Honey Monster Reports – Tuesday 5 January

Welcome to today’s Honey Monster Reports.

Its Tuesday and that means its a Monster of a Celebrity day.

Today’s guests are … Kermit and Miss Piggy from the Muppets

  • Miss PiggyMiss Piggy is one of the central characters on The Muppet Show. She is a force of nature who developed from a one-joke running gag into a complex, three-dimensional character.
  • Miss Piggy is a prima-donna pig who is absolutely convinced that she’s destined for stardom, and nothing is going to stand in her way.
  • Her public face is the soul of feminine charm, but she can fly into a violent rage whenever she thinks she’s insulted or thwarted. Kermit  (or “Kermie” as a pet name for him) has learned this all too well; when she isn’t smothering him in kisses, she’s sending him flying through the air with a karate-chop.
  • From modest beginnings (which she is quick to gloss over), Miss Piggy first broke into show business by winning the Miss Bogen County beauty contest, a victory which also marked her first meeting with the frog of her life, Kermit. The rest, as they say, is history (and a lot of juicy gossip, too).
  • In 1976, Miss Piggy started out in the chorus of The Muppet Show. Thanks to her charisma and a correspondence course in karate, Piggy made her presence known, and soon became the lead chanteuse and femme fatale on the show. Quickly, her career expanded to include television specials, home videos, records and books. Her “how to” volume of advice on absolutely everything, Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life, became a national bestseller, and her fabulous face has been featured on the cover of countless magazines too numerous to mention.
  • She has a dog named Foo-Foo.
  • Miss Piggy has starred in all six theatrically-released Muppet feature films, and both made-for-TV movies. She starred in two television specials, The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show and Miss Piggy’s Hollywood. She also starred in her own workout album.
  • Miss Piggy considers herself a dramatic actress and a great singer, but she has other talents, too (besides karate).M
  • Miss Piggy proves to be great at bending metal bars (for example, in The Great Muppet Caper she bent back the jail bars, and in The Muppets Take Manhattan she was able to bend a metal bar).
  • Shown in The Great Muppet Caper, Miss Piggy also has the ability to model, tap dance, swim, drive a truck, and ride a motorcycle.
  • Pointed out by Rowlf in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years and Kermit in A Muppet Family Christmas, no one can make an entrance like Miss Piggy.
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  • Eventually in the films, Kermit started returning her affections and (unwittingly) married her in The Muppets Take Manhattan–although subsequent events suggest that it was only their characters in the movie that married, and that their relationship is really the same as ever.
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy occasionally perform musical numbers together. Some of their duets include “I Won’t Dance”, “Ukulele Lady”, “Waiting at the Church”, “The First Time It Happens”, and “Love Led Us Here”.
  • Miss Piggy has two dimwitted nephews, Andy and Randy Pig.
  • 300px-Kermit-the-frogKermit the Frog, arguably Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet creation, was the star and host of The Muppet Show, played a significant role on Sesame Street, and served as the logo of the Jim Henson Company. He continues to star in Muppet movies and make numerous TV appearances.
  • Kermit grew up with thousands of siblings, and has talked occasionally about other members of his family. His childhood adventures were chronicled in Kermit’s Swamp Years. Robin is Kermit’s nephew.
  • Miss Piggy insists that she and Kermit got married in The Muppets Take Manhattan and that they’re very happy. Kermit disagrees, claiming that it was just a movie and that in real life, they have a “professional relationship.”
  • Kermit’s most well-known catchphrase is “Hi-ho, Kermit the Frog here!” He typically introduced acts on The Muppet Show by waving his arms wildly and shouting “Yaaaay!” (a technique he learned from his old acting coach, Mr. Dawson).

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