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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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Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The running gag, "catch the thieves red-handed...what color are their hands now?" surfaces three times, twice by Beauregarde and once by Miss Piggy. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kermit: [the Muppets are in a frenzy about Kermit's date] Fozzie, this is all very embarrassing!
Fozzie: Don't worry Kermit, it won't leave this room.
The Muppet Newsman: Here is a Muppet newsflash! Kermit the Frog to date Lady Holiday! Details at 11.
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Crazy Credits

At the opening of the film, Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are riding in a hot air balloon and commenting on the opening credits. Sample dialog: "Wow, a lot of people worked on this movie.", "Nobody reads those names anyway, do they?", "Sure. They all have families." See more »

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Followed by Muppet Treasure Island (1996) See more »

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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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Great comic shenanigans
16 June 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is definitely a comic masterpiece. A great improvement over the earlier MUPPET MOVIE, which seemed more like a faltering first step into feature film techniques; this has a strong plot, bright characters and keen timing. It also has great support from the comic greatness of John Cleese, Joan Sanderson, Jack Warden, Robert Morley and Peter Falk.

Diana Rigg and Charles Grodin (in his best movie) manage to hold the central human characters together, up against the bright lunacy of the Muppets. Lady Holliday's expression on seeing Miss Piggy enter in her swimsuit is worth the price of admission alone!

PS: My mum just loves the bit where Kermit does up his zipper!


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