‘The Muppets’ On TV: Why Did Kermit Break Up With Miss Piggy?
“The Muppets” stars Kermit and Miss Piggy broke up because the producers thought that their conversations on the show sounded like they were on the verge of breaking up. Read on to know more details.
Iconic Muppets duo Kermit and Ms. Piggy broke up because of the executive producers Bill Prady and Bob Kushell who thought that the two had many conversations that sounded like they were about to break up. Prady told The Hollywood Reporter that by just listening to their conversations, it made him think that they would break up.
Prady told the press that the idea of making the couple break up came after he watched an interview of Kermit and Piggy which was done to promote one of the recent Muppets movies.
“Just listening to it, I said it sounds like they broke up. They’re being really evasive. Then Bob Kushell said, ‘What if they’re broken up?’ and it seemed to make sense with what I saw when they were interviewed,” he recalled. There seems to be something going on between the two different to that of their public face.
“The Muppets” fans were shocked to know that Kermit and Ms. Piggy had broken up when ABC revealed that a new more adult-oriented Muppets TV show was going to go on air soon. The new TV show is going air behind the scenes activities of the cast during the filming of Miss Piggy’s own talk show, “Up Late With Miss Piggy.” The series is also going to focus on the personal lives of most characters on the show, including the lives of other favorites such as Fozzie and Gonzo.
Eric Jacobson will be voicing Miss Piggy and Steve Whitmire will be voicing Kermit as per usual.
Do you think that “The Muppets” sounded better when Kermit and Miss Piggy were still together? Is the show is losing its innocent appeal? Share your ideas in the comments section.
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