|“||(Kermit: But Nicky, why are you doing this?) Why am I doing this? Because I'm a villain, it's pure and simple. (Fozzie Bear: Uh excuse me Mr. Holiday sir. Uh. could you just let Kermit go? If you hold him too long, he'll just give you warts.) Oh no he's coming with us. C'mon, girls. Let's get out of here!||„|
|~ Nicky Holiday explaining his motive to Kermit the Frog and his crew|
Nicky Holiday is the main antagonist of the 1981 film The Great Muppet Caper.
He was portrayed by the late Charles Grodin, who did his own singing, an irony because Miss Piggy tells him his voice "was dubbed".
Holiday was the ner-do-well criminal brother of Lady Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper. A profligate playboy and sponger, Nicky has a parasitical relationship with his sister. Unbeknownst to her, Nicky is a notorious jewel thief in cahoots with models Marla, Carla and Darla, and the mastermind behind the theft of her own jewels, prior to an attempt on the Fabulous Baseball Diamond.
However, Nicky is blindsided by an encounter with Miss Piggy, whom he soon develops a passionate affection for. His desire for Piggy is outweighed by his greed, however, leading him to betray her.
Called upon to explain his motivations, Nicky responds, "Why am I doing this? I'm a villain, it's plain and simple."
Eventually, Nicky and his accomplices are arrested.
- Charles Grodin was born on April 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 46 years before the film's release.
- Holiday was planned to have a cameo in the original screenplay for the 2011 movie The Muppets, in which he would have still been in prison 30 years later. Charles Grodin turned down the role.