Minute 48 – Anything Goes – The Great Muppet Caper

Kermit and Piggy dance and sing to “The First Time it Happens.”


“The First Time It Happens”

No bolt from the blue

Miss Piggy:

Just something so quiet

That’s waiting for you


With no one to tell you

Where you’ve got to go

Miss Piggy:

The first time it happens

You know…


The first time you see her

No magical change

No angels appearing

No dreams to arrange


Just warmer and colder

Than springtime or snow


The first time it happens

You know…


And so you fall

And how complete it is


Kermit and Miss Piggy also performed the song at the Academy Awards show in 1982, when it was nominated for Best Song. It lost to “Arthur’s Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” from “Arthur”.

The song was later used over a montage of Miss Piggy clips in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years, and the orchestra played an instrumental version of the song as Miss Piggy made her entrance.

Non-Muppet performances

Seth MacFarlane covered the song on his 2017 album In Full Swing.

Piggy’s face… eyes

Not to be underestimated… this is one shot, no cuts for about a minute straight starting last minute

Wonderful motion

Might be a turntable here?


(These are mostly my thoughts and observations. I have occasionally added some of Annie’s thoughts after the recording. I have done my best to attribute info where needed. Many of the more common facts about the film and The Muppets are not directly attributed to any one source. It is not my intention to claim all of the above information as my own. If you find a place that needs attribution, please contact me with the source and I will be happy to add it.)