History YMMV / TheMuppetMovie

15th Jun '18 1:59:23 PM AmuckCricetine
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* DudeNotFunny: There ''are'' wineries in Idaho, and they didn't see the humor in Steve Martin's "sparkling Muscatel" bit. Then again, Muscatel is ''not'' produced in Idaho, which specializes in seasonals like Reisling and Chardonnay.
** Also, keep in mind that in 1980, wine made in places other than France or Italy or whatever (for example, California wine) was seen as a joke or mediocre. Nowadays, it's different. That said, to most folks outside of Idaho, ''wine'' is not something that comes to mind when that state is mentioned. [Hint: The state license plate says "Famous Potatoes".] Additionally, the wine bottle had a ''bottle cap''.
18th Feb '18 3:24:56 PM AmuckCricetine
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* NightmareFuel:
** Doc Hopper's frog suit in his commercial is kind of creepy.
** Also, the idea of Doc Hopper threatening Kermit and wanting to make him a frog burger is really unsettling.
** Professor Krassman's electronic cerebrectomy machine.
*** Not to mention when Krassman himself becomes the [[HoistByHisOwnPetard victim of said machine.]] Granted, [[AssholeVictim he deserved it,]] but still... we see him ''screaming in agony as the machine lobotomizes him.'' (Shudder)
** Miss Piggy's [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/a/a9/MadEyedPiggy-TMM.jpg wide angry eyes]] when she karate-chops the kidnappers-- though it also has an air of ComicalAngryFace.
** It doesn't help when she's above them and says, "Oh, boys." When the camera pans up to her, she looks like a creature out of hell!
18th Feb '18 3:22:20 PM AmuckCricetine
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* AwesomeMusic: Paul Williams' score is packed with this.

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* AwesomeMusic: Paul Williams' Music/PaulWilliams' score is packed with this.



* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The big finale song "Magic Store".
-->''Life's like a movie\\
Write your own ending\\
Keep believing\\
Keep pretending\\
We done just what we set out to do\\
Thanks to the lovers\\
The dreamers\\
and YOU!''
** "Prepare the standard 'Rich and Famous' contract for Kermit the Frog and company."
** "[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome I'm Going To Go Back There Someday]]"
16th Jan '18 6:27:02 PM ropertroper
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** A draft of the script had a running gag in which Henry Kissenger keeps showing up wanting to be in the movie, only to be rejected each time. The running gag would not make it to the finished film (and was likely dropped before filming).
10th Dec '17 7:38:24 PM NWolfman
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* SweetDreamsFuel: "Someday, we'll find it/The rainbow connection/The lovers, the dreamers/And me..."
27th Nov '17 8:59:18 PM DaScarecrow
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[https://muppetmindset.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/its-not-easy-being-mean-part-1/ This article]] posits that Doc Hopper isn't a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk so much as someone intended to be dark reflection of the Muppets and especially a {{Foil}} to Kermit. It notes that he has several of the same characteristics that the Muppets have and that ultimately he does briefly consider a better way before recognizing his own dream won't allow him close friends like Kermit has.
11th Nov '17 1:59:27 AM Geoduck
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* OneSceneWonder: Taken UpToEleven with Creator/OrsonWelles' cameo as Lew Lord, who's not only in just one scene but has exactly ''one line'', yet manages to be one of the most memorable characters in the film.

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* OneSceneWonder: Taken Numerous examples (Creator/SteveMartin's [[ServileSnarker waiter]], Creator/MelBrooks' [[MadScientist Krassman]]) but taken UpToEleven with Creator/OrsonWelles' cameo as Lew Lord, who's not only in just one scene but has exactly ''one line'', yet manages to be one of the most memorable characters in the film.
8th Aug '17 9:35:29 PM TropesForever
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* HilariousInHindsight: Gonzo's dream to go to [[UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} Bombay, India]] and become a movie star!
** Which, for most American kids, probably just sounded like nonsense at the time. Hey, what did we know?
*** Jim Henson once said that they wanted Gonzo to dream of being a movie star at the least likely of places, unaware until the film was completed that India produces more movies per year than Hollywood.
*** It only took 40 years, but Western stars are [[http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/Top-10-foreign-actresses-in-Bollywood/photostory/24691995.cms finally making it big in Bollywood,]] making this exchange that much funnier.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Gonzo's dream to go to [[UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} Bombay, India]] and become a movie star!
HilariousInHindsight:
** Which, for most American kids, probably just sounded like nonsense at the time. Hey, what did we know?
*** Jim Henson once said that they wanted Gonzo to dream of being a movie star at the least likely of places, unaware until the film was completed that India produces more movies per year than Hollywood.
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It only took 40 years, but Western stars are [[http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/Top-10-foreign-actresses-in-Bollywood/photostory/24691995.cms finally making it big in Bollywood,]] making this exchange that much funnier.
1st Aug '17 5:41:42 AM tropower
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* HarsherInHindsight: Crazy Harry is a ''terrorist''.
** Kermit imagines thousands of other frogs going around with tiny crutches. Real-life wild frog populations have suffered a decimating rash of leg deformities in the years since the film was made, some from pollution and others from natural parasites or predators.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Crazy Harry is a ''terrorist''.
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Kermit imagines thousands of other frogs going around with tiny crutches. Real-life wild frog populations have suffered a decimating rash of leg deformities in the years since the film was made, some from pollution and others from natural parasites or predators.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Downplayed. It isn't ''in''appropriate for children or families, but is clearly meant to be viewed as any other Hollywood feature which just happens to star puppets (indeed, Jim Henson himself always saw the Muppets as more of a theater troupe than as characters). Still, it was not an easy pitch to sell.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Downplayed.WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Played with. It isn't ''in''appropriate for children or families, but is clearly meant to be viewed as any other Hollywood feature which just happens to star puppets (indeed, Jim Henson himself always saw the Muppets as more of a theater troupe than as characters). Still, it was not an easy pitch to sell.
24th Jul '17 9:29:58 PM NWolfman
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%%*** NightmareRetardant to this troper, especially seen out of context.
*** It doesn't help when she's above them and says, "Oh, boys." When the camera pans up to her, she looks like a creature out of hell!

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%%*** NightmareRetardant to this troper, especially seen out of context.
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** It doesn't help when she's above them and says, "Oh, boys." When the camera pans up to her, she looks like a creature out of hell!hell!
* OneSceneWonder: Taken UpToEleven with Creator/OrsonWelles' cameo as Lew Lord, who's not only in just one scene but has exactly ''one line'', yet manages to be one of the most memorable characters in the film.
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