The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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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Trivia: Up until the church, a running gag was "Feeling lost? Have you tried Hare Krishna?" When the duo stop at the church, the sign says, "LOST? HAVE YOU TRIED REV. HARRY KRISHNA?"

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Trivia: Director James Frawley has a cameo role as an El Sleazo waiter.

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Dr. Teeth: Uh oh! It's the cops! The fuzz! The P-I-
Piggie: DON'T YOU SAY IT!
Dr. Teeth: Never even crossed my mind!

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Question: Does anyone know how the effect of Kermit riding the bicycle was done?

Chosen answer: The closest thing to an answer is here, Martin Becker's obituary. His family states that it was a robotic Kermit on a bicycle. Outside of that, everyone else associated with the movie has been quiet on the subject.http://www.fridaythe13thfilms.com/saga/part5/martinbecker.html.

Rlvlk

Question: When Fozzie is singing the National Anthem, why does he sing 'America the Beautiful', and not 'The Star Spangled Banner' (which is the National Anthem of USA)?

Chosen answer: Fozzie did not mean to sing the National Anthem. He simply wanted to sing something patriotic, since he was so moved by the scenery.

Matty Blast

Question: In the middle of Kermit and Fozzy's song "Movin' Right Along", they meet up with Big Bird who says, "I'm on my way to New York City". Is this meeting on another movie starring Big Bird or am I sadly mistaken?

Chosen answer: This is Big Bird's only movie where he says this line. It is a reference to his going to New York hoping to get a role on Public Television (the station that created "Sesame Street") This is verified in TV interviews with the late Jim Henson and on Wikipedia.

OneHappyHusky

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