Cast and Crew: Frank Oz, Austin Pendelton, Edgar Bergen, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Elliot Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Orson Welles, Paul Williams
What It’s About: Bernie the Agent (Dom DeLuise) persuades Kermit the Frog to leave the swamp and travel to Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Thus begins a long road trip in which Kermit is joined by new friends, meets strange people, and is pursued by frog leg franchise king Doc Hopper (Charles Durning).
Why Watch it Today?: Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, died tragically today in 1990. The Muppet Movie was Henson’s first, and best, feature film, featuring the Muppet characters and tons of cameos, anchored by a sweet story and songs like The Rainbow Connection.