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The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Poster

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Character error 

At the Happiness Hotel everyone keeps saying there's no kitchen or food. However, when Beauregard drives through the lobby, the Swedish Chef comes out of the kitchen with food.
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The voice over the CB radio when Piggy radios in clearly has an American accent.
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Continuity 

When the Muppets form a human chain from the skylight, Fozzie Bear is shown sitting on the edge of the skylight with his feet dangling. However, in the very next shot, he is at the bottom of the chain, at eye-level with the crooks.
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When Kermit jumps off the bike and is caught on a tree branch, the bike is clearly swerving and about to fall, yet in the next shot, the bike is nowhere to be seen lying on the ground.
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The sparklers on Piggy's head in the pool scene change burned lengths.
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In the final sequence, the Muppets are shown in a two-deck airliner; with a passenger section (Statler and Waldorf) and a baggage deck (with the rest). But the plane shown from outside is a single deck parachutist's plane.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Kermit is following Mr. Tarkanian around the news room, a head visibly follows him.
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When Kermit is dancing on the bed during "Stepping Out with A Star", the shadow of the puppeteer's arm is visible on the wall behind him.
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During "Hey, a Movie", as Nicky Holiday makes his getaway, the studio ceiling lights are clearly reflected on the hood of his car, which is ostensibly driving on a city street.
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Factual errors 

When Gonzo, Kermit, and Fozzie are thrown out of the plane, they all land in the same pond, but since the plane was still in flight, they should have been spread far apart.
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Revealing mistakes 

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.
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At the end when the plane's crew member starts throwing the Muppets out one at a time, none of the Muppets he is shown throwing out have parachutes on their backs, then the next shot shows chutes opening up with no Muppets attached to them.
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In the motorcycle chase, Miss Piggy's "stunt double" - a human being in a jumpsuit, helmet, blonde wig, and Piggy mask - is visible in the long shots.
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During the opening musical scene on the city street, all of the cars that are driving around are missing their windshields.
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