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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Family  |  26 June 1981 (USA)
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Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.


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Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <>

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La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

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The girl in the park who thinks Kermit is a bear is Christine Nelson, daughter of Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (with whom she appears in the scene). Christine suffered from cystic fibrosis throughout her short life, and finally succumbed to the disease in 1982, one year after the film debuted. See more »


At the end when the crewmember of the plane starts throwing the Muppets out one by one, none of the Muppets he is shown throwing out have parachutes on their backs, then the next shot show chutes opening up with no Muppets attached to them. See more »


Beauregard: What's your room number?
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Crazy Credits

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The First Time It Happens
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Frank Oz, Jim Henson and Chorus
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One of my most watched films from childhood.The Muppets never let me down,
5 August 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The Great Muppet Caper is a fantastic movie for the whole family to watch,with some of the most loved characters in history.It was one of the films I had in my DVD collection (and still do),and you to watch constantly,I was looking through my DVDs and found this,so I decided to watch it.It brought back some great memories,and since I'm older there where plenty of jokes I didn't get the first time around,thats how great The Muppets are,they make it funny for the whole family.Also there stuff I didn't realize,like John Cleeses hilarious cameo appearance which reminded of his character Basil from Fawlty Towers.

Two twins,Kermit The Frog and Fozzie Bear,are trying to make it as new reporters with there photographer Gonzo.They head to England and stay at Happiness Hotel along with several other Muppets,and catch a scandal along with Miss Piggy that a gang have planned to steal jewels from a wealthy lady.The Muppets try to stop it and get a good story out of it.

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