The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
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Comedy had a slower pace back then, and gentleness that makes Muppets from Space seem percussively rat-tat-tat in comparison, and yet, it made me laugh out loud more. Less punchline-driven and more character-driven. And it's got original songs and musical numbers too, some of them strangely touching. The classic Muppets plot has the characters move to New York to sell their show on Broadway, initially with terrible results. They're forced to split up and get jobs while Kermit tries to scheme his way into the industry, while being spied on by a jealous Piggy. It's an important film for the Muppet Mythos (yes, I date to call it a Mythos) as it changes the nature of the Kermit-Piggy relationship AND creates, in a dream sequence that would become a memorable Saturday morning cartoon, the Muppet Babies. It dips in places and has one terrible extended cameo by Joan Rivers, but otherwise is a minor classic filled to the brim with guest-stars both human and plush.
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