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Muppets from Space (1999)

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.

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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 Tell85

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They are coming. Now our fears will be confirmed. Our future will be questioned. And our world will be rocked. See more »


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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,826,049, 18 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,625,807

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,323,612
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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 »

Goofs

When Bunsen is demonstrating his new inventions, he turns around and walks to the table, and his puppeteer is visible below. See more »

Quotes

Gonzo: Rizzo?
Rizzo: Gonzo?
Miss Piggy: Kermy?
Kermit: Piggy?
TV Producer: What is going on here?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Spoofs The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Celebration
Written by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Earl Toon, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), and Eumir Deodato
Performed by the Alien Gonzos
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18 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Muppet franchise has mellowed a bit with age. MUPPETS FROM SPACE doesn't have the level of frenetic insanity that occasionally marked the original syndicated MUPPET SHOW, and it's neither as edgy as, say, the latest Mike Meyers movie nor as fast-paced as an Indiana Jones yarn.

But even if it's a little on the laid-back side, its heart is very much in the right place. In some ways, this is a direct spiritual sequel to the original MUPPET MOVIE, focusing this time on Gonzo's origin story rather than Kermit's. Where the first film spoofed the "road" comedies and Westerns, this one spoofs CE3K and MiB (but not, as the title might suggest, the Star Trek or Star Wars franchises).

It's lighter on the zingy one-liners than MUPPET MOVIE, and longtime Muppet fans will probably be a bit frustrated at the soundtrack, which relies almost entirely on borrowed and guested songs rather than musical performances by the Muppets themselves. (Note: if you peeked at the soundtrack album listings first, be advised that "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" is NOT in the film. Should be, darnit, but isn't.) But there's some inspired silliness involving lab rats and a wonderfully zany infiltration of a Secret Government Installation.

All in all, what's here is a very warm and watchable comedy of a kind that's increasingly hard to find in theaters these days. And Miss Piggy's karate is still as dangerous as ever. I'm looking forward to the next Muppet film already. (How about a spy spoof, guys? "My name is Frog, Kermit the Frog.")


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