Miss Piggy split up with Kermit the Frog last year and ABC reports that she told them she is currently looking for Mr. Right.
“I’m putting all my cards on the table!”
The announcement of the breakup had been made on Miss Piggy’s late night talk show, Up Late With Miss Piggy, where she said the romantic part of their relationship was over for now.
“We love each other. We do. [But] that part of our relationship is over for the time being – the romantic side.”
Miss Piggy and Kermit break up! The Muppets are back! https://t.co/2Udqs17sH3 pic.twitter.com/xRnx8Ni6Yq
— TEAM WEMA PUPPETS (@TEAMWEMAPUPPETS) October 25, 2015
Despite this, it appears Miss Piggy and Kermit still have a good working relationship. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter reports that in the final show before the holidays, show creators were working to bring back the connection between Miss Piggy and Kermit. There is a new showrunner for The Muppets, Kristen Newman, who took over for that final fall episode and she intends to bring the show back to life and breathe joy into it, starting with Miss Piggy and Kermit.
“I came in for Episode 10, which was the Christmas episode that aired before the break, and Day 1 of work was rewriting Piggy-Kermit scenes to really bring that connection back. The heart of the whole franchise has always been Piggy and Kermit, and I think breaking them up was really smart. There’s always more story to be told and more tension when two people who love each other are apart instead of together. But what’s important to remember is that they do love each other, and that was being walked away from completely.”
The plan is to change the focus of the mean-spiritedness within the Muppets, specifically against Miss Piggy, and instead bring in a human antagonist.
“I’m bringing in a human bad guy who will, I hope, be used to unite the Muppets fighting against him — instead of fighting against Piggy and fighting against each other. The human threat is obviously from the network because they work on a TV show. He is a branding guru named Pache — played by [recurring guest] Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project, Pitch Perfect) and he has rebranded warlords and network presidents and he has a lot of slick ideas and it’s all about new, new, new and slick, slick, slick, which is not The Muppets. The Muppets are all about joy and zaniness and heart and the way that they have to fight this bad guy is by binding together. They’re going to bring the people who have been backstage on Up Late With Miss Piggy, doing more sketches and bits and bringing more joy back to her show.”
ALUMNI NEWS: Utkarsh Ambudkar has been cast as the The Muppets newest villain in the hit show on ABC! pic.twitter.com/E2dPlDWdk1
— Art of Acting Studio (@ArtofActingLA) January 19, 2016
Of course, ever since the breakup between Miss Piggy and Kermit, people have been having fun with it. Time reports that Adam Schleichkorn had some fun creating a mash-up showing Kermit getting caught cheating on Miss Piggy. Unfortunately, the video was removed from YouTube, but in it Kermit relies of the anthem “Wasn’t Me.”
— Alex Tanasie (@dookyyy) February 1, 2016
As for Miss Piggy, she is really getting out there and interacting with fans. Marketing Land reveals she is instrumental in the promotion of a new type of marketing channel. Miss Piggy has been conversing with fans via her Facebook page.
One fan asked Miss Piggy if she could get the fan a job at the network. Miss Piggy replied encouragingly.
“Send your resume to the network.”
The Brisbane Times reports that Miss Piggy even got to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange last Monday.
Got get ’em, Miss Piggy! Single life suits you.
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