muppet movie 1979

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Imagine that the first movie Asriel ever saw was an old VHS of The Muppet Movie (the 1979 one) that made its way into the underground. Imagine him watching and rewatching it. Imagine that the first song he ever learned to sing was Rainbow Connection...

A Rare Photo of Jim Henson and Frank Oz on a Rolling Kart Performing Kermit and Miss Piggy’s for Never Before, Never Again Dream Seqment of The Muppet Movie.
Written by Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher
Date 1979
Publisher Fuzzy Muppet Songs

Miss Piggy sings “Never Before, Never Again” in The Muppet Movie. After winning the Miss Bogen County Beauty Pageant, she notices Kermit the Frog in the crowd, and begins to fantasize about life with him.

Originally, this song was meant to be sung by Johnny Mathis during the fantasy montage, but after he recorded it, Jim Henson decided it would be funnier if Miss Piggy sang it herself.

Johnny Mathis did eventually sing it in the 1979 special The Muppets Go Hollywood, and Miss Piggy planned on singing it in episode 418 of The Muppet Show with Rowlf on the piano, but she sabotaged the performance to sing with Christopher Reeve. The extended version of The Muppet Movie shown in the UK featured a different instrumental track from the original version.

Rainbow Connection

The Muppets

Lyrics

Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they’re wrong wait and see.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that wishes would be heard and answered when wished on the morningstar?
Someone thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing and what do we think we might see?
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell.
We know that it’s probably magic.

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.
Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors.
The voice might be one and the same.
I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

La-da-da, de-da-da-do
La-da-da-da-da-de-da-do

Songwriters: Paul Williams

Rainbow Connection lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company