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.
Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday (Dame Diana Rigg), a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace was stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time, frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and the Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.Written by
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The Muppets' interruption of Nick Holiday's gang's attempted theft of the baseball diamond turns into a baseball game, with the diamond being literally pitched back and forth, and the Muppet Newsman calling the action, reinforcing the pun in the name, since "baseball diamond" is another name for a baseball park. See more »
In the pool dance scene, watching the splashes of water just prior to Miss Piggy rising from the pool with lit sparklers on her head shows that the cut is being shown in reverse. See more »
How could you miss a story like *that?* It was right under your noses, practically bit you on the seat of your pants! There's just no excuse!
I guess this would be a bad time to ask for a raise?
A *raise?* A *RAISE?* Oh, I'll give you a raise, all right!
[Bangs his desk, sending them all flying]
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In a parody of the MGM Studios logo, this film opens with Animal roaring like the MGM lion. He then proceeds to partly devour the surrounding title card, but turns around and sees a hot air balloon overhead. See more »
Among the audio changes on the 1993 video release (and carried over to every video release since, including DVD and Blu-ray):
-- At the beginning of "Happiness Hotel," a trombone gliss is heard after Pops's first line.
-- Also, during "Happiness Hotel," after Zoot mentions Animal's being upset about missing a Rembrandt exhibit, Animal shouts "Renoir!"
-- The song "Night Life" has lyrics; it was instrumental before.
-- The music during the Muppets' "checklist" (whoopie cushion, rubber raft, bag of chickens, etc.) is different. In the 1993 version, it's more comical-sounding.
-- When Miss Piggy crashes through the window and leaps off the motorcycle, her trademark "Hi-yaaah!!!" is removed. See more »
Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie float in on their balloon. Kermit and Fozzie are reporters and Gonzo is their photographer. The guys miss a jewel heist against Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg) happening right in front of them. They travel to London to interview Lady Holiday. They stay at the Happiness Hotel where they find many of the other Muppets. Miss Piggy wants to be a Holiday model and gets a job as the receptionist. Nicky (Charles Grodin) is Lady Holiday's irresponsible brother. Kermit mistakes Miss Piggy for the real Lady Holiday.
I love the Muppets and they know enough to highlight the stars. The caper is nothing special and it's an excuse to have a plot. It doesn't add much to the Muppets. Nevertheless the little guys are still full of charm. Also sending them to London doesn't do much to add to the comedy. This is good for anybody who loves the Muppets (which should be everybody).
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