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The Great Muppet Caper

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Fozzie Bear, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    No... Those are Nicky Holiday's henchgirls.

    The characters I'm refering to are The Models. Got two of them: Beverly and Marie I think, just haven't been able to match up photos of when those two are in frame with photos of any of the four actresses' names for those four characters.
    If anyone out there can help with this, please LMK.
     
  2. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    The director's name is usually the last to be shown in the opening credits.
     
  3. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    I always liked this movie, because it had a lot of muppets in speaking roles, it featured a lot of minor characters, i usually break it down like this

    MAIN MUPPETS
    Kermit
    Piggy
    Fozzie
    Gonzo

    SECONDARY
    Pops
    Beauregarde
    Scooter
    Rowlf
    Animal
    Floyd
    Zoot
    Janice
    Dr. Teeth
    Bunsen
    Beaker
    Sam

    MINOR PART WITH SPEAKING ROLE
    Rizzo
    Lips
    Lew Zealand
    Sweetums
    Statler
    Waldorf
    Swedish Chef
    Lewis Kazzager
    Oscar

    also at the ending, ALL the happiness hotel muppets were skydiving, even Lips, where as in the Muppets at Walt Disney World (which I loved by the way), Lips wasn't seen in any of the group shots, or even with the Electric Mayhem talking, he's only seen briefly during the song "Rocking' Around the World)

    I'm always a big fan of lots of muppets talking
     
  4. superboober

    superboober Member

    I always wondered where they landed after the end credits finished. With their luck they probably landed well short of North America and had to swim to shore.
     
  5. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    Right there is an idea for a movie! Just kidding!:) :crazy:
     
  6. Fuzzhead

    Fuzzhead New Member

    GMC has always been my favorite Muppet movie. I can't even count the number of times I watched it as a kid. I always thought Miss piggy told Nicky his voice was dumb. I only recently realized she said "your voice was dubbed" I didn't get it as a kid, but it makes sense now.
     
  7. Tim

    Tim Member

    Gee..that really IS a great Muppet caper!
     
  8. Tim

    Tim Member

    If you're into movies that break character-try watching any of the Hope & Crosby "Road" pictures! (OH NO! BLACK & WHITE!)
     
  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, Abbot and Costello normally played characters with different names, even in movies where their names are in the title. For example, in Abbot and Costello, Bud Abbot played a character named Slim while Lou Costello played a character named Tubby. I think there were a few exceptions, though.
     
  10. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Right, but whatever the names are, they were generally the same characters. The Marx Brothers did that too.
     
  11. Comical_DrBob

    Comical_DrBob New Member

    Finally found this DVD & watched it last week, I now have a better appreciation of this classic movie.
    If movie starts don't want to be recognised why don't they wear the disguises the muppets wore :)
     
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I wore some fuzzy nose glasses once and couldn't recognize me for a week! :o
     
  13. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Ooh! Now you're gonna make me mad. (not really) To quote the kids at my house, "HE STARTED IT!" Piggy was doing just fine until Mr. Can't-see-straight-when-I'm-jealous had to pick a fight. I actually love this scene between them, even though it makes me want to smack Kermit, because--no matter what else is happening around them--their relationship comes through loud and clear.
     
  14. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    You know I was all set to defend Kermit when I sat back and tried to think who started that fight, or at least, who broke character first, and for all of Piggy's "Please! Please! Please!" overacting, you're right, Ru, Kermit broke character first.

    You learn something new every day.

    In any case, I'm very fond of that argument, partly because of the Kermit and Piggy dynamic, and partly just because I think it's hilarious when someone breaks the fourth wall.

    Great Muppet Caper is one of my favorite movies, and correct me if I'm wrong, has the most Piggy in it. <is NOT a fangirl> Not that I don't love the other movies, she just tends to show up 45 minutes in, fashionably late, I suppose.

    I also love the Kermit and Fozzie buddiness, which I've been missing in the more recent films. It's kind of fun seeing them putting on a movie, and it certainly set a trend. The title is actually one of my favorites too, now that I think about it. What's more muppety than a caper?

    Edit: Love Kermit's amusing new moniker there, Ruahnna!
     
  15. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    The scene where Fozzie wants to go on Kermit's date with him--and Kermit very definitely doesn't want company--is one of the best ever between them. I love Kermit a lot for not wanting company on his very special date with Piggy, but I love him even more for finally saying "You can come" to Fozzie. Very sweet.

    And yes, thank you, after months and months I finally found a quote I want to use--and it's Fozzie and Kermit! Seems apt, non?
     
  16. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    Oh, tres! Ah, thanks kindly for reminding me of that scene. "Fozze? You can come." Ah, you're right; that is so very very sweet! Always fun seeing the frog trying to get alone time with Piggy, and failing of course, but for such a nice reason. I'm gonna have to go watch that scene again.

    <smiles> I was referring to your "Mr. I can't see straight when I'm jealous" coining, but I do love your sig line! I meant to comment on that. Makes me wanna come up with something for my own signature. I'll have to think about it... somewhere else, where I'm not in danger of muffining.

    What else did I like about GMC? Gonzo and his camera, his photo graphic essay on kneecaps, Fozzie's sugaring his drink until it tasted like gingerale, the humongus dance and water scenes.

    John Cleese thinking Piggy was a boy and Kermit a lizard! All the great group scenes, planning to save the diamond, Piggy taking charge and rescuing her rescuers at the very end.

    Great film.
     
  17. Princeton

    Princeton Guest

    Thank you, Leyla, for reminding me of yet another thing I hated about this movie. For reasons totally unforeseen by me, my dad loves the whole John Cleese sequence. As if it's not bad enough that you (thankfully) don't see these characters again, they're so friggin' boring! I don't wanna see a dysfunctional couple forcing their way through a boring meal. You know, Frank Oz directed that scene. Normally I like Frank Oz's directing, but this is definitely the lamest scene he directed (number two being Bill Murray's scene in LSoH).
     
  18. Leyla

    Leyla Member

    Oh, anytime! :p

    Has anyone else ever wondered why Piggy pushed that guy into the lake?

    And does that picture of Fozzie and Kermit's Dad scare anyone else?
     
  19. Princeton

    Princeton Guest

    Now that you mention it, yeah, Kermit/Fozzie kinda does. And as for the "lake guy", he apparently touched Piggy (in some way, shape, or form), and that was cause to get pushed in the lake. I kinda gather that assumption by Piggy's following lines: "Get your filthy hands off me!" and "Just keep your hands to yourself, turkey!" I guess old British guys have a thing for porcine divas.
     
  20. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Also, the models Marla, Carla and Darla being offended that Lady Holiday thinks they look like birds, esp. ostriches, only to have Gonzo hubba-hubba them, thereby confirming their resemblence to birds.
     


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