Jim Henson’s TURKEY HOLLOW Premieres on Lifetime—This Saturday!

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow

When you stop and think about it, there aren’t really a lot of TV specials dedicated to Thanksgiving. I mean…they exist, sure, but how many do you get excited about like you do Christmas specials (A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas)? Hopefully that’s about to change thanks to Turkey Hollow, a collaborative effort between The Jim Henson Company and Lifetime.

Based on an unproduced screenplay co-written by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl in 1968, Turkey Hollow finds a family on the hunt for “a Bigfoot-like creature called the Howling Hoodoo during a visit to the house of their kooky aunt (Mary Steenburgen).” While doing so they stumble across a whole litter of monsters living in the woods.

“Turkey Hollow is an unproduced gem from our Company’s archives. I have fond memories from my childhood of my father planning and developing this production. He was delighted by the idea of magical creatures living in the woods and was excited to portray them in a more realistic way than his other well-known puppet characters,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and daughter of Jim Henson.

Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow premieres November 21 at 8/7c.

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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  • I read a comic based of the script a few months ago that was a part of the Jim Henson Humble Bundle and I loved it! It made me wish this had been made 45 years ago so I could have grown up watching it

    • That’s great – I’m glad to hear something encouraging about the story. Didn’t realize there was a comic as well, I’ll have track that down. Thank Brian!