The (Rainbow) Connection

The last two evenings in my house have been spent watching* the Season One DVDs of “The Muppet Show”, which Julesie bought for me in honor of the personal celebration I recently had, about which you are no doubt sick of hearing.

Our family, like so many others, loved that show when it was originally broadcast in 1976. We became Superfans of sorts; Julesie’s favorite character was Fozzie Bear (wocka wocka wocka!) and mine was Miss Piggy.

For a couple of years (1979-1982?), she was everywhere you looked, and I was totally obsessed. I collected all things Miss Piggy. I had this glass:

I had this calendar:

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And, um, I had this record album**:

Miss Piggy is a character, alright. I was doing some reflection last night on why I always liked her so much. What it boils down to is, for me as a young teenager, she was a great alter-ego style character. She was/is more forward than I could ever imagine myself. We’re not total opposites though.

Without further ado, here is a list of things Miss Piggy and I have in common:

1. As far as looks are concerned, our early years were definitely awkward.
2. We are both control freaks.
3. We both feel ever so comfortable wearing a tiara.
4. We are both physically strong.
5. We are both stalkers.
6. We can both appreciate food.
7. We both like attention.
8. We can both be sickeningly sweet when we need to be.
9. We both love with passion.
10. We are both enamored with a foreign language (her: French. Me: German)
11. You wouldn’t want to make either of us angry.
12. We are both authors.
13. We both have dogs. (her: Foo Foo. Me: Roxie)
14. We both have the propensity for drama.

Maybe we’re related? Nah, I guess not.

*except for an hour-long break during which we watched “The Amazing Race” last night.
**Don’t hate. This time period was in the heyday of Jane Fonda’s Workout, Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Physical”, and the franchising of Jazzercise. Miss Piggy was just jumping on the bandwagon. In its time, this album was hysterical.



  • Heather

    you are such a goober, but funny, i can't quite picture you as a miss piggy lover– she seems too high maintenance for you!

    love you, darling! it sounds like you had a FABULOUS weekend, and birthday extravaganza! i am so bummed i couldn't be a part of any of it, especially because i was SO DAMN CLOSE TO YOU!

  • LceeL

    My favorite (Yes, I had one – shuddup) was Cookie – followed closely by The Count. Oh, and Oscar was in there, too.

  • Kat

    I love, love, love Miss Piggy. I had no idea that Miss Piggy had her very own Aerobic workout album. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Michelle

    Oh you are SO lucky she bought you that. I LOVE the Muppets (and have all three "good" movies downstairs). Yep yep yep yep and yep… except my favorites were the old cranky guys 🙂 I can't wait to introduce the wee ones to the Muppets. And I really wish I still had that glass (I also had the Gonzo one and one or two others, I think). Ahhhh memories 🙂

  • Anonymous

    The muppets were all great, you first watched them on TV when you were about 2. That is about when they started. I always felt a little sorry for Kermit she loved him but I thought he was a little miss treated.

    Grandma W

  • Kat - LA Blogger Gal

    Great, now I'll be singing the Rainbow Connection for days. Can't say I was ever a big Miss Piggy fan (fat kid/teen/adult here), but I get it.

    So how are you doing surviving NaBloPoMo?

  • Huckdoll

    OMG … we had that glass, I'm not even joking here. I wonder if it was mine or my mom's. No matter whose it was though, it was awesome. This post was like a blast from the past!