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Miss Piggy on UK TV

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by jusnic, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. jusnic New Member

    According to this week's Radio Times, Miss Piggy will be making an appearance on Tuesday 30th October's edition of Blue Peter on BBC1 at 5pm. The listing reads,

    "Muppets star Miss Piggy steals the show". Might be worth checking out.

    Justin.
  2. MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Thanks jusnic,

    Sounds like Miss Piggy is promting TMS season 2 DVD (which is released 5th Nov.). Better watch out for other proggrams :)
  3. Piggy appeared on ITV's Loose Women to promote the new Muppet Show DVD just a few minutes ago. She was asked if there was a new Muppet show coming out and she said "Erm... maybe sometime soon. It's all top secret at the moment."
  4. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    Muppets back where they belong, on UK tv! How exciting!
  5. MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    I have managed to tape Loose Women, let me know if anyone wants a copy :)

    Miss Piggy was on also on GTMV this morning too (I only saw the last couple of mins of the interview :grouchy: )

    Piggy will also be on "Happy Birthday BAFTA" on Wednesday 7th November 21:00 pm(9.00pm).
  6. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Well, I missed them all as I was at work.

    I'll have to make sure I catch the Bafta thing on the 7th.

    Chris
  7. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

  8. Muppet Loverr Member

    I cant watch it cuse I live in the US, Can someone post it on youtube?
  9. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    There's a transcript of the interview on swinehearts, if that helps.
  10. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Sorry for double posting...did anyone catch Piggy on Blue Peter today? I missed it...
  11. Kermit has always flirted with the female guest stars on The Muppet Show and always shown a lack of respect towards the pig. He has fired her, told her in no uncertain terms that he doesn't want her and belittled her in many, many episodes. Also, why should the fact you don't like the way Kermit is portrayed nowadays stop you from buying the classic stuff? Doesn't sound like the words of a Muppet fan to be honest.
  12. Kermieuk Well-Known Member

  13. But surely the season one and season two boxsets of The Muppet Show have little or nothing to do with Disney or the new "annoying" Kermit except for the fact they have released them. All the footage contained is original Jim Henson footage. I can't imagine any real Muppet fan snubbing the chance to own this original stuff just because they don't like the way Kermit "acts".

    I still stand by the fact that, even tho Disney have been a bit crap with the Muppets, we have still seen some of the best Muppet products ever released since they took the reigns. You might consider it selling out, I consider it giving the fans what they really want while keeping the Muppets in the spotlight. How many other TV franchises can claim to have had constant worldwide fame for 5 decades?
  14. Fair enough. That's the good thing about this forum. All kinds of different opinions can be expressed. By the way, if the vintage Muppet stuff doesn't hold up well and the newer Muppet stuff isn't entertaining due to the writers and/or puppeteers... what Muppet stuff DO you like?
  15. Luke Active Member

    Oz was in pre-production BEFORE Disney bought the Muppets, and the appearances are to promote the DVD's in the UK, which is pretty much the Muppets biggest market. If anything, Disney hasn't ponied up much dough and the Muppets were seen more when owned by the Henson company. Disney are able to use whatever writers and performers they like, and infact made lots of changes to that Oz script so they had the chance to make it less embarrasssingly bad or ditch it. I think you need to get your facts sorted because if mistakes have been made a lot of it seems to have been at Disneys direction, and Henson seem to have managed their other non-Muppet stuff pretty well.

    I'd agree TMS doesn't hold up at all well with kids, the movies do ok with them though. It is more of a retro property at the moment, whether they can make it work again with kids, or should even bother trying, who knows? I'd say its one heck of a challenge because todays market has changed so much and it has nothing to do with the Muppet franchise itself. U seem to be a big Disney fan so if they are the talented people u so obviously think they'd be able to sort it wouldn't they? :confused:
  16. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oh for crying out loud...does every thread on this forum lead back to Disney-bashing and Frog/Pig for/against campaigning?

    That was old Kermit footage, and Piggy laughed it off. Like as not, she's seen it before and Kermit's already paid for his careless remarks. Equelly, Kermit seemed pretty upset at the time so perhaps they had just had one of those steamy arguments and Kermit was just getting back at her? It's not as if she's never flirted...in that very interview she said that she and 'that dancer' were pretty hot in the sauna together.
  17. Luke Active Member

    I know even from articles at the time, but like you and your gfather a lot of us have contacts too. Oz came off the back of the Very Merry Muppet Xmas movie, there was to be a series of Thatcher movies - originally for NBC, including possibly some Valentine's one but it turned out Disney bought them and carried on the project for ABC. I gather the poor casting was to do with Disney but you are right the original script didnt come from them. That said, this is Disney we are talking about, they don't trust people - they get teams of consultants and focus groups in. Overall it was their responsibility, and i'm not saying Henson wasn't to blame but the quality of the xmas movie wasn't bad and it seemed more like Disney wanted to put something together quickly to put their brand on the Muppets publicly.

    The argument about MV3D is completely mute - that attraction is 16 years old and it was put in at a time when the Muppets were a more well known brand. It has done very well for Disney over the years and everything goes stale after so long no matter what.

    I don't think Henson are blameless, but then when Disney has tried to do anything Muppety independantly it hasn't worked either. When the Henson kids bought back the Muppets from EMTV they seemed to have a few years when things were starting to go right and it was picking up steam as a nostalgia brand. Disney pretty much dumped that straight away to create the usual Disney style brand but some things adapt less well to being relaunched for kids than others - they are still trying to do it, but they don't seem to have an idea how to do it, or if it can be done - the team now at Henson may not either. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter to Disney because the main reason they bought the Muppets anyway was because the show/movie rights alone makes them the money - if they choose to brush off the puppets every now and again or produce merchandise its just a bonus.
  18. Good point. The "pig-bashing" clip (that seemed to have been recorded more than a few months earlier) only came about because Piggy was talking about the "steamy" sauna scene with ballet dancer Nureyev from The Muppet Show in 1976 (Piggy had a "thing" with pretty much every single male guest star and snubbed the frog almost every time).
    Also, I agree that it gets tiresome when every thread turns into the same old arguement. There was a thread dedicated to this exact discussion a while back and it would probably be better to leave it over there.
  19. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...I guess I agree with you on at least some of that. I thought Kermit was over acting full-of-himself when he came to his senses in VMC...
  20. Have you seen this interview with Jim and Kermit, filmed about 2 weeks before Jim died? Looks like the Frog/Pig relationship was already having some problems. Look out for an early performance from CLifford who completely steals the show!

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=y1-PwZltH8E

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