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**** Well, unless you consider it their version of the TotemPoleTrench.

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** Muppet monsters are individuals with the most severe cases of the muppet mutation, they are so mutated that they are no longer even recognizable as their species.


* The quick gag with Wayne and Wanda making out when the power goes down seems like a standard, fairly amusing stock gag...until you remember that Sam the Eagle was always trying to promote their act as the last bastion of class, integrity, and decency. Then it becomes a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* The quick gag with Wayne and Wanda making out when the power goes down seems like a standard, fairly amusing stock gag...until you remember that Sam the Eagle was always trying to promote their act as the last bastion of class, integrity, and decency. Then it becomes a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.



** Extra brilliant when you realize that the writers of the movie didn't write their own lyrics to suit this CrowningMomentOfAwesome - ''"Rainbow Connection"'' is a Muppets classic which has been brilliantly recycled to demonstrate the restoration of the team with it's own 32-year old lyrics! It's a lot harder to engineer a scene to suit a meaningful line then it is to write a meaningful line to suit a scene.

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** Extra brilliant when you realize that the writers of the movie didn't write their own lyrics to suit this CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome - ''"Rainbow Connection"'' is a Muppets classic which has been brilliantly recycled to demonstrate the restoration of the team with it's its own 32-year old lyrics! It's a lot harder to engineer a scene to suit a meaningful line then it is to write a meaningful line to suit a scene.


** Wait, Bobo's a bear? [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I thought he was a frog.]] [[TheGreatMuppetCaper Bears have hats, don't they?]]

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** Wait, Bobo's a bear? [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I thought he was a frog.]] [[TheGreatMuppetCaper [[Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper Bears have hats, don't they?]]


* I only just realized that the giant hole in the ceiling is from the end of ''TheMuppetMovie''.

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* I only just realized that the giant hole in the ceiling is from the end of ''TheMuppetMovie''.''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.

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* Each Muppet being met seems to reflect how Kermit first met the gang in the original movie, or reflect their origins
** Fozzie: In the original film, Fozzie was working as a stand-up comedian in a local tavern. Here, Fozzie is working as a side-act to the Moopets in a regional tavern.
** Gonzo and Camilla: When Kermit and Fozzie first meet the two, Gonzo was starting to begin his short-lived career as a plumber. When he is met by Kermit, Fozzie, Walter, Mary, and Gary, Gonzo is now the head of a successful plumbing company with Camilla as his assistant.
** Rowlf: Although not one to the original movie, Rowlf's brief appearance in the montage sleeping in a hammock on a ranch seems to reflect his first appearance on the Creator/JimmyDean Show. This is also present in the 2015 series has Rowlf still has a picture of Jimmy in his tavern.
** Piggy: When she first met Kermit, she ha just won a fashion contest and was smitten by Kermit. When they finally reunite in Paris, she is now part of a fashion company and is frustrated with Kermit.

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** Except wouldn't that mean it was there for the entire run of ''Series/TheMuppetShow''?


** In the junior novel version that's exactly what happens, and StatlerAndWaldorf [[HiddenHeartOfGold of all people]] are the ones who threw it.

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** In the junior novel version that's exactly what happens, and StatlerAndWaldorf JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf [[HiddenHeartOfGold of all people]] are the ones who threw it.

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* Mixed with Fridge Tearjerker, at the beginning, one of the tourists asks if the rundown Muppet Studio is Ride/UniversalStudios. The tour guide downheartedly says it is. He knows that if he said otherwise, the tourist (and her husband) would leave.


** Not to mention the fact that they were moldy and rotting. [[MercyKill Chef was doing them a favor]].

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** Not to mention the fact that they were moldy and rotting. [[MercyKill Chef was doing them a favor]].favor]].

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* When Jay Leno found out that Fozzie stole his candy dish, Fozzie is lucky that Leno didn't call the cops on him. But why didn't Leno do so? Because he had stolen it from George Carlin AND had just told Fozzie what he did before finding out that Fozzie stole it from him. If he called the cops, Fozzie might tell them about the fact that it was already stolen.


* From the moment Kermit announces the beginning of the Muppet Telethon to the end of the film is approximately 22 minutes, includes every CouchGag from the old show's intro, and takes place in or immediately around the Muppet Theater. The plot of the movie is present in microcosm, and makes sense in the context of this final act. 30 years later and nearly at the movie's end, the filmmakers give the audience the gift of a brand new episode of TheMuppetShow.

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* From the moment Kermit announces the beginning of the Muppet Telethon to the end of the film is approximately 22 minutes, includes every CouchGag from the old show's intro, and takes place in or immediately around the Muppet Theater. The plot of the movie is present in microcosm, and makes sense in the context of this final act. 30 years later and nearly at the movie's end, the filmmakers give the audience the gift of a brand new episode of TheMuppetShow.''Series/TheMuppetShow''.



** Gonzo simply seems to grow up. He starts off on TheMuppetShow with a smaller body, larger eyes, a higher voice and a more spazzy, one-dimensional personality. He eventually becomes larger in size, his eyes shrink, and his voice lowers. He begins to show great intelligence and common sense (his strange hobbies notwithstanding), and is able to put a lid on his weirdness when it's time to act professional.

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** Gonzo simply seems to grow up. He starts off on TheMuppetShow ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' with a smaller body, larger eyes, a higher voice and a more spazzy, one-dimensional personality. He eventually becomes larger in size, his eyes shrink, and his voice lowers. He begins to show great intelligence and common sense (his strange hobbies notwithstanding), and is able to put a lid on his weirdness when it's time to act professional.

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*** Funny that, because this is a DeadUnicornTrope. Muppet Man never existed before this.


***** [[HandWave Maybe he didn't think of it?]]

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***** [[HandWave Maybe he didn't think of it?]]
He could have thought that Fozzie fixed the machine rather than breaking it. Hobo Joe doesn't look like the brightest bulb.


* Walter's amazing whistling ability is [[Foreshadowing foreshadowed]] by his prolonged scream when he found out that the Muppet Theater was going to be torn down.

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* Walter's amazing whistling ability is [[Foreshadowing [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] by his prolonged scream when he found out that the Muppet Theater was going to be torn down.

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* Walter's amazing whistling ability is [[Foreshadowing foreshadowed]] by his prolonged scream when he found out that the Muppet Theater was going to be torn down.

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