Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Miss Piggy says "Ich bin ein Berliner" imitating President John F. Kennedy's speech, and Floyd says that she looks more like a Frankfurter. This is a pun playing with the German custom of abbreviating locally attributed foods to just this attribute, e.g. Wiener Würstchen becomes just Wiener, or Hamburger Stück/Steak becomes Hamburger. Coincidentally, this abbreviation is identical to that one of a citizen of that location (e.g. a Hamburger Bürger, which means Hamburg citizen, is just called a Hamburger).
The same holds true for the Berliner, namely the Berliner Bürger (meant by Kennedy), and the Berliner Pfannkuchen (Berlin jelly donut). Since Miss Piggy is a pig, Floyd suggests that she's more of a Frankfurter, meaning the Frankfurter Würstchen (Frankfurt sausage), which is made of pork.
This pun works much better in German since Germans do associate the "Ich bin ein Berliner" quote almost exclusively with a reference to the citizens of Berlin and not the jelly donut. Nevertheless, they use the same overlapping homonym. See more »
When Constantin proposes to Miss Piggy, he asks if she would like "to become Mrs. Piggy... or rather, Mrs. The Frog?" "The" is Kermit's middle name (Kermit the Frog ), not part of a double-barreled surname (Kermit The-Frog). See more »
Wow, that was so amazing!
Walter, you did a wonderful job.
Thank you, Kermit. Did we get that?
We got it.
We got it, yup.
[speaks into bullhorn]
Movie's over, people, go home. That is a wrap.
Okay, nice work, everyone. Make sure to fill out your I-9's, and we'll see you on the next one.
[crew leaves the set]
So uh, what do we do now?
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After the credits roll Fozzie Bear comes out and says, "You can go home now Ma!" See more »
Jim Henson's successors have tried for years to re-capture the magic of the original Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, and Muppets Take Manhattan and have failed to take us to that special land of wonderment.
2011's "The Muppets" tried hard (maybe too hard) but stumbled out the gate by making us sit through unbearable musical numbers such as Texas Richman's rap and Amy Adams' "Me Party." It's plot also focused on a new Muppet, Walter, as well his human brother Jason Segel and his girlfriend Amy Adams rather than center around the original Muppet cast that we love so dear.
The creators of Muppets Most Wanted understood these shortcomings and comically pointed them out. I'm not saying that Muppets Most Wanted is as good as the original three, or date say better. But it is as close to Muppet-Greatness as we've been since Jim Henson's passing.
The writers found that perfect balance between silly and witty. The plot centered around the beloved original characters, while introducing a hilarious new villain. The musical numbers had that uplifting, old-school feel and never induced cringing.
We finally have a post-Henson Muppet Movie that will stand the test of time. Rejoice!
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