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Episode 101: Pig Girls Don't Cry

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Episode 101 Pig Girls Don't Cry 01
Writer Bill Prady and Bob Kushell
Director Randall Einhorn
Guests Elizabeth Banks, Imagine Dragons, Tom Bergeron, Meagen Fay, Jere Burns, Riki Lindhome
Production July 24, 2015 (table read)
July 31, 2015 (filming started)
Premiere September 21, 2015 (Citytv)
September 22, 2015 (ABC)
October 19, 2015 (Sky1)

"Pig Girls Don't Cry" is the first episode of the 2015 series The Muppets.


The series begins with Miss Piggy hosting a late night show, but Kermit is having difficulties as her show's executive producer. Miss Piggy is furious that Kermit booked Elizabeth Banks as a guest on her late night talk show, and demands that he take her off. Meanwhile, Fozzie has trouble with his girlfriend's parents. Musical guests Imagine Dragons perform their single "Roots."



Muppet Characters:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Sam the Eagle, Scooter, Denise, Rizzo the Rat, Pepe the King Prawn, Statler and Waldorf, Bobo the Bear, Dr. Teeth, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot, Animal, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Big Mean Carl, Sweetums, Uncle Deadly, Yolanda Rat

Background Muppets:

Andy and Randy Pig, Angel Marie, Behemoth, Beauregard, Chip, Lew Zealand, Lips, The Swedish Chef


(see full episode credits)

Guest stars:


Muppet Performers:



  • The full pilot episode adapts many elements and jokes from the original 10-minute network presentation pilot. The role of Becky was recast from original pitch, and the puppet for Denise also redesigned for the series episode.

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