The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.




  • The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  • Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear in The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  • The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  • Miss Piggy in The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  • Diana Rigg and Miss Piggy in The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

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Jim Henson


Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Jerry Juhl, Jack Rose

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17 February 2012 | preppy-3
| Lots of fun!
The Muppets are in England and get involved with Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg), her brother (Charles Grodin) and jewel robberies. Who cares about the plot though. It's just an excuse to see the Muppets perform--and they're great. The script is fast and very funny--one-liners go flying all over the place and every single one works. There's a constant breaking down of the fourth wall with the Muppets addressing the audience and poking fun at their own movie! Also there are elaborate musical numbers! The songs are instantly forgettable but the dance in the restaurant and the water ballet (!!!) really work.

Also you see the Muppets walking, dancing (Miss Piggy's tap dancing looks realistic!), riding bikes, swimming AND riding a motorcycle! This was all done before we had CGI but it works. I can't figure out how they did it--and I don't want to know. Acting is very good. Rigg is having a whale of a time in her role and it rubs off on the audience. Grodin appears drugged but it DOES fit his character. A few other actors do cameos but you have to see the movie to find out who they are.

Ten stars may be excessive for this movie but I loved it. I was never bored and thoroughly entertained. Highly recommended.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,968,990 28 June 1981

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