The illusion of Fozzie driving the Studebaker was achieved by having a midget drive the car via remote control from the trunk, using a television monitor to guide his steering. The puppeteers would lay on the seat or floor and couldn't see a thing. The first time they tested it, the television monitor went on the blink, and the driver had to be talked through the scene by an assistant director on a walkie-talkie ("A little to the right, now, to the left...hold it..."). See more »
As the movie begins, the planet Earth on top the World Wide Studios entrance is actually spinning backwards. See more »
I'm Waldorf. We're here to heckle "The Muppet Movie".
Gentlemen, that's straight ahead. Private screening room D.
Yeah, they're afraid to show it in public.
[they laugh as their car proceeds forward]
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Over first few credits, Sweetums bursts out of the screen, followed by many Muppet gags See more »
Jim Henson as Kermit, Dr.Teeth, Rowlf and Waldorf.
Frank Oz as Fozzie, Piggy and Animal.
Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper, Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand and Crazy Harry.
Richard Hunt as Janice, Statler,Beaker and Scooter.
Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Dr.Hunnydew and Zoot.
Charles Durning and Mel Brooks.
cameos by Steve Martin, Carol Kane, Orson Welles, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor and others.
This is the first Muppet movie of the billion others that came out, and is also the best, by far! This deals with Kermit the frog going on a trip to Hollywood and meeting the other characters along the way. This movie, along with being already good, has excellent songs performed by the Muppets, including Rainbow Connection, Can You Picture That?, Moving Right Along and others. This movie, unlike the other Muppet flicks, carries a strong sentimental value to me. It's such a nice movie. Also noted is it's many cameos featuring Steve Martin, Mel Brooks and a dozen others. It's really one of the best family films out there today!
my rating-A plus. 109 mins. rated G.
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