The Muppet Movie
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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Kermit confronts Doc Hopper he comes walking out of the bar. If you look at the top of Kermit's legs when he walks out, two pair of hands can be seen moving the legs.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Kermit meets Fozzie, when Fozzie tosses the rubber chicken over his shoulder you can see Frank Oz's arm and where the glove ends.

Visible crew/equipment: When the Electric Mayhem Band has finished painting Kermit and Fozzie's car, you see the newly painted car and the band walks into the shot, you can see the head and hand of the puppeteer who is operating Scooter.

Visible crew/equipment: When Kermit is on his bike and enters the site of the Doc Hopper's Frog Legs Restaurant, look closely at the bike. You can see the wires moving the pedals of the bike; attached to the handlebars and behind the seat. Try to look for it when he rides by the black truck.

Visible crew/equipment: As Kermit approaches the doors to see Lew Lord, the sleeve part of the puppet, as well as the top of the puppeteer's head can be seen.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Kermit is riding the bike, just before the scene transitions to him passing into town, there's a shadow of a boom arm that's guiding him on the ground behind him.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the opening sequence, as the camera is in close up on Kermit playing the banjo, as he strums, the puppeteer's finger controlling the rod comes into the frame several times.

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Continuity mistake: When Gonzo is flying in the air holding on the balloons and then is shot down by Doc Hooper and lands on the car, the last two balloons are yellow and pink, but when the car takes off after Gonzo lands on the roof - the two balloons are now both blue.


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Trivia: Up until the church, a running gag was "Feeling lost? Have you tried Hare Krishna?" When the duo stop at the church, the sign says, "LOST? HAVE YOU TRIED REV. HARRY KRISHNA?"

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Question: Does anyone know how the effect of Kermit riding the bicycle was done?

Answer: The closest thing to an answer is here, Martin Becker's obituary. His family states that it was a robotic Kermit on a bicycle. Outside of that, everyone else associated with the movie has been quiet on the subject.


They used gyros in the wheels - Martin Becker made the first self-driving bike for that movie-now the same tech is used in the self-driving bikes seen in the Netherlands. -Diana Becker, Martin's widow.

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