7.5/10
118
5 user 1 critic

The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Muppet*vision 3-D, more appropriately, 4-D, can only be seen at the Disney's Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL and also at California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: Wayne Allwine, Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The original Muppet Show Pilot. The guests include the Seven Deadly Sins.

Director: Dave Wilson
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie 1987)
Comedy | Family | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till
Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt
Family | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell.

Director: Jim Henson
Stars: Trudy Young, Gordon Thomson, Frank Oz
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

For the first time in their careers, all the Muppets (except the ones that couldn't make it, like the Doozers, Gorgs and most of the Fraggles) have gathered together in one place to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Harris
Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
Muppet Babies (1984–1991)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery.

Stars: Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien
Family | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

Director: Tony Charmoli
Stars: John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
The Muppets Go Hollywood (TV Special 1979)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Stan Harris
Stars: Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (TV Movie 2005)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

This version of The Wizard of Oz is played by the Muppets!

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher
Stars: Ashanti, Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself
...
Herself
...
...
...
Beaker / Janice / Scooter / Sheriff / Statler (voice)
...
The Great Gonzo / Joe / Beauregarde / Fireman (voice)
...
Louise Gold ...
Popcorn Girl (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ...
Gaffer / Muppet Performer
Brian Muehl ...
Muppet Performer
Bob Payne ...
Muppet Performer (as Robert Payne)
Rollin Krewson ...
Muppet Performer
...
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

the muppets | spoof | See All (2) »

Genres:

Family | Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Marretas Vão ao Cinema  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.
Random Roman muppet: What'd you do with the ones we lent you last week?
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): I stuck them on my chariot.
Random Roman muppet: Why?
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Because they're chariot-ears.
[all laugh]
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Bring me my piano.
Random Roman muppet: Bring Great Caesar's piano!
[Several muppet Romans lug a grand piano onstage]
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Do you know why they call me "Great Caesar"?
[...]
See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great movie parodies
18 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great special. It is similar to The Muppet Show, since it took place at the same theater, but all of the segments had to do with movies, there were two guest stars instead of one (only a small number of Muppet Show episodes had multiple guests, and those were either married celebrity couples or special groups of entertainers), and there didn't seem to be any backstage plot.

This was made in 1981, around the time that The Muppet Show was ending, and it seems to be a promotion for The great Muppet Caper disguised as a regular special, as it features three clips from The Great Muppet Caper as well as a new version of the song Hey, a Movie! However, it is really good.

Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin are the guest stars, and some of the segments include a medley of Wizard of Oz songs (Long before The Muppets Wizard of Oz) with Miss Piggy as Dorthy, Scooter as the Scarecrow, Gonzo as The Tin Man, Fozzie as The Cowardly Lion, and Foo Foo as Toto. There is also a Casablanca parody with Kermit and Miss Piggy, a Tarzan parody with Gonzo and Lily Tomplin, a Muppet version of The Three Muskateers (with Gonzo, Scooter, and Link Hogthrob), and a foreign film translated by Sam The Eagle and starring The Swedish Chef and Beaker.

All in all, a great special, and I sure hope that it becomes available on DVD some day.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Sketch? deutsch2
DVD RELEASE? bigteasdale
Discuss The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?