The Muppets Take Manhattan

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The Muppets Take Manhattan

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz. (U)

Release date: 1984

3 out of 5


After The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper came this third adventure for the gang created by Jim Henson. It’s more of the same, of course – this time, after failing to stage a musical on Broadway, the Muppets go their separate ways in New York, only for Kermit to be hit by a taxi and lose his memory.
It’s more childish than the first two films, with less humour aimed at grown-ups and a flashback sequence thrown in of the Muppets as babies that later became an animated TV series (Muppet Babies). But it’s still an entertaining Muppet movie, and includes the long-awaited nuptials of Kermit and Miss Piggy, as well as jokes aplenty, songs and cameo appearances from Gregory Hines, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Brooke Shields, and ex-New York Mayor Ed Koch. 

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If you like this, why not try: The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, Muppet Treasure Island, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland,