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18 Small Details From The Muppet's Filmography That Make Us Feel Nostalgic

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Vote up the details you missed when watching movies with the Muppets.

Who doesn't love the Muppets? A cultural institution and without question Jim Henson's greatest gift to the world, the Muppets have broad appeal across every demographic imaginable. Clever, witty, and timeless, these characters are multigenerational storytellers that have shared the screen with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. That being said, their body of work can speak for itself, and the creators behind their eight feature-length films clearly put the effort in. 

This is a collection of small details from the Muppets filmography. Vote up the details you missed when you first watched these classics!

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    33 VOTES

    Miss Piggy Is Strong As Heck

    Miss Piggy Is Strong As Heck
    Photo: The Muppets Take Manhattan / TriStar Pictures

    From Redditor u/LongjumpingParamedic:

    In Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) , an angry Miss Piggy begins beating a oil drum at a construction site and when the camera cuts back to her, the oil drum is severely dented.

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    Headmaster Hutchinson, Played By Sam The Eagle, Has Some Staunch American Values

    Headmaster Hutchinson, Played By Sam The Eagle, Has Some Staunch American Values
    Photo: The Muppet Christmas Carol / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    From Redditor u/BladeMaster0182:

    In The Muppet Christmas Carol, Sam the Eagle is playing Headmaster Jacob Hutchinson when he describes loving business as the "American Way". When Gonzo (playing Charles Dickinson) leans in to correct him, he calls the Headmaster 'Sam', his actual name instead of his stage name.

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    Remember: Big Bird Is Technically A Muppet

    Remember: Big Bird Is Technically A Muppet
    Photo: The Muppet Movie / Associated Film Distribution

    From Redditor u/iambobdole1:

    In The Muppet Movie (1979), there's a photo of Big Bird inside the Electric Mayhem bus.

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    Every Muppet Created At The Time Was Employed For The Final Scene In 'The Muppet Movie'

    Every Muppet Created At The Time Was Employed For The Final Scene In 'The Muppet Movie'
    Photo: The Muppet Movie / Associated Film Distribution

    The final scene in The Muppet Movie made use of every Muppet created at the time, about 250 Muppets that were worked by about 150 puppeteers.

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    Check Out The Footprints In 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

    Check Out The Footprints In 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'
    Photo: The Muppet Christmas Carol / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    From Redditor u/JerseyKiwi:

    In The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Bean Bunny notices Gonzo and Rizzo pass by, symbolizing that the story has caught up to real time and they are no longer invisible storytellers. This is also confirmed by the footprints the two leave behind.

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    Kermit's Got Some Ink In 'Muppet Treasure Island'

    Kermit's Got Some Ink In 'Muppet Treasure Island'
    Photo: Muppet Treasure Island / Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    From Redditor u/Komercisto:

    In Muppet Treasure Island (1996) Captain Abraham Smollett, portrayed by Kermit the Frog, has a chest tattoo [of Miss Piggy].