The Muppet Movie hit theaters in June of 1979. This musical comedy starring everyone’s felt favorites did extremely well at the box office and ended up the 7th highest-grossing film of the year. With a ton of laughs, a heart-warming story and excellent tunes such as “Moving Right Along” and “The Rainbow Connection,” The Muppet Movie deserves to be right up there with The Jerk and Kramer vs. Kramer.
I saw the movie at least two or three times in the theater in the summer and fall of 1979 and am pleased to report that it holds up well to this day. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll rush out and buy the DVD. Unfortunately, The Muppet Movie is not yet available on Blu-ray. Enjoy the original theatrical trailer and Steve Martin’s cameo as a snotty waiter below.
(*Note: The original trailer was removed from YouTube and now seems impossible to find. Here’s a TV spot replacement.)
The Muppet Movie Theatrical Trailer
The Muppet Movie Steve Martin Cameo
Previously, on Trailer Tuesday: Foxy Brown