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MuppetFest Question: Who was Miss Piggy?

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by muppetperson, May 28, 2016.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    As around Muppetfest was the change over of Miss Piggy from Frank Oz to Eric Jacobson, I was wondering who performed Miss Piggy for her clip message?
     
  2. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Eric Jacobson was the perform Miss Piggy for Muppetfest.
     
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  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, this was the first time we heard Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy. She was shown in video clips live via satellite. Amazingly his performance was so good that most didn't realize it wasn't Frank. After MuppetFest, Eric began performing Piggy on TV appearances like Hollywood Squares. Eric's first big production as Piggy and Fozzie was the made-for-tv film "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" in 2002.

    Eric joined Sesame Street about seven years earlier in 1994.
     
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  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I guess what made it more confusing is that it was rumoured that Frank Oz might be attending. I wonder if Eric was performing Miss Piggy when Frank was looping the voice in the prior Movies?
     
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    While it's widely sourced that Frank Oz mainly looped his characters voices in Muppet Treasure Island and Muppets from Space, Eric didn't do the puppetry (I don't think he performed in either). Kevin Clash did most of the physical puppeteering of Frank's characters in MTI, and in MFS, the puppetry was done by John Kennedy, Alice Dennon Vernon, and Peter Linz.
     
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  6. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    It was Ricky Boyd who performed Animal. Also Peter Linz did Piggy and John Kennedy did Fozzie & Sam.
     
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