Since today is both Memorial Day and “Muppet Monday” here at “Ink and Paint in the Parks,” it seems fitting to celebrate a great moment in American history. While not the most accurate retelling of historical events, “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” has brought plenty of Kermit the Frog and company’s signature mayhem to Magic Kingdom since it debuted in October 2016. The show features a variety of Muppet characters appearing in the upper windows of Liberty Square, but the true star of the show (at least in her own mind) is Miss Piggy. The above picture features her in an appropriately star-spangled ensemble alongside Kermit during the opening number of one of the show’s two versions.
Starting off as a chorus girl on “The Muppet Show,” Miss Piggy quickly became one of the variety show’s most popular characters due to the scene-stealing performances of her puppeteer, Frank Oz. One of Piggy’s most defining attributes is her tumultuous relationship with her “Kermie,” which frequently boomerangs between passionate affection and karate chopping the frog across the room at a moment’s notice. As rocky as it can sometimes be, the romance between the pig and the frog has become so iconic that there was outrage across the internet when it was announced that the couple had broken up and Kermit had started dating another pig named Denise as part of the 2015 sitcom “The Muppets.” Kermit and Piggy’s behavior toward each other appears to be getting back to normal (at least for them) during their new Liberty Square show, so hopefully we’ll be seeing more of the world’s most famous interspecies love story sometime in the future.