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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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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Rizzo the Rat / Lips (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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La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

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Trivia

Jerry Nelson: man with daughter in the park and the voice on the CB radio of the truck Miss Piggy takes from Peter Ustinov. See more »

Goofs

When Kermit is following Mr. Tarkanian around the news room, a head visibly follows him. See more »

Quotes

News Editor: Did you read these headlines? Huh?
[reads newspaper]
News Editor: "JEWEL HEIST ON MAIN STREET!" And it's nice bold print, isn't it?
Kermit: Yes, it's very easy to read.
News Editor: Shut up now.
Kermit: [sheepish] Sorry.
News Editor: "Lady Holiday's Jewels Stolen," that's what it says in The Times. And here's The Herald, "Fashion Queen Of London Robbed." And last, but not least
[chuckles]
News Editor: here's our cute little banner story, "Identical Twins Join The Chronicle Staff." Now I ask you, which would you buy?
Fozzie: I read the one that has "Dear Abby".
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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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Referenced in Muppets Most Wanted (2014) See more »

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Hey a Movie!
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Charles Grodin, and Chorus
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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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