"Pigs in Space" Puppet

Description (Brief):

This is one of the pig extras from the recurring “Pigs in Space” sketch from The Muppet Show. The sketch first appeared during the second season of The Muppet Show. It followed the main characters Captain Link Hogthrob, First Mate Piggy, and Dr. Julius Strangepork leading a crew of pigs aboard the Swinetrek in a parody of Star Trek, Lost in Space, and other space operas.

Description (Brief)

The Muppet Show is a half-hour long variety show featuring the Muppets that aired for five seasons from 1976 to 1981. The action of the show was generally split evenly between on-stage acts and the chaos going on backstage. Each episode featured a human guest star.

Date Made: 1974

Maker: Henson, Jim

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Muppet ShowTelevision


See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Jim Henson


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Credit Line: Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0101.02Accession Number: 2013.0101Catalog Number: 2013.0101.02

Object Name: puppet

Physical Description: foam (overall material)plastic (overall material)felt (overall material)rayon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 28 in x 19 in x 6 in; 71.12 cm x 48.26 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9a7f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1444758

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