Miss Piggy

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Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz. In 2001, Eric Jacobson began performing her, although Oz has not been officially replaced.

She began as a minor character in The Muppet Show TV series, but gradually developed into one of the central characters of the show.

She is a pig who is absolutely convinced she is destined for stardom and nothing is going to stand in her way. Her public face tries to be the soul of feminine charm, but can instantly fly into a violent rage whenever she thinks she's insulted or thwarted. Kermit the Frog has learned this all too well since he is the usual target for her karate chops. When she isn't sending him flying through the air, she is often smothering him in (unwanted) kisses.

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Miss Piggy on The Muppet Show, as the Queen of Hearts

Eventually in the films, Kermit started returning her affections and (unwittingly) married her in The Muppets Take Manhattan - although subsequent events suggest that it was only their characters in the movie that married, and that their relationship is really the same as ever.

Miss Piggy has a pet poodle, Foo-Foo.

It is said that Jim Henson based the character of Miss Piggy on the American actress Loretta Swit; others have noted the similarity of her name to the stage name of Miss Peggy Lee. Recently, Miss Piggy appeared, in several Pizza Hut commercials with her friends, Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo, and in a new commercial for Dove Soap products.nl:Miss Piggy

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