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The Muppet Movie (1979)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  22 June 1979 (USA)
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Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

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Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, 'The Great Gonzo', and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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More entertaining than humanly possible


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$76,657,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The song "Never Before, Never Again" was originally sung by a professional singer dubbing in for Frank Oz (as Miss Piggy), but the producers did not think her rendition was as funny as Frank Oz's version. See more »

Goofs

Just as the gang hit the billboard for the pie advertisement, Fozzie yells, and the steering wheel comes off, but it's reattached the next time we see them in the Studebaker. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Statler: I'm Statler.
Waldorf: I'm Waldorf. We're here to heckle "The Muppet Movie".
Gate Guard: Gentlemen, that's straight ahead. Private screening room D.
Statler: Private screening?
Waldorf: Yeah, they're afraid to show it in public.
[they laugh as their car proceeds forward]
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Crazy Credits

Over first few credits, Sweetums bursts out of the screen, followed by many Muppet gags See more »

Connections

Followed by The Jim Henson Hour (1989) See more »

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I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Jim Henson
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a summary of the Muppet movie!
9 January 2001 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

First of all i'd like to say that this movie is the greatest thing that ever happened to mankind. It is the best out of all the excellent Muppet movies, and every other movie out there! so BOO-YA for jim Henson!

This Movie is the first of all the Muppet movies and the best. (boo ya) It's about a Frog (kermit) who tries to make to hollywood. along with the awesome friends he meets on the way comes a couple of the greatest songs ever made that are bound to become classics, including "the rainbow connection"

in conclusion i would like to say that watching this movie was the greatest thing EVER!. If you havn't already seen it, then get off your computer and get you tushy to your nearest video store!!! (if they don't have the muppet movie, i'd sue them BIG TIME )


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