Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Sad Conscious Uncoupling


No, it's not me! I mean really...do you read my posts at all?

"After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, 
Miss Piggy made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship."


Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are calling it quits according to buzz60. This kind of news swiftly knocks Throwback Thursday to second place. Miss Piggy confirmed it on her Facebook page and added "we will be seeing other people, pigs, frogs, et al."

Suspicious minds questioned the timing (new show in the Fall...how Kardashian of them).

We must examine this further. At the risk of speculating...oh, heck, I'm gonna speculate. 

  • Did Kermit miss his "wild oats" days? You know that Miss Piggy chased him without mercy - was there some deep seated resentment?
  • Was someone else bringing home the bacon? Claiming Kermit's Ma'am Ham?
  • Are children involved? If so, what are they? Pigpoles? Tadlets? 
  • Do any of the children crave COOKIES?? I'm just sayin'...
  • All celebrity marriages must be tough. Do you think a factor was the fact that this one had the added stress of miscellaneous hands and sticks in the mix? They must feel like someone is talking behind their back all the time.
  • It doesn't help that they have been asked how to get to their street for decades. That kind of repetition can mess with your mind.
While we're at it, though: 

Miss Piggy, have you met Hairy Joe the Muppet Fail?


29 comments:

  1. Oh the Miss Piggy and Kermit jokes that come to mind...

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  2. Maybe Kermit has fallen for Brandon and Bryan's Peggy Sue, the special needs goat with an orthopedic shoe?

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    1. Alex, you may be on to something...a mercy romance, perhaps?

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  3. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    I am one of the few people on earth who didn't watch The Muppet Show. I didn't get what all the fuss was about and I got tired of listening to people talking about Piggy and Kermit and having them pop up as guests on numerous music variety shows. I never liked puppets or puppet shows and never liked clowns (especially the one who insisted on kissing me in a train station men's room last month). The only cartoons I ever liked were those laced with subtle, sophisticated, topical humor. I suppose I was born with adult tastes in entertainment.

    I think you're right. If a new show is coming this fall it makes sense that the producers are busy generating buzz in advance. I predict that your beloved Hairy Joe the Muppet Fail will someday have his own series and will eclipse the popularity of Piggy and Kermit.

    Happy Thursday, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. If we went back in time to the big hey day of Muppetalooza, I'm not sure I would have paid them a lot of notice if I didn't have a younger brother. But the fact of the matter is...I DO have a younger brother and The Muppet Show was right there with Electric Company and Speed Racer and Tonka trucks. When the older sister has to amuse the younger brother, all those things become imprinted on my memory...you can scrape them off with a putty knife, either. I've tried.

      The Muppet Fail idea is partially from me imagining someone presenting a muppet idea. I've got to wonder how it was "approved." Think about it: a monster in a garbage can? A really big bird? A glamorous pig - that likes a frog?

      Is Hairy Joe really that far off?

      Have a great day, Shady the Knight!

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    2. That was ME, Shady. I tried to kiss you in the men's room. I felt so embarrassed when you fought me off and shouted, It's a MAN, baby!

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  4. I am holding out for a reconciliation!! They cant break up after all these years. Although I wouldn't blame Kermit, she seems to be a Ham-ful!!

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    1. This is going straight to the Flipside Pun Hall of Fame!

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  5. Maybe they just need some new songs about breaking up

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    1. Don't take your felt
      Away from me
      Don't you leave this frog in misery
      If you go, I might turn blue
      'Cause breaking up is hard to do.

      (Neil Sedaka weeps.)

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  6. I was crushed. If Kermit and Miss Piggy can't make it, who can?

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    1. I know, right? I'm not sure my oven mitts still love each other now and they were a perfect pair.

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  7. What's the world coming to? Thanks for a morning laugh!

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    1. I know...think about the example they are setting for other kid obsessions.

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  8. HA! Good stuffs, DOC CHERDO.

    To be honest, I didn't even know that Kermit and Miss Piggy had become an item. The last I knew (which I guess was a long, long time ago), she was still chasing him and he was still hopping away. Now he's hopping mad? And/or she's as disillusioned as a roasted pig without an apple for its mouth? Eve without an apple? That's just... WRONG!

    What's for dinner? Well, for one thing, we know it won't be ham sandwiches with frog legs on the side.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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    1. D-FensDoggie:

      Maybe they were trying to hide their relationship a la Angelina & Brad in Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Think of all the girls who would have been crushed to learn that they couldn't have a shot at their favorite muppet. They thought they'd have to have real human relationships - but he's back in the game (after a respectable waiting period; that is what separates the Muppet from the beasts - knowledge of what is appropriate in polite society).

      What's for dinner? A trip to look at houses. Shhhh...Hubzam thinks it's an entree and two sides.

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  9. I never thought they were together-that was Miss. Piggy's desire but not Kermit's. The Muppet Show was one of my dad's favourites. This is a man in his 60's who was a lumberman through and through and no one could talk to him while the Muppet Show was on. You know, now we might see Kermit go after Animal and Miss Piggy look towards the Swedish Chef. She heard he loves her chops. Fozzie is becoming Transgender

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    1. Is Fozzie keeping the name? It's pretty neutral.

      Just think about it: a couple of centuries ago, we'd all be worrying about keeping food on the table. Now we can stress about puppet marriages going bust.

      Life is good.

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  10. Miss Piggy always chased Kermit. I don't remember that he stopped running, but I haven't seen all the Muppet movies. I'm not concerned about this development. Everything works out in the land of Muppets, especially when they do a special with John Denver, and he sings. Oh. Wait a minute . . . that won't happen, either.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I almost added Franklin into the picture...you know, kinda acting as a mediator breaking up the tension. Turns out, he doesn't have a dog in this fight.

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  11. It's surprising but inevitable, considering their relationship is comedy gold when their not together. Miss Piggy chasing "Kermie" and him running away is a great stuff and with a weekly show they'd be fools not to want to mine that comedy gold. He said in an interview that it's the curly tail that frogs find so irresistible so maybe he found a Wendy's Baconantor cheeseburger instead of the quarter pounder.

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    1. Type exactly right, Maurice! It would be like the Skipper and Gilligan always agreeing...Fred and Barney getting along...

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  12. Phew. Not you, what a relief. I don't care about Miss Piggy because, frankly, a pig and a frog were never a convincing match.

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  13. Haha, cute!!! If felt puppets can't stay together, what hope is there for the rest of us?

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  14. I always suspected Kermit was impotent.

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  15. Children would have never worked. Tadpoles with curly tails?

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo