They say it isn’t over until the fat lady sings. But in this case, we’ll settle for a pig.
The Muppets’ Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy have officially broken up, as revealed during ABC’s Television Critics Association’s Press Tour. Once the darling duo of Jim Henson’s Muppets world, the power couple will no longer be a unit.
Kermit and Miss Piggy personally informed members of the press at the live event, where Kermit revealed that he's now seeing another pig in ABC's marketing department.
"It’s a day-by-day, moment-by-moment process,” Kermit said. “Piggy and I have gone our separate ways romantically."
Miss Piggy then appeared to give her side of the story, putting all blame (of course) on Kermit's shortcomings. "“Dating moi is like flying close to the sun," she snorted. "It was inevitable that Kermit would drop down to the ground while I stayed in the heavens.”
The duo will still work together, however, in ABC's upcoming The Muppets, which will follow the Muppets in a behind-the-scenes styled documentary series
But with so many questions still up in the air, Kermit then released an official statement on his and Piggy's relationship on his Twitter account.
While it's a sad day in popular culture, the breakup should provide plenty of entertaining fodder when The Muppets premieres September 22 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.
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