Tag: The Great Muppet Caper

April 14, 2014 / / Main Slate

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THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER was released in the summer of 1981.  This was five years after The Muppet Show started, and just a few months after it ended.  Given that The Muppet Show ended at the height of its popularity (Jim Henson wanted it to end on a high note rather than watch it inevitably fall from grace) the film was a welcome visit with old friends to contemporary audiences.  It also solidified the Muppets’ transition from television to film.  No longer was their popularity due solely to having a weekly variety show; they were movie stars.