After the sophomore slump of The Great Muppet Caper, the Muppets are back firing on all cylinders for The Muppets Take Manhattan. The gang becomes starving artists, there’s an entire scene in Sardi’s, and Quinn gives a queer reading of Fozzie Bear.
It’s a hard task to follow up the achievement that was The Muppet Movie, but The Great Muppet Caper in 1981 certainly… follows up. We discuss where this film falls short, but still have plenty to appreciate in the jokes, choreography, and Murphy Beds. Also, Quinn has never seen James Bond. I know, I know.
We’re searching for the Rainbow Connection in our first episode all about the 1979 film that turned a TV phenomena into a decades-long movie franchise: The Muppet Movie. Which jokes are still perfect in 2020, and which ones required a search engine to get? How does Kermit ride a bicycle? Where is the line between a frog on the menu and our good friend Kermit? We are able to answer some of these questions.