The Muppet Movie

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Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?

The Muppet Movie is a 1979 live-action/puppet musical comedy film featuring Jim Henson's The Muppets.

Directed by James Frawley. Written by Jack Burns and Jerry Juhl.

Kermit the Frog[edit]

  • Why are there so many songs about rainbows
    And what's on the other side?

    Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
    And rainbows have nothing to hide.
    So we've been told and some choose to believe it
    I know they're wrong, wait and see.
    Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
    The lovers, the dreamers and me.
  • [to audience] I hope you appreciate that I'm doing all my own stunts.
  • Who said that every wish will be heard and answered when wished on the morning star? Somebody thought of it, and someone believed it and look what it's done so far.
  • Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.
  • Life's like a movie, Write your own ending, Keep believing, Keep pretending.

Fozzie Bear[edit]

  • A bear in his natural habitat: a Studebaker.
  • I'm a professional. I've had three performances.

Rowlf the Dog[edit]

  • [concerning Kermit the Frog] It's not often you see a guy that green have the blues that bad.
  • [concerning women] You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em. There's something irresistible-ish about 'em. We grin and bear it 'cause the nights are long. I hope that something better comes along.
  • [trying to film the Muppets] Okay everybody, stay in focus.

Dr. Teeth[edit]

  • Golden teeth and golden tunes. Welcome to my presence.


  • Jack not name, Jack job.
  • [trying to dash after the others] Hey, where're you goin'? Hey! Wait for me! I wanna go to Hollywood! Hey, wait for me! C'mon, guys! Wait, please! I wanna go to Hollywood!
  • I just gotta catch up with those guys!
  • [last line] I just knew I'd catch up with you guys!


Kermit: [giving directions to Fozzy] Bear left.
Fozzie: Right frog.

[discovering that their car has been painted by The Electric Mayhem]
Fozzie: I don't know how to thank you guys!
Kermit: I don't know why to thank you guys.

Kermit: Where did you learn to drive?
Fozzie: I took a correspondence course.

Kermit: [watching Gonzo, who is holding a bunch of helium balloons, fly by] Gonzo! What are you doing?
Gonzo: About seven knots!

[first lines]
Statler: I'm Statler.
Waldorf: I'm Waldorf. We're here to heckle "The Muppet Movie".
Gate Guard: Gentlemen, that's straight ahead. Private screening room D.
Statler: Private screening?
Waldorf: Yeah, they're afraid to show it in public.

Rowlf: Oh. Broken heart, right?
Kermit: [sadly] Does it show?
Rowlf: Listen, when you've been tickling the ivories as long as I have, you've seen a broken heart for every drop of rain, a shattered dream for every falling star.
Kermit: Exactly. She just walked out on me.
Rowlf: Ah, typical. That's why I live alone.
Kermit: You do, huh?
Rowlf: You bet. I finish work, I go home, read a book, have a couple of beers, take myself for a walk, and go to bed.
Kermit: Nice and simple.
Rowlf: Stay away from women. That's my motto.
Kermit: But I can't.
Rowlf: Neither can I. That's my trouble.

Kermit: It's too bad the dancing girls are on vacation. This crowd's getting ugly.
Fozzie: If you think this crowd's ugly, you should see the dancing girls.

Fozzie: Kermit, where are we?
Kermit: [looking at a map] Well, let's see. We're just traveling down this little black line here, and uh, just crossed that little red line over here.
Fozzie: [takes his eyes off the road to focus on the map] Look, why don't we just take that little blue line, huh?
Kermit: We can't take that. That's a river.
Fozzie: Oh. I knew that.
Kermit: Yeah sure.
Fozzie: Well, listen Kermit, why don't we just go and...
Kermit: [cutting him off] Fozzie? Uh, Fozzie?
Fozzie: Yeah?
Kermit: Who's driving?

Kermit: I didn't promise anybody anything. What do I know about Hollywood, anyway? Just a dream I got from sitting through too many double features.
Kermit's Conscience: So why did you leave the swamp in the first place?
Kermit: 'Cause some agent fella said I had talent. He probably says that to everybody.
Kermit's Conscience: On the other hand, if you hadn't left the swamp, you'd be feeling pretty miserable anyhow.
Kermit: Yeah. But then it would just be me feeling miserable. Now I got a lady pig, and a bear and a chicken, a dog, a thing, whatever Gonzo is. He's a little like a turkey.
Kermit's Conscience: Mmm - Yeah. A little like a turkey, but not much.
Kermit: No I guess not. Anyhow, I brought them all out here to the middle of nowhere, and it's all my fault.
Kermit's Conscience: Still, whether you promised them something or not, you gotta remember - they wanted to come.
Kermit: But... that's because they believed in me.
Kermit's Conscience: No, they believed in the dream.
Kermit: Well, so do I but...
Kermit's Conscience: You do?
Kermit: Yeah! Of course I do.
Kermit's Conscience: Well then?
Kermit: Well then... I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.

[Fozzie and Kermit speed away from Doc Hopper]
Doc Hopper: Max! [Max pulls over] Follow that frog! [Max drives off leaving Doc Hopper behind] MAX! [Max stops and reverses the car] Follow that frog with me in the car!
Max: I'm sorry, Doc, I just got excited. Isn't the frog terrific?
Doc Hopper: [getting in the car]: Terrific, now go!
Max: But you promised me a reward.
Doc Hopper: Later, Max. Now follow that frog!


Cameo Guest Stars[edit]

The Muppet Performers[edit]

  • Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard, and Doglion
  • Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, Waldorf, Swedish Chef
  • John Landis as Grover (uncredited)
  • Jerry Nelson as Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand, Camilla the Chicken
  • Richard Hunt as Scooter, Statler, Janice, Sweetums, Beaker
  • Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Marvin Suggs
  • Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

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