Trivia / Muppets from Space

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $24 million. Box office, $22.3 million.
  • Creator Backlash: Frank Oz went on record to say that this "was not the film we intended to make." It would be the last Muppet film he is associated with.
  • Creator Killer: This film's failure ended the relevance of The Jim Henson Company; they never made another theatrical film, and the next time The Muppets graced the big screen, Disney handled it solo.
  • Deleted Scenes: Pepe announcing that the kitchen is "closed" during the breakfast scene.
    • Rizzo visiting Gonzo on the roof of the Muppets' house, and trying to talk him into coming inside.
    • Muppets Tonight's Mr. Poodlepants (playing cereal mascot Kap'n Alphabet) visiting C.O.V.N.E.T.
  • Prop Recycling: The Muppet Labs "Door in a Jar" heavily resembles the front stoop of 123 Sesame Street; this is because this film and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland were filmed side-by-side at the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC.
  • What Could Have Been: The original draft had Gonzo turning out to not be an alien, but rather the subject of alien worship—they'd been receiving transmissions of The Muppet Show, decided Gonzo was the ultimate being, and tried to contact him. The aliens only resembled Gonzo because they'd taken A Form You Are Comfortable With.
    • Prior to that, it was going to be Muppets in Space; aliens would've abducted Kermit because he resembled their leader, forcing the other Muppets to journey into space to rescue him. Though it was announced first, it got passed up in favor of the movie we got; Welch's Jelly jumped the gun and released collectible jars based on the ultimately-unmade movie.
    • The film was originally going to be an actual musical, with the song "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday" from The Muppet Movie making its return, this time, in reference to Gonzo's ambition to find his family. Then someone said, "Naaaaah! 70's funk!"note 
    • The rock band Ween wrote an Image Song for Gonzo, entitled "Eye 2 The Sky". According to IMDB, they sent it to the people making the movie around the time the "70's funk" decision was made, and were then asked to do a cover of "Brick House", to which they declined. (The original Commodores recording plays at the beginning of the movie.)

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