Scenes cut from The Muppet Movie before release.
|An alternate angle of Kermit during the third verse of "Rainbow Connection" was used in a preview in the original airing of The Muppets Go Hollywood. In subsequent airings, it was replaced with the take used in the final film.|
|A running gag in the original screenplay featured Statler and Waldorf occasionally popping-up throughout the film to comment on the events as they transpired. Scenes included the pair riding a camel past the Muppets in the desert during "Movin' Right Along."|
|Originally, the song "Never Before, Never Again" was meant to be sung by Johnny Mathis during the fantasy montage, but after he recorded it, Jim Henson decided it would be funnier if Miss Piggy sang it herself.|
|Shots of Kermit and Miss Piggy on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon were filmed for the "Never Before, Never Again" montage, but were not included in the final film.|
|Statler and Waldorf appear again at The Terrace Restaurant to comment on the events of the film. Photographs from the scene were featured in the storybook of the film.|
|Promotional pictures from the scene of the enlarged Animal in the Ghost Town, show Animal's giant hands coming through the roof. A brief shot of Animal (with his hands) appeared in the extended UK version.|
|Following an invitation from Kermit to join the Muppets on their journey to Hollywood, an excited Sweetums sets out from Mad Man Mooney's used car lot to catch up with the motley crew. He almost catches them at the Bogen County Fair, suggesting he keeps missing the Muppets at various stops. A photo of Sweetums traversing against a sunset backdrop featured in the gatefold of The Muppet Movie vinyl record, but is absent from the film. Additionally, the June 12, 1978 draft included two Sweetums scenes not in the movie, where he operates a handcart on the railroad tracks which was replaced with the scene at the fair, and a scene where he runs past the parking lot at Mount Rushmore|
|An early draft of the script called for a scene in which Doc Hopper accidentally sprays a bottle of maple syrup over his clothes, and gets several tissues stuck to his clothes, making him resemble a giant chicken. Gonzo was to have become distracted by the 'chicken', causing his truck to hit the studebaker. Although the scene was removed, Doc Hopper can be seen waving by his stranded car in the background as Gonzo peeks over the windshield.|
|In an early draft of the screenplay, Robin the Frog would pop up unexpectedly during the movie, declaring his love for the events. These include appearing from Fozzie's glove compartment after they evade Doc Hooper using the soda billboard and later when Gonzo falls into the car after bring shot from the sky. Neither of these scenes are in the final cut, but Robin's inexplicable presence during "The Magic Store" suggests they were filmed.|
|An early draft of the script called for a cameo by Henry Kissinger which never came to fruition. Kissinger appears as an aspiring actor who tries to shoehorn his way into the film in the guises of a southern sheriff, a busboy, an extra in the screening room, and a head carved on Mount Rushmore.|
| ||A 1987 home video release of this film in the United Kingdom lasted a few minutes longer than in America. Some of the extra scenes included a slightly longer comedy club performance from Fozzie including a longer dance number with Kermit, a short opening and closing speech from Doc Hopper on his French Fried Frogs Legs commercial, a longer conversation between Doc Hopper and Max before they encountered Kermit and Fozzie in the rainbow-painted Studebaker, Dr. Teeth gives a more in-depth reading from the script, and an extra verse of "I Hope That Something Better Comes Along." Also in this version of the film, a different instrumental track is used for Never Before, and the Muppets' conversations during the end credits can be heard more clearly over a quieter, and different closing theme. (The original closing theme consisted of an instrumental reprise of "Can You Picture That?", "Movin' Right Along", and "The Magic Store"; the American version only plays the first two songs twice.) These extra scenes were also available for the German dub Muppet Movie when it first aired on TV in the mid-1990s, but were later removed when the movie was released on VHS and DVD.|
- ↑ Ask Henson.com entry, archived at Thread:274200#2
- ↑ The Muppet Movie script (June 12, 1978 draft) page 61
- ↑ The Muppet Movie script (June 12, 1978 draft)page 83.
- ↑ The Muppet Movie script (June 12, 1978 draft) page 41
- ↑ The Muppet Movie script (June 12, 1978 draft) page 60
- ↑ Tough Pigs Anthology -- The Road to Hollywood
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