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The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie – 1979
More entertaining than humanly possible
James Frawley

Jack Burns
Jerry Juhl

Lew Grade executive producer (as Sir Lew Grade)
Jim Henson producer
David Lazer co-producer
Martin Starger executive producer

Jim Henson – Kermit the Frog/Rowlf/Dr. Teeth/Waldorf/Doglion/Link Hogthrob (uncredited)/Swedish Chef (uncredited)/Doc Hopper’s Men (uncredited) (voice)
Frank Oz – Miss Piggy/Fozzie Bear/Animal/Sam the Eagle/Marvin Suggs/Swedish Chef (hands)/Motorcycle Guy (uncredited)/Voices of Doc Hopper’s Men (uncredited) (voice)
Richard Hunt – Scooter/Statler/Janice/Sweetums/Beaker (voice)
Jerry Nelson – Floyd Pepper/Robin the Frog/Crazy Harry/Lew Zealand/Camilla/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (assistant) (uncredited) (voice)
Dave Goelz – The Great Gonzo/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew/Zoot/Fozzie Bear (assistant)/Doc Hopper’s Men (uncredited) (voice)
Charles Durning – Doc Hopper
Austin Pendleton – Max
Edgar Bergen – Himself/Charlie McCarthy (uncredited) (Special Guest Star) (voice)
Milton Berle – Mad Man Mooney (Special Guest Star)
Mel Brooks – Professor Max Krassman (uncrddited) (Special Guest Star)
James Coburn – El Sleezo Cafe Owner (Special Guest Star)
Dom DeLuise – Bernie the Agent (Special Guest Star)
Elliott Gould – Beauty Contest Compere (Special Guest Star)
Bob Hope – Ice Cream Vendor (Special Guest Star)
Madeline Kahn – El Sleezo Patron (Special Guest Star)
Carol Kane – Myth (unccredited) (Special Guest Star)
Cloris Leachman – Lord’s Secretary (Special Guest Star)
Steve Martin – Insolent Waiter (Special Guest Star)
Richard Pryor – Balloon Vendor (Special Guest Star)
Telly Savalas – El Sleezo Tough (uncrddited) (Special Guest Star)
Orson Welles – Lew Lord (Special Guest Star)
Paul Williams – El Sleezo Pianist (Special Guest Star)

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Review by Jack Gattanella

The Muppet Movie (1979)

After this, nothing came close,
Jim Henson’s The Muppet Movie is a charming, funny and brilliant film that can be watched AND enjoyed by adults and kids. I feel this is my favorite childhood film because it combines great characters, great story, and great wit that it is irresistable. The plot involves Kermit the frog (puppeteered and voiced by Henson) in his odyssey across America to follow his dream in Hollywood. Along the way, he meets Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo (my favorite), Miss Piggy, Rolf, and DR. Teeth and the electric mayhem.

This film has so many good things I can’t even say them. But it is memorable and every time I think of a puppet or muppet, I will think of this film. Look for cameos from Mel Brooks, Dom DeLouise, Paul Williams, Madeline Kahn, Bob Hope, Richard Pryor, Steve martin, Edgar Bergen (and Charlie McCarthey), Elliot Gould, Carol Kane and the great Orson Welles.

Excellent and spectacular, one of the best films of the 70’s. A++

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