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The Muppets Go to the Movies (1981)

Along with Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, the Muppets spoof classic movies such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Casablanca," and even artsy Ingmar Bergman movies. They also promote their then-upcoming film "The Great Muppet Caper."

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Peter Harris
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dudley Moore ... Himself
Lily Tomlin ... Herself
Frank Oz ... Fozzie Bear / Miss Piggy / Sam the Eagle (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Lew Zealand / Pops / Dr. Julius Strangepork / Sgt. Floyd Pepper (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Beaker / Janice / Scooter / Sheriff / Statler (voice)
Dave Goelz ... The Great Gonzo / Joe / Beauregarde / Fireman (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Rizzo the Rat / The Scarlet Pimpernel / Jed (voice)
Louise Gold Louise Gold ... Popcorn Girl (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Gaffer / Muppet Performer
Brian Muehl Brian Muehl ... Muppet Performer
Bob Payne Bob Payne ... Muppet Performer (as Robert Payne)
Rollin Krewson Rollin Krewson ... Muppet Performer
Jim Henson ... Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / The Swedish Chef / Waldorf / Link Hogthrob (voice)
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Storyline

Along with Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, the Muppets spoof classic movies such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Casablanca," and even artsy Ingmar Bergman movies. They also promote their then-upcoming film "The Great Muppet Caper."

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Family | Comedy

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Official Sites:

Henson.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Marretas Vão ao Cinema See more »

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Production Co:

Henson Associates See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.
Random Roman muppet: What'd you do with the ones we lent you last week?
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): I stuck them on my chariot.
Random Roman muppet: Why?
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Because they're chariot-ears.
[all laugh]
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Bring me my piano.
Random Roman muppet: Bring Great Caesar's piano!
[Several muppet Romans lug a grand piano onstage]
Dudley Moore (as Caesar): Do you know why they call me "Great Caesar"?
[...]
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Well the muppets did take the movie
2 June 2006 | by kopolSee all my reviews

Something about the muppets always got my confused like why are the muppets ironically related to the puppets. and there name is so similar! Why i ask you! Why! but besides that the movie can be described as a ghost of the muppets before the whole Gonzo incident with the T.V. that was something i wasn't expecting! exclamation mark! exclamation mark! And with all that out aside this movie shows a lot of power and the ability to rule over all the muppets in Muppet land, or wherever it is that they come from. And they should have put in Samuel L. Jackson in the snakes on the movie! It would have got so much more ratings and more viewers! But possibly the best part of the movie was when he got his cookie back from the evil critiques! So all in all this is a well rounded movie but since its muppets it gets a extra point. So remember kids there is such a thing as the Bigfoot Nessy man! (Bigfoot+ loch Nessy monster+ Bogey man)


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