I'm watching Muppet Treasure Island at the moment, and keep having a few random thoughts about it, so thought I'd start up a thread and keep editing the post as I go along with some commentary. My goodness do I love the soundtrack for this movie. It helps hat I'm a HUGE Treasure Island fan as well and love Pirate music. This movie had a huge budget, right? The colour is so colourful, the puppets are AMAZING and it is easily the most 'produced' of the movies, if that is a phrase that makes sense. Gah...Billy Connelly is SO annoying. I've always always hated Billy Bones in all the versions of Treasure Island, but this one really takes the biscuit. So gross and drunk and annoying. Haha...Star Trek reference from Gonzo. LIKE. "Hose nose" Double LIKE. Jennifer Saunders. LIKE LIKE LIKE! The 'Father issues' storyline that they added to Jim's character for this movie was a little strange and forced. In the book his dad just died sometime after Billy Bones arrived. "To the Northwest, dirty dishes!!!" Interesting trivia fact, Kevin Bishop went on to produce his own sketch-show and also starred in a naughty comedy series that parodied stars biographies. BOY his voice is high. LOVE Gonzo's "Ha ha HA HA!" in this song. Can totally picture Steve and Dave working in this scene, playing off Jim. Fun fun fun. Oh Billy...you are quite scary actually. But scarier still...BLIND PEW. (Yes, I will be giving running commentary on the entire movie it would seem). AMAZING Pew performance! What a gorgeous puppet!!! MOOSE! (Love that the Moose is alive with literally no explanation). I think that same cat sound is used in MFS...interesting. LOVE that scream. The one good thing that Billy does in this movie. Is Rizzo usually a nervous character? It works for him here for sure, but is it a new aspect for this movie? He has SUCH a great shake on him when Billy dies. Love. GAH!!! This scene is plenty scary. Mad Dog (character from the book, but a literal Dog here) is also very frightening. In fact one of my favourite things about this movie is the wonderful design of all the pirates. They are so interesting and wonder(mcmooch)full. "I think I smell something burning, no?" Interesting fact about me, this was the first Muppet movie that I actually remember actively watching. I had seen them as a kid, of course, and sort of knew who most of the characters were, but didn't even realize that Squire Trelawny was Fozzie...so it must have been quite early in my Muppet fandom. (Hi, Jerry Nelson as butler!) Beaker exploding through the door scared me SO much as a child. Dr Livesy had a lot more to do in the book...and was a doctor of medicine. Does anyone know why Fozzie appears to be really young in this movie? HI SWEETUMS! Hi Camilla! Bye camilla! Hi Statler and Waldorf! HI CLUELESS MORGAN!!! Hi creep Punch-and-Judy inspired Puppet that I never feel should be in this movie. Hi joke about the "helm" that I still to this day don't get. Long John, I love you. Now Rizzo proceeds to eat a Chicken, and Gonzo is not at all disturbed by that fact. Hmm...rude of Jim and Gonzo to recoil so obviously from a disability. Tsk tsk. SAM! I mean, MR ARROW! Mr Arrow is just so incredible in this movie. It may also have been the last time that he seemed to have this character of distain for everything, and since then has been mostly just Patriotic to a fault. (Sidenote: I LOVE the green woman who shouts "MANIAC!") Wow...Fozzie is really unresponsive in this scene...I wonder who's performing him. Sweetums, on the other hand, is awesome. This scene is just stuffed full of beautiful puppets! I love the cat-like/bear-ish pirate and the stripey bird one. The inclusion of Lew Zealand is kind random. Have we ever seen so much of his chest before? HI SAM! Clueless Morgan has an awesome eye-twitch. Silver sure can sing, Jim sure can not. Sweeeet. Hi party rats. Hi Bigfatuglybugfacedbabyeatingobrien. Captain Smollet, maybe you should have checked the crew BEFORE you left port. LOVE poor Beaker picking up and putting down the glass for the alcohol. Quite enjoy the use of "Sail to heaven and back" in exchange for the normal pirate version of that saying. Now calm down Rizzo...I'm sure its not intentional speciesism that has Jim hanging out with Long John, it was just foreshadowed by Jims father having left him as a kid you see. But that compass really annoys me...not being in the original book AT ALL. Can I say that seeing Kermit actually in love with Miss Piggy, even when alone in his cabin, it all kinds of greatness! Mad Monty, on the other hand, is all kinds of evil. Mr Arrow is SO disturbed when he opens that door. So many comments, none of which I shall make here. Its good to see that Kermit is still a good leader and is prepared to order Jim to give him the map (also that Mr Arrow was listening at the door). What was that song that just happened? You know. Cabin. Fever. Aaahhh. Angel Marie. Reminds me of a joke that my dad would always say at this stage of the movie, "Imagine, on someone's cv is must say 'Puppeteer of Angel Marie's Behind'". Haha. Sam's feet. Also, this is the second movie in a row where Kermit has had to essentially say a eulogy. How sad. On the other hand, I've never noticed Mad Monty and Clueless argueing about "After you" "No, after you" to get out of the prison. Hehe. "Can we make a rug out of him?" Poor Jim's disillusionment as he overhears Long John. That's what we call acting. Hi Electric Mayhem. So underused during this era, but still golden.