The Muppets Take Manhattan

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The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. The film was produced by Henson Associates and Tri-Star Pictures, and was filmed on location in New York City during the summer of 1982 and released theatrically the following summer. It was the first film to be directed solely by Oz (who also performs Sam the Eagle, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, and Animal), as he previously co-directed The Dark Crystal with Henson.


[Masterson Rat is infatuated with Brooke Shields]
Brooke Shields: Is something wrong?
Masterson Rat: Do you believe in interspecies dating?
Brooke Shields: Well, I've dated some rats before, if that's what you mean.
[Masterson faints]

Ronnie Crawford: Dad! Dad! I've got great news!
[Bernard sees Kermit]
Bernard Crawford: If you two are in love, I don't wanna know about it.

Rizzo the Rat: What's this supposed to be?
Pete: Is grits! Grits! Hominy grits!
Rizzo the Rat: How should I know how many? Count 'em yourself.

[Martin Price holds a gun on Gonzo's chicken]
Martin Price: Get back or the chicken gets it!
Police Officer: That's a threat?

Policeman: Hey! Watch it!
Kermit the Frog: Oh, sorry. I gotta get a contract so I can go out and kill 'em.
Policeman: [dismissing his suspicion after a moment] Nahhhhh!

Baby Kermit: [Muppet Babies, singing] She's gonna be a movie star. And she's gonna learn to drive a car; she's gonna be a veterinarian, too.
Miss Piggy: [to Kermit] And I'm gonna always love you-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh!
Fozzie Bear: Well, she's gonna be a singer, whoa-whoa-whoa!
Scooter: And she's gonna learn to fly a plane!
Rowlf: She'll be a doctor of diseases and help you with your sneezes...
Gonzo: ...and practice neurosurgery on your brain!


Muppet performers[edit]

  • Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, The Swedish Chef, The Muppet Newsman, Waldorf, Ernie
  • Frank Oz - Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Bert, Cookie Monster
  • Jerry Nelson - Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Pops, Lew Zealand, Bear
  • Richard Hunt - Scooter, Statler, Janice, Beaker (scenes deleted), Bear
  • Dave Goelz - Bill the Frog, The Great Gonzo, Chester the Rat, Zoot, Penguin, Jim the Dog, Beauregard (scenes deleted), Dr. Bunsen Honeydew (scenes deleted)
  • Steve Whitmire - Rizzo the Rat, Gill the Frog, Bear
  • Bruce Edward Hall - Beth Bear, Masterson the Rat
  • Kathryn Mullen - Jill the Frog
  • Karen Prell - Yolanda the Rat, Frank the Dog
  • Brian Muehl - Tattooey the Rat

Cameo guest stars[edit]

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