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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Miss Piggy's underwater musical number was the most difficult scene to shoot, mostly because of communication problems. Lighting, cameramen, cameras, speakers, and monitors were all underwater. Eighteen professional swimmers had to dive into the pool at the same moment. In the June 1981 issue of the children's magazine Dynamic, Producer Frank Oz said, "The water ballet scene with Miss Piggy was really wonderful. I was under the water for a week. I had three days of scuba training and then down I went. Having them swim for the first time really was exciting!" 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 »
[going over the Thames]
What's the name of this river?
I don't know.
I think it's the English river.
Oh. I'll take a picture of it. Say cheese!
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When the final copyright credits appear, Gonzo appears under them and says "Whoa, wait, don't go home yet. Say cheese!" Gonzo then takes a picture of the whole audience and the screen goes black when he takes it because the flashbulb "blinded" the audience. After the screen goes black, Gonzo's voice is heard saying, "I'll send you each a copy." See more »
Some music was changed for the 1993 VHS release. See more »
Anglophile that I am, I love "The Great Muppet Caper," and think I might like it even more than the original "Muppet Movie."
The gang find themselves foiling the plot of a group of crack diamond thieves led by Charles Grodin, and it's a hoot to watch the slick, professional thieves' preparations and actions juxtaposed to the loud, crude antics of the Muppets. There's a pretty funny musical number that finds Miss Piggy ripping off Esther Williams, and another lovely song performed while the entire group goes bike riding. Long before the days of jacked up special effects when anything can be done using a computer, I remember being astounded by the fact that this special effects team could make the Muppets ride bicycles. Ah, what a more innocent time....
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