Lady Holiday - The Muppets - The Great Muppet Caper: An Original Soundtrack Recording
Label: Atlantic - SD 16047 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Childrens, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack
The Great Muppet Caper is III Allegro Maestoso - Allegro Vivace Ma Non Troppo Presto - Various - British Symphonies mystery musical comedy film directed by Jim Hensonmarking his feature directorial debut.
The film is about the Muppets who must travel to London to stop a jewel heist. It is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Lady Holiday - The Muppets - The Great Muppet Caper: An Original Soundtrack Recording Muppets. It is also the only Muppet feature film directed by Henson.
Shot in the United Kingdom and London inthe film was released shortly after the final season of The Muppet Show. KermitFozzieand Gonzo are investigative reporters for the Daily Chronicle newspaper. Kermit and Fozzie, specifically, play identical twin reporters, which becomes the source of a running gag : nobody can tell they are twins unless Fozzie is wearing his hat.
One day, after the trio fail to report on a major jewel robbery, they ask their editor to allow them to travel to London to investigate the robbery and interview the victim, prominent fashion designer Lady Holiday. Statler and Waldorf make appearances throughout the film to heckle them and the audience. They stay at the dilapidated but free Happiness Hotel, which is populated by other Muppet characters such as Dr. The next morning, when Kermit seeks out Lady Holiday in her office, however, he instead finds her newly-hired receptionist, the alluring Miss Piggyand mistakes her for the fashion designer.
Piggy poses as Lady Holiday, and asks Kermit out for dinner; to keep up the pose, she allows Kermit to assume she lives at Lady Holiday - The Muppets - The Great Muppet Caper: An Original Soundtrack Recording "highbrow" address. She sneaks into a townhouse at 17 Highbrow Street to wait for him, much to the surprise of the actual upper-class British residents, and they go to dinner at a nightclub.
At the nightclub, the real Lady Holiday's necklace is stolen by her jealous brother Nicky and his accomplices Carla, Marla, and Darla, three of her put-upon fashion models the very same thieves who robbed her before.
After the robbery, Miss Piggy's charade is revealed and she flees, leaving Kermit behind, though they later reconcile in a park. Despite Nicky's instant attraction to Miss Piggy, he and his accomplices frame her for the necklace theft and plan to steal an even more valuable prize: Lady Holiday's largest and most valuable jewel, the Fabulous Baseball Diamond, now on display at the local Mallory Gallery. Gonzo overhears their plot.
He, Kermit, Fozzie, and the other residents of the Happiness Hotel decide to intercept the thieves and catch them red-handed to exonerate Miss Piggy. The Muppets sneak into the Mallory Gallery, and get to the Baseball Diamond at the same time as Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath - Attention!
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In the meantime, Piggy escapes from prison, and she races to the Mallory Gallery, crashing through the window on a motorcycle that serendipitously fell off a truck in front of her. She knocks Nicky out and dispatches Carla, Marla and Darla with a flurry of furious karate chops. As the police arrive, all charges against Piggy are dropped, Nicky and his accomplices are Lady Holiday - The Muppets - The Great Muppet Caper: An Original Soundtrack Recordingand the Muppets get their deserved credit for foiling the People Everybody (Kenny Blakes Raisin Hands Mix) - Mighty High vs.
Mr. Blake* - People Everybody. The Muppets then return to the United States the same way they departed, being thrown out of the cargo hold and parachuting back to the United States, over the end credits. The Great Muppet Caper has received generally positive reviews. The site's consensus says " The Great Muppet Caper is overplotted and uneven, but the appealing presence of Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang ensure that this heist flick is always breezily watchable.
It's too nice, too routine, too predictable, and too safe. Some thought the use of the word "caper" in the title was a mistake. The Great Muppet Caper: The Original Soundtrack contains all of the songs from the film, as well as several portions of dialogue and background score.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Lazer Frank Oz. The Muppets. The film has since been subsequently released as a Walt Disney Pictures release. Jim Henson: The Biography.
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