Hi, welcome to Muppet Wiki!Please log in to edit this wiki.Joining Wikia is free, and it only takes a minute.We hope that you sign in, and become a member of the community!Click here to join this wiki A '''hot air balloon''' consists of a large bag filled with heated air that is capable of lifting a capsule, usually a wicker basket, containing a small number of occupants. They have been in use since the 1780s and mostly used for recreation, but have served other purposes in warfare and scientific research. In ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]], [[Fozzie Bear|Fozzie]] and [[Gonzo]] are first seen flying in a '''hot air balloon''', as the opening credits show up. After the credits are over, Fozzie asks how the movie starts, to which Kermit replies that they pull on a rope. Fozzie complies, also causing the hot air to go out of the balloon, which causes them to fall down into a busy street, leading up to the "[[Hey a Movie!]]" number. As seen in the film, the hot air balloon has a variety of colors on it and a pattern to go with it - light green, purple, yellow, red, yellow, pink/green, yellow, red, purple and green. The whole sequence was shot in Albuquerque, [[New Mexico]], famous for its annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Other hot air balloons have appeared with the Muppets, most notably as the landmark feature atop the ''[[Muppet*Vision 3D]]'' attraction in [[Walt Disney World]]. <gallery widths=200 spacing=small> gmc balloon.jpg|''The Great Muppet Caper'' Gmc-promo.jpg|Promotional photo GMC_balloon_behind_the_scenes.png|From CBS News Sunday Morning GMC_balloon_behind_the_scenes_2.png GMCballoonposter.jpg|[[Muppet posters|Poster]] Gmcgame7.jpg|[[The Great Muppet Caper Game]] FisherPrice1981MuppBalloon.jpg|[[The Great Muppet Caper puzzles|Balloon puzzle]] Gmc glass promo ad.jpg|[[The Great Muppet Caper glasses (McDonald's)]] C-post 43.jpg|[[Crayola Coloring Posters]] Vanderbilt big bird.jpg|[[Sesame Street suncatchers]] Let's Visit 05.jpg|''[[Let's Visit...]]'' Wdwexterior.jpg|Atop [[Muppet*Vision 3D]] in Florida Prizelogic01.png|The Muppet*Vision balloon used for [[Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.]] Ueberdenwolken101 v-original.jpg|''[[Eine Möhre für Zwei]]'' 1459-ImFlying.jpg|"[[I'm Flying]]" AMs-UpUpAway.jpg|"[[Up, Up and Away]]" WandChase-Balloons.png|''[[The Magical Wand Chase]]'' DisneyJuniorMusic-13-Lullabies-TwinkleTwinkleLittleStar.png|[[Baby Kermit]] balloon<br>''[[Disney Junior Music|Disney Junior Music: Lullabies]]'' video "[[Twinkle Twinkle Little Star]]" </gallery> ==See also== *[[Lifted by balloons]] ==External links== * [http://www.henson.com/jimsredbook/2013/02/01/211981/ Jim Henson Red Book: 2/1/1981 – ‘To Albuquerque for balloon sequence.’] __NOWYSIWYG__ [[Category:Muppet Vehicles]] Return to Hot air balloon. Retrieved from "https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Hot_air_balloon"