The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Poster


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The Muppets Valentine Show (1974) (TV Movie)
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Inner Tube (1987) (TV Short)
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV Movie)
The Jim Henson Hour (1989) (TV Series)
Muppet Classic Theater (1994) (Video)
Muppets Tonight (1996) (TV Series)
Kermit's Swamp Years (2002) (Video)
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) (TV Movie)
The Muppets (2011)
The Muppets. (2015) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Muppet Babies: Musical Muppets (1985) (TV Episode)
The footage of an audience applauding is taken from the beginning of this movie.


Muppet Babies (1984) (TV Series)


You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Someone slips in a real official for an actor, making a stage marriage real
Bambi (1942)
The store clerk says a line about "Doe eyes, like Bambi had"
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Various Sesame Street characters attend the wedding; also, a Big Bird doll is in the nursery sequence
Fraggle Rock (1983) (TV Series)
Features Traveling Matt.

Referenced in 

Newhart: Dick the Kid (1986) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV Movie)
The baby versions of the Muppets shown in the home movie are the ones from Muppet Babies which were in turn inspired by Muppets Take Manhattan.
Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies: The Next Generation (1990) (TV Episode)
Piggy mentions "The Muppets Clean Manhatten" during charades
Mathnet: The Case of the Unkidnapping (1990) (TV Episode)
The portrait of Kermit the Frog in disguise, on the restaurant wall, is from this movie.
Night Court: Bringing Down Baby (1991) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned by name
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the ATM (1995) (TV Episode)
Shelly tells Richard that they had all four Muppet movies at the video store.
Cybill: The Big Apple Can Bite Me (1996) (TV Episode)
Zoey says, "The Muppets took Manhattan, why can't you?"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Unaired Pilot (1996) (TV Episode)
Buffy refers to the film.
Millennium: A Single Blade of Grass (1997) (TV Episode)
"The Mansons Take Manhattan"
Muppets from Space (1999)
At the beginning of the film after Gonzo wakes up from his nightmare, Rizzo is seen sleeping with his head up against a pillow with New York written on it.
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Monk: Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan (2004) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Entourage: Blue Balls Lagoon (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Ratatouille (2007)
Scenes with a multitude of rats cooking
30 Rock: Generalissimo (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Drew gets this on Netflix.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett mentions the movie during the closing credits.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Animal Husbandry"
Degrassi Takes Manhattan (2010) (TV Movie)
Title reference.
Portlandia: Baseball (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Chief Wiggum
The Muppets (2011)
When Walter plays the piano, he references an amnesciac Kermit the Frog trying to remember "Together Again" when he played those same notes in The Muppets Take Manhattan. "Together Again" is also sung by Bobo and Uncle Deadly and a photo of Kermit and Piggy's "marriage" is shown
Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Phelous & the Movies: Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes on Vacation: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
"...and Jason takes Manhattan away from the Muppets."
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)
This film is referred to.
Muppets at the Museum of the Moving Image (2013) (Video)
filmed in New York
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
The Muppets perform "Together Again."
Toy Hunter: The Duke of Toys (2014) (TV Episode)
A pop-up trivia nugget notes that the Muppets lived in bus lockers in The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Bum Reviews: Muppets Most Wanted (2014) (TV Episode)
Bum recalls Kermit and Piggy's last wedding
Manhattan Love Story: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Peter says Dana's list includes visiting where the Muppets took Manhattan,
Murdoch Mysteries: Murdoch Takes Manhattan (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Is Bad at Math! (2015) (TV Episode)
On of the movies that Kimmy and Dong discuss as being filmed in Central Park.
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 (2015) (TV Movie)
"This is the Big Apple, Fin. When something bites us, we bite back!" Mike: "When the Muppets tried to take Manhattan, I bit Fonzie right on the ass!"
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
The 4 Kermit demons sing the first verse of the Manhattan Melodies theme
Nostalgia Critic: Freddy vs. Jason (2016) (TV Episode)
jokingly puts Jason's face on the poster
Girls: Gummies (2017) (TV Episode)
Elijah mentions the film.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Pulls Off a Heist! (2017) (TV Episode)
Jacqueline says, "You took Manhattan like you were a bunch of Muppets."

Featured in 

At the Movies: Conan the Destroyer/Top Secret!/Under the Volcano (1984) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next episode. Earlier, Roger Ebert mentions the film in the "x-ray" segment.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Miss Piggy/Howie Mandel/John McCosker (1984) (TV Episode)
Miss Piggy introduces a clip from her movie
Henson's Place (1984) (TV Movie)
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff (1985) (Video)
includes a clip from the movie
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) (TV Movie)
clips of this movie are seen in the aniversary special
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Muppet Race Mania (2000) (Video Game)
I Love Muppets (2002) (TV Special)
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments (2008) (TV Episode)
"Saying Goodbye" is the #11 spot; clips are shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Kate and Leopold (2011) (TV Episode)
"Alright, where's Miss Piggy on rollerskates?"
The Blockbuster Buster: Twilight - Eclipse (2011) (TV Episode)
Points out the chemistry between other movie characters and Twilight.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Mickey Rourke/Miss Piggy/Mutemath (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Miss Piggy's films
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included as part of Roger's original review of the film from 1984 is shown
Fashion Police: Episode #7.13 (2012) (TV Episode)
Joan Rivers tells Miss Piggy that they hadn't worked together since this movie, and a clip is shown of their scene together.
Music Movies: The Muppets Take Manhattan (2012) (TV Episode)
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) (TV Episode)
Scene of diners panicking at Sardi's is edited into KVVU news report of health violations at a Trump restaurant in Las Vegas
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)
Production still footage from this film is shown.
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
AniMat's Reviews: Muppets Most Wanted (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat sings "Together Again" during the credits.
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Snob momentarily gets his 'Takes Manhattan' movies mixed up


Spoofed in 

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
the title is a spoof on the muppets movie

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