The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Kermit confronts Doc Hopper he comes walking out of the bar. If you look at the top of Kermit's legs when he walks out, two pair of hands can be seen moving the legs.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Kermit, Fozzie, and the gang are following Gonzo, who is floating from the helium balloons, Fozzie opens his door and looks up at Gonzo. When he comes back into the car after Kermit shouts at him to do so, the steering wheel comes loose from the dash and all the Muppets start yelling at him for being reckless. In the next shot of the interior, the steering wheel is back in place. I do feel maybe this was a blunder that was left in on purpose, because it was so funny the way all the puppeteers ad-libbed a reaction to what shouldn't have happened, but it fails in continuity because in the next shot the wheel is fine.

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Continuity mistake: Kermit's ice cream in the fair scene changes colour.

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Other mistake: Whenever Fozzie is driving the Studebaker, the movements of the car don't correspond to the way he moves the steering wheel (he tends to crank it back and forth a lot).

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Visible crew/equipment: When Kermit and Fozzie are driving to Hollywood, the reflection of the camera and the cameraman's hand are seen in the mirror.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Kermit meets Fozzie, when Fozzie tosses the rubber chicken over his shoulder you can see Frank Oz's arm and where the glove ends.

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Continuity mistake: When Gonzo is flying in the air holding on the balloons and then is shot down by Doc Hooper and lands on the car, the last two balloons are yellow and pink, but when the car takes off after Gonzo lands on the roof – the two balloons are now both blue.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the Electric Mayhem Band has finished painting Kermit and Fozzie's car, you see the newly painted car and the band walks into the shot, you can see the head and hand of the puppeteer who is operating Scooter.

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Continuity mistake: When Kermit and Fozzie come round the corner and see the billboard with Kermit's face on it, you can see that there is nothing behind the billboard. Yet later when Doc Hopper and Max are leaving, Hopper's car is behind the billboard. The car slightly sticks out, so Kermit and Fozzie should have seen it.

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Revealing mistake: When Sweetums scares the girls out of the tent, watch the first girl that runs out screaming. If you look at her face closely, you can see that she is smiling.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Kermit is on his bike and enters the site of the Doc Hopper's Frog Legs Restaurant, look closely at the bike. You can see the wires moving the pedals of the bike; attached to the handlebars and behind the seat. Try to look for it when he rides by the black truck.

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Other mistake: In the fight scene right after Miss Piggy blasts the man through the wall, she kicks another man. If you look closely, he goes back from the kick a little, then just stands there and adjusts his hat.

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Revealing mistake: When Fozzie comes out on stage and starts his act, you can see lines around him, suggesting he was matted into the scene. He also reacts a second too late to the gun being shot by him, and he doesn't cast a shadow.

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Audio problem: Fozzie and Kermit are driving right towards Gonzo and Camillia. When Fozzie says, "Yeah, cute huh?" if you look in the mirror, his mouth doesn't move.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Miss Piggy jumps from the overhead platform onto the goons, the man that tossed her is briefly visible as he ducks down.

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Revealing mistake: As Kermit walks by the bus, the lower portion of fabric covering the operator's arm is visible.

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Revealing mistake: As the camera pans down to Kermit sitting in the empty sound stage, it's easy to tell that the sides of the stool are actually solid with the background painted on them to hide the puppeteer.

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Continuity mistake: In the outer office, as the secretary begins to sneeze, the fan is already on. Kermit then goes to turn on the fan to blew animal dander at her. Also, as they make noise, Kermit is heard talking, but his mouth doesn't move.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Kermit approaches the doors to see Lew Lord, the sleeve part of the puppet, as well as the top of the puppeteer's head can be seen.

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Continuity mistake: As Kermit faces Hopper, there's a large black square behind Kermit, between Fozzie and Doctor Teeth that only appears in the long shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Fozzie, Kermit and Piggie chase after Gonzo, the camera vehicle is reflected on the nose of the car.

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Continuity mistake: When the duo stop at the church, the wording on the sign is either shaded or dingy. But a moment later when they go to get out of the car, the sign's lettering is clean and bright.

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Continuity mistake: As Kermit and Fozzie stop at the Frog Legs billboard, it's easy to see that it's out in the wide open. but when the "Myth, Myth" gag is used, there's suddenly trees directly behind it, where the lady pops out saying "Yes?"

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Visible crew/equipment: As Kermit is riding the bike, just before the scene transitions to him passing into town, there's a shadow of a boom arm that's guiding him on the ground behind him.

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Continuity mistake: In the close ups of Kermit playing the banjo, his arm moves, and when in wide shot, only his hand moves over the strings.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the opening sequence, as the camera is in close up on Kermit playing the banjo, as he strums, the puppeteer's finger controlling the rod comes into the frame several times.

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Other mistake: As Fozzie corrects the car to keep from crashing, watch the two of them in the long shot by the church. They are bouncing very rapidly as they come to a stop, suggesting the film was sped up. Also, Fozzie looks to the left of the steering wheel to shift gears, rather than the right, where the shifter would be, on the transmission hump.

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Continuity mistake: As Hopper asks Kermit about being rich and famous, he goes to stroke the back of Kermit's head. As the angle changes, Hopper's hand is under Kermit's chin.

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Continuity mistake: When Kermit and Fozzie meet Big Bird, their car stops about fifteen feet behind him, at the end of some dark tire tracks. But when the camera looks at the pair in the car, they're looking directly at their left, and Big Bird converses with them looking to his left in quarter profile to them. When they leave, their position is about ten feet back from the end of the marks, a good twenty feet from where they originally stopped.

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Other mistake: When Fozzie backs his car into Hopper's and then leaves, the front of the Caddy shows no damage, despite the severity of the hit. Not even a speck of paint on the bumper.

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Factual error: The TV remotes of the day wouldn't control more than one TV at a time, yet they all come on and go off at the same rime.

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Continuity mistake: After Kermit is tossed over the crowd in the El Sleazo, he catches on a ceiling fan, and it swings a bit from the impact. After a shot of the bartender speeding up the fan, it is no longer swinging. This is impossible with any weight on one blade. When Kermit is slung off the fan, you can see the fan is not on at all, Kermit is at the piano, and just about everybody in the place is still looking at the fan.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Kermit and Miss Piggy are having dinner, you can see a square outline around the moon.

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Continuity mistake: The crack in Fozzie's Studebaker windshield comes and goes throughout the film.

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