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What does Kermit see in Miss Piggy?

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Lourenzo, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Lourenzo

    Lourenzo Member

    What does he see in her?
  2. JT Yorke

    JT Yorke Well-Known Member

    Opposites attracts i gues?
  3. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    I second that.
  4. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    "Kermit, you're starting to glow..."

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  5. jobi71

    jobi71 Well-Known Member

    As others have stated I think a main reason is opposites attract. Kermit is mellow. Piggy is intense. I know we are speaking of puppets, but I believe in the world of The Muppets Miss Piggy is a very attractive pig. She won a beauty contest, was considered to be a model, a Broadway star and editor of Vogue. I know Frank Oz in an interview cited Piggy's insecurity as crucial to her character and I agree with that. He further said something to the effect of and I am paraphrasing "she's not a good singer or talent so she makes up for it with bravado." I see how this would be a helpful note for him as a performer for her backstory and subtext, but I think it sells Piggy a bit short. In the UK number of the Milton Berle episode Piggy does a reprise of The Entertainer. I only saw this sketch when I purchased the DVD's as I don't live in the UK. But I was blown away by Piggy. She sang. She danced. She played the piano. She gave that number 120%. Yes it was over the top, and one could argue like Rowlf that she was "hamming it up". But I think she is talented, and every night gives her all. I have worked in theater for 20+ years and talent is a very alluring trait. Certainly not always in a romantic way, but talent draws people to you. I think Kermit respects her abilities. So you have someone who is strong, attractive, talented and respected so I think it is natural Kermit is attracted to her. And I also can see how these traits in excess can exasperate Kermit. And thus dramatic/comedic tension is born.

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