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The Muppet Movie (1979)

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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Floyd Pepper / Crazy Harry / Robin the Frog / Lew Zealand / Camilla / Blue Frackle (voice)
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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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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

There are wineries in Idaho, and they didn't see the humor in Steve Martin's "sparkling Muscatel" bit. See more »

Goofs

When Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are having a romantic dinner, the moon is a half moon, but only one night later when the group is stranded in the desert, the moon is full. 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 Family Guy: Fifteen Minutes of Shame (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Rainbow Connection
Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Performed by Jim Henson
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the joy of Muppets
6 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Muppet Movie is a pure delight. I cant stop watching this movie. It has great catch phrases and one liners that will stick with you for years. A soundtrack to last a life-time. I consider Rainbow Connection to be a perfect song. Follow Kermit the Frog on his way to Hollywood. He is influenced to an audition for frogs wishing to become rich and famous. On the way he meets his future Muppet pals and a gaggle of legendary guest stars. This film has the last appearance of Edger Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Kermit and pals must also doge Doc Hopper, a enterprising frog leg restaurant chain owner. The humor has a ridiculous charm. This is as close to Monty Python humor as an American writer can get. You will be beaming like a star all throughout the film. This film is a timeless and ageless classic. Add it to your collection now!!!


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