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Webchat with the Muppets: Miss Piggy and Kermit answer your questions (watch the video)

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RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Mar-14 11:59:31

It's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
It's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight...
Well, actually on MONDAY 24 March. To celebrate the release of their new movie, Muppets Most Wanted on March 28, Mumsnet has been invited to put YOUR questions to our favourite pig n frog combo, Miss Piggy and Kermit. We'll film the interview and put it up on the site next week. So here you go folks - post 'em up ...

It's time to get things started on the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational
This is what we call the Mumsnet Muppet Show!

Watch the full interview here.

ChaffinchOfDoom Fri 21-Mar-14 13:34:21

how do you feel about Mumsnet's obsession with 'naice ham'?

TwoLeftSocks Fri 21-Mar-14 13:42:08

Ooh, how exciting!

Kermit, my one true love, will you ditch the pig and marry me?

SummerSevern Fri 21-Mar-14 14:30:12

Kermit, you were my first crush. You have such a beautiful croak voice.
A lot of the songs that I sing to my dd are Muppet songs. What we're your favourite songs, you know, growing up in the swamp?

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 21-Mar-14 14:39:33

I just wanted to say I really, really, really, really love you both Kermit especially. Will think of a question later

EatKatanaZombieScum Fri 21-Mar-14 14:41:28

This is so cool!

Kermit, who were your favourite celebrities that have appeared on your show over the years? and do you have any behind the scenes gossip on em ?

Willemdefoeismine Fri 21-Mar-14 14:43:45

Miss Piggy, obviously aside from Kermit, which leading man has sizzled your bacon?????

Cocolepew Fri 21-Mar-14 14:53:49

OMG, best webchat ever!

Miss Piggy, how come you still look so young? You haven't aged in decades. Care to share your secret?

CuttedUpPear Fri 21-Mar-14 14:58:37

Miss Piggy
As I was growing up, my dad had a crush on you that he made no secret of. Thanks to this he made sure that we never missed an episode of the Muppets.
He is an old man now but you have managed to retain the dewy complexion of a fresh faced piglet.
What words of comfort might you have for him in his dotage?

BondBasildonBond Fri 21-Mar-14 15:12:41

Miss Piggy,
I have felt for some time that Joanna Lumley has modelled her appearance on you.
How do you feel about this? Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

Groovee Fri 21-Mar-14 15:35:48

Miss Piggy have you ever considered stopping to Botox as I'm sure you would be prettier with some lines.

Kermit, how does it feel to be the worlds most loved froggy?

AuntieStella Fri 21-Mar-14 15:53:27

Miss Piggy: you are one of my great role models and you ooze confidence. What were the formative experiences in your erly life that gave you such self-esteem?

BIWI Fri 21-Mar-14 15:57:42

Miss Piggy

I run a low carb Bootcamp on Mumsnet and I think you could benefit from joining us. Have you ever considered low carbing as a way to shed some of those extra pounds? It's especially useful for us women as we head towards the menopause. It would be a privilege for us if you joined!

Reastie Fri 21-Mar-14 16:00:23

Miss Piggy, I can't help but notice Kermit can be quite indifferent to you and just doesn't seem to have the same ambition, confidence, and drive that you so clearly have and question how well matched you are as a couple. Have you ever considered LTB?

Cocolepew Fri 21-Mar-14 16:09:27

You're for it BIWI grin

BIWI Fri 21-Mar-14 16:11:21


OddFrog Fri 21-Mar-14 16:47:31

Hi Kermit, I really wanted the username 'Carribean Amphibian', but it wasn't available sad.

As a child, I most wanted to be on the muppet show with both of you and with the Great Gonzo. My DS and I would like to know what you Most Wanted to do as youngsters, and have you achieved it yet?

LoveBeingCantThinkOfAName Fri 21-Mar-14 17:29:21

Miss Piggy, my daughter would like to say you are beautiful with beautiful hair and a beautiful dress.

She doesn't have a question however as she is poorly at the moment could you sY hello and wish her better thanks

NotCitrus Fri 21-Mar-14 17:48:30

Miss Piggy and Kermit, how do you feel about Jim Henson productions being one of the few large media companies that routinely doesn't bother subtitling their DVDs?
This means deaf people are deprived of Farscape and Muppet Shows and your good selves are missing out on a large audience who would love to get to know the Muppets better - Muppets are impossible to lip-read!

If you have contact details for complaining to Jim Henson Productions that would be great as I've never found any.

Assuming there is a subtitled showing, my family will all be going to see the new Muppets film as soon as it's out.

IslaValargeone Fri 21-Mar-14 18:06:22

Miss Piggy, given your immense talent and beauty, what Hollywood film roles do you think you should have been offered?

onepieceoflollipop Fri 21-Mar-14 18:10:54

Dear Kermit,
My daughter age 6 is one of your biggest fans. Her favourite colour is green. Please can you tell us what your favourite food is? My dd thinks it is flies on toast!

Fakebook Fri 21-Mar-14 18:11:04

Piggy and Kermit, I've been watching you on TV since I was born and I'm almost 31 grin. Do you feel old now?!

Anyway, my real question is: what does it feel like to have a hand up your bottom all the time? wink.

BornToFolk Fri 21-Mar-14 18:50:08

How exciting! I was a huge Muppets fan growing up, and now 6 year old DS is too. We both loved the first Muppets movie and are really looking forward to the new one. DS would like to know if there is going to be a Muppets 3 and 4 please?

spudmasher Fri 21-Mar-14 19:25:04

Kermits, how is your nephew, Robin? I always wondered how he'd turn out.

glendatheveryexcitedwitch Fri 21-Mar-14 19:53:15

I have been an avid muppets viewer since I was a baby (1975) our family had a puppy when I was 6 mths old that we called muppet!!!

What is the secret to your successful long term relationship? And why have you never married???

Can't wait for the film!!!!

Driveway Fri 21-Mar-14 20:05:11

To Kermit - Rainbow Connection has been covered so many times. Which version (other than your own - which is the best obviously) is your personal favourite?

southeastastra Fri 21-Mar-14 20:15:49

my son (12) and I absolutely loved the last muppet movie. why do you think the muppets have always been so appealing? Also how is pepe the prawn and does he get a starring role in your new film.

meditrina Fri 21-Mar-14 20:17:55

Is Animal married/attached?

Trojanhouse Fri 21-Mar-14 21:16:47

Miss Piggy you are defo the most beautiful woman in the world
Do you think that old Kermit is punching above his weight?
Has Kermit proposed to you.?
If he likes it he should have put a huge diamond ring on it, in the words of. Beyoncé

Doobydoo Fri 21-Mar-14 21:18:50

Miss PIGGY I saw you inyour pink cadillac with chauffeur in florida...how do you keepyour passion for Kermit so strong...he can be quite dismissive?!

Spirael Fri 21-Mar-14 21:31:10

Hi Kermit and Miss Piggy! My question is... If there was a film made about you, which actor or actress would you want to play your part? wink

<whispers> ''phenomena'' grin

My question is, did you have to use stunt doubles for the movie, or were you both able to do your own stunts?

I'm really looking forward to seeing it by the way, I think you're both awesome!

CambridgeBlue Fri 21-Mar-14 22:32:25

Wow, officially the best web chat ever smile Been a huge Muppets fan since the 70s <shows age>

Kermit - no question but just wanted to say I think you're one of the nicest puppets people in showbiz

Miss Piggy <we're not worthy> I've always admired your fabulous sense of style. Who are your fashion icons and who do you think doesn't quite cut it?

PS am I the only one who can't hear certain songs without thinking of the Muppets? eg Crocodile Rock (chorus of Muppets: 'laaaah, la la la la la') and Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Miss Piggy)

CambridgeBlue Fri 21-Mar-14 22:33:15

PPS if Animal isn't attached give him my number smile

scrappydappydoo Fri 21-Mar-14 23:33:35

Best webchat ever!!

As much as I love your movies nothing quite beats The Muppet Show every week on tv - are there any plans for a revival?

(and can you tell your friends on Sesame street that I love their parodies and its a shame we don't get to see SS on tv over here)

SarniaCherie Fri 21-Mar-14 23:39:44

You've performed alongside many of the world's greatest stars. Who were your favourites?

I also feel I should confess that when I was 3 I threw my brother's Fozzie Bear Toy car down the stairs and broke it. My Miss Piggy remained hidden from him for some time after so he could not exact his revenge. grin

Kermit. I Love you. Will you marry me? Or sorry does that sound stalky psycho? I'm not. Honestly. I have an 11 year old son who would also love you to come live with us xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Kudzugirl Sat 22-Mar-14 08:24:45

Hello Miss Piggy

Gwyneth Paltrow says she 'works a 1970's vibe' regarding her lady garden.

Are you a 70's girl at heart too? Or do you have a Vajazzle?

Kudzugirl Sat 22-Mar-14 08:25:29


That is hilarious grin

Kudzugirl Sat 22-Mar-14 08:28:07

One last question to Kermit

What is Robin up to lately? And have you campaigned against the mass genocide that goes on in ponds up and down the country in the Spring? Our frogspawn gets decimated by various mass murdering animals each year and I wondered whether some kind of froggie UN Peacekeeping Corps would help?

Maybe you could bring a guitar, sit by the pond and sing KumBaya to them all

<peace n love>

YoniMatopoeia Sat 22-Mar-14 09:12:34

What is your favourite biscuit?

YoniMatopoeia Sat 22-Mar-14 09:14:45

Question from DD (7)

Will there be new Muppets in the Muppet band ?

I have to declare a crush on Animal at this point...

TwitMcAwesome Sat 22-Mar-14 09:24:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

everythingiknow Sat 22-Mar-14 10:20:49

I have two questions for this iconic couple:

Kermit, is it true that you were once invited to speak at the Oxford Union? (Or was that you, Miss Piggy?)

And, Kermit, I have always wondered why your voice sounds exactly like that of Bill Gates - are you by any chance related?

Please could you also pass on my special greetings and respect to Animal? (who holds a very special place in my heart) - but please don't mention the trigger word.....Thank you so much.

cuppachai Sat 22-Mar-14 10:35:30

Scream!!!! DS (Oscar, 7) is your biggest fan! He even held a wedding ceremony for Kermit and Piggy in our living room. He wants to ask: did you enjoy Saturday night takeaway with Ant and Dec and can you do a Geordie accent? grin

Kermit, after seeing the interview with Miss Piggy and the divine Mr Thomas Hiddleston in which there was such undeniable chemistry, how did you deal with his underwear cavortings in your latest film? If you send him back to London I promise to keep him under strict lock and key so he can't bother you again..

SaggyAndLucy Sat 22-Mar-14 11:37:10

Miss Piggy I love you're rule about 'never eating more than you can carry'
Do you have any other good philosophies for life?

SaggyAndLucy Sat 22-Mar-14 11:37:54

Kermit do you and Fozzy ever start the day with a nice bacon sandwich. wink

ThePost Sat 22-Mar-14 11:52:59

Miss Piggy, who (apart from the wonderful Kermit T. Frog) has been your favourite leading man during your stellar career?

SheherazadeSchadenfreude Sat 22-Mar-14 11:54:15

Miss Piggy I have long admired your hair, and we share a similar physique. I yearn to be as glamorous as you, but I am ginger. I can't rock blonde like you do, I just get more ginger. My question is, can you still be glamorous and ginger, or is that, in your view, a step too far.

I thank you.

cremolafoam Sat 22-Mar-14 12:59:24

Dear Kermit,
It's not easy being green is it. If you could choose, what other colour would you be?

cankles Sat 22-Mar-14 14:58:29

DD would like to know Miss Piggy, where do you get your glamourous clothes? She says that they are "totes amazeballs" smile xxx

My question is for Kermit. Do you ever yearn to get back to the simple life in the swamp?

motherinferior Sat 22-Mar-14 17:54:46

Miss Piggy, I am sure you will appreciate the predicament of being the mother of two impressionable young girls. Could you in your wisdom impart the best advice for ensuring they grow up, well, following in your trotters?

impty Sat 22-Mar-14 18:19:13

Miss Piggy, you have been an enormous influence on my life, and I am a huge admirer of yours.

You have such a fantastic sense of glamour and style. Is there ever a time, when a lady like you, should go for comfort over beauty?

LordPalmerston Sat 22-Mar-14 18:23:27

Miss PIggy - have you , or would you ever own a onesie?

OR have you ever twerked?

LottieJenkins Sat 22-Mar-14 18:33:54

My son who is 17 and is profoundly deaf and has Aspergers could give Animal a run for his money on the drums. He is OBSESSED with The Muppets and Sesame Street and wants to know if you will make a movie together? Also if you are going tour any time soon so he can come and watch you all!!!

nannynome Sat 22-Mar-14 21:16:54

Yay! I have also been watching you both since her childhood (my parents had to buy another VHS of the first movie as I used to watch it so much)

Kermit, is Robin ever going to appear in any of the movies or has he given up show business, if so what is he now doing? I ask because our 3 month old son was partly named after him due to being nicknamed Tadpole before he was born. I would love to be able to tell him when he is older what his namesake now does.

Piggy, thank you for presenting young girls with a strong female character when I was growing up (still not convinced by pink though) Do you not think it is important to also try to emphasise intelligence and other traits since you are known for your looks to the young generations watching you?

NonnoMum Sat 22-Mar-14 22:46:11

My question is for the indomitable Miss Piggy...

Miss Piggy, it seems you have a, er, reputation for some, er, diva-ish behaviour (unwarranted, I'm sure). With this in mind, and being such a strong piggywiggy woman, how do you feel about the Ban Bossy campaign?

NonnoMum Sat 22-Mar-14 22:47:10

Also, I know I'm not allowed to ask two questions, but when will PIIIIGGGGGSSSS IN SPAAAAAAAACCCCCEEE return? It was genius.

scottishmummy Sun 23-Mar-14 00:19:36

miss piggy clearly Kermit has no intention making honest pig of you. do you think kermit has intimacy issues like Beyoncé said If you liked it then you should've put a ring on it...

scottishmummy Sun 23-Mar-14 01:13:12

Oh my,Kim and Kanye will be well jel,you two are simply gawjus.radiant and understated

Dontknowhowtofeelnow Sun 23-Mar-14 01:13:56

They got married in Muppets Take Manhattan, didn't they?

Dontknowhowtofeelnow Sun 23-Mar-14 01:16:12

Miss Piggy, does it anger you that pigs have been vilified in the Angry Birds games?

Bearandcub Sun 23-Mar-14 08:43:47

I am a huge fan of your work and your undeniably amazing talents.

This is a rather serious question. You may be aware that in the UK the term muppet is often used to mean a fool. What more needs to be done to stop such widespread speciesism? Do you think there will be time when we will all be equal?

nobodysfool Sun 23-Mar-14 09:41:39

To the beautiful Miss Piggy. Can you tell me are you related to Eastender soap star Letitia Dean? Best of luck with the new film but I'm sure it will be a huge hit!

IWorshipSatin Sun 23-Mar-14 13:46:50

Miss Piggy - if you go out in strong sun do you sizzle and smell delicious?

PirateJones Sun 23-Mar-14 14:00:18

Why were the special features on the “being green anniversary” Muppet treasure island and Christmas carol discs removed for the UK?
Gonzo even talks about them on the menu, taunting us.

difficultpickle Sun 23-Mar-14 15:23:24

Loved the new film. Kermit isn't it about time you made an honest woman of Miss Piggy? Neither of you are getting any younger smile

ballsballsballs Sun 23-Mar-14 16:52:10

Dear Miss Piggy, have you ever considered going for anger management therapy? It concerns me that you appear to thump everyone who disagrees with you, and that isn't on at all.

Dear Kermit, you should LTB. And try the Freedom Programme. x

Dd aged 4 is a massive Muppets fan. I asked if she had a question, but she just wants to tell Kermit that she loves him (sorry Miss Piggy)

OonaghBhuna Sun 23-Mar-14 19:14:03

Hello Miss Piggy and Kermit, Emily my daughter would like to know what you do most of the day. What would be your typical routine? We cant wait for the film we are all massive fans xxx

bookofkittens Sun 23-Mar-14 19:14:28

Dear Miss Piggy,

I have admired your wardrobe since I was a small child. Who designs your clothes ? Will they ever be available in a larger size ?

OonaghBhuna Sun 23-Mar-14 19:15:28

My other daughter Lucy would like to know what are your favourite songs that you have sung together? Lucy is also a massive fan and cant wait for the movie!!! xxx

elQuintoConyo Sun 23-Mar-14 21:22:45

We had a green 2CV and nicknamed it Kermit when I was a small person back in the 70s grin so you're very close to my heart.
I'd like to ask: what was Micheal Caine like to work with? And what other classics would you like to make as films? A Tale of Two Muppets? A Midsummer Night's Pig? Dude, Where's My Bacon?

<narrows eyes> ElQuintoCoyo, are you my DSis?

TSSDNCOP Sun 23-Mar-14 22:31:50

Kermit do you feel it is liberating to just wear a green ruff? It's certainly a statement - what made you choose it?

Obviously for acting roles you do occasionally go cloth, I particularly like your natty Trench which I assume is Burberry.

Do you prefer to dress up or be nekkid (bar the ruff)?

PS I love you more than my DH xxx

elQuintoConyo Sun 23-Mar-14 23:14:55

Do you have the same name as a type of Scottish meat pie Empress ?
My mn name is Spanish. There's a good reason for that...

TheseAreTheJokesFolks Mon 24-Mar-14 00:55:41

Seeing as Ricky Gervais got cut from your last movie how come he was cast in this one?
Do you think there would have been a renaissance without the Forgetting Sarah Marshall movie and how much do you owe Jason segel?
How come I didn't see any Muppets at the Oscars when man or Muppet won best song?
How much does a movie PR person get paid for masquerading as a sleb on Reddit AMAs or impersonating characters on mumsnet and how did you get into character today? Sock puppetry is banned here btw...!

LineRunner Mon 24-Mar-14 00:56:53

Miss Piggy

Do you like British accents? Which is your favourite?

runawaysimba Mon 24-Mar-14 06:33:04

So exciting! Kermit, my daughter was born 9 weeks early and since she was in her incubator I've sung "The Rainbow Connection" to her. Now she's three, she loves the song and wants to play the banjo like you. No question, just wanted to tell you how special you are to us.

I don't, Conyo, and I'm guessing you don't live in a seaside village beginning with P? Coincidence then grin.

MoonandSixpence Mon 24-Mar-14 08:19:52

Dear Miss Piggy and Kermit - My 11-year old daughter (a BIG fan of the Muppets) was in a silly mood this morning - she's wondering, if you guys got together and had little ones, what would they look like? Would they be tadlets (tadpoles/piglets) or pigpoles? grin And what would their names be?

Thanks! We can't wait to see the new movie!

KermitLover Mon 24-Mar-14 08:34:23


Secondly, to Kermit, (I have name changed so as not to out myself)...but could you possibly congratulate my husband who is a massive fan on our new baby?

My husband's name is Dan and our new baby is Winston. This would be possibly the best thing that ever happened to him.

Thank you in advance,

KermitLover Mon 24-Mar-14 08:36:05

Moonandsixpence the little one are always pigs when girls and frogs when boys... like in Muppet Christmas Carol

Cocolepew Mon 24-Mar-14 08:38:25

Can I ask another? Going back a few years, but what was Debbie Harry like to work with? I remember the episode she was on very clearly.

Also DD wants to know if Miss Piggy loves Kermit so much how then she can't tell the difference between him and the baddie in the film? (She is basing this on the trailers for the film)

dyslexicdespot Mon 24-Mar-14 10:02:14

Dear Miss Piggy,

You have inspired me for about 34 years. Thanks for being a truly awesome role model!

Would you please talk about little about your relationship to Dolly Parton?


RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 24-Mar-14 19:16:54

Thanks so much to everyone for the questions - we had a good giggle this morning reading through them all. We selected ten which we put to Ms P and Kermie earlier today (and we're still high from the thrill of it) and will have the video up on the site later this week.

Cocolepew Mon 24-Mar-14 20:50:07

10!?! One better have been mine <glares>

dyslexicdespot Mon 24-Mar-14 21:35:54

Please ask about Dolly!

everythingiknow Tue 25-Mar-14 17:45:35

Can't wait for the video! grin

brilliant! too bad I saw this only on week's roundup.

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-Mar-14 14:52:29

The video is now live and can be viewed here:

Mumsnet meets The Muppets ENJOY!

Cocolepew Fri 28-Mar-14 18:24:31

Yay! Love it! Thank you grin

HectorVector Fri 28-Mar-14 20:26:14

Love it! smile

grin Love!

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