In a brief article discussing the figure, published in , Maurice Bruce wrote: There seems to be little doubt as to his true identity for, in no other form is the full regalia of the Horned God of the Witches so well preserved. The birch — apart from its phallic significance — may have a connection with the initiation rites of certain witch-covens; rites which entailed binding and scourging as a form of mock-death. The chains could have been introduced in a Christian attempt to 'bind the Devil' but again they could be a remnant of pagan initiation rites. The Saint Nicholas festival we are describing incorporates cultural elements widely distributed in Europe, in some cases going back to pre-Christian times. Nicholas himself became popular in Germany around the eleventh century.
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All four Muppets and their performers are also present at the close of the show when De Niro thanked them for being there. Cookie Monster, his performer David Rudman and assistant puppeteer Matt Vogel were also present at the close of the show when Bridges thanked Cookie Monster for being there. The Jason Segel Muppet is seen during one of the bumper stills. Paul Rudd , Jon Huntsman, Jr.
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He was born on Christmas Day in Pembury, Kent. But he did get to have his picture on the nursery wall as the Christmas baby. I came along five years later. There were just the two of us, born to our mother, Therese, a beauty and award-winning Feis Ceoil singer and father, Maurice, a sharp Dublin wit.