Origin stories aren't just for superheroes! "The Muppet Movie" chronicles the story of how Kermit, Miss Piggie, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo the Great, Rowlf, and all the other myriad Muppet characters came together over the course of an epic, cross-country road trip. As aspiring-entertainer Kermit travels to seek his fame and fortune in Hollywood, his adventures take him across the paths of his future co-stars as well as a mind-boggling list of cameos (Orson Welles, Richard Pryor, Edgar Bergen, Carol Kane, Mel Brooks, and Telly Savalas are just a fraction of the famous faces who drop-in) and a devilish restaurateur who wants Kermit's frog legs. The movie plays both family-friendly humor and adult-savvy wit with an even hand, and the soundtrack holds up brilliantly with now-classics like "The Rainbow Connection" and "Movin' Right Along".
Whether you want to bring a child or just come and remember being one, this will be a fun time. Grabbing a bite afterwords is an optional possibility.
(This trailer is overly-long and shows perhaps too much of the movie, a malady from which most trailers of the era suffered. If you wish to watch it, do so with patience and a grain of salt).