It's time for our last summer vacation movie of the day, everyone, as August winds down and fall is getting closer and closer. Today I choose the third and final film in the original Muppet trilogy, the real one as I like to think of it, because Jim Henson was still around and involved when these were being made. In this, the Muppets graduate college (don't ask) and travel to New York to put on a Broadway show. Kermit and Miss Piggy end up spending the whole summer there as the rest of the Muppets go their separate ways, but one of my favorite things about this one is the big musical finale onstage, which culminates in the long awaited wedding of pig and frog, as the two lead Muppets finally get hitched (and will then spend the rest of their existence arguing about whether it actually happened, but since this was the original Kermit and Piggy, played by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, I'm here to say that it was definitely, 100% real). It's an adorable ending and a salute to the last movie with Henson himself as Kermit, which kind of marked the end of an era, although the Muppets would continue to pop up in films, TV and specials of course. Still, if this had been the last we ever saw of them, it was a pitch perfect note to end on.
Original VHS Trailer: