The Muppet Movie Minute 91 – Evolution of My Appreciation

Kermit and the Muppets sing a rendition of “Rainbow Connection” when something goes horribly wrong on set.

NOTES AND RESEARCH

Horrifically horrifying minute of death and destruction

On the set of the Magic Store/Rainbow Connection Finale
On the set of the Magic Store/Rainbow Connection Finale

Rainbow Connection Music Video

Almost like they are singing to Kermit to make sure he got the lesson

“Finale: The Magic Store”

Kermit:

Why are there so many songs about rainbows

Fozzie:

That’s part of what rainbows do

Gonzo:

Rainbows are memories

Miss Piggy:

Sweet dream reminders

What is it you like to do

All:

All of us watching and wishing we find it

Kermit:

I noticed you’re watching, too

All:

Someday you’ll find it

The Rainbow Connection

The lovers, the dreamers and

THIS IS A MESSAGE TO THE “KIDS” WATCHING AT HOME

Fozzie

  • In front of El Sleezo
On the set of the Magic Store/Rainbow Connection Finale

Gonzo

  • In the countryside

Piggy and Kermit

  • Soft focus into scene
  • Looking at Kermit tenderly
  • Hand on his back
  • Supportive here
  • Kermit is taking it all in
  • Hold hands on “lovers”

Couples

  • Floyd and Janice
  • Gonzo flying to Camilla
On the set of the Magic Store/Rainbow Connection Finale
On the set of the Magic Store/Rainbow Connection Finale

Gonzo crashes into rainbow

  • Whose fault was the crash?
  • Crazy Harry is suspicious… may have caused it to cover up his explosions… does he accidentally pull those levers or uses the crash as a cover up?

Feel bad for Bunsen, Beaker and Scooter

  • Bunsen first
  • Scooter falls
  • Beaker holds on until the end; clothes fly up

Camilla gets buried under rainbow

Floyd and Janice might be dead

Sparks fly; place might be coming down

Second 48; maybe a hand?

(These are mostly my thoughts and observations. I have occasionally added some of Annie’s thoughts after the recording. I have done my best to attribute info where needed. Many of the more common facts about the film and The Muppets are not directly attributed to any one source. It is not my intention to claim all of the above information as my own. If you find a place that needs attribution, please contact me with the source and I will be happy to add it.)