Minute 96 – Toy Story Wallpaper – The Great Muppet Caper

Muppets parachute down from a plane and sing “Hey a Movie!” over credits.

NOTES AND RESEARCH

Early draft of script:

The rest of the script ends just like the film, with all the Muppets parachuting and singing.  The final lines go to Kermit and Miss Piggy:

Piggy: Y’know, when we land, I think you and I should go out and celebrate. We could paint the town red.

Kermit: What color is it now?  Whoooie!! Didja hear that? I waited and waited and I finally got it in! What color is it now?! Ha-haaa! Yessir. I did it!

Something we missed from an early draft:

Meanwhile, we’re introduced to Lady Holiday and her nephew (yes, nephew, and not her brother) Nicky.  That’s a pretty big change, slightly moreso than the fact that he wears white and red striped socks rather than flowered socks.

 

“Hey a Movie”

Fozzie – “easily?” really!?

Gonzo – free fall

Kermit and Piggy cute

Dave Goelz – “The Great Gonzo”

Grodin and Rigg final thoughts

Grodin Interview on Scott Murray Podcast

  • Had him play a bit wacky to not scare kids that The Muppets were getting in danger
  • Slippery but Cute
  • Henson great director
  • Grodin claims its his voice

Only 4 Cameo Guest Stars named

  • No Peter Falk

Muppet Performers

  • Brian Henson

(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.)