The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 British-American mystery musical comedy film in which Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
- [to Nicky] You! It was you! Kermit was right! You're a phony. You're a phony! Yes, you are! And you know what, you can't even sing! Your voice was dubbed!
- Kermit: [in a hot air balloon] Pretty nice up here, isn't it?
- Fozzie: Kermit? What if we drift out to sea? What if we're never heard from again? What if there's a storm? Or - we get struck by lightning?
- Gonzo: That'd be neat.
- Kermit: Listen, nothing's gonna happen. These are just the opening credits.
- Fozzie: Oh. Where are they? [title card appears] Wow!
- Kermit: The Great Muppet Caper.
- Fozzie: Nice title.
- [Kermit is sitting on a bench - a man and his daughter walk by]
- Girl: Look, Dad. There's a bear.
- Father: No, Christine, that's a frog. Bears wear hats.
- Peter Ustinov: What are you doing here?
- Oscar the Grouch: A very brief cameo.
- Peter Ustinov: Me too.
- Fozzie: [pleading] We'll do better next time.
- News Editor: Next time? Next time?! [pounds fist into desk] What makes you think there's gonna be a next time?
- Kermit: Well, if there isn't, it's gonna be a real short movie.
- Miss Piggy: [Lady Holiday has just given Miss Piggy the entire backstory for the movie] Why are you telling me all this?
- Lady Holiday: It's plot exposition. It has to go somewhere.
- Statler: I guess all's well that ends well.
- Waldorf: Doesn't matter to me, as long as it ends.
- Kermit: We're going to catch those crooks red-handed. [Beauregard raises his hand] Yes, Bo?
- Beauregard: What color are their hands now?
- Fozzie: What does "BSC" stand for?
- Kermit: I don't know.
- Nicky Holiday: Miss Piggy... You're a very different looking woman. I'm so tired of the same type, those tall thin creatures with the long legs, the aquiline noses, the teeth like pearls, soft skin...
- Miss Piggy: Yeah, well, I can see where that might make you sick to your stomach.
- Charles Grodin - Nicky Holiday
- Diana Rigg - Lady Holiday
- Erica Creer - Marla
- Kate Howard - Carla
- Della Finch - Darla
- Joan Sanderson - Dorcas
- Michael Robbins - Henderson
- Peter Hughes - Stanley
- Peggy Aitchison - a guard
- Tommy Godfrey - a bus conductor (final film role)
- Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf, the Swedish Chef, The Muppet Newsman
- Frank Oz - Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle
- Jerry Nelson - Floyd Pepper, Pops, Lew Zealand, Camilla the Chicken, Louis Kazagger
- Richard Hunt - Scooter, Statler, Sweetums, Beaker
- Dave Goelz - The Great Gonzo, Beauregard, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
- Steve Whitmire - Rizzo the Rat, Lips
- Caroll Spinney - Oscar the Grouch (brief cameo)
- Kiran Shah - Miss Piggy (full-bodied stunt double)
- John Cleese as Neville, a middle-aged British homeowner who lives with his wife Dorcas at 17 Highbrow Street. Cleese had previously guest-starred in a second-season episode of The Muppet Show.
- Peter Falk - a Man in Park
- Robert Morley - a British Gentleman by Pond
- Jack Warden - Mike Tarkenian, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Chronicle.
- Peter Ustinov - a Truck Driver