Minute 44 – Lucky the Dinosaur – The Great Muppet Caper

As the dinner continues, Gonzo goes off with a money making scheme. Jim Henson makes a cameo. Nicky and Lady Holiday show up at the Dubonnet Club.


Special night

  • Piggy already calling him Kermy
  • Fozzie brings up paying… Gonzo slips away to “take care of it”
  • $1600?

Jim Henson Cameo!

Jim eating a slice of banana with a fork

Other acting appearences:

  • Timepiece
  • The Jim Henson Hour

Amy Van Gilder

Amy Van Gilder was one of the earliest designers in the NY Muppet Workshop, hired during the first season of The Muppet Show. She left Henson for a time in the early 1980s to start a family, but returned to work on Muppets Tonight. She also had a cameo alongside Jim Henson in The Great Muppet Caper, as a patron of The Dubonnet Club.

She was later hired by The Walt Disney Company in the Imagineering Department, where she currently helps with integrating the newly acquired Muppets property into their theme parks. Her achievements there include design and theming concepts for Lucky the Dinosaur, the first in a series of free-roving Audio-Animatronics in Disney’s Living Character Initiative, which would later include the Muppet Mobile Labs.

Muppet Mobile Labs


Lucky the Dinosaur


Gonzo taking souvenir photos for $10

Gonzo Photo: Jim eating a banana

Lady Holiday and Nicky Holiday

  • Nicky – flower print shirt
  • Lovely diamond necklace
  • Nicky insisted she wear it
  • Charles Grodin laying it on thick
  • Tip?

Stanley the Matronde

Peter Hughes

Hughes’ credits include appearances on the television series Poirot, The Avengers, Jeeves and Wooster, Steptoe and Son, and The Bill. Films include Passage to India (with James Fox and Richard Wilson) and Evita (with Madonna and Jonathan Pryce).

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