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Stop the presses! The crime of the century has occurred, and investigative reporters Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo are out to crack the case in this song-filled, star-studded extravaganza directed by the legendary Jim Henson. Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday (Diana Rigg), a high-fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace has just been stolen. But when Kermit mistakes lovely receptionist/would-be model Miss Piggy for her aristocratic employer, it's love at first sight. Unfortunately, Lady Holiday's scheming brother (Charles Grodin) is also wooing the sultry swine – so he can frame her for another brazen jewel heist! Now it's up to Kermit and his Muppet pals to clear Piggy's name and catch the real culprits. Packed with music, remarkable production numbers and hilarious cameo performances (including John Cleese, Peter Falk, Jack Warden, Robert Morley and Peter Ustinov), this restored and remastered edition of The Great Muppet Caper is the wackiest story!
- David Lazer
- Frank Oz
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 19
- Fresh: 15
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The movie contains several more cheery, Disneyesque songs than are necessary, but they are made tolerable by the presence of Kermit and Miss Piggy.
Rotten: We don't care about some dumb diamond the size of a baseball, and as Muppet fans we're probably also indifferent to Henson's ambition to satirize old movie genres.
I'm so glad to see The Great Muppet Caper available on Itunes.I loved it as a child and now I'll be able to enjoy it all over again. Thanks Itunes and thanks Jim Henson's Muppets.
Beats the "Sequel" Odds
The Great Muppet Caper is so far the best of the Muppet movies. The first had great cameos and had a great story, but this one is my favorite for many reasons. The comedic dialogue between the Muppets is unparalleled. The bubbles coming out of Piggy's snout during the daydream scene is hilarious. I still remember when I saw that at the movies when I was eight and I almost fell out of my seat it was so funny. Another of my favorite scenes was when they had to make a "Muppet ladder" as they were trying to break into the museum, as well as the scene where they impersonated Italian pizza deliverymen, with Kermit, Fozzie and even Animal wearing glasses with fake nose and mustaches. Great cameos in this one as well. Charles Grodin is excellent, he plays a real creep of a villian. I highly recommend this movie to all die-hard Muppet fans and must say I disagree with Mr. Ebert's response to this movie on Rotten Tomatoes. I can't wait until the new "The Muppets" comes out later this year...I think Jason Segel aptly captures the nostalgia and enthusiasm of Muppet fans. I think we're all going to be pleasantly surprised and entertained.
Never seen it. Buy it! It is worth the ten dollars.