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The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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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.

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Rizzo the Rat / Lips (voice)
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Bob Payne ...
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Storyline

Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is 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 Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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26 June 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran aventura de los Muppets  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,968,990, 28 June 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,206,251
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening credits Fozzie asks Kermit what B.S.C. stands for, but Kermit doesn't know either. B.S.C. stands for British Society of Cinematographers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fozzie: [sighs] It was nice of the Chronicle to pay for our flight home.
Pops: Yeah, but a man should be treated better than his luggage.
Scooter: Yeah, well, my luggage was sucked out the door. Luckily my radio is frozen to my wrist.
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Crazy Credits

At the opening of the film, Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are riding in a hot air balloon and commenting on the opening credits. Sample dialog: "Wow, a lot of people worked on this movie.", "Nobody reads those names anyway, do they?", "Sure. They all have families." See more »

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Soundtracks

Happiness Hotel
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Performed by Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Steve Whitmire, Jim Henson,
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Lots of fun!
17 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Muppets are in England and get involved with Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg), her brother (Charles Grodin) and jewel robberies. Who cares about the plot though. It's just an excuse to see the Muppets perform--and they're great. The script is fast and very funny--one-liners go flying all over the place and every single one works. There's a constant breaking down of the fourth wall with the Muppets addressing the audience and poking fun at their own movie! Also there are elaborate musical numbers! The songs are instantly forgettable but the dance in the restaurant and the water ballet (!!!) really work.

Also you see the Muppets walking, dancing (Miss Piggy's tap dancing looks realistic!), riding bikes, swimming AND riding a motorcycle! This was all done before we had CGI but it works. I can't figure out how they did it--and I don't want to know. Acting is very good. Rigg is having a whale of a time in her role and it rubs off on the audience. Grodin appears drugged but it DOES fit his character. A few other actors do cameos but you have to see the movie to find out who they are.

Ten stars may be excessive for this movie but I loved it. I was never bored and thoroughly entertained. Highly recommended.


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