History YMMV / TheMuppetMovie

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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*** 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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** 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.
23rd Jun '17 9:02:45 AM DaBradGuy
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*** 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)
5th May '17 1:09:29 AM WillBGood
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5th May '17 1:09:09 AM WillBGood
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** Miss Piggy's [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/a/a9/MadEyedPiggy-TMM.jpg wide angry eyes]] when she karate-chops the kidnappers.
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** Miss Piggy's [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/a/a9/MadEyedPiggy-TMM.jpg wide angry eyes]] when she karate-chops the kidnappers.
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kidnappers-- though it also has an air of ComicalAngryFace.
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19th Apr '17 12:38:11 PM easytorememberhandle
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The behind-the-scenes picture of Steve Whitmire goofing around with a Kermit puppet.
11th Mar '17 9:26:02 AM LegoLover58
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25th Jan '17 7:11:09 PM LadyNorbert
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** 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.
** Kermit's reasoning for not doing the frog leg ad, is because he can imagine [[AnArmAndALeg frogs with tiny crutches.]] Years later his Nephew Robin plays the crutch toting Tiny Tim in TheMuppetChristmasCarol.
** 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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** *** 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.
** Kermit's reasoning for not doing the frog leg ad, is because he can imagine [[AnArmAndALeg frogs with tiny crutches.]] Years later his Nephew Robin plays the crutch toting Tiny Tim in TheMuppetChristmasCarol.
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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.



* MoralEventHorizon: Crossed by Doc Hopper during the climax. "All right, boys... kill 'em."

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** Kermit's reasoning for not doing the frog leg ad is because he can imagine [[AnArmAndALeg frogs with tiny crutches.]] Years later, his nephew Robin plays the crutch-toting Tiny Tim in ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol''.
* MoralEventHorizon: Crossed by Doc Hopper during the climax. "All right, boys... kill 'em.'im."



** also the idea of Doc Hopper threatening Kermit and wanting to make him a frog burger is really unsettling.

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** also Also, the idea of Doc Hopper threatening Kermit and wanting to make him a frog burger is really unsettling.



* 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. 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.sell.
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12th Jan '17 11:31:34 PM NWolfman
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** Plus Kermit in the swamp, which was created by the 6'1" Jim Henson cramming himself into a diving bell for a whole day.

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** Plus Kermit in the swamp, which was created by the 6'1" Jim Henson cramming himself into a diving bell for a whole day.day.
* 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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