Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 127: ‘The Great Muppet Caper’

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It’s time, again, to play the music and light the lights. OK, fine, we’re not actually talking about The Muppet Show on this week’s Mousterpiece Cinema, but one of the Jim Henson-era Muppet movies is close enough, right? With only a couple of months away from the brand-new Muppets movie, set in Europe and focusing on a heist, Gabe and Josh take on The Great Muppet Caper, which is…set in Europe and focuses on a heist. Joining them is return guest Anthony Strand of ToughPigs.com, and the real challenge this week is getting to the bottom of a difficult question: why doesn’t Josh love this movie like everyone else? It’s a sad state of affairs, indeed, but Anthony and Gabe do their best to figure it out, just like the rest of you. Check it out to see if Josh embraces his inner Anglophile!

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By Josh Spiegel

Josh Spiegel contributes to Sound on Sight as a podcaster, its chief film critic, and editor of the Film section. (And that's just in his free time.) He started up the all-encompassing Disney film podcast Mousterpiece Cinema in June of 2011, and joined Sound on Sight officially in January of 2012. He joined the ranks of the Sound on Sight flagship podcast in early 2013. He's also a member of the Online Film Critics Society.

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One Response to Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 127: ‘The Great Muppet Caper’

  1. Ryan Roe January 21, 2014 at 9:44 am

    On the subject of the Muppets being most effective when they play themselves: I would say they’re definitely playing themselves here, and that the reason the movie is so full of those meta moments is to allow for that. It’s not a movie about two reporters and a photographer, it’s a movie about Kermit and Fozzie and Gonzo making a movie about two reporters and a photographer.

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