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Miss Piggy on Hollywood Squares May 12-16

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, May 12, 2003.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Miss Piggy will be on Hollywood Squares all this week on "Blondes Have More Fun Week". Other celebrities include: Pamela Anderson (center square), Kathy Kinney, Charo, Nicole Sullivan, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, The Hilton Sisters and Loni Anderson.

    Visit Hollywood Squares on-line at...

    http://www.hollywoodsquares.com/

    Piggy's profile is here...

    http://www.hollywoodsquares.com/bios/detail.asp?CelebID=596

    To find a station that airs the show in your area, click here...

    http://www.hollywoodsquares.com/watch/index.asp

    Let us know what you think of Miss Piggy's appearances all this week!
     
  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Phil,

    I wonder if Henson will give Eric the videos of The Muppet Show wth Phyllis Diller and Florence Henderson ?

    If it was Frank, Then he would be able to relate like normal, But Eric would need to act like he/Piggy has met them beofre.


    Get what I mean?
     
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Good point. It's likely Eric was prepped about this before the taping.
     
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Is Kathy Kinnley (Kinney?) the woman who plays Mimi on Drew Carey? Other than the Hog, I'm not excited about the line up!
     
  5. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Yes, that is Mimi from The Drew Carey Show. In fact, she is playing Mimi on Hollywood Squares.

    Speaking of which, is Drew Carey and Whose Line still on? I haven't seen it in a while.

    Oh, and, uh, I just got done watching the first episode of Hollywood Squares. While Miss Piggy was only called on once, it was funny. Miss Piggy said "I won't tell them that I am your favorite blonde here." Tom: "And you know you are. ... Dump the frog, and meet me out back."

    The new line in my signature comes from tonight's episode...
     
  6. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    whose line is on Thursdays, I think...and I'm not sure about Drew Carey.....but Whose Line also comes on every night if you have ABC family (which I don't:mad: )

    Sarah
     
  7. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Hey, thanx!

    I knew about ABC Family, but I didn't realize it still came on on Thursdays.
     
  8. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Not sure what is going on with Whose Line. It's not on Thursdays anymore. For awhile it was on Friday nights but, unbelievably, they bumped it for America's Funniest Videos (yuck)
     
  9. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    they bumped it?!?!?!?!? what's wrong with ABC...definately not the place for the Muppets!

    Sarah
     
  10. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Miss Piggy hit the lypo doctor on her way to Squares!

    It appears that either Miss Piggy has been fasting until the Henson sale or she is being modeled after Palisades' thin Miss Piggy figure. :eek:

    The pig is skinny. It could be the short-cropped hair or the fact that she looks 10 years younger, but there's something noticeably different about the pig! I'm not sure if I like it. Her skin has that smooth "Vaseline on the lense" look. She also sat very low behind the desk so she might be shrinking.

    Other than that, it was a great performance. She was the secret square and nobody picked her. Serves them right for not choosing Piggy!:mad:

    The information ticker also displayed a rather crude (yet funny) Miss Piggy joke when they returned from a commercial break. I laughed my butt off!

    I'd like to hear other opinions on Piggy's new look. It really took me off guard. The puppet just doesn't look as well made as Piggys in the past.:concern: :)
     
  11. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Yeah, thanks for bringing that up Jamie - I just caught the end of Hollywood Squares and noticed that she looked different. I think it's mostly the hair and - if it's a new puppet - maybe the colouring of the flock on the head is different (there seems to be slight changes in Muppet colours every 5-10 years or so). It's also possible that the lighting is making her look different. Overall though, it seems to me that it's probably a Piggy head from the same old mold.

    On a different subject - Eric vs. Frank - I believe Eric does a great (and constantly improving) Piggy, but I was watching the Episode II DVD "Puppets to Pixels" segment last night and there was a lot of footage of animators studying Frank's Yoda performances. They were pointing out all the tiny little nuances that Frank uses for his characters like Yoda and it really showed (yet again) just what a phenomenal performer Frank really is. Frank appears briefly in the documentry and is mentioned throughout it. If you have "Attack of the Clones" on DVD and you haven't watched this, you should....
     
  12. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    Jamie or anyone,

    Do you think you could get us a Screen Grab ?

    Id really like to see this Piggy puppet, But have no way apart from a trade (Which would mean id see it in a few weeks.)

    So can someone make one for the people who havent seen it yet ?


    Thanks
     
  13. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Re: Phil,

    I've noticed that too. I wonder if it was intentional that they had two Muppet Show guest stars on this week. Also, if the Henson company has videos of the Phyllis Diller and Florence Henderson episodes, why weren't they released anywhere else? :confused:

    Yeah, it was most likely Eric who played Piggy. As good as he is with the voice, you can tell the difference if you listen closely.

    Darn straight. It's beyond me why the contestants never seem to want to choose the Muppets, unless it's for the block or the win or something. Also, they always put them in the upper right corner, where they have less of a chance of getting picked. I wish they would have put her in the center, like they did when she was with Whoopi.

    About the look, I really don't go for that new hair cut. I mean, that kind of look is okay. But for Miss Piggy, I'm used to her with long hair.

    Hmmm. I wonder if they'll show Eric holding her up at the bonus round at the end of the week, like they did with Steve as Kermit.
     
  14. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Well i would figure it's just because they are Blondes, but it would be nice if more Muppet Show eps were for sale.


    I just saw the very last few seconds of the show and just got a peek at what piggy looked like yesturday.

    It's funny because go to Henson.com and you'll see pic's of
    a LONG HAIRED Miss Piggy puppet on Hollywood squares with a pink dress on, and she looks good there!They must have more then one Piggy puppet!

    zack
     
  15. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    That Piggy on the Henson.com page looks like the one they were using around '92 - '95 times !

    You can tell its a new head tho, Cause the snout it smaller (look at the side view.)


    see ya
     
  16. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    Well, she was a bit different, but, not really anything to get worked up about.
     
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well... I'll admit that short hair younger looking Piggy is better than the Puppet they used prior, with the long flat hair.
     
  18. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that part was funny, especially when she kept saying "Thomas, Thomas, Thomas." I don't remember the line about the bubbles though? Who said that.
     
  19. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    BlueFrackle-

    It's the same puppet, different hair. The skin is very smooth. It is a lot different from the Christmas special puppet. Maybe we'll just have to get used to it. I wonder if it has to do with new builders working on her. I know a lot of the staff was let go last year. Maybe it's just a re-design. :confused:

    It's still a good puppet, just kind of freaked me out.
     
  20. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Active Member

    well I'm very forgetful, but with all this talk of her looking different I will make sure and remember!

    Sarah
     


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