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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Thog, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    This weeks issue of People has an article about Miss Piggy pitching bacon and sausage for Denny's.

  2. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for the info. Can you tell us more about the article? What does it say? Does it include any pictures?

    Have to be well informed before the "debate" can begin. ;)

    It's interesting that even the national media is picking up on the Denny's-bacon-Miss Piggy irony.
  3. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    Say it isn't so. Miss Piggy, fab babd and beloved Muppet, has been hawking the sausage-and-bacon combo for Denny's Grand Slam Breakfast. Wouldn't most people--execpt for Hannibal Lecter-- find the notion a bit unsettling?

    "We have received some phone calls from customers who were concerned to see Miss Piggy eating bacon and sausage," says a Denny's rep, "but most people understand that the commericals are ment to be humorous." The account was managed by West-Wayne advertising, an Tampa, Fla., agency. (The two sides have since parted ways, but both say the split had nothing to do with the commercial, which will run until Labor Day.)

    "If you understand the character and you look at a lot of the Muppets stuff, [Miss Piggy] and Kermit are always going back an forth about frog's legs and bacon, so we didn't think it was a problem," says Peter Taylor, the agency's account director. "I think people understand it's the Muppets. If we had a real live pig there eating bacon, then there'd be issues."

    The swine queen herself is hardly conflicted about pluging the other white meat. "Pork? What are vous talking about?" says Miss Piggy. "Moi is now 100 percent Botox! It's a diva thing, sweetie."

    The article has a pic of the pig in green gloves with hands on hips.
  4. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Sure they didn't mean Butox ? That would explain where the 'meat' has gone since they slimmed her down !
  5. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    So what's the big deal? It's generally known that before she became a big star, while struggling she did a bacon commercial...

  6. ZootandDingo

    ZootandDingo Well-Known Member

    I must have missed those episodes in which Kermit is eating frogs legs. :)

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