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The Great Muppet Caper

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

  1. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    I'd love to see Beauregard again!
     
  2. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    It was just under a year ago when I saw GMC the first time. I loved how much it reminds me of old musicals that they show on public television. Good ones, I mean. ;) But yeah, very cool. I find the pacing is almost slow in this movie. It really takes its time, it doesnt rush through to the plot points. However I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not yet. Anyone else know what I mean?
     
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That's sad. I really hope that Disney decides to bring them back sometime soon. Yeah, I know that they are not as major as Rowlf or Scooter, but they are two of my favorites.
     
  4. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Yeah, I guess, but I like seeing Jim Henson interact with other characters that aren't performed by him more. Not sure why but there's something about it that's neat.
     
  5. Gonzo14

    Gonzo14 Well-Known Member

    what!?? thats dumb, i love those characters. why retire lips, just stick him in the background and have him play trumpet. and Beau was in IAVMMVCM, since when is he retired? I can understand retiring Rowlf, but not Lips or Beau
     
  6. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

    Sadly, no. I have watched the newsroom scene many times...and I still can't pick Frank out of the crowd!

    No problem spotting Richard, Kathy, Jim and Jerry, though...
     
  7. Mike Quinn

    Mike Quinn Member

    Frank comes out from the door on the left at the back and stops just behind Gonzo at his "Stop The Presses" line. He has a wig on though but the mustache is still there.... he he heee... You can't miss him!
     
  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Ha ha! I never noticed that. The wig threw me off!

    I was lazying through the closing credits of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? last night--was happy to see a name I recognized. I should be more observant, though. I know that credit was listed elsewhere!
     
  9. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    We should start a thread where we make a list of all the Muppeteer/Muppet people cameos in the movies and shows. There's been a lot of them and I love that they do that. Makes things more fun and it's like a little game trying to spot them.
     
  10. I think it's funny some Muppet fans never noticed Frank before....heeheehee. :p
     
  11. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

    Yes, we should start a list. Would the list include the Muppeteer/Muppet people's parents, kids, siblings and other relatives?
     
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    I suppose so. It could be Muppeteers/staff or family/relatives of.
     
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It would also be a good way to update this:
    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Cameos
     
  14. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Active Member

    Did Brian Henson ever make a cameo?
     
  15. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    Yes, he was leading the bicycle group on his trike.
     
  16. superboober

    superboober Member

    One thing I wondered for a while, where's Henson when Kermit's sitting on the bench with Peter Falk? There doesn't seem to be anywhere visible where he could be hiding (or was that a remote-controlled Kermit with his voice dubbed in later?).
     
  17. Mickey Moose

    Mickey Moose New Member

    I think there was a remote controlled Kermit for the wide shots, and then a regular puppet for the close-ups..
     
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    They could also have done the same ol' mirror trick that they use on stools to hide Jim.
     
  19. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    I was thinking the same thing with the mirror as I was reading this thread.
    I seem to recall reading or hearing somewhere that Dave Goelz never really liked playing Beauregard... I know he has said that about Bunsen and Zoot both. :confused: :cool: Maybe I'm just confused there. Beauregard was in an episode of Muppets Tonight with a speaking role, though.

    The Great Muppet Caper is my absolute favorite Muppet movie ever! My parents recorded it off TV when I was little, and I would always have it playing. Great movie! Great, great, great, great, great movie!

    "I am playing 18 different emotions!"
    "Well, try playing one of them right!"

    One of the best Kermit/Piggy scenes ever! Comparable to The Muppet Show episode guest starring Lorreta Switt:

    "You can't just toss her out into the streets!"
    "Not without a forklift I can't!"
     
  20. superboober

    superboober Member

    It's the little touches they throw in that make it even more worthwhile. One I really like is how Zoot during the "Happiness Hotel" musical interlude keeps blowing his notes right in Kermit's face, causing him to recoil; you have to wonder if they winged that on the set.

    It's a little sad looking back they couldn't find something for Robin to do, but then again it wouldn't be like Kermit to drag his nephew all the way across the Atlantic on his latest news assignment or place him in harm's way while he tries to catch jewel thieves red-handed (even though Robin could easily tell him what color their hands are right now).
     


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