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Miss Piggy's Emotion Eyes Variants

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Throughout her movie career, and contrary to common perception, Miss Piggy has regularly displayed a visually distinguishable range of emotions, often aided by her eyes.

Eyes of angerEyes of confusionEyes of enchantment

Eyes of anger

The following list focuses on her ability to convey anger, aggression and even plain wickedness through her eyes.

Image Production Notes
MadEyedPiggy-TMM The Muppet Movie
(1979)
A very alert Piggy fights Doc Hopper, Professor Krassman and their henchmen in some secret hideout barn to rescue her frog's brain from being reduced to guacamole, and has the evil genius get a dose of his own medicine. Kathryn Mullen made Piggy's angry eyes for this scene.[1]
MadEyedPiggy-GMC The Great Muppet Caper
(1981)
A betrayed and angry Piggy joins her friends at the Mallory Gallery in a fight against Marla, Carla, Darla and Nicky Holiday, who had previously framed her for stealing his sister Lady Holiday's jewelry at a London fashion show.
MadEyedPiggy-MTM The Muppets Take Manhattan
(1984)
An utterly determined Piggy on borrowed roller skates races after her purse's thief in Central Park, chasing him down stairways, through coppice and over boulders to eventually capture the scrounger and pin him to the ground.
MadEyedPiggy-Kokomo "Kokomo" music video from It's Not Easy Being Green (Muppet Sing Alongs)
(1994)
Miss Piggy, just arriving at the tropical beach resort, is aghast as she spies Kermit peeking at his fellow Whatnot hula dancers' swaying grass skirts and begins chasing and karate chopping her frog, while hip-bopping the two ladies out of the way.
MadEyedPiggy-MFS Muppets from Space
(1999)
A battled Piggy refuses to take it any longer and attacks her attacker, Agent Barker, with a systematic punch in the groin, eventually tying him up at WHHZ TV9 for kidnapping Gonzo and Rizzo by order of C.O.V.N.E.T.
MadEyedPiggy-WKF Weezer's "Keep Fishin'" music video
(2002)
After Weezer drummer Pat locks Miss Piggy in the guest star's dressing room closet (surprisingly not her own closet) to escape the rather arresting advances of the porcine temptress, she knocks down the door in order to free herself and pursue the unwilling object of her temporary affection.
MadEyedPiggy-PH Pizza Hut "Four-for-All pizza" commercial
(2004)
A very jealous Piggy gets angry over the obvious chemistry between Jessica Simpson and "Kermie" during a food gathering on one of the 2004 TV commercials for Pizza Hut's "Four-for-All pizza," telling the famous singer/pizza muse to "Step away from the frog," aided by a megaphone.
MadEyedPiggy-MWO The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
(2005)
A perpetually maleficent looking, and green-eyed Piggy portrays the Wicked Witch of the West, roaming all of Oz to capture Dorothy Gale and her silver slippers. Her glass eye (usually covered up by a patch) gives her telescopic vision and an extra mean countenance.
Piggy Emotion Eyes - The Muppets The Muppets
(2011)
Piggy recruits Walter, Scooter, Lew Zealand, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef, and Fozzie to kidnap Jack Black, dressed as ninjas.
Piggy angry eyes Lipton Lipton
(2014)
Piggy is angered at Animal's reaction to her beverage having no flavor.

Eyes of confusion

Although not easily befuddled, Miss Piggy's ability to convey shock and confusion is visualized in the following list.

Image Production Notes
Piggy-eyes-wdw The Muppets at Walt Disney World
(1990)
A very dizzy Piggy is repeatedly under shock from nearly every possible ride at Walt Disney World, onto which Beauregard drags her. Rides that seem to have the most intense impact on the pig include the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster, the Mad Tea Party Tea Cups and the Star Tours ride.
PiggyMWOO4 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
(2005)
A discombobulated Piggy, portraying the Wicked Witch of the East who had just had an entire double-wide trailer dumped on her in Oz's Munchkinland, has a slightly disarranged look in her eyes, before giving in to the weight of the load.

Eyes of enchantment

Several Muppet movies have chronicled the moment when Miss Piggy met Kermit the Frog for the very first time. The varying takes on this event, and the accompanying glimmer in her eyes, can be seen in the following list.

Image Production Notes
GlamorEyedPiggy-TMM The Muppet Movie
(1979)
In the retelling of how the Muppets met, Miss Bogen County Beauty Pageant winner Miss Piggy's eyes accidentally gaze over to the frog of her dreams at Bogen County Fair.
GlamorEyedPiggy-GMC The Great Muppet Caper
(1981)
Posing as Lady Holiday at her offices, a dizzy Miss Piggy who is still recovering from a fall off a desk into a waste paper basket, spies (reporter) Kermit for the very first time.
Disney35Twinkle Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration
(1990)
As a young lady, Miss Piggy is astonished at the sight of Cinderella in the parade, finding her purpose in life (namely "to be adored by millions of fans") by hearing destiny calling in this flashback.
GlamorEyedPiggy-VMX It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
(2002)
In an alternate world, a very lonely Piggy meets a Kermit who had practically never been born, knocking at her Murray Hotel door on Christmas Eve.


GlamorEyedPiggy-TM
The Muppets
(2011)
After a long time apart, Miss Piggy spots her Kermit again, as the Muppets attempt to persuade the fashionista to leave her prestigious job at Vogue in Paris, France, to join them for a big telethon in order to save The Muppet Theater.
Honorary Mentions Production Notes
GlamorEyedKermit-MWO The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
(2005)
In an unexpected twist of Muppet tradition, Piggy's character Glinda's eyes do not glamor upon meeting the Scarecrow in Oz's Munchkinland, whereas the first sight of her sparks a definite glimmer in his eyes.
Constantine twinkle eye Muppets Most Wanted
(2014)
To woo Miss Piggy, Constantine turns on the charm and sings to her "I'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)". A twinkle in his eye accompanies the line, "Baby, look into these eyes."

See also

Sources

  1. ToughPigs.com - Mokey Fraggle Speaks: The Kathy Mullen Interview, part 1 (2013-08-01)

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