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The Muppets on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" March 6

Courtesy of ABC
February 20, 2005

Who knew Kermit and Miss Piggy had a knack for design? Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- along with the help of a special team of Muppets -- gives a home makeover to the family of America's first ever set of surviving African American sextuplets.

When Diamond Harris was pregnant, she was put on bed-rest and had to leave her nursing job. Husband Chris's salary as a third-grade teacher wasn't sufficient to cover their expenses, and soon they found their home in foreclosure. Fortunately their wonderful neighbors rallied around them and raised enough money to stop the bank proceedings. But the 2000-sq. ft., three-bedroom house was in desperate need of repair, and matters were made worse when Hurricane Ivan sent a tree crashing through the living room,
which had become the children's playroom.

Because there were so many children in the family, design team leader Ty Pennington thought some "child experts" should be brought in to help. The Muppets themselves heeded his call, along with Florence Henderson -- "Mrs. Brady" herself!

Fozzie helped carpenter Paul DiMeo construct a special photo frame for DeWayne's room. Kermit competed with Ty by running around with a mini-bullhorn to warn everyone how much time was left before the family was due home. Animal helped load furniture into the house. And Miss Piggy performed like the diva she is by demanding a script for her lines while shamelessly flirting with Ty.

Editor's Note: Also be on the lookout for the Muppets the following night, Monday March 7, during Extreme Makeover: Home Edition How Did They Do That? Each Monday, the Extreme Makeover team goes behind-the-scenes of the previous night's episode to give the audience a sneak peak of how they renovated a particular families home in a week.

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