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The Muppet Movie (1979)

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

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While living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog is approached by a Hollywood agent to audition for the chance of a lifetime. So Kermit takes this chance for his big break as he makes the journey to Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit comes across several quirky new friends including comedic Fozzie Bear, beautiful but feisty Miss Piggy and the Great Gonzo. But Kermit must also watch out for ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain. Written by Blazer346

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More entertaining than humanly possible


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22 June 1979 (USA)  »

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As Aventuras dos Marretas  »

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$76,657,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Steve Whitmire: In the crowd of the beauty pageant at the Bogen County Fair. See more »

Goofs

When Fozzie and Kermit the Frog stop in front of the church, they are facing one way; after they fall asleep, they are facing each other. 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

Referenced in Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Jim Henson
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Wonderful!!!!
31 August 2005 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

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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