The film was a British-American venture produced by Henson Associates and ITC Entertainment and was originally released by Universal Pictures[a 1] on 26 June 1981. (Parsons’ enthusiastic lip-synching goes a long way, too.). And now, drum roll, for our number one slot we have…. Genius. Peter Falk manages to deliver what just might be the most memorable monologue in all of Muppet canon in only two and a half minutes. Is there really such a thing as a glass slipper business? 3,5. J” Julius Erving 2020 April 1st Legends Inductee, Conan the Barbarian 2020 Pulp Character Inductee, Mark Hamill 2020 April 1st Legends Inductee, Mickey Spillane 2020 April 1st Legends Inductee, Charles Lindbergh 2020 April 1st Legends Inductee, 2020 Wild Card Inductee Courage the Cowardly Dog, Epic Games 2020 EYG Hall of Fame Inductee, The Far Side 2020 EYG Hall of Fame Inductee, Halloween (holiday) 2020 EYG Hall of Fame Inductee, Kermit the Frog 2020 EYG Hall of Fame Inductee, Follow EYG- Embrace Your Geekness on WordPress.com. Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. So, if you think about it, he’s kind of the catalyst for a lot of major plot points in the film. "The Great Muppet Caper" follows its team of Muppet protagonists to London where they get caught up in a case regarding burgled diamonds. Where did he learn how to steal watches in the first place?

I wouldn’t say it’s good, but it’s definitely big. King. 0 Ajax&Litmanen1. Tarantino’s Muppet cameo may be even better than his self-mocking appearance in Spike Lee’s Girl 6. The movie was reissued on VHS by Columbia Tristar Home Video and Jim Henson Home Entertainment in 1 June 1999. So, without further ado, here are my top ten favorite very brief cameos in The Great Muppet Caper.

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This story does allow, however, for English cameos and an arched-eyebrow sense of humor. It is also the only Muppet feature film directed by Henson. Soon after that, they playfully attack each other with whatever makeup samples are on hand. Is this the story he tells everyone to lure them into buying watches? The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 musical comedy film directed by Jim Henson, marking his feature directorial debut. Jim Henson Video through Buena Vista Home Video re-released the film on VHS and LaserDisc in 1993. He rolls his eyes with aplomb, as when he serves Kermit a bottle of cheap Champagne and offers to sniff the bottle cap for him. He’s a national treasure. At the nightclub, the real Lady Holiday's necklace is stolen by her jealous brother Nicky and his accomplices Carla, Marla, and Darla, three of her exploitative fashion models (the very same thieves who robbed her before). Statler and Waldorf make appearances throughout the film to heckle them and the audience. But not only that, it’s just a funny moment altogether. Sources ↑ Bailey, Joseph. The mystery is not as important as the hijinks of the characters, so the caper conceit feels empty. The self awareness of this was brilliant. She sneaks into a townhouse at 17 Highbrow Street to wait for him (much to the surprise of the actual upper-class British residents) and they go to dinner at a nightclub, the Dubonnet Club. She holds her own with her blas. Steve Martin as the Dumb Waiter, The Muppet MovieWatching Martin sneer and sigh throughout Kermit and Piggy’s candlelit date is pretty fantastic. , there are certainly plenty of very brief, but very memorable, cameos that we hold near and dear to our hearts. In time for the new movie’s release, Vulture presents 20 great Muppet movie cameos.

Normally performer cameos rank much higher on these types of lists for me, but Richard, Kathy, and Frank are pretty low (and combined into one ranking) since they’re all shown for literally two seconds of the movie (if you watch this video you’ll find Kathy and Richard at :59-1:01, and this video shows Frank at :40-:42). Every Film Ever Nominated For An Academy Award In Any Category, I’m in my room alone bored and I will be making a list of every movie that comes to my mind until I get bored with that, New Beverly Cinema Films by Quentin Tarantino, Films I Can't Wait To Show My Kids Who Don't Exist Yet, feel-good films to watch when you’re depressed, lonely, or have a general feeling of worthlessness. The funny jokes and the slapstick fit very well with the Muppets and their constant breaking of the 4th Wall always works. It’s like a special treat for Muppet fans to spot them when most other people wouldn’t have a clue. Richard Pryor as Balloon Salesman, The Muppet MovieRichard Pryor’s appearance isn’t especially surprising, since most of The Muppet Movie is a Blues Brothers–worthy cameo pileup.

The Great Muppet Caper has received generally positive reviews. I mean. It is the second of a series of live-action feature films starring the Muppets. In the meantime, Piggy escapes from prison, and she races to the Mallory Gallery, crashing through the window on a motorcycle that serendipitously fell off a truck in front of her. A lot of things in this movie made me tear up for no reason got em.

After the robbery, Miss Piggy's charade is revealed and she flees, leaving Kermit behind, though the next day, they reconcile after a brief argument. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. That form is heavily inspired by Busby Berkeley, and this films Ginger Rogers is Piggy.

So many shots of them getting straight-up hucked around and yelled at. Are You Ready? His comedic timing is delivered perfectly alongside Joan Sanderson (DORCAS!) I love how self aware their movies are. But it’s a terrific little turn, and a classic case of a performer taking a nothing role and spicing it up with his own unique, peculiar energy. Synopsis: In the second live-action Muppets film, intrepid journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo snag an assignment reporting on a British jewel heist. Biden Campaign Takes Down Ad With Rare Beastie Boys Song Due To Harassment. Danny Trejo as Himself, Muppets Most WantedTechnically, Trejo’s role is bigger than a cameo. (Also, shout-out to Muppet workshop designer Amy Van Gilder as Jim’s dining companion! This story does allow, however, for English cameos and an arched-eyebrow sense of humor. Coming two years after 1979's fantastic "The Muppet Movie," Jim Henson's "The Great Muppet Caper" rates as a worthy and fizzy followup.

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The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. 2.

Besides, where else can you see Kahn interact with Kojak’s Telly Savalas, let alone Telly Savalas dressed in a black sailor suit? This page was last edited on 9 October 2020, at 16:00. Towering above them is the group’s “Animool,” played by another notoriously energetic drummer: the one and only Dave Grohl. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand.

Piggy instantly falls in love with the little green reporter. - And the constant reminders that the Muppets aren’t very good at what they do! Does he honestly believe that Kermit just went through all of this? But since his scene in The Muppets was cut, and he is the subject of one of the funniest jokes in the new film (“Good night, Danny Trejo!”), we figured we’d let that slide. Not only is he the first to take part in the running twin joke, he’s also in that picture with Fozzie and Kermit’s dad, which is possibly one of the most hilarious Muppet sight gags ever to exist.

The production value of the musical numbers on this one are insane. It’s vintage Martin goodness, from his sarcasm-soaked line readings (“Oh, may I?”) to his inquiry when opening Kermit’s cheapo wine: “Don’t you want to smell the bottle cap?”, It says something about a performer’s persona when he gets cheers just by appearing in a Muppet movie. Or, as coined by this film, the “very brief cameos”? Jim Henson's direction imbues the film with more visual…. The Muppets themselves are as likable as always. Between Charles Grodin’s flowered sock-attired Nicky, Lady Olenna Tyrell Diana Riggs’ dramatically over the top Lady Holiday, and the three sassy, stunning, sinister, stealthy models (Erica Creer, Kate Howard, and Della Finch), there’s certainly a memorable supporting cast. See also Crew Cameos for individual cameo galleries. Other people! He promises viewers that he will “continue to make your back crack, your knees freeze, and your liver quiver.” It doesn’t make sense, but it doesn’t need to.

But it was also chock full of adorable celebrity cameos, and that’s a tradition that has continued in the 34 years since its release. Ah, the good ol’ days when Sesame characters could pop quickly into Muppet films for a line or two.

has a pretty stellar cast of humans. Jayce Fryman 18,693 films 2,879 99 Edit, This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 musical comedy film directed by Jim Henson, marking his feature directorial debut. I mean…. De film kwam uit kort na het einde van de televisieserie The Muppet Show en werd geproduceerd door Lew Grade, eveneens de producent van de serie.De regie was in handen van Jim Henson, de geestelijk vader van de Muppets. NeverTooEarlyMP 4,925 films 7,208 440 Edit. But in this case, Waltz is so uncomfortable — his character is abruptly thrown into the mix of an already chaotic Muppets’ performance in Berlin — that he just lamely shuffles around. Elliott Gould (The Muppet Movie, The Muppets Take Manhattan).

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