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Joan Rivers with Miss Piggy in The Muppets Take Manhattan.
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Joan Rivers with Kermit on Can We Talk?
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With Miss Piggy on Fashion Police in 2012.
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Rivers with her daughter Melissa.

Joan Rivers (b. 1933) is an actress, comedienne, and television personality. She makes a cameo appearance in The Muppets Take Manhattan as Eileen, Miss Piggy's department store co-worker. Seeing that Piggy is upset, Rivers uses her catchphrase, "Can we talk?"

In 1986, Jim Henson and Kermit made an appearance on Rivers' BBC late-night talk show Can We Talk?

Rivers later guest starred on Shalom Sesame, as herself in "Aleph-Bet Telethon" and as the voice of a clay animated microphone in "Chanukah." She apparently also appeared on Sesame Street in season 17.

Rivers was well known for her celebrity appearances on Hollywood Squares and was also the narrator of "The Adventures of Letterman" from The Electric Company.

Her appearance is perhaps not well remembered by the auction-goers of New York City; in 1992, her "pink smock type dress with gold lame piping" went for $11 at Christie's auction house.[1]

During a 2011 Change.org petition to have Bert and Ernie marry, Rivers went to Twitter to dispell rumours: "There is NO WAY that Bert and Ernie are gay. They haven't changed their outfits in 25 years." (In actuality, the last visible change to the wardrobe for either was Bert in 1982, for season 14 of Sesame Street, as opposed to the implied season 18, see Bert Through the Years for details.)

In 2012, Miss Piggy reconnected with Rivers, when she appeared on the comedienne's E! show Fashion Police to discuss the pig's style.

Sources

  1. "A JOAN RIVERS PINK AND GOLD DRESS WORN IN "THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN," TRI-STAR, 1984.", Christie's.

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