When I was a kid, like many children of the 1970s and 1980s, I loved the Muppets. My favourite characters were Gonzo, Animal and Rowlf the Dog. Although I enjoyed the show I somehow felt that there was always something missing from my Muppet experience: I longed for a female character that I could relate to and the two most prominent female leads annoyed me. I couldn’t quite articulate why I was neither Team Janice or Team Piggy. I mean really, was I supposed to embrace the burn out hippy or the overbearing boar who isn’t complete without her man? Miss Piggy really got under my skin in a way that Janice was just incapable of…she was bossy, overbearing, desperate, loud, aggressive and self-centred: everything that little girls aren’t supposed to be. And the faux French, come on!
I soon came to the conclusion that Miss Piggy wasn’t written for little girls, she was written for women everywhere, flaws and all, because she’s real, maybe even in a Carrie Bradshaw kind of way. Sure she can be misguided and desperate at times (she still makes me cringe a little), and there are some rage issues, but nobody’s perfect.
The early bird gets the worm – which is what he deserves. Miss Piggy
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may become necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. Miss Piggy
Style comes in all shapes and sizes. Therefore the bigger you are the more style you have. Miss Piggy
This, you see, is my ultimate ambition – to live a simple life with the frog I love. Miss Piggy
How far should a girl go on the first date? Tucson. However, if you live in Texas, you can probably go a bit farther. Miss Piggy
I don’t care what you think of me, unless you think I’m awesome. In which case you are right. Miss Piggy