so fetch!” (Gretchen Wieners) and “Stop trying to make fetch happen” (Regina George). The whole “fetch” thing is so enduring that even the White House made a fetch-inspired involving Bo the First Dog on Twitter this past summer. The Prez and Co.

Are not the only ones still cracking fetch jokes. “People tweet at me every day hundreds of times, if not thousands of times [with] lines from the movie: ‘That’s so fetch!’,” Lacey Chabert, who played Toaster Strudel heiress Gretchen Wieners, told In fact, “fetch” has even followed Chabert offline, to the unlikeliest of places.

“I was at the pharmacy and I was sick and trying to get medicine, and the pharmacist just looked at me and goes, ‘You don’t look like you feel very fetch today.’” 13. IT’S APPARENTLY FUN TO TWEET “YOU GO, GLEN COCO!” Twitter crunched some numbers and “You Go, Glen Coco!” is in the lead for the Mean Girls lines since 2010. Glen Coco is followed by “So fetch,” “It’s October 3rd,” and “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” 14. AARON SAMUELS (A.K.A.

JONATHAN BENNETT) STILL LOOKS SEXY WITH HIS HAIR PUSHED BACK. Bennett’s Twitter tagline reads, “I get it my hair looks sexy pushed back.” 16.

AMY POEHLER SCHOOLED KEVIN G. ON HOW TO RAP.

Though Tina Fey wrote the Mean Girls script, she left the penning of mathlete Kevin Gnapoor’s talent-show rap to her pal Amy Poehler. “Amy definitely coached him on how to do the rap, and she actually gave him some of the moves and choreography for it,” Waters.

In fact, an amazing YouTube video (above) exists of Poehler performing the rap circa 2004, with Fey and Lohan as her hype women. (A.K.A RAJIV SURENDRA) IS NOW A PROFESSIONAL CALLIGRAPHER He creates beautiful chalk walls, logos and invitations. His Twitter profile reads, “Don’t let the haters stop you from doin’ your thang.” 18.

ROSALIND WISEMAN THINKS TINA FEY MOSTLY GOT HER BOOK RIGHT. Except in her workshops, Wiseman doesn’t do trust falls. “I do not do trust falls, I have never done trust falls, I will never do trust falls,” Wiseman tells Still, she wouldn’t change anything. “Both Tina and I seem to be trying to carve out space of how to give women [a] voice in public,” Wiseman says. “So it’s pretty cool to have a collaboration between two people who say, 'Yeah, let’s work together to do this, because you’re smart, you’re funny, I think you’re going to do a good job, let’s try.'

SADLY, THERE WILL BE NO MEAN GIRLS SEQUEL. Though Lohan hinted to Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show that there might be a Mean Girls part deux, Fey told that it’s not happening.

“At most, it would be a panel discussion with a plate of hot wings,” Fey said of any future plans for the Mean Girls film franchise. [Editor's Note: We completely forgot about, which aired on ABC Family in 2011.] 20. BUT THERE WILL BE A BROADWAY MUSICAL. Fey, her husband Jeff Richmond, and Tony award-nominated lyricist Nell Benjamin are currently working on a Broadway version of Mean Girls, according to an article in Playbill (The play will take at least a couple of years to write, according to Richmond in an earlier interview with ).

Christmas is a time for donning festive garb, singing holiday songs, festooning your home in decorations, and giving thoughtful gifts. Of course, all those tasks turn out a bit more twisted when assigned to the denizens of Halloween Town. The Nightmare Before Christmas mixes light and dark with jolly and macabre with great success. Even if this holiday mash-up movie is part of your regular Yuletide tradition, we'd roll Oogie Boogie's dice that you don't know all of these secrets from behind the scenes. TIM BURTON DID NOT DIRECT THE MOVIE.

It is a common misconception spurred by the film's alternate title: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Burton was busy with Batman Returns and handed this hefty responsibility to his old Disney Animation colleague, who made his feature directorial debut here. Burton's name goes above the title for serving as producer, creating the story, and coming up with the look and the characters for The Nightmare Before Christmas. It probably doesn't hurt that his name was much bigger than Selick's at the time, thanks to the success of,, and.

JACK SKELLINGTON RESURFACED IN HENRY SELICK'S LATER FILMS. 1996 saw the release of Selick's follow-up, a stop-motion/live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl's. It also saw the resurrection of The Nightmare Before Christmas's bare bones protagonist, who appears in one spooky scene as a skeletal pirate captain.

He's much harder to spot in Selick's 2009 translation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, but if you look closely as the Other Mother makes breakfast, you'll see Jack's smiling skull hidden in the yolk of a. THE PLOT WAS INSPIRED BY THE RECURRING COLLISION OF HOLIDAY STORE DECORATIONS. In the film's, Burton explains that his childhood in ever-sunny Burbank, California was not marked by seasonal changes, so holiday decorations were an especially important factor in the year's progression.

When it came to fall and winter, there was a melding of Halloween and Christmas in stores eager to make the most of both shopping seasons. This, he claimed, planted the seed for his tale of the king of Halloween intruding on Christmas. A BURTON POEM PREDATED THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. While Burton was working as an animator at Disney on productions like The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron, he began toying with cartoon projects of his own. This eventually led to animated shorts like 'Vincent,' as well as the penning of a called 'The Nightmare Before Christmas.'

A sort of parody of Clement Clarke Moore's 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' (also known as 'The Night Before Christmas'), this poem focused on Jack Skellington's inescapable ennui and featured his ghost dog Zero as well as Santa. RANKIN/BASS WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE STOP-MOTION APPROACH. Walt Disney Pictures In the same DVD commentary, Burton admits the animated Christmas specials from Rankin/Bass Productions were hugely influential. BURTON ORIGINALLY IMAGINED THE FILM AS A TELEVISION SPECIAL. Like Rankin/Bass's Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer or Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Burton envisioned his take on Christmas could play well on television annually. This turned out to be true, but in a way he had not expected.

He initially pitched the animated effort to TV studios. When that failed, he tried book publishers.

No one bit until he pitched it as a full-length feature film. On the commentary track, Burton estimates that roughly 20 years passed between the project's earliest inception and its theatrical debut on October 29 th, 1993. RONALD SEARLE AND EDWARD GOREY WERE ALSO INFLUENTIAL.

In a about The Nightmare Before Christmas's backbreaking creation, a narrator notes that the production design team took a page from the pen and ink drawings of these two memorable artists, aiming to create in the physical set designs the kinds of cross-hatching and textures found within their works. Selick explains that they'd smear sets in plaster or clay, then scratch lines into this material 'to give it that sort of etched texture or feel to make it look like a living illustration.' SHOOTING BEGAN BEFORE THE SCRIPT WAS COMPLETED. Stop-motion demands a great deal of time, so when Danny Elfman had mastered most of the film's songs, Selick plus a team of 13 specially trained animators and an army of prop makers, set builders, and camera operators got to work without a final screenplay. Animators began by crafting Jack's big moment of discovery with 'What's This?' Shooting 24 frames per second meant the animators had to create unique motions for total.

One minute of the movie took about a week to shoot, and The Nightmare Before Christmas took 3 years to complete. SELICK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR JACK'S SIGNATURE SUIT. In Burton's original sketches, Jack was dressed all in black. It is revealed in the film's commentary track that it was director Selick who gave Jack a marvelous makeover that added white stripes to his slim-fit suit. More than a smart sartorial choice, the addition of the pinstripes was needed to help Jack pop.

In early camera tests, it became a major concern when Jack's flat black suit blended in to the dark backdrops of Halloween Town. DISNEY FOUGHT FOR JACK TO HAVE EYES. Because of the dark and deeply weird nature of Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, Walt Disney Studios decided it was too off-brand to be released under their banner. So the film was made through their branch Touchstone Pictures. But this didn't keep Disney from dropping some serious studio notes, including the insistence that Jack Skellington's empty sockets be filled with a pair of friendly eyes. A common guideline in animation and puppet-creation is that eyes are crucial to having an audience connect to a character, but Selick and Burton wouldn't budge, and ultimately proved their anti-hero didn't need oculars to connect.

THE MOST DIFFICULT SHOT WAS OPENING A DOOR. Walt Disney Pictures Because of the filmmakers' dedication to be as true to shooting like live-action as possible, one Nightmare Before Christmas shot proved especially challenging. When Jack discovers the part of the forest with pathways to other holiday worlds, he looks longingly at the Christmas tree door.

A of its shiny golden knob reflects this mournful skeleton as well as the trees behind him as he advances to open it. Getting the reflection just right took a great deal of time, care, and attention. VINCENT PRICE WAS NEARLY NIGHTMARE'S SANTA. Burton had previously worked with the renowned horror icon on and 'Vincent.' From there, Price had agreed to give voice to the plump and flustered Santa who is kidnapped by treacherous trick 'r treaters Lock, Shock, and Barrel. However, this plan was derailed when Price's wife Coral Browne passed in 1991.

Selick explained in the commentary track that the actor was so grief-stricken that the director felt he sounded too sad for Santa. Edward Ivory was then brought in to replace him. PATRICK STEWART WAS CUT FROM THE FILM. Early on, The Nightmare Before Christmas planned to rely heavily on its poetic inspiration. As such, the Star Trek: The Next Generation star with the manly yet jaunty voice was called in to read poetry that was intended for the film's opening and closing narration. The lengthy monologues were eventually pared down to a few lines, and those were reassigned to the film's Santa,.

However, Stewart's version can be found in full on the. TIM BURTON WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A CAMEO. Unearthed in cut footage is an alternate version of the vampires playing hockey. In the theatrical and all subsequent releases, the ice-skating vampires swat a jack-o-lantern. However, the original version of this scene had them batting about a recognizable decapitated head. With its ghostly pallor, black spiky hair, angular shape, and deep bags under its eyes, the creepy creation is clearly Burton. But this seems to have been deemed too grisly for a kids' movie.

THERE ARE SOME HIDDEN MICKEYS. Walt Disney Pictures Since the film became a success, Disney has become less shy about their association with Nightmare Before Christmas. But the commentary track reveals that, despite their reluctance, Disney allowed Selick and Burton to include a in the form of a menacing toy. In the scene where Jack's Christmas gifts attack, there's a flying stuffed animal with a sharp-toothed grin that's meant to be the Burton version of Mickey Mouse. Also, the girl it attacks is wearing a Mickey print nightgown, while her brother's pajamas are covered in Donald Duck faces.

THERE'S A HIDDEN ED WOOD REFERENCE. While The Nightmare Before Christmas was in production, Burton not only completed Batman Returns but also dug into pre-production on, a biopic about the notoriously untalented filmmaker. A to Wood's works is found tucked into the fearsome folk of Halloween Town—the burly, bald Behemoth is a sweet-natured brute who bears a striking resemblance—down to the scars on his face—to Swedish wrestler Tor Johnson as seen in Wood's.

THERE'S A HIDDEN DANNY ELFMAN CAMEO. The former Oingo Boingo front man began collaborating with Burton back in the early 1980s when he composed the score for Burton's feature directorial debut,. The pair reteamed for, Batman and Edward Scissorhands before Elfman was called to write the music and lyrics for The Nightmare Before Christmas. He also lent his singing voice to Jack Skellington, and for all this he gets the dubious distinction of a cameo as the redheaded tucked away in the upright bass of the ghastly Halloween Town band.

BURTON CALLED ON OTHER PAST COLLABORATORS TO BE HEARD. Aside from Jack's singing voice, Elfman also lent his pipes to mischievous Barrel as well as the menacing clown with the tear-away face. Filling out the trio of trick 'r treaters was Pee-Wee's Big Adventure star Paul Reubens as Lock, and Beetlejuice's Catherine O'Hara as Shock. O'Hara also voiced the stitched up and besotted Sally, while her former co-star Glenn Shadix played the two-faced mayor of Halloween Town. DELETED SCENES INCLUDED BEHEMOTH'S SOLO AND AN ALERNATE OOGIE BOOGIE REVEAL.

On the DVD, storyboard presentations reveal that never made it to production. One of these has Behemoth belting beautifully about 'pretty' presents during 'Making Christmas.' Another shows an abandoned concept of Oogie Boogie boogeying with the bugs that fill his stitched up form, and a third clip displays a very different finale. Instead of Boogie being torn up and reduced to bugs, he's unmasked to be evil scientist Dr.

Finkelstein in disguise! In this version, his whole scheme was revenge-fueled because Sally loved Jack, even though Finkelstein made her to be his mate. THE SET WAS BUILT WITH SECRET PASSAGES FOR ANIMATORS. Reminiscent of the cut-out pathways used by Muppeteers, the animators behind and beneath The Nightmare Before Christmas had cut into the 19 sound stages worth of 230 model sets so they could more easily reach in and manipulate their peculiar puppets.

From these vantage points, they can move the armatures hidden within the creatures or swap their faces out for one of hundreds made to allow for a wide range of emotion. Jack Skellington alone had more than 400 heads. BURTON REJECTED A CGI SEQUEL. Though Disney has found success pumping out straight-to-DVD sequels of their animated hits, Burton has no interest in making The Nightmare Before Christmas 2.

He told “I was always very protective of [ Nightmare Before Christmas], not to do sequels or things of that kind. You know, ‘Jack visits Thanksgiving world’ or other kinds of things, just because I felt the movie had a purity to it and the people that like it. Because it’s not a mass-market kind of thing, it was important to kind of keep that purity of it. I try to respect people and keep the purity of the project as much as possible.”. Getty Images Talking to, Steve Whitmire spoke of a dream he had the night before shooting his first scene as Kermit. In it, he found Henson in a gleaming white hotel lobby and confessed his anxiety about taking on the character so identified with its creator.

'He stopped, and there was a thoughtful gesture Jim would do where he would take both of his index fingers and put them under his chin, and he did that and thought and he said, 'It will pass,' Whitmire recalled. 'Which is exactly what Jim would have said.

You would have to really know Jim to know this, but that’s exactly what he would have said. Then he turned and he said, 'I’ve really got to run ' and he took off out the door. I woke up and I felt great. I remembered this dream and I went in the next day, I did the work, and it was smooth, it worked fine, and I felt great. Just that little bit of encouragement. I really think he showed up for me.' G EORGE C ARLIN WAS CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE OF EBENEZER SCROOGE.

Walt Disney Studios The Muppet Christmas Carol's sets were specially built to accommodate the Muppeteers, meaning they were elevated to leave room for them to walk around below the 'London' streets. Planks and platforms were put in place for Caine and his human co-stars to walk on. In a promotional, you can see how crucial careful foot placement was as the Muppets swarmed him singing the opening song 'Scrooge.' Despite this trickiness, Caine called it 'very fun.' SCOOTER WAS BOOTED FROM A MAJOR ROLE. The long-time gofer for The Muppet Show was originally supposed to appear as the in The Muppet Christmas Carol. Similarly, Miss Piggy and Gonzo were considered for the Ghosts of Christmas Present and Yet To Come.

However, this idea was scrapped in favor of new Muppet creations that could better underline the ominous nature of the story. Piggy was recast as Mrs. Cratchit, and Gonzo as Charles Dickens. Wedding Dash 2 Full Version Torrent. But Scooter was cut completely. GONZO WAS RECAST AS A DE VICE TO BRING IN DICKE NS'S PROSE. Walt Disney Studios Though it added in plenty of zany Muppets and split the role of Jacob Marley for Statler and Waldorf, The Muppet Christmas Carol remains pretty true to its source material. Screenwriter Jerry Juhl to make use of Charles Dickens's graceful narration, so Gonzo was cast as the beloved author.

Rizzo the Rat was added to infuse some humor and serve as a Greek chorus of sorts. THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST'S MOVEMENTS WERE AQUATIC. The girl spirit that guides Scrooge into his childhood has an eerie, floating physicality.

To achieve this look, puppeteers with the Muppet in a tank of baby oil backed by a green screen to record the performance. However, the cost of a tank of baby oil soon stacked up, pushing the filmmakers to switch to water. Though the rod puppet's glues and paints interacted poorly with the water, they got the shots they needed.

KERMIT'S FULL-BODIED STROLL WAS A BIG PRODUCTION. To achieve the 'Tis The Season' shot of Kermit walking down a snow-covered street with nephew Robin (playing Tiny Tim) on his shoulder, Brian Henson had to employ 10 puppeteers. A rotating drum covered in fake snow was positioned beneath Kermit's feet, to allow for a natural gait.

If you pay close attention, you can see it in action. Behind that was a blue screen and various puppeteers working the characters' limbs and mouths. These were swapped for lit-up London homes in post-production. ' WHEN LOVE IS GONE' WAS CUT FROM THE THEATRICAL RELEASE. The song sung to a young Ebenezer by his heartbroken Belle (Meredith Braun) from the film's theatrical version because it was considered a bit too slow (and too Muppet-free) to keep the interest of children in test audiences.

However, the tune was included in some home entertainment releases and several TV airings of The Muppet Christmas Carol. ABC Family's preferred cut excludes this melancholy melody. BUNSEN, BEAKER, AND SAM THE EAGLE HAD SONGS CUT. In The Muppet Christmas Carol, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his loyal assistant Beaker pop in on Scrooge seeking donations for the poor. Early on, their plea included a song called '.' Similarly Sam Eagle, playing a young Scrooge's headmaster, had a ditty called '.'

Both songs were recorded but cut from the script before their performances were shot, as neither added much to the story's exposition. They do, however, show up on the.

FRED SCROOGE DID NOT LOSE HIS WIFE.