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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

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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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 <bednarczuk@nwu.edu>

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13 July 1984 (USA)  »

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Muppet Movie III  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,416,022, 15 July 1984, Wide Release

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$25,534,703
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Trivia

The perfume sold by Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers is called "Quelle Difference," which is French for "What a difference!" i.e. a positive change in smell. See more »

Goofs

When Kermit the Frog says "Yes" in Martin Price's office after Fozzie tells him that Price/Plotsky only wanted their money, his mouth doesn't move. See more »

Quotes

Janice: [talks on phone] So I told him "Listen, buddy, I don't take my clothes off for anybody, even if it IS artistic".
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ceremony
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Moss
Performed by Cyril Jenkins, Jim Henson, and Frank Oz
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The Best of the Muppet Films.
22 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Very fun and impressive third Muppet movie has our heroes leaving college to make it big on Broadway in New York. Once again cameos and fun songs make up the film that re-captures the charm that "The Muppet Movie" had, but lost with "The Great Muppet Caper". There is also a little drama too though as Kermit gets in an accident and ends up suffering from a case of amnesia. Perfect for all audiences, the kiddies should gobble this one up with furious force. 4 stars out of 5.


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