Miss Piggy Puppet

Description (Brief):

Miss Piggy is a hand-rod puppet originally performed by Frank Oz and currently performed by Eric Jacobson. In a hand-rod puppet, like Miss Piggy, the performer’s dominant hand goes into the puppet’s head and operates the mouth and sometimes other facial features. The less dominant hand controls the arm rods, which are thin rods connected to the puppet’s hands. Miss Piggy is a diva pig who believes she is a superstar. She is madly in love with Kermit the Frog and is an expert in karate. Miss Piggy began as “Piggy Lee” on The Tonight Show in 1974 and eventually the “Lee” was dropped so as not to upset Peggy Lee. Miss Piggy then became a major character on The Muppet Show.

Date Made: 1990s

Performer: Oz, FrankJacobson, EricMaker: Henson, JimErickson, Bonnie

Subject: Muppet ShowPuppetryTelevisionTelevision broadcasts


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


Exhibition Location:

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: 2013.0101.12Accession Number: 2013.0101Catalog Number: 2013.0101.12

Object Name: puppet

Physical Description: foam (overall material)fabric (overall material)feathers (overall material)Measurements: overall: 35 in x 17 in x 11 in; 88.9 cm x 43.18 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e950-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1446155

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