October 05, 2004

Frog and Pig, Cont’d

You’d think my appearance the other week in Ebert’s column would forever put to rest the question of whether or not Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are an actual couple- if “Muppets Take Manhattan” didn’t first. But in this week’s edition of the column, Roger runs a letter from a reader who claims to have interviewed Kermit himself in 1999, when the frog said this:

“This whole romance thing is just a figment of the pig's imagination. It's not true. There is nothing going on there whatsoever," he said. "I don't know whether or not she knows it, but she certainly should be aware by now. She tends to still be out there telling people that we're married or we're dating or all that stuff, but it's just not true.”
That’s what Kermit claims. But check out this billboard, currently displayed prominently in Times Square:

Now why on Earth would Kermit agree to participate in such an ad campaign, were the “rumor” not true? Would Mike Piazza allow his likeness to appear on a billboard that says “dates a man- baseball star”? Methinks Kermie’s in a bit of denial over the whole pig-dating thing.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 5, 2004 04:12 PM

It's an image thing. He pretends to date Miss Piggy for all the lucrative billboard ad campaigns. It's the love of the money, not the pork (apoplogies to Miss Piggy).

Posted by: Funnya at October 5, 2004 07:36 PM

Way to go! This is VERY entertaining... :)

Posted by: A at October 7, 2004 09:40 AM
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