Catching Up With Miss Piggy and Kermit

Brian Henson talks about growing up with stuffed siblings.
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Question: Who is your favorite Muppet?

Brian Henson: The Muppets were always sort of like my family growing up and I didn’t really have favorites.  Kermit the Frog was most similar to my dad when he was in playful mood, and of course, it was the most fun to be with my dad when he was in a playful mood.  So I would tend to say Kermit was maybe my favorite character.  But truthfully, they were all so a part of my life growing up that it’s more like saying, who’s your favorite brother or sister?  You wouldn’t really have an answer.

Question: Do you think Miss Piggy and Kermit’s marriage lasted?

Brian Henson:  I think it’s still in question as to whether they really ever got married.  They’re one of those relationships, you know?  They’re going to be together and they’re going to be pulled apart, and I don’t know.  Who could live with Miss Piggy?  It’s hard. Even for Kermit, that’s hard. 

Recorded on April 8, 2010