Muppet Treasure Island

1996 film directed by Brian Henson

Muppet Treasure Island is a 1996 American musical comedy film from Walt Disney Pictures and Jim Henson Productions based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. It is the fifth feature film to star The Muppets and was directed by Jim Henson's son Brian Henson. It follows over the Muppets and embarking on a pirate adventure with Jim Hawkins to uncover a Mystic treasure.

Written by James V. Hart, Jerry Juhl & Kirk R. Thatcher. Based on the book by Robert Stevenson.

Set sail for Muppet mayhem! (taglines)


Mr. Arrow: Roll call! [reads from list] Long John Silver?
Long John Silver: Aye aye, sir!
Mr. Arrow: Short Stack Stevens?
Short Stack Stevens: Aye!
Mr. Arrow: One-Eyed Jack?
One-Eyed Jack: Aye.
Mr. Arrow: Black Eye Pete?
Black Eye Pete: Yeah.
Mr. Arrow: Walleyed Pike?
Walleyed Pike: Aye.
Mr. Arrow: Polly Lobster?
Polly Lobster: (Squawks and whistles)
Mr. Arrow: Mad Monty?
Mad Monty: Aye.
Mr. Arrow: Sweetums?
Sweetums: [from behind them] AYE.
[The captain and Mr. Arrow jump]
Mr. Arrow: ...Old Tom?
Old Tom: Aye aye.
Mr. Arrow: Real Old Tom?
[Puppet controls Real Old Tom]
Real Old Tom: Aye!
Mr. Arrow: Dead Tom?
[Same puppet controls a skeleton]
Dead Tom: Aye aye!!
[Captain Smollett whimpers]
Kermitv um...
Gonzo: Cool.
Mr. Arrow: Clueless Morgan?
Clueless Morgan: Huh?
Mr. Arrow: Headless Bill? [no response] Headless Bill? [leans to the side and sees a headless puppet saluting in acknowledgment] Big-Fat-Ugly-Bug-Face-Baby-Eating O'Brien?
[A never-to-be-seen-again woman walks into a view]
Big-Fat-Ugly-Bug-Face-Baby-Eating O'Brien: [in her deep voice] Hi.
Mr. Arrow: [stands in aghast momentarily before reading off the final name] Angel Marie?
Angel Marie: [in his deep voice] Aye, aye.
Captain Smollett: Hmm...hmm...Gentlemen, may I see you in my cabin? Immediately?
Captain Smollett: [Later, in his cabin] Who hired this crew?! This is without a doubt, the seediest bunch of cutthroats, villains, and scoundrels I have ever seen! So, who hired 'em?! [whimpers with a pant. Jim, Rizzo, Gonzo, the rest of The Muppets, and officers point at Trelawney, who in turn points at his finger] Your finger hired the crew?
Trelawney: No, that's silly. The man who lives in my finger hired the crew - Mr. Bimbo. What? [listens ti his finger] Ah. Yeah, he relied heavily on the advice of our excellent cook, Long John Silver.
Captain Smollett: [stunned] A cook, and a guy who lives in a bear's finger?
Trelawney: Exactly!
[Mr. Arrow faceplams]
Captain Smollett: I'm starting to worry about this voyage.

Captain Smollett: Here's the plan. Once the pirates are ashore, we take the Hispaniola back to Bristol, and leave them stranded on Treasure Island.
Doctor: Excellent plan.
Rizzo: Except for one thing: the pirates have Jim!

Rizzo: Terrific. Captured by crazed wild pigs and sacrificed hideously before a pagan altar.
Gonzo: Are we lucky or what?
Trelawney: Probably not lucky. I'm starting to worry about those storm clouds!
Benjamina Gunn: Next time, Kermie and I are going to find that below deck instead of that drenching Crow's Nest. [Rizzo whimpers before screaming and grabbing Miss Piggy's hand heading to the Crow's Nest] Hey! Let go you no good big beluga!

Benjamina Gunn: Of all the backwater, no-class piles of sand in the ocean, you had to wash up on mine!
Captain Smollett: Benjamina, I just want you to know that I'm sorry.
Benjamina Gunn: Sorry? No, no; "Sorry" doesn't cut it. You left me standing at the altar!
Captain Smollett: I was on a ship headed for Zanzibar. I got cold feet.
Benjamina Gunn: You're a frog. You're supposed to have cold feet! My mother came all the way from France. I was wearing her white lace dress. The cake was filled with lemon custard!
Captain Smollett: Benjamina, fate has brought us together again. Well, actually, buried treasure and pirates brought us together--
Benjamina Gunn: Don't you start with me about pirates! After you jilted me, I took up with this Bernie Flint. The man was totally co-dependent.
Captain Smollett: You and Captain Flint?
Benjamina Gunn: Well, he was a pirate, I was a lady, you know the story. Smollett? He marooned me! Me! [sobs] Oh, what have I done?!
Captain Smollett: Oh, this it all my fault! What have I done to you?

[Smollett flings his sword at Long John Silver, and is able to cut off parts of his clothing during it; Smollett contently flinging while casually chuckling]
Long John Silver: Excuse me?
Captain Smollett: Pardon? [distracted, he loses his sword. Mr. Arrow facepalms, before punching Polly without looking] Uh...I'm a frog. You know, slippery hands? [Long John Silver laughs and points his sword at his] Erm...Y'know, I never really believed violence solved anything anyway.
Long John Silver: Really? Allow me to disagree with you, Captain.
Jim Hawkins: [appears with sword] Kill Captain Smollett and you'll have to kill me.
Gonzo: [also appears] Kill Jim and you'll have to kill me.
Trelawney: [also appears] Kill Gonzo and you'll have to kill me.
Rizzo: [also appears] Kill Squire Trelawney and Mr. Bimbo and you'll have to... negotiate strenuously.
Benjammina Gunn: [also appears] Going somewhere, John-John?
[Then a gang of native pigs surrounded Long John]
Long John Silver: Well, Master Hawkins, it seems your little family has come together against me.
[Long John handed over his sword to Jim, much to the gang's approval]

[Jim Hawkins catches Long John Silver in the lifeboat]
Jim Hawkins: Silver!
Long John Silver: I suppose you'll be blowing the whistle on me now, won't you, Jim?
Jim Hawkins: I suppose I will. You have to return to Bristol to stand trial. [raising his whistle]
Long John Silver: Oh, I'm sorry, Jim. [aims his pistol at him] I got a terrible fear of hanging. We're shipmates, aren't we, Jim? Gentlemen of fortune, together. Give us one more chance? [Jim does not drop his whistle. After a long pause, he lowers his pistol; changing his heart] Oh, hell, Jim. I could never harm you. You're honest and brave and true. You didn't learn that from me.
Jim Hawkins: I learned it from my friends, Mr. Silver. Now take your oars and row away. I never want to see you again, ever.
Long John Silver: [begins to row away, but stops] Oh, Jim? [throws Jim back his compass and rows off] 'Tis a shame, really. We'd have made a great team, Jim.



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