The Muppets Take Manhattan
Release: December 15, 1984

Kermit and the Muppet clan go to New York to try to get a revue staged on Broadway. Once there, they find this to be quite a daunting task, so each of the Muppets go off in their own direction and find 9 to 5 jobs. But once a producer takes an interest in staging a show and all the friends return, Kermit is struck down with amnesia and vanishes. This was the third big-screen Muppet film (after "The Muppet Movie" and "The Great Muppet Caper") and the final Muppet film to be helmed by Jim Henson. Once again, celebrity cameos and inside-jokes were rampant. Due to the overwhelming success of a flashback sequence that featured the Muppet characters as infants, the series "Muppet Babies" soon followed.

Jill: "(Regarding Kermit's ad line for Ocean Breeze Soap)"
Gill: "No one's ever tried that before."
Kermit: "Why don't you try something like: Ocean Breeze Soap will get you clean?"
Gonzo: "(Regarding "Manhattan Melodies") Maybe we should add more special effects like exploding socks."
Gonzo: "Mr. Mayor! Mr. Mayor, I'm looking for a frog who can sing and dance!"
Ed Koch: "If he can balance the budget, I'll hire him!"
Janice: "Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it IS 'artistic'."
Kermit: "I'm staying! You hear that, New York? THE FROG IS STAYING!"
Brooke: "Is something wrong?"
Masterson: "Do you believe in interspecies dating?"
Brooke: "Well, I've dated some rats before if that's what you mean."
Kermit and Miss Piggy: "Piggy, I thought Gonzo was gonna play the minister.""Heh heh..."
Miss Piggy: "Listen to me. You are Kermit the Frog… and- and you love me… you want to marry me… you want to have children with me."
Kermit: "[as Phil] With you? In- In love with a pig? (chuckles)"
Elliot Gould: "Hey, watch it."
Kermit: "Sorry, sir. I've gotta go get a contract, so I can go out and kill'em."
Elliot Gould: "(Thinks) Nah."
Kermit: "Broadway" But-but this show's not good enough for Broadway. -Kermit"
Ronnie Crawford Bernard Crawford: "Well I told you... I want to do something different!' 'So put some Jell-O down your pants! -Ronnie Crawford Bernard Crawford"
Janice: "Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it IS "artistic." -Janice"
Rowlf: "Rowlf: It's amazing. You speak Chinese like a native. -Rowlf"
Miss Piggy: "Miss Piggy: Oh, dear Lord! Not jogging! -Miss Piggy"
Kermit: "Well, what are we waitin' for? Let's go to Broadway! -Kermit"
Miss Piggy: "I spied because I care! -Miss Piggy"
Miss Piggy: "Look at me! You are not Phil! You are Kermit the Frog! -Miss Piggy"
Purse Snatcher: "She-she stole my purse! -Purse Snatcher"
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