Maybe you already knew this, but I certainly did not. According to an article I read on CNN (which apparently originated on Mental Floss), “Frank Oz once said that Miss Piggy grew up in Iowa; her dad died when she was young and her mother was mean. She had to enter beauty contests to make money.” Wow, I had no idea.
A few other interesting things about some Muppets:
- Count von Count once dated Countess von Backward, who loved to count backward
- Oscar the Grouch’s voice is based on a NYC cab driver and was originally orange
- Waldorf (of Statler and Waldorf, the old hecklers) has a wife named Astoria
- Beaker does a Little Richard impression and has mad beatbox skills
(Unfortunately I cannot find a clip of the impression or his beatbox skills, but here’s his rendition of “Ode to Joy.” Enjoy!)
Mine might be Beaker…who is YOUR favorite Muppet?