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The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Poster

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

In the motorcycle chase, Miss Piggy's "stunt double" - a human being in a jumpsuit, helmet, blonde wig, and Piggy mask - is visible in the long shots.
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Character error 

At the Happiness Hotel everyone keeps saying there's no kitchen and no food. However, when Beauregard drives through the lobby, the Swedish Chef comes out of the kitchen with food.
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The voice over the CB radio when Piggy radios in clearly has an American accent.
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Continuity 

When the Muppets form a human chain from the skylight, Fozzie Bear is shown sitting on the edge of the skylight with his feet dangling. However, in the very next shot, he is at the bottom of the chain, at eye-level with the crooks.
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The sparklers on Piggy's head in the pool scene change burned lengths.
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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.
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In the final sequence, the Muppets are shown in a two-deck airliner; with a passenger section (Statler and Waldorf) and a baggage deck (with the rest). But the plane shown from outside is a single deck parachutist's plane.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Kermit is following Mr. Tarkanian around the news room, a head visibly follows him.
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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.
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During the opening musical number, as Nicky Holiday makes his getaway, the studio ceiling lights are clearly reflected on the hood of his car, which is ostensibly driving on a city street.
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Factual errors 

When Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie are thrown out of the plane, they all land in the same area, but since the plane was moving they should be spread far apart.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the pool dance scene, watching the splashes of water just prior to Miss Piggy rising from the pool with lit sparklers on her head shows that the cut is being shown in reverse.
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At the end when the crewmember of the plane starts throwing the Muppets out one by one, none of the Muppets he is shown throwing out have parachutes on their backs, then the next shot show chutes opening up with no Muppets attached to them.
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During the opening musical scene on the city street, all of the cars that are driving around are missing their windshields.
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