Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday (Dame Diana Rigg), a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace was stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time, frame Miss Piggy. It's up to Kermit and The Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice.Written by
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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. See more »
Among the audio changes on the 1993 video release (and carried over to every video release since, including DVD and Blu-ray):
-- At the beginning of "Happiness Hotel," a trombone gliss is heard after Pops's first line.
-- Also, during "Happiness Hotel," after Zoot mentions Animal's being upset about missing a Rembrandt exhibit, Animal shouts "Renoir!"
-- The song "Night Life" has lyrics; it was instrumental before.
-- The music during the Muppets' "checklist" (whoopie cushion, rubber raft, bag of chickens, etc.) is different. In the 1993 version, it's more comical-sounding.
-- When Miss Piggy crashes through the window and leaps off the motorcycle, her trademark "Hi-yaaah!!!" is removed. See more »
"The Great Muppet Caper" had a fantastic start, as Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo fly about in a hot air balloon. During their flight, they see the credits and make comments about them--priceless. And, the first 15 minutes or so of the film is great. However, when the actual plot begins, the show starts to drag. Much of this is because I wanted to see Muppets--not Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg and other human actors as well as some uninteresting plot about jewel thieves. And, because the Muppets are best when not over-burdened with plot and are allowed to just cut up and be silly, the more there was plot the more the film lost my attention. Now this is not to say that the film is bad or not worth watching--but as it progresses, the laughs do become less and less frequent. For my time, the best of the Muppet films were "The Muppet Movie" and "The Muppets".
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