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The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981)

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Cast overview:
... Himself
... Herself
... Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Sam the Eagle (voice)
... Lew Zealand / Pops / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Sgt. Floyd Pepper (voice)
... Beaker / Janice / Scooter / Sheriff / Statler (voice)
... The Great Gonzo / Joe / Beauregarde / Fireman (voice)
... Rizzo the Rat / The Scarlet Pimpernel / Jed (voice)
Louise Gold ... Popcorn Girl (voice)
... Gaffer / Muppet Performer
Brian Muehl ... Muppet Performer
Bob Payne ... Muppet Performer (as Robert Payne)
Rollin Krewson ... Muppet Performer
... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / The Swedish Chef / Waldorf / Link Hogthrob (voice)
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Henson.com

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Release Date:

20 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Marretas Vão ao Cinema  »

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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"?
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Featured in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) See more »

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great movie parodies
18 October 2005 | by 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.


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