The Muppets Take
Manhattan, released in 1984, was not the first silver
screen Muppet movie released. The popularity of
the Muppet Show warranted a number of movies, including
The Muppets Movie in 1979, The Great Muppet
Caper in 1981, and several others post 1980's.
Focusing on the Muppets Take Manhattan, the movie
received mostly positive reviews and. although it did
not make as much money as earlier films, it was still a
In this movie, the gang decided to take their
new show, called "Manhattan Melodies", on the road, and
they head to Broadway in New York City. At first,
they have a difficult time finding a production company.
They run out of money, and the troop must split up, with
various Muppets taking jobs all over the country as
Kermit remained in NYC to work on the script.
At first, Kermit's
attempt at gorilla marketing to garner a theatrical
production company does not go well, but eventually he
lands a deal. Everyone is called back to NYC to
get started. Unfortunately, Kermit gets hit by a
car, gets a case of amnesia, and begins a new life as
the play gets going without him. After a chance
run in with Mrs. Piggy, who gives him a good punch,
Kermit regains his memory, and the show ends up being a
huge success. In the end, Mrs. Piggy and Kermit
get married and everyone lives happily ever
after...until the next film.