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Catching Up With Miss Piggy and Kermit

Question:\r\nWho is your favorite Muppet?


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


Question:\r\nDo you think Miss Piggy and Kermit’s marriage lasted?


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

Recorded on April 8, 2010

Brian Henson talks about growing up with stuffed siblings.

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