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Kermit and Miss Piggy Officially Split!

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by RealWonderman, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Active Member

  2. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Active Member

    Personally, I'm glad. In re-watching some of the older Muppet Show episodes, I realized that Kermit was a JERK. And even recently, he's always acted like he's embarrassed of their relationship. Onward and upward Piggy!!!
     
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  3. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    First, I find the timing of this to be ironic. There are so many celebrity couples like Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, and Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale who have recently announced their own splits and/or divorces.
    Second, Kermit never seemed to be the jerk in the relationship. Miss Piggy was always the one making advances on Kermit, and he'd always say that he didn't want her. Instead of talking it out with Kermit or looking at things from his perspective, Piggy would selfishly and angrily send Kermit flying across the room.
    Third, does anyone else think that this is just a publicity stunt to promote the new series? Ryan from ToughPigs thinks so. And so do I.
    http://www.toughpigs.com/breaking-kermit-and-miss-piggy-have-parted-ways/
     
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Clearly just trying to drum up some publicity for the show, while introducing a plot point we already knew.

    Cue the overreactions....
     
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  5. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    Words cannot express my complete disdain for this publicity stunt.
     
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  6. RowlfFan12

    RowlfFan12 New Member

    Definitely going for publicity for the show. It's amazing (and yet not at the same time) how so many people are like "omg my childhood is ruined for like, EVER!!" Seriously?
    It'll be interesting to see if we get a response from Ricky Gervais. In several interviews for MMW he said how he and Constantine bonded over their "mutual hatred of the pig" and thought that Kermit could do better.
     
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  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    As I said, this is something that we didn't already know by the description of the series. As far as I'm concerned, this thing we already knew was going to happen is so obviously going to be a plot point in the series proper. Isn't it worth it to see the characters eventually reconcile (which it couldn't be more obvious that's the intention here)? As long as it doesn't come to the same low level humor of 2000 era TV talk show gigs (pre-Disney mind you) where they were given prewritten, guided scripts that touched on the same lame fat jokes, it's fine by me.

    I really like how Kermit's going through a rebound phase in the show. There's a lot of potential for some humor and drama there. I don't see this as anything but trying to make the events of the show more obvious to the not Muppet savvy that have already seen the trailers and pitch reel.
     
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  8. David French

    David French Active Member

    Considering that neither of them have ever been in a relationship in the real world sense, I find it more infuriating that international media are taking this story so seriously. They're being spoon-fed and they don't seem to care.
     
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  9. RealWonderman

    RealWonderman Active Member

    WOW. Thanks for trying to COMPLETELY SUCK THE FUN OUT OF THIS. My gods, you people are no fun, and no good at this at all. Bye.
     
  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    This dose not worry me at all. I'm sure that through time that they will be back together again again again.
     
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Was wondering when Aunt Ru was going to post about this.

    When first I saw the thread title I thought, :sigh:, here we go again... Another stinkin' Muppet news item blown waaaay out of proportion.

    And yet, after reading into the sitch a bit further, I'm in the camp of "c'mon, we knew this was planned to happen to hype the show." After all, how else were they going to explain :) suddenly dating Denise now? And it's completely predictable that :) and :mad: will end up back together again again (song cue) in some sort of season-ending cliffhanger or not.

    The interesting thing is that this brake-up ploy was to have been implemented through a campaign titled The Pig of the 90's, but Jim's death put a nix on that plotpoint.

    Meh, all I can do is like the song says...
    :concern: All I can do is shake my head, you might not believe that it's true.
    *Waits until September 22 to watch and judge then. *Hopes this doesn't mean KG is irreparably on hold because of this news.
     
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  12. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    One of my friends on Facebook called this to my attention, and then I saw posts from :) & :mad:. So I thought to myself, "Oh great...some jerk had hacked both Kermit's & Miss Piggy's pages just to cause trouble. " :rolleyes: But when the news was on the sidebars of FB,I figured it was true. My guess is that the story was created so people will watch "the muppets" come September.
     
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I know there are some stuck on the headcanon that the priest in MTM was real because of an offhand comment (uh...don't you also need a license, and if Piggy was that desperate, she'd just try to forge his signature, eventually leading to Kermit really blowing his top at her for it anyway?). Part of me feels that they were made an official couple in the mid-late 80's because Jim and Frank grew tired of the "will they or won't they" joke. But for whatever reason, this is basically for those who are far more casual than anyone here who basically only know there's going to be a new show via the promos.

    :rolleyes:

    That's a totally original rant about mainstream media I've never heard before. What good is a publicity stunt if it doesn't drum up publicity. If this soft news gets more viewers and better ratings so "The Muppets" doesn't get canned with a crappy "Talent" contest in half a year, I'm all for it.
     
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  14. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    :mad: did forge :)'s signature on a marriage certificate. Or rather, she had ;) do it convincing :) it was for a little old lady in the audience in the theater during the Merissa Berenson episode from Season 3. Which is the sketch that led to :fishy: being owed a debt of gratitude for life and being included in all 8 Muppet movies and TV specials to date.
     
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  15. Muppetgirl09

    Muppetgirl09 Well-Known Member

    They always do, but I saw this coming.
     
  16. Beth C

    Beth C Active Member

    Well this brought me running here. Never in ANY universe will I accept these two NOT as a couple.

    Kermit & Piggy forever and ever and ever and EVER.

    New show or not, they are soulmates. End. Of. Story.
     
  17. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I'm just sitting here shaking my head about the media actually making this a headline. We've known about this for quite a while now. Quite obviously a publicity stunt.

    Now as for the break up itself, I'm quite excited to see where it takes Kermit and Piggy as far as character development. Denise is already in the picture, so now that Kermit has been freed from a relationship that he eventually had to give in to, maybe he can finally work out what he wants in a significant other. Piggy on the other hand, will have a chance to work out who she really is; can she be more than just a frog-obsessed diva?

    Look, we can point fingers all day at who is to blame for the break up, but let's face it. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter. We all know that they will eventually return to each other again. It's a fresh new start for both of them and I can't wait to see how they will grow without being held back by each other.
     
  18. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    This is just a way to drum up publicity for the new show, and i'm sure as the buildup to fall season starts, we'll hear more about it. The statement's last line was "this is our only comment on this private matter...unless we get the right offer." I'm sure they're going to do a mock interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live in a couple of weeks about it.
     
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  19. CherryPizza

    CherryPizza Active Member

    All I can say is that if 'He's Just Not That Into You' had been published during the 'Muppet Show' days...
     
  20. Katzi428

    Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Charlie ,as I said up there^^^ it probably is a ploy to get people to watch the new show.
     

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