Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

The Muppets Take Manhattan must have been the first movie I ever saw in theaters.  Everyone's favorite flock of animal puppets run amok throughout The Big Apple trying to get their Broadway show made.  Miss Piggy really gets the New York experience as she takes on a group of ogling construction workers and rollerskates after a Central Park mugger.  For me, the highlight of the movie is the cute fantasy sequence that led to The Muppet Babies cartoon.

The Muppets Take Manhattan was filmed in Rye and New York, NY

Location: Kermit & Jenny's Fountain
Address: W58th St & Grand Army Plaza, New York, NY  Pulitzer Fountain 

Location: Sardi's Restaurant
Address: 234 W 44th Street Cherry Hill, New York, NY

Location: Kermit & Jenny Lounge in the Park
Address: Cherry Hill, Central Park, New York, NY

Location: Gonzo's Water Show
Address: 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY  Playland Amusement Park

This is Playland Lake, which is on the opposite side of amusement park where Big (1988), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Mariah Carey - Fantasy (1995) were filmed.

Location: The Theater
Address: 261 W47th Street, New York, NY

This was formerly The Biltmore Theater, which suffered a fire and is now known as The Samuel J Friedman Theater.

And who should be starring in the latest production but Kermit's doctor, Linda Lavin!

Location: Pete's Lunchonette
Address: Downing Street & Varick Street, New York, NY

Sadly, now it is a McDonald's.  But I'm sure you'll still find some rats in the kitchen.

Locations Visited: March 2016

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