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YMMV / Muppet Babies (1984)

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  • Awesome Art: The backgrounds of many of the fantasies are very well drawn and stylized quite realistically, like an etching.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Occurs regularly with the stock footage.
    Rowlf: Tell her she's cool! Tell her she's -
    Bob Hope: -nutty as a fruitcake.
  • Ear Worm: "Muppet Babies! We make our dreams come true. Muppet Babies! we'll do the same for you..."
    • There are viewers who STILL remember the words to songs like "Snow White Blues" and "On A Merry-Go-Round", 20-30 years after seeing it.
    • "Good things happen in the dark..."
    • "Big hand, little hand, racing around!/Gee, don't you wish you could slow them down!/Too much fun! You're. Run-ning. Out. Of. Time!"
    • "We Love Cartoons"
    • "Sandman, Sandman, that's his name! Sprinkle, sprinkle, that's his game!"
    • "I'll be bluuuue for youuuuuu..."
  • Fridge Brilliance: Kermit wears a sailor suit. At first it just looks like cuteness for cuteness's sake, but think about it. Due to their amphibious nature, Frogs often live close to water. Who else lives close to water? That's right, sailors.
  • Fridge Logic: Who owned the house the Nursery was located in? With the obvious exception of Scooter and Skeeter, none of the muppets are siblings, and yet none of them are ever seen to go home. Who exactly employs Nanny, and why do they have a gaggle of children they're taking care of?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: There have been hints made that Gonzo is an alien.
    • Bunsen Honeydew also has a 3-D television set he made for the babies to test out in one episode. They would be on the market about twenty-six years later.
    • The above-mentioned A New Hope Shout-Out would become hilarious once Disney bought both the Muppet franchise in 2004 and Star Wars in 2012. And to complete the hat trick, the show was produced by Marvel Productions.
    • In the episode "By the Book", the babies spoof The Wizard of Oz, which they would later do again as adults. Furthermore, in both instances, Kermit plays the Scarecrow, Gonzo plays the Tin Man, and Fozzie plays the Lion.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: One episode details the babies trying to persuade Nanny not to go on Vacation - but she mentions that as much as she loves the babies, sometimes adults need to have some time to themselves - and wouldn't dare to go on vacation without arranging for someone trustworthy to take care of the babies in her absence.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: In "Buckskin Babies", as Skeeter imagines that she's Calamity Jane, the music that plays as she rides through on her stagecoach sounds a lot like the theme to The Magnificent Seven (1960).

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