Forget Bella and Edward, Ron and Hermione, and Bay and Emmett. Before them all, a starry-eyed piglet and a showbiz frog-of-all-trades met and fell in love (at least according to her), and they haven’t looked back since.
In this spring’s Muppets Most Wanted, we find the peerless and driven Miss Piggy after the one thing she has always wanted – to lock down her relationship with Kermit the Frog for good. Of course, things never go as planned when it comes to the Muppets, and after an elaborate case of mistaken identity involving Kermit’s evil doppelganger Constantin, Piggy discovers the real Kermit by noting his characteristic nonchalance when it comes to her affections.
Because that’s what makes this couple so timeless: Miss Piggy’s undying love for a well meaning, but ultimately casual and ambivalent amphibian (that should be a band name). A brief recap, through the Muppets’ many adventures:
In the first ever Muppet Movie, Miss Piggy entered (and won, of course) the annual Miss Bogen County Beauty Pageant, where she met (and quickly fell for, of course) a certain Mr. Kermit the Frog.
After lots of consistent flirting and aggressive affection, Kermit began acknowledging (and maybe even reciprocating) Miss Piggy’s affections, but things got out of hand in sequel The Muppets Take Manhattan. In the finale of that film, the couple actually married, but due to various hijinks and complications, Kermit wasn’t really aware of the proceedings.
Miss Piggy’s tactics were much the same on their acclaimed long-running television show, The Muppet Show, with the starlet porker finding ways to trick Kermit into marrying her. Over the years, journalists from all over the world, from outlets as respected as The Today Show, Good Morning America and Larry King Live, have all inquired as to the current status of #Kerggy.
Jim Henson himself, the late creator of the Muppets, was once quoted on the subject, saying he spoke with Kermit on the topic: “Kermit says – and will continue to say – on interviews and such, ‘I’m just an actor and when two actors marry on stage, they’re only acting.’ But Miss Piggy continues to bring in this minister as evidence that they’re really married. So, the argument will continue on hopefully into — I don’t know what — we’ll wait and see.” Confusing, yes? Well, Kermit says, “that’s what happens when you date a pig!”