"Pigs in Space" Puppet

"Pigs in Space" Puppet

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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.

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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
date made
1974
maker
Henson, Jim
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
ID Number
2013.0101.02
accession number
2013.0101
catalog number
2013.0101.02
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson: Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, Brian Henson, John Henson and Heather Henson
subject
Muppet Show
Television
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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