The Great Muppet Caper

1981 G 1h 38m DVD

The Great Muppet Caper

1981 G 1h 38m DVD
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Investigative journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo go on the trail of a thief after he steals a priceless diamond necklace from Lady Holiday. The stakes become higher when spicy swine Miss Piggy, Lady Holiday's secretary, gets framed for the heist.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Muppets, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg, John Cleese, Robert Morley, Peter Ustinov, Jack Warden
Jim Henson
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is your typical fun Muppet entertainment with some big musical numbers mixed in. Violence is mostly slapstick -- lots of getting thrown from or in front of moving vehicles -- and there's some sexual innuendo that kids will probably miss. Of course, Kermit and Miss Piggy get to smooch once. They also have a glass of champagne at a restaurant.

Sexual Content

A Kermit-Miss Piggy smooch and Nicky tries to kiss Miss Piggy. Plus some innuendo meant for adult laughs: Animal runs after the models shouting "woman, woman"; Gonzo claims he's photographing kneecaps when he's found in a dressing room; Miss Piggy throws a man into a lake yelling "get your filthy hands off me!"; Waldorf and Statler talk about bikini-clad models; and a man confesses he's out to dinner with a date other than his wife.


Mostly slapstick violence throughout. Gonzo falls or throws himself in front of cars a few times. Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are thrown from planes and busses; Miss Piggy throws someone out of a truck and another man into a pond, and also uses her signature karate chopping moves. A Muppet is electrocuted (but OK), and a gun is pulled, threatening Kermit. A crazy Muppet cab driver crashes straight through the hotel. A mention that someone might get killed when all the Muppets start planning to thwart the jewel heist.


A mention in the song about the Happiness Hotel that it's "gone to hell."

Social Behavior

Fozzie tells the other Muppets they're stopping a jewel heist for "justice, freedom, and honesty." There's some bravery and friends stick together. It's very refreshing when the full-figured Miss Piggy hits the runway in a swimsuit to thunderous applause.


Quick mention of American Express.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Fozzie drink champagne at a fancy restaurant and one non-Muppet smokes a cigar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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