The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

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The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
Genre Family film
Television Special
Created by Henson Associates, Inc.
Directed by Jim Henson
Produced by Jim Henson
Diana Birkenfield (co-producer)
Martin Baker (associate producer)
Written by Buz Kohan
Henry Beard
Starring Frank Oz
Jim Henson
John Ritter
George Hamilton
Tony Clifton
Dave Goelz
Richard Hunt
Kathryn Mullen
Karen Prell
Steve Whitmire
Tom Harvey
Music by Joe Raposo
Lenny La Croix
Editing by Geoff Cragin
Country USA
Original channel ABC
Original airing September 17, 1982 (1982-09-17)
Running time 50 min.

The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show is a one-hour special that aired on ABC on September 17, 1982. It guest starred John Ritter, George Hamilton, and Andy Kaufman (as "Tony Clifton")

Plot[edit]

Miss Piggy hosts her own variety show, with the help of 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). Meanwile, Kermit the Frog and the other Muppets try to run the show from a control room.

Featured Muppets[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Principal Muppet performer Jerry Nelson does not perform in this special. This was because of his daughter Christine Nelson's death occurring the same month the special had aired.
  • Muppet performer Steve Whitmire can be spotted as a back-up singer throughout the show.
  • Henson employee Jocelyn Stevenson can be spotted as an audience member.
  • An Ernie and Bert segment from Sesame Street can be seen on some of the monitors in the control room.
  • Later syndicated alongside The Muppet Show.
  • Taped in Toronto between August 9 and 24 1982.

Cast[edit]

Muppet Performers[edit]

Additional Muppets performed by Kathryn Mullen and Karen Prell

Credits[edit]

  • Miss Piggy Fantastically Performed by: Frank Oz
  • Wonderfully Produced and Directed by: Jim Henson
  • Delightfully Co-Produced by: Diana Birkenfield
  • Humorously and Interestingly Written by: Buz Kohan and Henry Beard
  • Incredible Associate Producer: Martin Baker
  • Music Rapturously Arranged and Conducted by: Joe Raposo
  • Dazzling Art Director: Ray Klausen
  • Spectacular Choreography by: Anita Mann
  • Brilliant Light Director: John Rook
  • Divine Costume Designer: Ann Hollywood
  • Miss Piggy's Stunning Gowns: Calista Hendrickson
  • Jim Henson's Consummate Muppets: Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Steve Whitmire
  • Pretend Network V.P.: Tom Harvey
  • Superb Production Consultant: Al Lowenstein
  • Marvelous Set Director: Michael Corenblith
  • Gorgeouss Assistant Choreography: Jeffrey Hornaday
  • Delicious Dance Music: Lenny La Croix
  • Miss Piggy's Adoring Staff: Polly Smith, Rollie Krewson, Mimi Kinglsey
  • Tantalizing Technical Director: Ken Brown
  • Audacious Audio: Doug Drew, Peter Mann
  • Electrifying Lighting Director: Fred Sainsbury
  • Discrimintating Editor: Geoff Craigen
  • Macho Stage Manager: Brad Turner
  • Superlative Production Assistant: Pat Craigen
  • Sublime Production Assistant: Ritamarie Peruggi
  • Passionate Production Manager: David Lalonde

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