History Film / TheMuppetMovie

20th Jul '17 5:33:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* DeadlySerious: Snake Walker, the frog killer.

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* DeadlySerious: DeadSerious: Snake Walker, the frog killer.


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* DudeNotFunny: Fozzie has rotten luck with his audience:
-->'''Fozzie:''' You hear the one about the sailor who was really fat?
-->'''Fat Angry Sailor in Audience:''' Yeah? ''[[GrievousBottleyHarm (smashes bottle on table}]]'' How fat was he??


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* ToughRoom: Fozzie faces a hostile audience - literally - at the El Sleazo, and Kermit's attempt to help him makes it worse.
3rd Jul '17 3:55:03 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** Madeline Kahn is a patron at The El Sleezo Cafe with Telly Savalas as her boyfriend, and Creator/JamesCoburn is the owner. **

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** Madeline Kahn is a patron at The El Sleezo Cafe with Telly Savalas as her boyfriend, and Creator/JamesCoburn is the owner. **



** Cloris Leachman is secretary to Creator/OrsonWelles, who gives The Muppets the standard 'Rich & Famous' contract. P
** Edgar Bergen and Charlie [=McCarthy=] as themselves. Tada![[note]] Martin, Berle, [=DeLuise=], Kahn, Coburn, Hope, Leachman, Bergen and [=McCarthy=], and El Sleezo pianist Paul Williams also made guest appearances on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although Coburn's appearance came after the film. (Pryor was slated to appear in the 1980-81 season, but had to bow out after setting himself on fire in June 1980; he was replaced by series writer Chris Langham.) This was inverted with Welles; Jim Henson, Frank Oz and the Muppets were guest stars on ''his'' show instead.[[/note]]

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** Cloris Leachman is secretary to Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/OrsonWelles as the Hollywood mogul who gives The the Muppets the standard 'Rich "Standard Rich & Famous' contract. P
Famous Contract".
** Edgar Bergen and Charlie [=McCarthy=] as themselves.themselves judging a county fair beauty pageant. Tada![[note]] Martin, Berle, [=DeLuise=], Kahn, Coburn, Hope, Leachman, Bergen and [=McCarthy=], and El Sleezo pianist Paul Williams also made guest appearances on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although Coburn's appearance came after the film. (Pryor was slated to appear in the 1980-81 season, but had to bow out after setting himself on fire in June 1980; he was replaced by series writer Chris Langham.) This was inverted with Welles; Jim Henson, Frank Oz and the Muppets were guest stars on ''his'' show instead.[[/note]]
3rd Jul '17 3:51:56 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** All right, let's see... Creator/SteveMartin is serving wine, Elliot Gould is a beauty contest emcee, Creator/RichardPryor is selling balloons, Milton Berle is a used car salesman, Carol Kane keeps showing up when someone says "Myth", Creator/MelBrooks is a mad scientist, Creator/DomDeLuise is chased by an alligator and sets Kermit off on his journey to Hollywood, Madeline Kahn is a patron at The El Sleezo Cafe with Telly Savalas as her boyfriend (and where Creator/JamesCoburn is the owner), Creator/BobHope sells ice cream cones, and Cloris Leachman is secretary to Creator/OrsonWelles, who gives The Muppets the standard 'Rich & Famous' contract. Plus Edgar Bergen and Charlie [=McCarthy=] as themselves. Tada![[note]] Martin, Berle, [=DeLuise=], Kahn, Coburn, Hope, Leachman, Bergen and [=McCarthy=], and El Sleezo pianist Paul Williams also made guest appearances on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although Coburn's appearance came after the film. (Pryor was slated to appear in the 1980-81 season, but had to bow out after setting himself on fire in June 1980; he was replaced by series writer Chris Langham.) This was inverted with Welles; Jim Henson, Frank Oz and the Muppets were guest stars on ''his'' show instead.[[/note]]

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** All right, let's see... Creator/SteveMartin is iss a cranky waiter serving wine, wine.
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Elliot Gould is a beauty contest emcee, emcee.
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Creator/RichardPryor is selling balloons, balloons.
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Milton Berle is a used car salesman, salesman.
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Carol Kane keeps showing up when someone says "Myth", "Myth".
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Creator/MelBrooks is a mad scientist, scientist.
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Creator/DomDeLuise is chased by an alligator and sets Kermit off on his journey to Hollywood, Hollywood.
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Madeline Kahn is a patron at The El Sleezo Cafe with Telly Savalas as her boyfriend (and where boyfriend, and Creator/JamesCoburn is the owner), Creator/BobHope owner. **
**Creator/BobHope
sells ice cream cones, and cones.
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Cloris Leachman is secretary to Creator/OrsonWelles, who gives The Muppets the standard 'Rich & Famous' contract. Plus P
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Edgar Bergen and Charlie [=McCarthy=] as themselves. Tada![[note]] Martin, Berle, [=DeLuise=], Kahn, Coburn, Hope, Leachman, Bergen and [=McCarthy=], and El Sleezo pianist Paul Williams also made guest appearances on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although Coburn's appearance came after the film. (Pryor was slated to appear in the 1980-81 season, but had to bow out after setting himself on fire in June 1980; he was replaced by series writer Chris Langham.) This was inverted with Welles; Jim Henson, Frank Oz and the Muppets were guest stars on ''his'' show instead.[[/note]]
24th Apr '17 6:47:59 PM Golondrina
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* FascinatingEyebrow: Lew Lord (OrsonWelles) gives one when Kermit says he and his friends had come to become rich and famous.

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* FascinatingEyebrow: Lew Lord (OrsonWelles) (Creator/OrsonWelles) gives one when Kermit says he and his friends had come to become rich and famous.
9th Apr '17 5:05:49 AM Sharlee
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* ShackleSeatTrap: The restraints on Dr. K's brain-scrambling device close automatically around Kermit's wrists and ankles.

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* ShackleSeatTrap: The restraints on Dr. K's Krassman's brain-scrambling device close automatically around Kermit's wrists and ankles.
9th Apr '17 5:03:01 AM Sharlee
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* ShackleSeatTrap: The restraints on Dr. K's brain-scrambling device close automatically around Kermit's wrists and ankles.
14th Mar '17 11:40:21 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* DeadlySerious: Snake Walker, the frog killer.


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* TheStarscream: Max becomes this, becoming increasingly disconcerted by Hopper's many attempts to force Kermit into being his mascot. Unwilling to let Hopper kill him if he refuses further, he goes to warn the Muppets of the impending danger.
25th Jan '17 7:06:10 PM LadyNorbert
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Along the way, he picks up a familiar assortment of friends: Fozzie Bear, a struggling ursine comedian; The Great Gonzo, "prince of plumbing" turned would-be actor; Miss Piggy, self-proclaimed "actress/model"; Rowlf the piano-playing dog; the eccentric inventors Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker; and the psychedelic Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and their road manager Scooter. Unfortunately, Kermit also attracts the attention of Doc Hopper, an unscrupulous restaurateur who's dead set on getting Kermit as a spokes-frog for his fried frog-legs stands. Throw in some catchy musical numbers by PaulWilliams and an assortment of celebrity cameos, and you've got the makings of a much-loved movie.

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Along the way, he picks up a familiar assortment of friends: Fozzie Bear, a struggling ursine comedian; The Great Gonzo, "prince of plumbing" turned would-be actor; Miss Piggy, self-proclaimed "actress/model"; Rowlf the piano-playing dog; the eccentric inventors Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker; and the psychedelic Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and their road manager Scooter. Unfortunately, Kermit also attracts the attention of Doc Hopper, an unscrupulous restaurateur who's dead set on getting Kermit as a spokes-frog for his fried frog-legs stands. Throw in some catchy musical numbers by PaulWilliams Creator/PaulWilliams and an assortment of celebrity cameos, and you've got the makings of a much-loved movie.



-->'''Kermit:''' A motorcycle cop is chasing us!

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-->'''Kermit:''' A No, motorcycle cop is chasing us!



** Dr. Teeth almost pushes it by referring to the incoming motorcycle cop (actually Max in disguise) as a "P, I...", but luckily Miss Piggy manages to cut him off successfully before he can get to the "G" by snarling, "DON'T... YOU... DARE."

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** Dr. Teeth almost pushes it by referring to the incoming motorcycle cop (actually Max in disguise) as a "P, "P... I...", but luckily Miss Piggy manages to cut him off successfully before he can get to the "G" by snarling, "DON'T... YOU... DARE."



** Sweetums ''finally'' catches up to Kermit and the gang at the end...by bursting through the screen of the theater.

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** Sweetums ''finally'' catches up to Kermit and the gang at the end... by bursting through the screen of the theater.



** All right, let's see... Creator/SteveMartin is serving wine, Elliot Gould is a beauty contest emcee, Creator/RichardPryor is selling balloons, Milton Berle is a used car salesman, Carol Kane keeps showing up when someone says "Myth", Creator/MelBrooks is a mad scientist, Creator/DomDeLuise is chased by an alligator and sets Kermit off on his journey to Hollywood, Madeline Kahn is a patron at The El Sleezo Cafe with Telly Savalas as her boyfriend (and where Creator/JamesCoburn is the owner), Creator/BobHope sells ice cream cones, and Cloris Leachman is secretary to Creator/OrsonWelles, who gives The Muppets the standard 'Rich & Famous' contract. Plus Edgar Bergen and Charlie [=McCarthy=] as themselves. Tada![[note]] Martin, Berle, [=DeLuise=], Kahn, Coburn, Hope, Leachman, Bergen and [=McCarthy=], and El Sleezo pianist Paul Williams also made guest appearances on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although Coburn's appearance came after the film. (Pryor was slated to appear in the 1980-81 season, but had to bow out after setting himself on fire in June 1980; he was replaced by series writer Chris Langham.) This was inverted with Welles; Jim Henson, Frank Oz and the Muppets were guest stars on his show instead.[[/note]]

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** All right, let's see... Creator/SteveMartin is serving wine, Elliot Gould is a beauty contest emcee, Creator/RichardPryor is selling balloons, Milton Berle is a used car salesman, Carol Kane keeps showing up when someone says "Myth", Creator/MelBrooks is a mad scientist, Creator/DomDeLuise is chased by an alligator and sets Kermit off on his journey to Hollywood, Madeline Kahn is a patron at The El Sleezo Cafe with Telly Savalas as her boyfriend (and where Creator/JamesCoburn is the owner), Creator/BobHope sells ice cream cones, and Cloris Leachman is secretary to Creator/OrsonWelles, who gives The Muppets the standard 'Rich & Famous' contract. Plus Edgar Bergen and Charlie [=McCarthy=] as themselves. Tada![[note]] Martin, Berle, [=DeLuise=], Kahn, Coburn, Hope, Leachman, Bergen and [=McCarthy=], and El Sleezo pianist Paul Williams also made guest appearances on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', although Coburn's appearance came after the film. (Pryor was slated to appear in the 1980-81 season, but had to bow out after setting himself on fire in June 1980; he was replaced by series writer Chris Langham.) This was inverted with Welles; Jim Henson, Frank Oz and the Muppets were guest stars on his ''his'' show instead.[[/note]]



* {{Callback}}: The scene where Kermit over-enunciates "Al-li-gat-ors" to Dom [=DeLuise=] is a callback to a scene in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', said by Piggy.

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* {{Callback}}: The scene where Kermit over-enunciates "Al-li-gat-ors" "Al-li-ga-tors" to Dom [=DeLuise=] is a callback to a scene in ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', said by Piggy.



* EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged. While Kermit is quick to forgive Miss Piggy, and so is Rowlf, who heard of her, but hadn't actually met her, Fozzie and Gonzo are still very angry with her for ditching Kermit as soon as her agent called earlier in the movie. They do forgive her eventually though.

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* EasilyForgiven: Zigzagged. While Kermit is quick to forgive Miss Piggy, and Piggy (and so is Rowlf, who has heard of her, but hadn't actually met her, her), Fozzie and Gonzo are still very angry with her for ditching Kermit as soon as her agent called earlier in the movie. They do forgive her eventually eventually, though.



* IWantSong: "The Rainbow Connection", also something of an EarWorm.
** Also "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday".

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* IWantSong: "The Rainbow Connection", Connection," also something of an EarWorm.
** Also "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday".Someday."



-->'''Kermit:''' I don't think you're a bad man, Doc, and I think if you look in your heart, you'll find you really want to let me and my friends go- to follow our dream. But... if that's not the kinda man you are, and if what I'm saying doesn't make any sense to you... well then... go ahead and kill me.
-->'''Doc Hopper:''' [takes off hat, ponders in silence, sighs reluctantly] Alright boys... Kill 'im.

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-->'''Kermit:''' I don't think you're a bad man, Doc, and I think if you look in your heart, you'll find you really want to let me and my friends go- go - to follow our dream. But... if that's not the kinda man you are, and if what I'm saying doesn't make any sense to you... well then... go ahead and kill me.
-->'''Doc Hopper:''' [takes off hat, ponders in silence, sighs reluctantly] Alright All right, boys... Kill 'im.



* LetsMeetTheMeat: Doc Hopper's proposal for Kermit to advertise for "Hopper's French-Fried Frog Legs". Kermit is fully aware of the inherent horror of this trope, however. ("All I can see are millions of frogs with tiny crutches.") However, Hopper doesn't realize or care how appalling it is for Kermit, and won't take no for an answer.

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* LetsMeetTheMeat: Doc Hopper's proposal for Kermit to advertise for "Hopper's French-Fried Frog Legs". Kermit is fully aware of the inherent horror of this trope, however.trope. ("All I can see are millions of frogs with tiny crutches.") However, Hopper doesn't realize or care (or just doesn't care) how appalling it is for Kermit, and won't take no for an answer.



''Somebody thought of that and someone believed it\\

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''Somebody thought of that and someone believed it\\it''\\



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Max. He works for Doc Hopper but immediately takes a moral stand against him the moment Kermit mentions frogs on tiny crutches. While he then continues to work for him when offered a hefty raise, when Doc hires the frog killer he goes out of his way to warn the Muppets. When Doc and his men are scared away, he can't get the grin off his face.

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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Max. He works for Doc Hopper Hopper, but immediately takes a moral stand against him the moment Kermit mentions frogs on tiny crutches. While he then continues to work for him when offered a hefty raise, when Doc hires the frog killer he goes out of his way to warn the Muppets. When Doc and his men are scared away, he can't get the grin off his face.



--> '''Dr. Teeth''': See, "Exterior, desert, night". We knew right where you were!

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--> '''Dr. Teeth''': See, See? "Exterior, desert, night". night." We knew right where you were!



* RuleOfThree: "Lost? Have you tried the Reverend Harry Krishna?" (See RunningGag below.)

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* RuleOfThree: "Lost? Have you tried the Reverend Harry Hare Krishna?" (See RunningGag below.)



** Don't forget Sweetums pursuing the gang...which also turns into something of a BrickJoke.

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** Don't forget Sweetums pursuing the gang... which also turns into something of a BrickJoke.



** Kermit to Piggy: "[[GoneWithTheWind Frankly, Miss Piggy, I don't give a hoot.]]" Doubles as a reference to Woodsey Owl.[[note]]"Give a hoot, don't pollute"[[/note]]

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** Kermit to Piggy: "[[GoneWithTheWind Frankly, Miss Piggy, I don't give a hoot.]]" Doubles as a reference to Woodsey Woodsy Owl.[[note]]"Give a hoot, don't pollute"[[/note]]



* TrashTheSet: Seemingly at the end of the film - but then the rainbow appears.

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* TrashTheSet: Seemingly at the end of the film - film... but then the rainbow appears.



** ShutUpKirk: "Kill them."

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** ShutUpKirk: "Kill them.him."




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''Life's like a movie... write your own ending.''
12th Jan '17 11:23:00 PM NWolfman
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* LyricalDissonance: Par for the course of any Jim Henson production (though he didn't write the song), "Rainbow Connection" is a surprisingly bitter song about [[IWantSong chasing one's dreams]], and [[TropesAreTools all the better as a result]].
-->''Who said that every wish would be heard and answered''\\
''When wished on the morning star''\\
''Somebody thought of that and someone believed it\\
''Look what it's done so far''\\
''What's so amazing that keeps us star gazing''\\
''And what do they think we might see?''\\
''Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection''\\
''The lovers, the dreamers and me''



* ThePianoPlayer: Paul Williams, his own self. In real life, Williams does ''not'' play the piano, so all piano playing was mimed.

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* ThePianoPlayer: Paul Williams, his own self. In real life, Williams does ''not'' play the piano, piano (or at least, can only play well enough to come up with melodies), so all piano playing was mimed.
30th Aug '16 6:44:16 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Rowlf:''' I'm no [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jascha_Heifetz Heifetz]], but I get by.

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-->'''Rowlf:''' --->'''Rowlf:''' I'm no [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jascha_Heifetz Heifetz]], but I get by.
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