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** Three note NBC chimes are used as the passcode to The Boss' office.

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* CrossPromotion: Evident since the special aired on NBC. One of the events in Kermit's BadFuture is Rizzo being used as a meal on ''Series/FearFactor''.


* BerserkButton: Pepe after Statler and Waldorf heckle him by making seafood puns.

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* BerserkButton: Pepe after Statler and Waldorf heckle him by making seafood puns. Also Miss Piggy whose rage continues to build each time Mrs. Bitterman hits her, eventually prompting Miss Piggy to don her karate gear and take on Mrs. Bitterman which is eventually interrupted by an interference from Kermit who gets caught in the path of one of Miss Piggy's karate chops.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Safari Animal Tracker who pursues Fozzie is a parody of Steve Irwin, even talking in an Australian accent like Irwin.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Safari Animal Tracker who pursues chases after Fozzie is a parody of Steve Irwin, even talking in an Australian accent like Irwin.


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* WomanChild: You would think Mrs. Bitterman would be a good sport about losing to Miss Piggy, but you couldn't be more wrong as she gets angry at Kermit and the rest of the Muppets present in the room (Bunsen included who she gets so angry with his glasses fall off his face). After she gets done being a less-than-good sport about her defeat, she stomps off angrily, shoving Bobo in the process.

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* HateSink: Rachel Bitterman. She is a world class bitch who doesn’t believe in dreams, and she says this straight to Kermit when he tried to convince her not to tear down the theater. Also, she has very few likable qualities.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Safari Animal Tracker who pursues Fozzie is a parody of Steve Irwin, even talking in an Australian accent like Irwin.

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* BerserkButton: Pepe after Statler and Waldorf heckle him by making seafood puns.

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* SpellingForEmphasis: In the scene where Kermit is wishing he was never born, he says, "I wish I'd never been B-O-R-N, born!"


* ParodiesForDummies: Daniel is given the book ''Performing Miracles for Dummies''.



* TropesForDummies: Daniel is given the book ''Performing Miracles for Dummies''.


* AccidentalMisnaming: Because Daniel is nervous and mutters when dealing directly with The Boss for the first time, he tells her his name is, "D-d-d-dan... Danny... el...". With that, The Boss calls him "Danny-elle". (Which could be interpreted as "Danny L." [and is written as such on the Blu-ray subtitles], when you find out that [[{{Tuckerization}} Daniel was named after Jim Lewis' son]].)

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Because Daniel is nervous and mutters when dealing directly with The Boss for the first time, he tells her his name is, "D-d-d-dan... Danny... el...". With that, For the rest of the film, The Boss calls him "Danny-elle". (Which (This could be interpreted as "Danny L." [and L," and is written as such on the Blu-ray subtitles], subtitles, when you find out that [[{{Tuckerization}} Daniel was named after Jim Lewis' Lewis's son]].)



* BigBad: Mrs. Bitterman.
* BitingTheHandHumor: After Daniel wonders aloud how Bitterman could take control of so much in the Kermit-less universe, Kermit comments, "Corporate synergy... it's out of control." He then crosses his legs revealing the Creator/{{NBC}} logo on the bottom of his foot (this special was produced by NBC). Ironically, the Muppets would later be bought by Creator/{{Disney}}, which actually owns rival network Creator/{{ABC}}.

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* BigBad: Mrs. BigBad[=/=]CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rachel Bitterman.
* BitingTheHandHumor: After Daniel wonders aloud how Bitterman could take control of so much in the Kermit-less universe, Kermit comments, "Corporate synergy... it's out of control." He then crosses his legs legs, revealing the Creator/{{NBC}} logo on the bottom of his foot (this special was produced by NBC). Ironically, the Muppets would later be bought by Creator/{{Disney}}, which actually owns rival network Creator/{{ABC}}.



** And the cast of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' appeared during the scene showing Miss Piggy's brief "professional acting career" on that show (she plays a dying patient who is lying motionless under a sheet the whole scene).

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** And Also, the cast of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' appeared during the scene showing Miss Piggy's brief "professional acting career" on that show (she plays a dying patient who is lying motionless under a sheet the whole scene).



* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: While carrying a big sack of money, Fozzie gets covered in green paint and is mistaken for [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch]] by a Who girl who randomly appears for this gag.

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* CoincidentalAccidentalDisguise: While carrying a big sack of money, Fozzie gets covered in green paint and is mistaken for [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The the Grinch]] by a Who girl who randomly appears for this gag.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Rachel Bitterman.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Fozzie reachers Bitterman Bank, the security guard mishears Fozzie, believing he has Ms. Bitterman's laundry (instead of money). When he reachers her office, they discover [[spoiler: his sack of cash is actually a sack of clothes from the Salvation Army folks he bumped into earlier]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Fozzie reachers reaches Bitterman Bank, the security guard mishears Fozzie, believing he has Ms. Bitterman's laundry (instead of money). When he reachers reaches her office, they discover that [[spoiler: his sack of cash is actually a sack of clothes from the Salvation Army folks he bumped into earlier]].



* HotterAndSexier: Well, okay, it's still the Muppets, so for the most part it's kid-friendly... but man, did they manage to cram in a lot of innuendoes in this movie. For one thing, they put on a show based on ''Film/MoulinRouge'' with Miss Piggy singing "Santa Baby." With Miss Piggy asking Kermit if he wants to sleep with her in French at the end, to which Kermit replies, "Say WHAT?"
** Not to mention the cage-dancing Scooter, and Pepe's many suggestive remarks to Miss Bitterman, who almost buries his head in her breasts at one point.

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* HotterAndSexier: Well, okay, it's still the Muppets, so for the most part it's kid-friendly... but man, did they manage to cram in a lot of innuendoes innuendos in this movie. For one thing, they put on a show based on ''Film/MoulinRouge'' with Miss Piggy singing "Santa Baby." Babyw" With Miss Piggy asking Kermit if he wants to sleep with her in French at the end, end - to which Kermit replies, "Say WHAT?"
** Not to mention the cage-dancing Scooter, and Pepe's many suggestive remarks to Miss Ms. Bitterman, who almost buries his head in her breasts at one point.



* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Kermit needs to be reminded that he has a wonderful life, hence the story. The angel mentions it's actually required when someone says they wish they'd never been born.

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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Kermit needs to be reminded that he has a wonderful life, hence the story. The angel mentions it's Daniel explains that this is actually required when someone says they wish they'd never been born.



%%* LetThereBeSnow: The finale.

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%%* * LetThereBeSnow: The finale.finale has all the Muppets out in front of the theater, singing carols with the neighbors in a beautiful snowfall.



** While in the park, Kermit sees a statue of himself with some children, which has this (first movie-inspired) inscription: "For the lovers, the dreamers and you..."

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** While in the park, Kermit sees a statue of himself with some children, which has this (first movie-inspired) inscription: "For the lovers, the dreamers dreamers, and you..."



* ShoutOut: The Muppets' stage show is a very drawn-out ShoutOut to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', complete with color-change, [[GRatedDrug "funny green root beer"]], and "Saltine" the performer. Heck, just look at its name: Moulin ''[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]''.

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* ShoutOut: The Muppets' stage show is a very drawn-out ShoutOut to ''Film/MoulinRouge'', complete with color-change, [[GRatedDrug "funny green root beer"]], and "Saltine" the performer. Heck, just look at its name: Moulin ''[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]''.''Moulin '''[[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]]'''.''

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* DontYouDarePityMe: When Kermit sympathetically glances at Miss Piggy in her apartment, she thinks he regards her situation as pathetic, and indignantly sends Kermit out of her apartment.


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* GetOut: Piggy sends Kermit out of her apartment when he quietly and sadly glances at her, and she interprets this as thinking her situation is pitiful.


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* ItIsPronouncedTroPay: When Luc Fromage is promoting his musical number:
-->'''Luc Fromage''': Behold, I give you my theatrical masterpiece!\\
'''Kermit''': "Cirque Du So Lame?" Luc, I don't think it would be nice to have the word "lame" in our show.\\
'''Luc Fromage''': It is not "lame"! [[LampshadeHanging It's "Lah-MEHY"!]]


** [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]] has a brief cameo while Daniel is attempting to send Kermit back to his own reality.

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** [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda]] has a brief cameo while Daniel is attempting to send Kermit back to his own the Kermit-less reality.

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* ActorAllusion: Whoopi Goldberg plays God in this movie. She also played a divine being in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers.''

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* CardboardBoxOfUnemployment: Implied. The BigBad is trying to take over the Muppets' theater, and snidely tells them that if they need help moving out, there are discarded boxes behind a nearby business that they can use.


* ConspicuousCGI: The giant dragonfly concocted by Whoopi Goldberg just because she can.

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* ConspicuousCGI: ConspicuousCG: The giant dragonfly concocted by Whoopi Goldberg just because she can.



* ImpossibleTheft: In the alternate reality, Fozzie picks Kermit's pocket and steals his wallet. Daniel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the impossible part when he points out that Kermit doesn't ''have'' pockets.

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* ImpossibleTheft: In the alternate reality, Fozzie picks Kermit's pocket and steals his wallet. Daniel [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s the impossible part when he points out that Kermit doesn't ''have'' pockets.



** A big one to the original ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried frog legs restaurants.

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** A big one to the original ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', when Kermit discovers that in the world where he never existed, Doc Hopper did successfully open his chain of french-fried French-fried frog legs restaurants.



* RecycledInSpace: ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' [-WITH MUPPETS-]!

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* RecycledInSpace: RecycledINSPACE: ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' [-WITH MUPPETS-]!


* AccidentalMisnaming: Because Daniel is nervous and mutters when dealing directly with The Boss for the first time, he tells her his name is, "D-d-d-dan... Danny... el...". With that, The Boss calls him "Danny-elle". (Which could be interpreted as "Danny L.", when you find out that [[{{Tuckerization}} Daniel was named after Jim Lewis' son]].)

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Because Daniel is nervous and mutters when dealing directly with The Boss for the first time, he tells her his name is, "D-d-d-dan... Danny... el...". With that, The Boss calls him "Danny-elle". (Which could be interpreted as "Danny L.", " [and is written as such on the Blu-ray subtitles], when you find out that [[{{Tuckerization}} Daniel was named after Jim Lewis' son]].)

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