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The Great Muppet Caper

greatmuppetcaperNewspaper reporters Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie head to London to look into a sensational jewel theft, but Miss Piggy complicates everything. The sequel to The Muppet Movie (1979) has less ambition and star cameos, but amps up the number of meta jokes; the opening credits are devoted to small talk aboutā€¦ opening credits. The jewel theft is for the birds and neither Charles Grodin nor Diana Rigg are very interesting, but the Muppets themselves compensate hugely; amusing dialogue, a few wild chases and colorful musical numbers (some with touches of Busby Berkeley) add to the fun.Ā 

1981-Britain. 95 min. Color. Directed byĀ Jim Henson. Song: “The First Time It Happens” (Joe Raposo). Cast: Charles Grodin (Nicky Holiday), Diana Rigg (Lady Holiday), John Cleese (Neville), Robert Morley, Peter Ustinov, Jack Warden. Muppet Performers: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt. Cameo: Peter Falk.

Trivia: The Muppets next appeared in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984).

 

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