The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  13 July 1984 (USA)
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Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice)
Miss Piggy / Fozzie / Animal / Bert / Cookie Monster / Ocean Breeze Soap Board Member / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Gonzo / Chester the Rat / Bill the Frog / Zoot / Beauregard / Jim the Dog / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Penguin (voice)
Rizzo the Rat / Gill the Frog / Baby Kermit / Chicken / College Student in Audience / Dog (voice)
Richard Hunt ...
Scooter / Statler / Janice / Beaker / Dog (voice)
Camilla / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Bear / Chicken / Crazy Harry / Dog / Dr. Julias Strangepork / Granny / Penguin / Pops (voice)
Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
Roller Skater
Kermit's Doctor
Perfume Saleswoman


The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their senior revue on the road. They hit the streets of Manhattan trying to sell their show to producers, finally finding one young and idealistic enough to take their show. After several mishaps and much confusion, things begin to come together for them. Written by Jan Bednarczuk <>

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13 July 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Muppets erobern Manhattan  »

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Did You Know?


The portrait of Kermit the Frog in his producer's disguise has become a permanent fixture at the real Sardi's and can be seen in other movies set there. See more »


In several of the shots at Sardi's of the disguised Kermit The Frog when he is sitting behind the table, Henson's hair is visible just above the table on the right. See more »


Statler: Hey, look, Waldorf. It's the frog and the pig.
Waldorf: Yeah, it looks like they're in love.
Statler: Yeah.
Waldorf: Kinda makes you sick, doesn't it?
[they laugh]
Waldorf: Woo-hoo!
Statler: Hey, lovey doveys!
Waldorf: Hubba, hubba!
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits roll, you can hear Animal say "Bye Bye, Bye Bye, Bye Bye...Hasta Luego" See more »


Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Is Bad at Math! (2015) See more »


You Can't Take No for an Answer
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Performed by Jim Henson and chorus
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I'll Take the Muppets!
29 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jim Henson's Muppets were a favorite of mine since childhood. This film makes me feel like a kid again. Okay, the Muppets are back with Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog and their friends. The premise is that they are trying to get on Broadway in a musical show in where else but New York City. You will see cameos by the then New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Anyway, the film turns 25 this year and I hope the kids of today will learn to appreciate the lightheartedness of the Muppets Gang. The problem with the show is Kermit goes missing and the gang has to find him in New York City. It's worth watching for kids and even sentimental adults like myself.

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