Minute 40 – Total Posers – The Great Muppet Caper

A confrontation in a linen closet turns into a polite supper club recommendation. And we conclude, for now, the segment, Things We Missed and Messed Up and Corrections and Such from Previous Minutes.



Makeout closet

Do you color coordinate your towels?

Neville is so nice

Piggy’s reaction is great

Kermit goes along; no clue

Dorcas questions; didn’t see pig and frog?


Things We Missed and Messed Up and Corrections and Such from Previous Minutes

The Muppet Show Fan Club newsletter (vol. 3, no. 2, 1981) had this description of the filming of The Great Muppet Caper:

“Watch for the shadow on the wall in Kermit’s Fred Astaire dance number. It took 43 takes to get it right, the most takes needed for any shot in any movie.”


In The Great Muppet Caper, Janice is seen reading the November, 1980 issue, which featured the band The Clash on the cover. Rock Scene was a music magazine that ran from 1973-1982.

Rock Scene Magazine November 1980


Tough Pigs Script


We reference some highlights the website ToughPigs.com found in this draft of The Great Muppet Caper Script

(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.)