Minute 72 – I Was Hoping to Avoid This – The Great Muppet Caper

Miss Piggy is found to have Lady Holiday’s necklace in her possession and is hauled away by the cops.

NOTES AND RESEARCH

The worst logic for any plot ever!

“What’s this?”

“I don’t think this belongs to me.”

Does the jacket even actually belong to her?

Lady Holiday is much smarter than that!

Nicky. Oh, poor Charles Grodin. The worst.

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“Your voice was dubbed”

One of the great Muppet mysteries is the identity of Charles Grodin’s dubbed singing voice.  The script doesn’t reveal anything, but it does say, “if Bert Parks were around, it’s obvious that he would be singing”.  Strangely enough, the guy who sang the “Miss America” song was still alive – he didn’t pass away until 1992 – so I have no idea why they didn’t use him.

Kermit – Find out where they keep the costumes

(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.)