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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

 -  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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Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (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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Lady Holiday refers to all three of the principal models' gowns as resembling birds - Carla as an ostrich, Marla as a pigeon, and Darla as a turkey. See more »

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The sparklers on Piggy's head in the pool scene change burned lengths. See more »

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Fozzie: [drinking champagne] You know, if you put enough sugar in this stuff, it tastes just like ginger ale.
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In a parody of the MGM Studios logo, this film opens with Animal roaring like the MGM lion. He then proceeds to devour the surrounding title card. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Bucks (2000) See more »

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Steppin' Out With A Star
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Dave Goelz
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The Muppets Take Big Ben
28 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anglophile that I am, I love "The Great Muppet Caper," and think I might like it even more than the original "Muppet Movie."

The gang find themselves foiling the plot of a group of crack diamond thieves led by Charles Grodin, and it's a hoot to watch the slick, professional thieves' preparations and actions juxtaposed to the loud, crude antics of the Muppets. There's a pretty funny musical number that finds Miss Piggy ripping off Esther Williams, and another lovely song performed while the entire group goes bike riding. Long before the days of jacked up special effects when anything can be done using a computer, I remember being astounded by the fact that this special effects team could make the Muppets ride bicycles. Ah, what a more innocent time....

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