Quiz 1
on the
Director's
Audio Commentary
on
The
Muppet
Christmas
Carol

(1992)
As of:  12:20 p.m. E.D.T., Saturday, August 17, 2019


1. Who is the Director of this adaptation of A Christmas Carol?
Jim Henson
Brian Henson
Richard Hunt
none of the above

2. Which of the following, feature-length films did the Director direct before this adaptation of A Christmas Carol?
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Labyrinth (1986)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
This is a trick question; this adaptation of A Christmas Carol is the first, feature-length film the Director ever directed.

3. Which of the following is true about this adaptation of A Christmas Carol?
This is the first Muppet film produced after the Muppet Creator's death.
Dozens of adaptations of A Christmas Carol had already been produced, and dozens more would be produced in the following years.
The Walt Disney Company trusted the Muppet Creator's son to direct and produce this film for them.
all of the above

4. What was the Director's initial reaction when producing this adaptation of A Christmas Carol was suggested to him?
He thought it was a bad idea, because more adaptations had already been produced, of this novel, than perhaps any other novel.
He thought it was a great idea, because so many previous adaptations had been so successful.
He had to think about it, because he had never heard of Charles Dickens or A Christmas Carol.
This is a trick question; producing this adaptation of A Christmas Carol was the Director's idea; no one had ever suggested it to him.

5. What is the relationship between the Muppet Creator and the Director of this adaptation of A Christmas Carol?
They are the same person.
The Muppet Creator is the son of the Director of this film.
The Director of this film is the son of the Muppet Creator.
This is a trick question; the Walt Disney Company hired a Director to produce and direct this film, who had never even heard of the Muppets, Charles Dickens, or A Christmas Carol.

6. To whom does the Director refer as "one of the core Muppeteers"?
Paul Williams
Miles Goodman
Richard Hunt
This is a trick question; the Director never uses the phrase "core Muppeteer" in his audio commentary on this adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

7. Where does the Director say that the opening scene was filmed, for this adaptation of A Christmas Carol?
Shepherds Studios, London
Disneyland, California
Disney World, Florida
This is a trick question; the Director never mentions where any of this film was filmed, in his audio commentary for this film.

8. What does the Director say about candy, in this audio commentary?
Rizzo the Rat's candy was called "bon-bons" throughout the filming of this production, until the Director realized that "no one" in the U.S. would know what bon-bons are, so they changed the references to Rizzo's candy, to "jelly beans," although the phrase "jelly beans" doesn't mean much to the people in Britain.
Rizzo the Rat's candy was called "caramels" throughout the filming of this production, until the Director realized that jelly beans were being filmed instead of caramels, so they changed the references to Rizzo's candy, to "jelly beans," although the phrase "jelly beans" doesn't mean much to the people in Britain.
Rizzo the Rat's candy was called "Skittles" throughout the filming of this production, until the Director realized that "no one" in Britain would know what Skittles are, so they changed the references to Rizzo's candy, to "jelly beans," although the phrase "jelly beans" doesn't mean much more to the people in Britain than "Skittles."
This is a trick question; no type of candy is ever mentioned, in the Director's audio commentary on this adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

9. According to the Director, the buildings seen during the opening credits for this adaptation of A Christmas Carol, are approximately how tall?
1 foot tall
2 feet tall
3 feet tall
This is a trick question; the Director emphatically states that all of the buildings filmed in this production were real, full-sized buildings, in London, England.

10. What does the Director say about this adaptation of A Christmas Carol?
He states that it is probably "the most faithful adaptation" of A Christmas Carol.
He states that people tell him it's one of the "whackiest" adaptations of A Christmas Carol.
both of the above
none of the above

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