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The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a one-hour television special that aired on ABC on September 17, 1982. It guest stars John Ritter, George Hamilton, Andy Kaufman, and Tony Clifton). The special was taped in Toronto between August 9 and 24, 1982 and was later syndicated alongside The Muppet Show.

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
GenreFamily film
Television Special
Created byHenson Associates, Inc.
Written byBuz Kohan
Henry Beard
Directed byJim Henson
StarringFrank Oz
Jim Henson
John Ritter
George Hamilton
Tony Clifton
Dave Goelz
Richard Hunt
Kathryn Mullen
Karen Prell
Steve Whitmire
Tom Harvey
Theme music composerJoe Raposo
Lenny La Croix
Country of originUnited States
Production
Producer(s)Jim Henson
Diana Birkenfield (co-producer)
Martin Baker (associate producer)
Editor(s)Geoff Cragin
Running time50 min.
Production company(s)The Jim Henson Company
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1982 (1982-09-17)

PlotEdit

Miss Piggy hosts her own variety show, with guest stars John Ritter, George Hamilton, and Tony Clifton (Andy Kaufman). A romantic triangle develops between Piggy, Ritter (who is in love with her), and Hamilton (who is uncomfortable with her romantic inclinations). Meanwhile, Kermit the Frog and the other Muppets try to run the show from a control room. At the end of the show, Miss Piggy is furious that her show is really a special, not a series. She wrecks the entire studio, and karate chops John, who is impersonating as Miss Piggy for the finale.

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Muppet performersEdit

Additional Muppets performed by Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, and Terry Angus.

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