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Kermit and Miss Piggy Officially Split!

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

  1. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Season 3! At the end of season 2, Kermit and Denise will be getting married and on the season 3 premiere something will happen and Kermit will realize he is marrying the wrong pig.
     
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  2. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Futurama references aside:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_fandom#Religion

    http://www.jedichurch.org/

    There are some people who take it very seriously, even though it's fictional, just like any other TV show or movie franchise with fictional characters.

    But to stay on topic, Kermit and Piggy are a part of that troupe of characters people really care about because they are performed so well, and that's what makes the difference in people's reactions here and around the internet. Would anyone be having this discussion if Ernie and Little Bit from Peppermint Park were breaking up? Nope.

    At the end of shooting, Steve and Eric take the puppets off of their hands and put them away. Then they go home and have dinner, spend time with their families, take out the garbage and pay the bills, just like we do. It was the same when Jim and Frank did this years ago.

    So, let's just enjoy the show when it comes on and hope that the quality of the work meets (and hopefully) exceeds our expectations.
     
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    By all means, it depends on the reception of the TV show. If them getting closer to a make up relationship means the show's near it's end, I hope that's not until season 4 or 5.

    I want to see this play out, is all I'm saying. The original show was all about how the romance was one sided (and hypocritical when Piggy would want to run of with the human male guest but got upset when Kermie dared be nice to their female guests), but the movies were different because...well... they're contained 90 minute stories. The Kermit and Piggy relationship will bring some great level of comedy and dramatic tension in the series, and that's why I love Kermit being with another pig.

    Though, no dissing Denise here, but you almost wonder if they could have got Louise Gold out here and made that Annie Sue.
     
  4. Ladywarrior

    Ladywarrior Well-Known Member

    i miss annie sue. she was cute. i still wonder if they will do that. i also worry the show won't last long which would be depressing.
     
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I totally agree that it brings great possibilities for comedy and tension. I personally would have had Kermit be with a completely different type from Piggy (both temperamentally and physically), as that might be even more stinging.
     
  6. terrimonster

    terrimonster Active Member

    I would guess Kermit and Denise are broken up by the end of the first season, perhaps mid-way through. But I expect they will keep Kermit and Piggy apart as long as they can, playing up the tension of a couple who clearly want to be together but still fight constantly.
     
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  7. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Dwayne, I think you just described "Summerland." Not sure a lot of people here would remember that show. But that was definitely a similar plot.
     
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  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Which is the angle I'm actually excited for vis a vis the Kermit and Piggy relationship. We've seen Piggy extremely jealous of female guest stars before, but never a recurring character that she has to work with (the Annie Sue thing was more about her being upstaged as a star, unless I need to rewatch those again, and Piggy coming to terms because she's such a big fan that it's essentially an ego-stroke for Piggy). I want to see this as a passive aggressive, over it but not really over it character arc for Piggy, seeing her have a slow burn over Kermit and Denise and realizing what she lost by being her.
     
  9. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Oh come on. These are fictional characters created simply for comedy. I see this as only another funny act between the two characters not any more different as some things done in the past (Kermit firing Piggy etc). Either way something tells me this definitely would not be the last time.
     
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  10. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I can not remember a single episode of TMS where Kermit wanted to date Miss Piggy or any hints that Kermit had any interest in her, but that was played for laughs, in the first few movies, Kermit liked Miss Piggy, and then nothing has happened much since then before the new theatrical releases.
     
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  11. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member

    I remember Kermit being jealous of Miss Piggy's crush on Christopher Reeve during that particular Muppet Show episode, "Gee, she never called me a beautiful brute."

    (FYI, Piggy did actually call Kermit that in one of the earlier episodes.)
     
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  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Oh there's hints if you read between the lines. ;)
     
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  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I don't know, but it seems to me that the people on the inside and the fans where just not on the same page.
     
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  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Whether it's Kermit and Miss Piggy and their fictionalized relationship on television or it's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and real life celebrity break ups playing out in the less reputable newspapers, too many people are far too invested in this stuff.

    I love the Muppets to the point of obsession just like most everyone here, but might I suggest something? Go outside. Form real relationships with real people in your real life and invest in them and keep the Muppets as entertainment in your life. The only thing important about the new show is that it's funny and in the spirit of the Muppets. Kermit and Piggy's on-again-off-again contentious relationship is very much in keeping with the Muppet Show tradition. :cool:
     
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  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And the frustrating thing is, this whole stunt was supposed to be a satire of that nonsense. Celebrity news is as choreographed as this publicity stunt for the show, and we all know about crap like TMZ (which isn't news nor should it be a legitimate show) and tabloids (they're still a thing?!) have too much influence. I have always hated the culture of "Oh, we love celebrities so much we want to watch them fail because they get paid to do nothing and we have to struggle." It's bitter and contradictory. Celebrity obsession like that is unhealthy. It's not a culture of "oh well, that sucks. Now how was your day?" it's a culture of either thinking that relationships we're not prithee to the details ending is absolutely horrible, or wanting to see people they don't like fail because somehow it's karmic justice. And that kind of culture creates the same crappy celebrities we want to see fail, not to mention the culture of people being famous for being related to rich people that we hate so much we can't stop talking about them because that's exactly what they want.

    So this Kermit/Piggy split being official is a light nudge to that. And it's doing a better job drumming up interest than putting them on shopping networks (which totally shouldn't still be a thing).
     
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  16. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    We're a culture of seeing something that has little to nothing to do with us, blowing it out of proportion and then picking a side. That and taking pictures of our breakfast pastries and publishing them on Instagram for the world to see. But with that last one - at least breakfast is important. ;)
     
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  17. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The beautiful Rachel Herrick sums it up pretty well:
     
  18. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Honestly if this leads to huge ratings for the show then I think it is a good thing, like I mean what was the publicity for MT, anyone know.
     
  19. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Actually, after seeing Rachel's video, I think that may have been the problem with MT altogether.

    :):o:concern: I think that may have been the problem with MT.

    It's nice that this new show will have sort of an ongoing plot. After all, how often did Kermit and Piggy even interact on Muppets Tonight. Like she said, we'll just wait and see what the future holds for the two of them.
     
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  20. Muppetgirl09

    Muppetgirl09 Well-Known Member

    I doubt that the break up will last long, but I don't know. I heard something on the news saying that it "Serves as an ad. for their new series..." on youtube. I'm still confused about this.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015


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