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Your Thoughts: The Muppets Season 1 Episode 112 - A Tail of Two Piggies

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Phillip, Feb 9, 2016.


What did you think of "The Muppets" episode "A Tail of Two Piggies"?

  1. Absolutely positively! This episode was great!

  2. Bork bork! This episode was good.

  3. Mee mee. This episode was so-so.

  4. You're all weirdos! This episode was disappointing.

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  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Tonight make plans to watch "The Muppets" new episode "A Tail of Two Piggies" at 8:30|7:30c on ABC. Then join the discussion immediately afterwards in the Muppet Central Forum.

    Episode 12 - A Tail of Two Piggies

    A wardrobe malfunction involving Miss Piggy creates a scandal that could ruin her career, but Kermit and the crew come together to defend her honor. Meanwhile, Pepe and Rizzo throw a party for Gonzo to lift his spirits when he misses his ex-girlfriend.


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  2. JimAndFrank

    JimAndFrank Well-Known Member


    YES! Thank you Piggy, thank you Kermit, thank you writers and producers of this show!

    I applaud whomever conceived this plot because it is such a relevant issue in today’s society and the Muppets are notorious for teaching life lessons in clever and entertaining ways. This episode definitely had that in spades.

    As someone who has struggled with body image her entire life due to being somewhat overweight, I related to Miss Piggy on a very deep emotional level. I’ve been in that position (quite recently actually) where there are times when I’m too embarrassed to leave the house because I feel ugly and useless. Piggy really wanted to hide from the incident, but thanks to the Muppets and Alinda, she managed to stand tall and convince the world as much as herself that being a Pig is not a disgusting secret that needs to be hidden.

    Honestly, if I had people around me each and every day who were that supportive of me, my life would be so much happier. Despite the fact that all of the negative forces were from the network President and the sponsors, the Muppets stood shoulder to shoulder and told them quite clearly that that kind of negativity simply won’t sit with them. Everyone donned a pig’s tail in unity for the acceptance of positive body image and diversity.

    The B story:

    With such a huge issue being addressed in the A-story, it doesn’t surprise me that this was more fun than anything else. I love the idea of Rizzo, Pepe and Gonzo living together in a bachelor pad because it’ll create more opportunity for Dave, Steve and Bill to have some fun with the characters. It concerned me when the discussion of how they were going to get women to their party started to go south, but in the end I was impressed with the quick little moral the writers threw in about being respectful and appealing to what women are passionate about. Well done guys!

    And as for Camilla? Well, let’s see how this plays out! Could be fun!

    Other Notes:

    · Eric Jacobson wins- no context needed.

    · Uncle Deadly is getting more and more prominent and I couldn’t be happier about that!

    · This episode wasn’t particularly funny in the Muppety sense, but it did play with the morals of the Muppets that Jim Henson loved to incorporate. Jim would be so proud of this episode.

    · “One Million Angry Parents Association”- ULTRA META. This is the shows way of flipping the bird at One Million Moms with a huge screw you.

    · How did I know that Kermit was going to smugly suggest that he had seen Piggy’s tail in various raunchy situations?

    · Alinda was a cute little pig to throw into the mix, I loved what they did with her!

    · Pepe being stark naked didn’t traumatise me like I thought it would…..that’s weird.

    · Quite clearly, Lips has stolen my heart because I was waiting eagerly for him to speak up. Maybe if the Electric Mayhem have a plot again, Lips will pipe up.

    · Again, the humans did nothing for me, however Joan Jett performed the only song that could possibly be applied to the moral of this episode.

    · Gonzo got to be Gonzo again!!! Nothing better than landing face first onto concrete!
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  3. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    Couldn't have said it better myself. :)
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  4. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member


    This episode was fantastic! Uncle Deadly has some of the best lines. I love how they used the newsman. I like how the head of ABC is becoming a recurring character.

    Absolutely loved the One Million Moms joke and how there aren't even a million of them - like the actual group.

    However, I thought the episode ended in a weird way. What happened with Gonzo and Camilla? Maybe it'll continue next episode. I'm probably just not used to the show having cliffhanger endings.
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Thoughts on tonight's episode.

    1 Heh, wardrobe malfunction. It's been what, a dozen years since that thing with Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl? And still the Muppets made it relevant again with Piggy's actual pig tail popping out of her dress causing a huge uproar between the production and :attitude: as the network censor. The main story had plenty of substance to it, liked the little piglet Linda that inspired Piggy to be proud of herself.
    2 Uncle, By Deadly Fashions.
    3 Big Mean Carla! We get to meet Carl's sister. Maybe there's hope for seeing the other Muppet relatives mentioned on the show so far.
    4 The Unveil the Tail PSA promo.
    5 Highly impressed with Joan Jet as the musical guest star.
    6 Hey, they got away with saying the D-word on air, where are your high standards now Sam?
    7 Who was that female character in the balcony with :sleep: and :boo:?
    8 The secondary subplot with the show's writers buying a new apartment was also solid... Leading to :cluck:'s return at the end, which will tie into next week's episode plotline.
    9 The "Who Tweeted It?" game was funny, especially beause of :halo: and how eager he was, even if he got almost every query wrong.
    10 Cookies are for closings! *Remembers that for when I end up househaunting.
    11 Adultiest content? :D: "Babies makin' babies."
    12 *Tries to find a job where I can take a one-hour nap and no one will mind.
    :) You take one-hour naps?
    Yeah, you don't mind right?
    13 Happy that Sweetums was utilized in this episode, just waiting for when he and Robin finally appear together.

    This episode certainly used its power for delivering a social message, which the Muppets often do in their own inimitable style. Good for them. Look forward to next week's episode.
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This episode was amazing! I can tell why Tyler Bunch says this is his favorite episode. It was a total "FU" to the group that protested the series. It was nice that they gave a second-stringer other than Julianne a speaking park, Alice Dinnean in this case. Piggy screaming the D word at the audience was awesome. And the return of Camilla was the icing on the cake. The only bad thing was it didn't air on schedule.
  7. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Another first rate episode!

    The premise is great, with a nice satire of celebrities' embarrassing moments, along with a not-too-subtle jab at the groups that were against this show back in the Fall.

    I love the message - we all have flaws, and that's okay. Love who you are.

    Definitely hoping the Gonzo/Rizzo/Pepe house idea will stick around. Sounds like a fun idea!

    Favorite moments -

    - Chip and the newspaper!
    - Carl and Scooter!
    - Big Mean Carla!
    - The only girls that the guys know are Yolonda and Janice!
    - The PSA!
    - Statler 'dying'!
    - "You know what? I'm nappin' right now..."

    Gah! I could go on!

    And yes, Camilla had a nice cameo at the end. :)
  8. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Well-Known Member

    I know I sound like a broken record but seriously... these episodes get better week after week! I would have to say tonight's episode was one of my favorites this season. It really spoke to our times! Well done! :):mad:
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  9. ryhoyarbie

    ryhoyarbie Well-Known Member

    Thought this was a heck of a lot better than last week's episode. That one was lack luster at best.

    This one was funny because Piggy let a little wardrobe malfunction happen, and the news media decides to go nuts on her which she doesn't like.

    Funny points-
    Big Mean Carl eating Scooter after Scooter asking for someone to help him

    Sweetums messing up his work by not catching him balance and Kermit commenting that it reminded him of a Japanese horror film. Was that a Godzilla reference?

    Everyone saying to heck with the network and letting themselves have a tail and showing it off

    Animal trying to figure out if Piggy or one of the Kardashians said a quote

    Joan Jett and the Muppets singing Bad Reputation and swearing. Nice touch

    The not so good-
    Lips not speaking.................Speak! Give him lines man!

    One a side note-
    This show needs to start zeroing on other characters and plots besides Piggy, Kermit, and side stories with Gonzo. Get the Electric Mayhem as the focus of several plots, or have a few of them like Zoot and Lips in a plot or two. Just branch out more with characters and different stories.
  10. LaRanaRene

    LaRanaRene Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was funny! I thought of it as a reference to the Muppets having few female characters.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Nice to know that only my affiliate preempted a great episode for speculative election over-coverage that wasn't even our primary. Didn't even air the thing on the auxiliary digital channel. Just straight up speculation for 3 hours. I really hope this doesn't drag the ratings down hard.
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  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Dude, just go to the online providers and download it there, it's obvious that's where the main ratings numbers are coming from.

    :halo: Churchill?
    :o: Churchill said it, but Piggy tweeted it.
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  13. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    Once again, Another Great episode!!! :) :mad: :o :concern: :shifty: :rolleyes: ;) :halo:

    I loved it when Big Mean Carl almost ate Scooter to get rid of his Newspaper! and Alice Dinnean's performance as Alynda was Cute!
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  14. oknazevad

    oknazevad Member

    Great episode. Fantastic message in a very Muppety style. Joan Jett was the perfect guest, used perfectly. And the B plot was great, too. Especially the chicken puns. Even the throw away gags, like Chip with the newspaper, were on point. Superb Muppet balance of humor and message, and a great use of the show's format. And the best part is it was spot on in feel without having to be overly nostalgic. It was definitely a modern episode without losing what makes the Muppets the Muppets.
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  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well I'm done, it's 7:05pm and the stupid primary crap came on ugh, was so looking forward to this, stupid politics.
  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I was nervous about Piggy's wardrobe malfunction, but her curly tail popping out for all to see was really great as it's portrayed as far more scandalous in the show than real life, and carried along a sweet message of body positivity with her interaction with the teenage pig and the rest of the crew supporting her along the way. I also liked how the teeny tiny subplots of Gonzo's remembrance of Camilla and the new house he, Rizzo, and Pepe bought for a pool party converged with the main plot in the end. If there's going to be more than two plots in an episode, then this is the way to utilize them if you ask me. :)

    And Big Mean Carl devouring Scooter to shut him up? Hilarious, and the first instance of Muppet cannibalism in this show specifically. Also loved the light slapstick with Sweetums knocking over the set like in a Japanese monster movie. Even the minor Muppets such as Newsman and Chip got some great lines.
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  17. Big Bird Fan

    Big Bird Fan Well-Known Member

    It takes a lot to make me literally laugh out loud, but when Big Mean Carl ate Scooter I laughed harder than... I don't even know when I last laughed so loudly at a joke. Nicely done muppets. :)

    As a woman, I absolutely LOVED Piggy's story. It sucks that it sounds like a bunch of people got preempted by stupid election stuff, because this is a message that needs to be out there more. The writers really hit it out of the park with this story.

    Gonzo's/Rizzo/Pepe as roommates was great (especially when Gonzo jumped off the roof) but what I especially loved was the return of Camilla! And it was nice they left it as a cliffhanger instead of trying to squeeze in a resolution. I have a feeling I'm going to love next week's episode too. :D
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  18. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Here's Tyler Bunch's interview where he says this is his favorite episode and how he feels about the reactions people have had to the show. From 21:12 to 26:12:
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  19. Muppy

    Muppy Well-Known Member

    GUYYYYYYS! #TheMuppets is trending on Twitter! They're number 4! I can't remember the last time they trended, so this seems like a great sign.
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  20. scooterfan360

    scooterfan360 Well-Known Member

    this was great I'm still rolling at the part , when piggy's tail popped out and when she snorted when she was talking to uncle deadly .
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