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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: This article suggests that instead of being a Card-Carrying Villain, Nicky Holiday is actual a complex character who is Driven by Envy of his sister's success and is also an Attention Whore who steals from his own sister not just because of those traits but also specifically to hurt her.
    • It also suggests that he's drawn to Miss Piggy not just because of the Fridge Brilliance mentioned below but also because other relations haven't been fulfilling and that she was captivating in personality rather than appearance while also being something that he could take away from his sister.
  • Ear Worm: "Happiness Hotel" fits right the...AARGH!
    • Don't forget the opening, starring everybody—AND ME!
    • "Steppin' out with a star and feelin' high!"
    • "Yes, couldn't we riiiiiiiide? Side by siiiiiiiide!"
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  • Fridge Brilliance: It makes sense that Nicky would be tired of conventionally attractive women, since being the brother of a fashion designer, he naturally sees a lot of them.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Did you leave them in your other pants?" "I don't have no other pants!"
    • "You know, it's amazing, you're 100% wrong. I mean, nothing you've said has been right!"
  • Parental Bonus: The Peter Falk scene, as long as you know about Columbo.
  • Tear Jerker: The "That's a frog, bears wear hats" scene, while funny on the surface, becomes incredibly bittersweet if you know the story behind it.
  • Uncanny Valley: After a Blinding Camera Flash gag that gives the Happiness Hotel crew exaggeratedly dilated pupils, characters who typically have Eyes Always Shut or Eyeless Faces like the Swedish Chef, Janice, Zoot, Lips and Bunsen Honeydew now suddenly have visible eyes as a result of the gag. It's a bit unsettling to see these characters who typically don't have eyes suddenly have them, especially given this is the only time that's happened for most of them.
    • In Miss Piggy's daydream, there's a shot where she dives into a pool, which couldn't be achieved very vividly using a muppet, and instead is a diver in a Miss Piggy suit. Seeing Miss Piggy, normally a puppet and moving with the limitations of such, move in an exact, human fashion is a little bit weird. The costume would return later in the film when Miss Piggy's on the motorcycle.
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  • Visual Effects of Awesome: This film outdoes The Muppet Movie's famous bike-riding scene by featuring Kermit and Miss Piggy sing a duet while riding bikes, going in circles and performing tricks in the process. And then it finishes off with an entire parade of Muppets on bicycles.


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