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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Ludicrous Love Lyrics (Part 2) (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

We’re still “celebrating” Valentine’s Day… in our own Jammin’ with Jamie way!

Whether you love it with all your heart, loathe it with the heat of a thousand star-crossed hearts, or think the whole hullabaloo is hilarious, you don’t want to miss this Jammin’ with Jamie!

Jam with us to another load of…

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Christmas/Holiday Movies: “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie”

Hi, everyone!

I had a pretty hectic Halloween season this year, so I wasn’t able to continue my series about Halloween movies. However, I know that my subsequent series on holiday/Christmas/winter movies (and specials) only had half the amount of entries… that is, only two. Yikes.

So, I’m going to rectify that this year, starting…

now!

For those of you who are new (or just don’t remember), this is how this series works…

This month, I’m going to watch (and, in some cases, re-watch) some movies that are perfect for the holiday/Christmas/winter season. These are not reviews, because I’ll only be writing about films I love and recommend. There’s no plan, method, or scientific algorithm to what movies I’m going to watch or how I’m going to structure these entries. I’m just going to have fun with it, and I hope you will, too!

First up, a TV movie that I believe is ridiculously underrated…

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s the trailer:

It’s ALWAYS a merry Christmas with The Muppets!

It’s ALWAYS a merry Christmas with The Muppets!

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Plot: The Muppets are putting on a big Christmas show to save their theater, but when everything goes wrong and Kermit the Frog’s spirit seems broken, an angel comes to show him what the world––– and his friends––– would be like if he’d never been born.

I also have a very personal connection to this movie, which you’ll have to read on to find out about!

Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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Halloween Movies: “The Monster Squad”

This month, I’m going to watch (and, in some cases, re-watch) some movies that are perfect for the Halloween season. These are not reviews, because I’ll only be writing about films I love and recommend. There’s no plan, method, or scientific algorithm to what movies I’m going to watch or how I’m going to structure these entries. I’m just going to have fun with it, and I hope you will, too!

The one promise I’ll make is that I’ll only include spoilers after the jump.

For this inaugural entry, I’m going to write about a movie I just saw for the first time––– well, all the way through, anyway…

The Monster Squad (1987)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s the trailer…

I’ve known about The Monster Squad for a while, though I don’t know exactly how long. When you love the Universal Monsters as much as I do (and I’m sure many of you do), you read a lot about them and other films that reference or utilize them. I was bound to come across The Monster Squad at some point. And I did. I read about the plot, found out some trivia, and watched some clips. All signs pointed to this being a film I’d love.

So recently, I finally ordered the twentieth anniversary DVD online. I watched it with my family, who had never even heard of it until I told them about it. Luckily for all of us, my gut instinct turned out to be a bullseye: we loved every minute of it––– and if you love monster movies, you will, too!

Here’s the basic, spoiler-free rundown…

The Monster Squad (1987)
Plot: Some young friends obsessed with monsters suddenly find themselves face-to-face with the Universal Monsters and must stop Dracula’s plan before it’s too late.
Monsters: Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, the Gillman, and the Mummy
Scare Factor: It may be scary to kids about five years old or younger, but it all depends on the kid. If this kid has already seen some monster movies, especially ones with the Universal Monsters, he or she will probably be fine. For everyone else, watch it and have fun!
Gore Factor: The gore’s pretty minimal.
Family-Friendly Factor: There’s some scattered swearing and some suggestive comments. Some people may find a couple of words offensive.

Look out! Behind you!

Look out! Behind you!

ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Ludicrous Love Lyrics (Part 1) (2024)”!

Hi, everyone!

We just celebrated another holiday! Yup… Valentine’s Day.

Whether you love it with all your heart, loathe it with the heat of a thousand star-crossed hearts, or think the whole hullabaloo is hilarious, you don’t want to miss this Jammin’ with Jamie!

Jam with us to a load of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Kirk Thatcher Interview & Marvelous Muppet Melodies (2024)”!

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If you’ve been jammin’ with us on Jammin’ with Jamie for the past couple of weeks, I hope you’ve been enjoying our interview with writer, director, actor, and “punk on assorted Star Trek buses”… Kirk Thatcher!

This week, we’re wrapping up the edited version of our interview. After the edited interview parts air, go to my YouTube channel, @JackalopeJamie, to see the full interview… with video!

… And after we finish, we’ll still be jammin’!

So join us for a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie”: Kirk Thatcher Interview!

Hi, everyone!

Longtime loyal Jammin’ with Jamie Jammers––– and even brand new Jammers––– know that I love the Muppets. On the show, we’ve jammed to songs from many Muppet projects, including Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021), It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002), and various online Muppet music videos and online videos.

Fun fact: those two movies and many of the music videos were directed by the same person!

An even more fun fact: that person’s on Jammin’ with Jamie this week!

Please join me in giving a warm Jammin’ with Jamie welcome to writer, director, actor, and “punk on assorted Star Trek buses”…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “New Beginning Beats (2024)”!

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New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are both symbolically and literally times when we start anew. Sometimes by our own choice. Sometimes by the choices of people around us who decide that date is as good a date as any. Whether it’s thrust upon you or you chose to begin a new chapter, either way towards the end of January… that’s when it can start to turn. Maybe there’s more of a learning curve than you’re used to. Maybe you’re not getting the results you hoped for. Maybe, for whatever reason, you’re just getting sick of it.

Whether you’re excited, venting, or just want to reignite that spark inside you, we’ve got tunes for you, as we jam to a batch of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Fantastic Food Follies (Part 2) (2024)”!

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Remember back around Thanksgiving time when we jammed to a feast of fantastic food follies and I promised we’d all get a second helping? Well, some things happened in the Jammin’ with Jamie kitchen, and that second course got delayed a bit. But, that just means it had time to marinate to perfection!

So let’s jam to a feast of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Celebrating the Season Songs (2023)”!

Hi, everyone!

This week’s Jammin’ with Jamie will have a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about an upcoming show!

We’ll jam to our Haunting Holiday Harmonies jam session next Saturday! Thank you for your patience as WNUR works through hiccups.

Some of us are getting ready for Christmas, some of us are getting ready for Kwanzaa, and some of us who celebrated Chanukah, which ended last week, and other holidays from earlier in the month may still be enjoying what resulted from those holidays.

So, we’re going to jam to a sack of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Haunting Holiday Harmonies (2023)”!

Hi, everyone!

Some people love the holiday season. Some people feel… less than jolly.

Many of our spooky pals celebrate the season like so many of us do… just a little differently.

Either way, on this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie, it’s a time to vent, a time to explore the darker side of the holidays, a time to confront the loneliness, isolation, and other less-than-jolly feelings some people feel this time of year, and a time for some fun, freaky festivities, with a host of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Santa Songs (2023)”!

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There’s a certain “man with the bag” up at the North Pole who, with his wife, elves, and reindeer, is working very hard right now. Plus, Chanukah started!

So, grab the nearest sleigh and reindeer to catch a flight up north… way up north… as we jam to a sack of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Getting into the Spirit of the Season Songs (2023)”!

Hi, everyone!

We’ve passed Halloween… we’ve passed Thanksgiving… and we’ve even passed November. We’re finally in December… which means no one can complain!

Well, they can. But they’d be wrong.

It’s time to open up the sack and unleash…

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