Greatest Hiatus 2: A King Prawn ⠀ (Muppets from Space, 1999)
It's time for another Greatest Hiatus, and this time we take a one-week break from Farscape to discuss another sci-fi production from the Henson Studios:
"Muppets From Space"!
With enormous enthusiasm and unsinkable optimism, daredevil Gonzo steps into his first starring role in "Muppets From Space," a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure about the search for Gonzo's past. On a quest with buddy Rizzo to find his real family, Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet.
Jeffrey Tambor as K. Edgar "Ed" Singer, the head of C.O.V.N.E.T.
Pat Hingle as General Luft, a military official who K. Edgar Singer reports to
Rob Schneider as the TV producer of UFO Mania
Andie MacDowell as Shelley Snipes, a UFO Mania anchorwoman
Dave Goelz as The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf, Birdman
Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Beaker, Bean Bunny, Cosmic Fish #1; Miss Piggy (puppeteer for one scene)
Bill Barretta as Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, The Swedish Chef, Johnny Fiama, Bubba the Rat, Cosmic Fish #2 and Rowlf the Dog
Jerry Nelson as Robin, Statler, Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand and Ubergonzo
Brian Henson as Dr. Phil Van Neuter, Sal Minella and Talking Sandwich
Kevin Clash as Clifford and Carter
Frank Oz as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Sam the Eagle and Animal (voices only)
Adam Hunt as Scooter
John Henson as Sweetums
John Kennedy as Dr. Teeth, Sam the Eagle and Fozzie Bear (puppetry only)
Peter Linz as Shakes, Miss Piggy (puppetry only)
Rickey Boyd as Animal (puppetry only)
F. Murray Abraham as Noah
David Arquette as Dr. Tucker, a sadistic scientist that works at C.O.V.N.E.T. and is in charge of the medical research that involves the rats
Josh Charles as Agent Barker, an operative of C.O.V.N.E.T.
Kathy Griffin as a female armed guard of C.O.V.N.E.T.
Hollywood Hogan as himself, an operative of C.O.V.N.E.T.
Ray Liotta as the gate guard at C.O.V.N.E.T.
Joshua Jackson as Pacey Witter, a character from Dawson's Creek
Katie Holmes as Joey Potter, a character from Dawson's Creek
Gary Owens as UFO Mania Announcer (voice)