Location: London, England
Address: 134-136 Westbourne Terrace
Date: Sept 2015
The second Muppet movie, The Great Muppet Caper, was filmed in London, England. One of the locations used in the movie is just a short walk from Paddington Station. Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo end up staying at a hotel called the Happiness Hotel where they meet the rest of the Muppet gang.
The building looked to be in much better shape when we visited than it does in the movie. The hotel was such a dump that the bus would not even stop there. When Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo arrive the bus slows down and they get tossed to the curb. The hotel is surprised that somebody else actually wants to check in.
The next time Kermit The Frog and his friends arrive at the hotel they are driven there by Beauregard the cab driver. Beauregard is best known as the janitor of the Muppet Theatre. He apologizes that he can only take them as far as the lobby and then proceeds to drive the cab around the corner, across the courtyard and straight through the front door of the hotel.
The Great Muppet Caper was a wonderful achievement in both puppetry and film and we enjoyed our brief visit to one of its real life locations. The song Happiness Hotel is also one of the highlights of the movie's soundtrack.
Well, welcome home to Happiness Hotel !!
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