We relive the highs and lows of the Muppet movie franchise.
By A.A. Dowd|
To celebrate the momentous occasion of the November 23 release of The Muppets, Kermit and the gang’s first cinematic outing in 12 years, we make like Statler and Waldorf to critique the previous big-screen creations from the late Jim Henson and his gang. Meanwhile, will The Muppets mark a return to glory for Kermit and company? Check out our review here.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Michael Caine stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this faithful adaptation of the Dickens classic dedicated to Henson and Muppeteer Richard Hunt, who both died before the film was released.
Most meta Muppet-movie moment “Should we be worried about the kids in the audience?” Rizzo asks after a suspenseful scene, to which Gonzo replies, “Nah, it’s all right. This is culture!”
Funniest celebrity cameo None—it’s basically Caine plus Muppets.
Best musical number “Scrooge,” the jauntily foreboding opening song