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Piggy and Reese Witherspoon

Backstage at the CMAs with Miss Piggy.

Reese Witherspoon (b. 1976) is an American actress known for her roles in Legally Blonde, Pleasantville, Sweet Home Alabama, and Walk the Line, among other films.

In April 2010, Witherspoon attended the White House Egg Roll where she met with Abby Cadabby and others from Sesame Street. In 2011, she met Miss Piggy backstage at the Country Music Association Awards.

Witherspoon has been mentioned as "lined up" to guest on The Muppets on ABC.[1]

On television, Witherspoon has hosted Saturday Night Live, made guest appearances on Friends as Jill Green and leant her voice to guest spots on The Simpsons and King of the Hill.

References

  • When Kermit finds Pepe using his webcam for a dating service in a DXD video, Pepe offers to get Kermit a date. Kermit's not interested, even though Pepe says it doesn't have to be a pig. He offers several other options including Reese Witherspoon. When Pepe leaves, Kermit talks to the camera, asking Reese to call him. Pepe catches him and laughs, "He likes her!"
  • At a January 2012 press conference for the theatrical release of The Muppets in the United Kingdom, the panel (consisting of Kermit, Piggy, and director James Bobin) is asked who they would love to work with. Kermit combines Bobin and Piggy's answers and proposes that they make a "Brad Pitt/Bill Murray movie, James can direct, and if you can just get Reese Witherspoon, I'd be quite happy." (YouTube)
  • Speaking with a local NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, Kermit addresses the question of dealing with celebrities who have flirted with him. He says that he doesn't like to kiss and tell, "But there was that little moment with Reese Witherspoon.[2]
  • Kermit mentions her again as someone he'd like to work with in the Empire podcast #16 on June 15, 2012.
  • Interviewed on FOX411 for the home video release of Muppets Most Wanted in August 2014, Kermit says he'd love for Witherspoon to guest on a Muppet show if there were one airing today. He adds that, as an amphibian, he's attracted to small, blonde mammals.

Sources

  1. "TCA: Kermit and Miss Piggy’s Break-Up Helps Promote ABC’s New ‘Muppets’ Series". Variety.com, August 4, 2015
  2. "Kermit the Frog On the Muppets Comeback and His Famous Flirtations" by Scott Huver, nbcphiladelphia.com, May 30, 2012

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