Somebody’s Getting Married … Again!
I’ve seen “Muppets Take Manhattan” more than 50 times. Maybe more than 100. I can recite most of the dialogue by heart and know the lyrics to every song. Sometimes I open my window and scream, “Do you hear that, New York? I’m gonna be on Broadway!” If you know the movie as encyclopedically as I do, then you’ll recall that Kermit and Piggy get married at the end of the movie. They sing “He’ll Make Me Happy” and the Muppets get all verklempt. Only it’s unclear whether or not it’s technically a real marriage because it’s part of the plot line of their Broadway show, “Manhattan Melodies.” Also, Kermit has just recovered from amnesia just moments before. This has always bothered me. For many years I’ve wondered whether or not they were legally betrothed. It turns out, this might have been bothersome to Kermie and Piggy as well, because according to production designer Eve Stewart, the pair will pronounced Frog and Pig for realz in the next Muppet movie.
“Today has been one of the best days of my life … [I’m] designing Miss Piggy’s wedding at the Tower of London. Get me!” said Stewart in a recent BBC interview. Well, now today is one of the best days of my life, too. Kermit and Piggy are one Hollywood couple who have figured out how to make love last. [Vulture]