Miss Piggy -
Muppet pig on the puppet variety series THE
Miss Piggy, the Muppet's leading lady, had blue
eyes, blond hair, a will of iron and, of course,
the most beautiful pinkish complexion.
A background biography of Miss Piggy revealed
that she was born in Hog Springs, Iowa; educated
at Miss Worthington's Conservatory for Piglets;
and had the shapely measurements of 27-20-32.
confronted with someone who didn't agree with
her, Miss Piggy simply used her martial arts
training and disposed of them with a resounding
"Hi-Yah!" karate chop.
In the New York Times Magazine (6/10/79), Frank
Oz, the voice of Miss Piggy, revealed:
"She grew up in a small town; her father died
when she was young; 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."
Asked if all this fame has changed
her, she replied "I am still just little "Moi,"
the same gorgeous and supremely talented pig."
Continuing, she sighed "Beauty is my curse."
Miss Piggy's sweetheart is Kermit the Frog
(voice of Jim Henson), the shy, philosophical
emcee/manager of the Muppet show who is
reluctant to accept her advances. He isn't sure
he wants to be the father of a bunch of "Pogs."
The "Pigs in Space" segment of the syndicated
puppet series THE MUPPETS/SYN/1976-81 starred
Miss Piggy as the First Mate on the starship "Swinetrek,"
a jug-shaped spacecraft resembling a pig that
drifted aimlessly through space.
crew members included Captain Link Hogthrob, and
Dr. Julius Strangepork.
An emblem/patch on each of their uniforms had a
face of a pig in a circle of blue which rested
on a lightning bolt.
The end of each serial episode concluded with
the announcer echoing "Tune in next week for
another adventure of PIGS IN S-P-A-C-C-E!"
parody of STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69 was revived on
MUPPETS TONIGHT/ABC/1996 in a new sketch called
"Pigs in Space: Deep Dish Nine! The Next
Generation of Pigs...in Space!" starring Miss
Piggy and the new crew of the Swinetrek II.
Miss Piggy's first motion picture role was in
the box office hit The Muppet Movie (1979) and
her first published book was a self-help volume
entitled Miss Piggy's Guide To Life (1981). Miss
Piggy also starred in The Fantastic Miss Piggy
Show, a variety special that aired 9/17/82.
TRIVIA NOTE: Reportedly, the Miss Piggy
character (created in 1976) was modeled after
Loretta Swit character, "Hot Lips" from the
military comedy series M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83.
A forerunner to Miss Piggy was Shirley Swine
(a.k.a. "Penny Pig"), a sexy, blond pig on
BARNYARDVILLE VARIETIES/SYN/1951, a 15-minute
puppet series produced by Puppet Plays, Inc.
that featured the marionettes of Sue Hastings.
Foo-Foo is the name of Miss Piggy's French
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