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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.


Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Floyd Pepper / Pops / Lew Zealand / Crazy Harry / Louis Kazager / Slim Wilson / CB Voice / Man in Park (voice)
Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / Janice / Beaker / Bubba / Monster (uncredited) / Cab Driver (uncredited) (voice)
Rizzo the Rat / Lips (voice)
Louise Gold ...
Kathryn Mullen ...
Muppet Performer / Chickens / Gaffer the Cat
Bob Payne ...


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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Release Date:

26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Another running gag is the subtle repetition of the exact phrase, "the fabulous baseball diamond." Lady Holiday is the first to use the phrase, followed by the reporter after Miss Piggy's arrest, then Lady Holiday repeats the phrase back to the reporter, and finally by Kermit during the heist. See more »


When Kermit is dancing on the bed during the "Stepping Out with A Star" song, the shadow of the puppeteer's arm is visible on the wall behind him. See more »


Fozzie: [pleading] We'll do better next time.
News Editor: Next time? Next time!
[pounds fist into desk]
News Editor: What makes you think there's gonna be a next time?
Kermit: Well, if there isn't it's gonna be a real short movie.
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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 »


Followed by Muppets Tonight (1996) See more »


Happiness Hotel
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, Jim Henson,
Frank Oz and Dave Goelz
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That's a frog. Bears wear hats.
25 October 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

The Great Muppet Caper is great family movie. They're are very good songs in this movie and it's just as witty as the others. Features several cameos (John Cleese, Oscar the Grouch). I love the seen where the Muppets are going over the check list of items. Priceless. One of the best.

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