The Muppets

The Great Muppet Caper

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The Great Muppet Caper Review

by Darryl Cater

The music in this second Muppet film is less memorable than the songs in The Muppet Movie. But there is some great satire here of the huge production numbers of the movie musicals of the 1940s and '50s. "Miss Piggy" is one such overwrought MGM number, amusingly juxtaposing the hyper-romanticism of that era with the pig-and-frog jokes that inevitably comprise much Muppet humor. The best moments in this film, though, appear in the dialogue and not the songs. Unfortunately, there was no good way to include John Cleese's cameo on the CD, in which he nonchalantly explains to his stiffly English wife that "a pig is climbing the side of the house." These songs are never quite that funny.

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