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James Bond is a fictional British spy, created by Ian Fleming in 1953, who has become the popular archetype of the debonair secret agent. He has been portrayed in numerous novels and movies, and his exploits have been spoofed by many, including the Muppets.

References

  • In the Sesame Street song, "Put a Lid on It", Waiter Grover brings Mr. Johnson a milkshake, stirred not shaken. However, Mr. Johnson replies he asked for it "shaken not stirred!", a quote from many of the James Bond films.
  • In a Twitter posting on January 26, 2012 as part of the Ask Kermit promotion for the United Kingdom premiere of The Muppets, Kermit said, "My Tux is by Nicky Napoleon of Emperor Penguin Formal Wear. Makes me look like Pond, James Pond."[1]
  • In Muppets Most Wanted, Constantine wears steel-capped teeth similar to the Bond villain Jaws (from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker), using them to chomp his way out of a rope net that Animal had captured him in.
  • Muppets Most Wanted also features Fozzie saying "Kermit, you were like James Bond back there," referring to Kermit's sneaking into the Tower of London.
  • Two UK posters were created for the release of Muppets Most Wanted, "Frogfall" and "The Pig is not Enough"
  • In a Global Grover segment on Russia, Grover ends his film by saying "From Russia...with love," the title of the second James Bond film.

Muppet Mentions

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In Jeffrey Deaver's 2011 James Bond novel, Carte Blanche, a technician says "Got Big Bird peeping now," while trying to find the villain, Severan Hydt.

Connections

  • Rowan Atkinson played Nigel Small-Fawcett in Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Shirley Bassey sang three Bond themes: the title tracks to Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979)
  • Geoffrey Bayldon played Q in Casino Royale (1967)
  • Sean Bean played Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye (1995)
  • Halle Berry played Jinx in Die Another Day (2002)
  • Honor Blackman played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964)
  • John Bluthal played a casino doorman in Casino Royale (1967)
  • Pierce Brosnan played James Bond in GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002)
  • Jason Carter voiced James Bond in the GoldenEye: Rogue Agent video game (2004)
  • John Cleese played R/Q in The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002)
  • Robbie Coltrane played Valentin Dimitrovich Zukovsky in GoldenEye (1995) and The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Tim Condren was a stuntman on Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) For Your Eyes Only (1981) and A View to a Kill (1985, also played a thug)
  • Rita Coolidge sang All Time High, the theme to Octopussy (1983)
  • Graham Crowden played the First Sea Lord in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Alan Cumming played Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye (1995)
  • Jimmy Dean played Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Alison Doody played Jenny Flex in A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Edward Fox played M in Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Teri Hatcher played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • David Healy played a Houston radar operator in You Only Live Twice (1967) and Vandenburg launch director in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Virginia Hey played Rubavitch in The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Geoffrey Holder played Baron Samedi in Live and Let Die (1973)
  • Stana Katic played Corinne Veneau in Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Gladys Knight sang the title track to Licence to Kill (1989)
  • Patti LaBelle sang the end track, If You Ask Me To, from Licence to Kill (1989)
  • Joanna Lumley played the English girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • Vincent Marzello played USS Wayne crewman in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Culpepper in Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Roger Moore played James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Peter O'Toole played a piper in Casino Royale (1967)
  • Geoffrey Palmer played Admiral Reobuck in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Jonathan Pryce played Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Diana Rigg played Tracy Di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • Denise Richards played Dr. Christmas Jones in The World is Not Enough (1999)
  • Shane Rimmer played a Hawaii radar operator in You Only Live Twice (1967) and Tom in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Pat Roach played Lippe in Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Telly Savalas played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  • Peter Sellers played Evelyn Tremble in Casino Royale (1967)
  • Cyril Shaps played Dr. Bechmann in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • Nancy Sinatra sang the title track to You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Colin Skeaping performed stunts on Live and Let Die (1973), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Octopussy (1983), and GoldenEye (1995)
  • Richard Vernon played Colonel Smithers in Goldfinger (1964)
  • Hervé Villechaize played Nick Nack in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • Christopher Walken played Max Zorin in A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Frederick Warder played 004 in The Living Daylights (1987)
  • John Wells played Denis Thatcher in For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Orson Welles played Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (1967)

Sources

  1. Twitter posting, January 26, 2012

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