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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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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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Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (voice)
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Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / Janice / Beaker / Bubba / Monster (uncredited) / Cab Driver (uncredited) (voice)
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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 <kackley1@aol.com>

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La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

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Trivia

Kermit's reporter role and outfit hearken back to his on-the-spot interviews of fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters on Sesame Street (1969). See more »

Goofs

When Kermit jumps off the bike and is caught on a tree branch, the bike is clearly swerving and about to fall, yet in the next shot, the bike is nowhere to be seen lying on the ground. See more »

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Gonzo: [looking at the models] Hubba hubba!
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Crazy Credits

When the final copyright credits appear, Gonzo appears under them and says "Whoa, wait, don't go home yet. Say cheese!" Gonzo then takes a picture of the whole audience and the screen goes black when he takes it because the flashbulb "blinded" the audience. After the screen goes black, Gonzo's voice is heard saying, "I'll send you each a copy." See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Rad (2011) See more »

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Night Life
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Jim Henson
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love the Muppets but less for the caper
10 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie float in on their balloon. Kermit and Fozzie are reporters and Gonzo is their photographer. The guys miss a jewel heist against Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg) happening right in front of them. They travel to London to interview Lady Holiday. They stay at the Happiness Hotel where they find many of the other Muppets. Miss Piggy wants to be a Holiday model and gets a job as the receptionist. Nicky (Charles Grodin) is Lady Holiday's irresponsible brother. Kermit mistakes Miss Piggy for the real Lady Holiday.

I love the Muppets and they know enough to highlight the stars. The caper is nothing special and it's an excuse to have a plot. It doesn't add much to the Muppets. Nevertheless the little guys are still full of charm. Also sending them to London doesn't do much to add to the comedy. This is good for anybody who loves the Muppets (which should be everybody).


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