Hey a Movie!

The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet movie and the only one directed by creator Jim Henson. Meaning he had double duty as both the director and voice/puppeteer for Kermit the Frog. Unlike most Muppet movies though, I’ve actually only seen The Great Muppet Caper once. Although I have seen the trailer on VHS several times. The movie was released in 1981. Right after The Muppet Show ended. Opening up a new life for the Muppets in the movies. The Great Muppet Caper is done in the style of a mystery movie. As Kermit and Fozzie Bear play identical twin (a running gag) detectives trying to solve a mystery. With Gonzo acting as their photographer. Their tasked with solving the mystery of who stole a priceless jewel in London. The rest of the Muppets show up in a run down hotel they have to stay in. The main conflict comes when Miss Piggy is framed for the heist and the Muppets have to help clear her name. The Great Muppet Caper doesn’t stand out too much for me, but it still has more than enough of what we love from the Muppets. Like Statler and Waldorf heckling everybody, songs like “Hey a Movie!,” or early 80’s celebrities. The Great Muppet Caper was in good hands with Jim Henson.


The Muppets solve a mystery

Preceded by: The Muppet Movie & Followed by: The Muppets Take Manhattan

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