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Did anyone else wish that Miss. Piggy was cut out of Muppet Movie?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Movies205, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Um...I changed schools and combined my 11th and 12th grade into one year. Worked through the summer. Whooh! That was a year. :D
  2. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    I just watch about half of the Muppets Take Manhatten and I JUST LOVE MISS PIGGY IN THAT MOVIE! She so great, I don't know why I don't like her in Muppet Movie she just so I don't know... the commericial more important than you kermit, a couple day lata, I finish my commericial can I join you again.... I love the Muppet Baby reference that was so great, I wish we could see more scenes like that.
  3. murgatoad

    murgatoad New Member

    The sad thing is that Piggy's legs probably weren't meant to look so heavy. It's due to the usual lack of craft up at Henson these days...
  4. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    I'll pretend I didn't hear that. The Muppet Workshop has always held the highest standards of any puppet company. I believe this was intentional, because Miss Piggy has always been that way.

    And we can all ignore the fact she was missing an ear in that scene.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Legs looked fine to me too, and I am picky. The ear did bug me, but it was supposed to be tucked under the hat. I would have still had one exposed ear (if it were up to me).
  6. JamieDenny

    JamieDenny New Member

    Piggy Backlash

    Very sorry to those of you who don't like Miss Piggy but I feel I must point out that when she first came to prominance everyone absolutley ADORED her as I still do.
    She's catty but vunerable hughly strung but only because of her insecurity.
    I wonder if anyone has ever counted who has been on the cover of more magazines, I have a feeling that you will find its my favourite porcine diva.

    Jamie

    "Where do you stand on Feng Shui"
    'Piggy' " i never stand on Feung Shui, that's how people get hurt"
  7. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    JamieDenny,

    You bring up a great point. It was UNREAL how popular Miss Piggy was during this time, especially 1979-1982. It is really hard to express how popular she was unless you remember these few years. She was everywhere and on nearly every major magazine cover (People, LIFE, Newsweek, Saturday Evening Post). Her fantasy calendars sold out in many locations. Miss Piggy was a supermodel in every sense of the word, which is pretty amazing considering she is just a puppet.
  8. JamieDenny

    JamieDenny New Member

    Could I get away with saying she was more popular than a certain Rodent that resides in FLA or is that pushing it :p
    Jamie
  9. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    I like MiSS PIGGY just not so much in the Muppet Movie...
  10. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    i do too! it was a very good visual gag, i thought!

    Sarah
  11. murgatoad

    murgatoad New Member

    Re: Piggy Backlash

    Miss Piggy just sort of happened to the Henson Co., which may be one reason the clueless ones up there never really appreciated what a lucky break they got. It may also be the reason why they've never really made any effort to update, protect or further develop the character. Instead, they mess up her design, turn on her when someone in the media takes a cheap shot at her, even remove her ears (make you wonder if hanging around all that foam rubber and superglue eventually produces toxic shock on the brain or something). The goofballs at Henson are their own worst enemy; what goes around, as they say, comes around. To this day they still don't get it. They're still pretty much sitting on their thumbs waiting for their next gift. Which is the reason they're nearly bankrupt and having to sell. I can't say I feel sorry for them. What I am sorry about is the wasted potential that will now never be realized, and the gross mishandling of a good character. I think that ticks me off the most. FWIW.
  12. murgatoad

    murgatoad New Member

    Yes, but you noticed it, didn't you? It was a distraction. And so were the legs. That's not only lousy design, it's poor showmanship, IMO.


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