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YMMV: The Muppet Movie
  • Award Snub: "Rainbow Connection" lost the 1979 Best Song Oscar to the now-virtually-forgotten "It Goes Like It Goes" from Norma Rae.note 
  • Awesome Music: Paul Williams' score is packed with this.
    • "Rainbow Connection" will hit you as either Narmtastic or one of the most inspiring songs you've ever heard. Or both.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The big finale song "Magic Store".
  • Dude, Not Funny!: There are wineries in Idaho, and they didn't see the humor in Steve Martin's "sparkling Muscatel" bit.
  • Ear Worm: "Rainbow Connection", "Movin' Right Along"
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Crazy Harry is a terrorist.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Gonzo's dream to go to 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.
    • Kermit's reasoning for not doing the frog leg ad, is because he can imagine frogs with tiny crutches. Years later his Nephew Robin plays the crutch toting Tiny Tim in The Muppet Christmas Carol.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Crossed by Doc Hopper during the climax. "All right, boys... kill 'em."
    • Frank Oz actually wanted Hopper to be redeemed at the end, but Henson overruled him.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Doc Hopper's frog suit in his commercial is kind of creepy.
    • Professor Krassman's electronic cerebrectomy machine.
    • Miss Piggy's wide angry eyes when she karate-chops the kidnappers.
      • 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!
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Alas, many of the jokes and wackiness have been copied by countless followers (both Gremlins 2: The New Batch and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie have done meta gags about their films being watched in theaters, for example), that, to anyone watching the film for the first time, it might seem less remarkable.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Kermit riding a bike near the beginning. Don't wonder how they did it, just accept it.
    • Actually, according to Frank Oz, the effect was relatively easy to do,note  compared to the monstrous effort required to get Gonzo to float along on his balloons. But since the bike was the effect everyone kept gawking over, they included an entire parade of Muppets on bikes in the next movie. Just because.
    • 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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