Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021 by Ben Pearson
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: The Great Muppet Caper
Where You Can Stream It: Disney+
The Pitch: Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo inexplicably play journalists in this movie. When they botch the reporting of a jewel heist, they must travel to London and interview the famous fashion designer whose jewels were ripped off in order to solve the case. Romance, mystery, and comedy ensue in pure Muppet fashion.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Because it’s joyous, ridiculous, raucous, and super fun. This movie is notable because it’s Jim Henson’s feature directorial debut, and he throws every trick he has at this thing, resulting in an ambitious, technically impressive, and hilarious film that makes its case for being among the top two Muppet films of all time. (This list on our own site disagrees with that assessment, but I beg to differ.) Read More »