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Muppet Mania: Miss Piggy ~ Diva Forever

February 21, 2012

Talent…

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… These are the lovely ladies and gorgeous girls of eras gone by whose beauty, ability, electricity and all-round x-appeal deserve celebration and – ahem – salivation here at George’s Journal…

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The second of this month’s four ‘Muppet Mania’ posts is a celebration of the stand-out star among our felt-tastic heroes – or at least she believes she’s the stand-out star. She’s hardly shy and retiring (she’ll stick her snout in whether it’s wanted or not), but she is – like every other Muppet – utterly lovable. And many’s the celebrity who’s found her (ahem) a sexy slab of meat – and that’s far from telling a porky. Yes, peeps, the latest entry in this blog’s Talent corner is the inimitable, irrepressible, immaculate Miss Piggy…

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Profile

Name: Miss Piggy (real name possibly ‘Miss Piganthia Lee’)

Breed: Pig

Nationality: American

Profession: Porcine superstar

Background: In a 1979 New York Times interview, Miss Piggy’s associate Frank Oz said of her: “She grew up in a small town in Iowa; her father died when she was young, and her mother wasn’t that nice to her. She had to enter beauty contests to survive, as many single women do. She has a lot of vulnerability which she has to hide because of her need to be a superstar.”

Height: Taller than Kermit

Known for: Appearing alongside her furry friends – and many a dashing human guest-star – in TV’s The Muppet Show (1976-81) and then in big-screen adventures The Muppet Movie (1979), The Great Muppet Caper (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), Muppet Treasure Island (1996), Muppets In Space (1999) and The Muppets (2011). Her appeal should be an acquired taste – she’s, well, a pig and can be angrier than a horde of wasps caught in a jam-less jam-jar, is a dab-hand at judo and has an ego the size of The Muppet Theatre – but millions around the globe fell in love with her and still do. As does Muppet-leader Kermit The Frog, whose feelings Piggy most assuredly reciprocates – often in public.

Strange but true: Thirty years ago she wrote a self-help book, Miss Piggy’s Guide To Life, which clocked up a mightily impressive 29 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List,  reaching a high of #4 as it did so.

Peak of fitness: Er, maybe only Kermit should answer that question…

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