Triggerbaby What I think this best demonstrates is that, in addition to everything else, the muppeteers were really, really good technical puppeteers. The muppets movements are absolutely natural and the puppeteers are invisible. These people were good.
Hay Belly You didn't see the bald guy with a Fozzie arm?
Jet Bin Fever Exactly. They excelled at their craft and it shows.
cognitivedissonance The thing about puppetry, however, is that the audience is WILLING to ignore technical flubs if the performances and story are engaging enough. Japanese puppetry is one such example, they think it's weird that we try to hide the puppeteers.
fluffy Imagine if A Hard Day's Night had been done with muppets. It might have been something like this.
Menudo con queso Frank Oz musta been one of the funniest motherfuckers on the planet.