YMMV / Muppet Treasure Island

  • Accidental Innuendo: Piggy: "Hello, Loooooong John." Kermit: "What? Him too?" Apparently Miss Piggy dated him (in addition to Flint) after Kermit abandoned her. Try not to think about the details.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The epic, random, and completely plot-irrelevant "Cabin Fever" number. Hilariously lampshaded when Clueless Morgan brings it up later, and his cellmates think he hallucinated it.
    "I'd like to get my hands on/Whoever wrote this script".
  • Cant Unhear It: Tim Curry as Long John Silver and Billy Connolly as Billy Bones.
  • Crazy Awesome: Gonzo.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Billy Bones collapses...followed by Rizzo saying "He died!? And this is supposed to be a kids' movie!".
    • Then there's Dead Tom who is just a skeleton being casually dropped after its stated he's always been dead. Then there's Blind Pew who keeps bumping into things because he's blind. But you laugh anyway because he's a jerk and is Large Ham in doing so.
    Blind Pew: [While the cabin is burning down] I think I smell… Something burning, no?
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Would you expect anything less from Hans Zimmer?
  • Ear Worm: Shiver my timbers, shiver my soul, yo-ho heave-ho... Bet you never thought the music in a Muppets movie would ever sound quite so badass.
  • Foe Yay / Ho Yay: The Jim and Silver dynamic is often misconstrued into this.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Someone somewhere else said this, but the Swedish Chef couldn't take the obvious role of ship's cook due to Long John Silver. Thus the random cameo.
    Talking Vegetable: Well, how else were we gonna get him in this movie?
    • Rizzo's side business of Rat Cruises - well, rats were a common pest on ships.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Captain Flint: that terrifying, human pirate who shot his own men, who we spend most of the film thinking of as a dreaded memory? Turns out he dated Miss Piggy. Just think about that for a minute.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Long John Silver. Magnificence includes his convincing the gang of pirates to grovel at his feet, begging for his forgiveness, approximately thirty seconds after they have given him the Black Spot. While he is tied to a tree.
  • Narm: The Black Spot scene, Billy Bones' death and many others. Probably intentional.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Again, Billy Bones' death, which is very jarring since its in a Muppets movie which normally avoid this.
    • Appropriately lampshaded by Rizzo:
    • Before this, when he gets the black spot, he shakes with terror as music start to swell in a chilling way. Then he makes this exchange as the music loudens to its climax.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The PC CD-Rom is surprisingly enjoyable and features the full cast. (Save for Hawkins, who you play yourself)
  • Retroactive Recognition: Kevin Bishop (aka Jim) became a well known comedian in Britain many years later in his sketch show that featured a young Karen Gillan.
  • Rooting For The Pirates: Not that the heroes were bad or anything, but on the other hand we have the delightfully Affably Evil Long John Silver skillfully played by Tim Curry. Making him a very likeable character.
  • Tear Jerker: The song "Love Led Us Here" as Ms. Piggy and Kermit hang from burning ropes over a cliff. Of course we know they're going to live, but when you write a song that's basically about You Are Worth Hell and give it Crowning Music of Awesome, it's hard not to get a little weepy.
    • The last scene between Jim and Long John.
    • Captain Smollett spares a few minutes to pay his last respects to Mr. Arrow. The scene is rather poignant, mood whiplashes and the revelation that he's alive later in the movie aside.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: They just had to find the most androgynous looking boy in the 90's, dress him up in frilly clothes, and give him falsetto songs, just to confuse the children. According to the commentary, the actor actually went through puberty during the filming, so they had to over-dub his singing performances with older recordings of the songs.
    • This was lampshaded by Blind Pew early on, who kept calling/refering to him as a girl.
  • What An Idiot: They don't call the guy Clueless Morgan for nothing.
    • Jim had one moment where he told Long John Silver where the map was. Within earshot of Mad Monty, Polly, and Clueless Morgan. Say it with me now.