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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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 »
We were wondering if you could recommend a nice hotel. Actually, a cheap hotel.
Well, that narrows the field a bit.
[reading from his guide]
Let's see. "Places where you can park your carcasses." Bus terminals... River banks... The Happiness Hotel...
Happiness Hotel? That sounds great.
What's wrong with bus terminals?
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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: "Gee, a lot of people worked on this movie.", "Nobody reads those names anyway, do they?", "Sure, they all have families." 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 »
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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