G | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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 bike riding sequence was accomplished by using a combination of radio-controlled bikes, marionette rigging, and in some cases, attaching several bikes together with rods so they could stand upright on their own. The end of the bicycle scene (where all of The Muppets are shown riding together) was done by putting all of the Muppet characters onto their bikes, hooking them together, and pulling them. Brian Henson, on an oversized tricycle, was amongst those who pulled the bikes.
Stop the presses!
News Editor: Why? What happened?
Gonzo: I don't know. I just always wanted to say that.
In the pool dance scene, watching the splashes of water just prior to Miss Piggy rising from the pool with lit sparklers on her head shows that the cut is being shown in reverse.
In a parody of the MGM Studios logo, this film opens with Animal roaring like the MGM lion. He then proceeds to partly devour the surrounding title card, but turns around and sees a hot air balloon overhead.
Some music was changed for the 1993 VHS release.
$2,968,990 28 June 1981
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