|Plants are like lamps. You plug them in and they turn right on. When they stop working, just unplug them, throw them away and plug in another. - Miss Piggy|
The Muppets Miss Piggy Fan Club
In 1980, you may remember, Miss Piggy ran for President. (She lost, but it was close.) At the time, my family didn't have a television (by choice). Consequently, I had never seen Miss Piggy, nor any of the other Muppets, for that matter. I had no idea who she was but I was quite curious.
One day that summer I was sitting in a doctor's office waiting for my appointment. There was a woman's magazine with an interview of Miss Piggy in it. I picked up the magazine and read the interview. I was hooked. This pig had personality. What a girl! Some time after that we got a television and I was able to really get to know her.
Then in 1986 or so, my church was having its annual talent show. The year before, I had been part of a hilarious skit. I'm really a shy person and no one could believe it was actually me up there. I was kind of on a roll. But the next year, no one who had been in the skit was interested in doing anything. I really wanted to do something. I thought and thought but came up with nothing.
One day, my kids, who were around 9 and 6 then, put on The Muppet Album. Miss Piggy is on it singing, “What Now, My Love?” I thought, “That's it!” And my Miss Piggy impersonation was born.
The way everything came together for the costume and musical accompaniment was amazing. A very talented musician in my church listened to the album and wrote out the music to go with the song. He accompanied me for the performance, then made a tape of it so I could use it afterwards.
I found a plum colored dress at the Salvation Army for $1.69. The shoes came from another thrift store and cost $2.00. A friend actually found elbow-length pink gloves at her church's rummage sale for 25 cents! Another friend gave me a curly, long, blond wig that she used to wear.
I had some 3” wide satin ribbon that my mother fashioned into a sash with a huge rose. She also used it to make the pig ears and bows for the shoes.
Add to that a beaded necklace, bracelet and ring and voilà!
[That's French. :@) ]
Here is a video of my Miss Piggy impression, if you haven't already watched it on the Home page. You'll love it.
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