Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
After Gonzo receives messages from his breakfast cereal, he determines that he is an alien and tries to contact his alien brethren, but is captured by an overzealous secret government agency determined to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. It's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family. Written by
The basic premise of this film is that Gonzo is an extraterrestrial alien. 20 years earlier, in a "Veterinarian's Hospital" sketch on The Muppet Show: Raquel Welch (1978), Rowlf suggested that Gonzo should "leave his body to science fiction". See more »
When Bunsen is demonstrating his new inventions, he turns around and walks to the table, and his puppeteer is visible below. See more »
Kaleidoscopic images of various Muppet characters appearing in the film are the backdrop to the credits. In order of appearance, they are the Swedish Chef, Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Clifford, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie Bear, Pepe the King Prawn, Carter, Bobo the Bear, Statler and Waldorf, and Rizzo the Rat. See more »
this falls in my top ten movies of all time, and i know my films. this particular muppet piece transcends simple muppet silliness and commands a level of comedy reserved for an all human cast. easily the funniest and best thought out muppet movie of all time. watch for peppe the king prawn, my new favorite muppet. i used to think the Swedish chef was the best muppet, but man, he's hilarious. my favorites aren't usually comedies, but this was so well done that i can not imagine not including it in my collection. watch it through all the way, and frequently.
gonzo is supposed to be the central character of the film, so if you like a good gonzo romp, enjoy. but i think the best part of the movie is the stuff that happens around the central story. thankfully, the miss piggie story is actually funny, as she is usually the muppet that kills muppet movies. and don't worry, fozzie and the Swedish chef have their moments, as do some of the lesser known muppets. do it up man.
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