Muppets from Space

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: G

Gonzo believes he's an alien and that his outer space relatives are trying to contact him, so he asks the Muppet gang to help him meet his family. With F. Murray Abraham, Rob Schneider, Josh Charles, Ray Liotta, David Arquette, Andie MacDowell and Kathy Griffin; voices of Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson, Brian Henson, Kevin Clash, Frank Oz and Jeffrey Tambor. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A kiss; a girl wears a midriff-revealing top.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Nearly all played for laughs: A muppet is struck with what looks like a lightning bolt and gets a slight shock; a few other muppets get mildly shocked, too. A muppet is restrained on a table, ready for a doctor to suck his brain out of his head (the "surgery" doesn't take place). A shove, a few punches, and two fistfights between a muppet and a human that include some face punches, a headlock and leglock, hair-pulling and a kick in the crotch (in one of the fights, the human is later seen tied up). A muppet is shoved into a wall when a door is opened, knocked out of a window and grabbed by the shirt. It's implied that a cat was hit by a lawnmower (we just hear it yelp). A muppet is shot into the air and falls back down to the ground, but isn't harmed. A mild verbal threat and a couple instances of mild threatening with guns and "space" guns. A muppet puts his finger up his nose.

PROFANITY 0 - None. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Outer space, family, friendships, being different, feeling alone.

MESSAGE - Even if you're different from everyone else, you're never alone if you have friends who love you.

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