Comic-Con ’15 and 11 Other Times When Miss Piggy Was Head Hog in Charge
Bitch, She’s Miss Piggy.
All eyes were on The Muppets’ sassiest swine at Comic-Con 2015 when producer Bill Prady gave fans a surprise inside look into her majesty’s latest onscreen endeavor. Following The Big-Bang Theory panel, for which he is also a co-creator, Prady ran a 10-minute short of The Muppets new mockumentary series that sent San Diego into puppet pandemonium.
Lights up: Miss Piggy is the fabulous felt equivalent of 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon in a comedy that exposes the inner-workings of Up Late with Miss Piggy, her late-night show. She and Kermit are splitsville, and it’s awkward because he’s dating the network’s marketing head (a pig named Denise) while working as the piglette’s executive producer.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will take place in the human world, shot in Los Angeles, and will be filmed on a large set rather than a series of small rooms. The furry figures will become humanized as we are exposed to their personal lives. As Miss Piggy put it best,
“Nothing is personal in this show — we are going to show you everryyyyyythingggggg!”
ABC picked up the series based solely on the short pilot that was screened at Comic-Con. This is Prady’s second attempt to revive Jim Henson’s monumental franchise.
“It’s taken 10 years to convince people to do it,” Prady explained at the panel, which was attended by the series’ soft stars and co-executive producers Bob Kushell (3rd Rock From the Sun) and Randall Einhorn (Wilfred).
Though she will technically become the first female late-night talk show host on television come September 22, this is the hardly Miss Piggy’s first career benchmark as a tail/trailblazer.
Here are 11 Other Times When Miss Piggy Was A Head Hog in Charge.
11. Consider her starry-eyed entry into show business when she trumped over the lame other beauty queens, taking the title as Miss Bogen County.
8. Or that time when Joan Rivers was briefly contracted as her makeup artist.
7. Piggy once went on the Martha Stewart Show to make peppermint bark and instead insulted the lifestyle matron’s outfit outright.
6. However, bravely confessing to her own sartorial shortcomings on Twitter.
5. She debuted a lifestyle brand on QVC in 2014.
4. And transformed into Wonder Pig in front of Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter.
2. And wrote “Why I Am a Feminist Pig”, a manifesto published in TIME, defending her honor for the Sackler Center First Award from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in the Brooklyn Museum.
“I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s preconceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist. I believe any woman who is willing to struggle, strive — and if necessary learn karate — to make their mark in the world is a feminist … Moi is all of these things.”
1. Though, let’s be real. Miss Piggy is always the HHIC, karate chopping any and every obstacle in her path.
Learn more about The Muppets’ new show on ABC.com!