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TV Alert: Miss Piggy on Fashon Police March 30

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    What I meant was, Joan did appear on TMTM, but she didn't CO-STAR with Miss Piggy like she said, she only appeared in one scene.
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  2. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I've only seen the clip. There are plenty of Muppet appearances with the Muppets traditionally puppeteered behind a partition so it's nice to see these rare, special occasions when a character is sitting in a chair. A lot goes into creating the prop chair and matching it to the set. I also think Eric did a great job with Piggy's micro expressions. This isn't just Eric's Piggy or Frank's Piggy. This IS Miss Piggy at her finest. Loved this!! :mad::concern:
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  3. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was nice, instead of saying, "Look at Miss Piggy, she's a puppet everyone!!!!!" they're saying "Look at Miss Piggy, she's actually a real celebrity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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  4. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Forgot to add my positive reaction... I thought she looked fabulous! Those shoes were to die for! And I do like her sitting full body in a chair, although I can see what the previous poster was getting at. She did look like she was kind of on the edge of her seat. I'll just pretend that she was irritated and was on the verge of walking off set. ;)
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Wait, am I the previous poster you speak of?
  6. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I still haven't seen the whole appearance. I hope someone posts the whole thing soon! I'm a poor artist without cable. :o Due to the art of improv, the appearances seem to be hit-or-miss. I really think they're starting to get really good with these, but not all of them are going to be gems.

    As for Miss Piggy's look - it's getting so much better. A lot of it is getting her out of those flat-ironed wigs. Her fashion faux pas photo really illustrated the differences in her styling. The puppet looks better too. Let's not forget there were several Henson-era puppets that weren't that hot.

    Here comes the nit-picking:

    However, I still don't understand what prevents them from achieving the classic Piggy facial features as they appear at the pinnacle of her popularity. I wish Disney and Puppet Heap would more directly reference this Piggy's structure. They do have the styling down.
    (As pictured in the ad below)​
    Still, it was a shame to see that beautiful LV outfit only to have the puppet appear wall-eyed and her ears haphazardly placed...
    when we've seen her look so good too...​
  7. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    That was amazing. Great performance from Jacobson. Rivers almost popped her fake lips.
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  8. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    i think eric is really good with piggy and i love the way she's been looking lately

    if there's one thing in her appearances that i think should be there, it's a bit more spontaneity. piggy always had a tendency to derail interviews and interrupt and trail off on her own thing sometimes, at least when frank was doing her. and then the interviewer had to sort of keep up with her...but it's possible that's just really hard to replicate, because clearly that was coming out of frank's own head
  9. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    No, sorry. I was refering to zoebell's comment about having the Muppet sit behind a table so that they have more "flexibility" to move.
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    YES! But mostly on Cooking shows, where the interviewers are more intent on cooking than interviewing. I always loved the way that Piggy showed off the fakeness of television. I enjoyed the interview where she was shouting off-camera for someone to basically back up a van so she could steal all Martha Stewarts silver.
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  11. zoebell

    zoebell Well-Known Member

    oh yeah, me too. i will say that frank's piggy after jim died got even more outrageous and chaotic on her tv appearances than she ever was before- i think that was due to frank kinda just going all out with her

    but even before then, during her 80s appearances she would kinda interrupt people and start in on her own thing occasionally- catching the interviewer off guard. that sense of ad-lib is missing a bit now, imo.

    although sometimes i think eric's getting it, like when they were on that show The Chew last year. the guy was stirring the sauce they were making and explaining it, and then piggy interrupted and was like "this is fascinating, show me your chest again" and the audience just lost it. at that moment i thought now, THAT'S piggy! so i think he could definitely get it if he kept going in that direction with her
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  12. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Another wonderful Piggy interview- she took Joan Rivers' crassness and responded with class and hilarity, making Joan look even more ridiculous than she already does. Piggy had a comeback every time, a lot like she did in her older interviews- Fantastic job!
  13. miss muppet

    miss muppet Well-Known Member

    Almost fainted laughing
  14. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    I love Joan! she should appear in the next Muppet movie please!!
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  15. miss muppet

    miss muppet Well-Known Member

    Agreed !!
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  16. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    wow miss piggy looks fabulous! I've always admired her style!

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