Minute 70 – Cut Before that Happens – The Great Muppet Caper

As Miss Piggy continues to swim and perform, the mystery singers of Piggy’s Fantasy are revealed.

NOTES AND RESEARCH

“Miss Piggy’s Fantasy”

written by Joe Raposo  

Oh, happiness…Miss Piggy

One cares…Miss Piggy

All the world’s ever wanted

Was you – a dream come true

Ah, Miss Piggy

It’s you

Chorus:

When does the rapture begin and grow

Where does devotion and passion go

Kermit:

Oh, happiness…Miss Piggy

Nicky:

One cares…Miss Piggy

Kermit & Nicky:

All the world’s ever wanted

Was you – a dream come true

Chorus with Kermit & Nicky:

Ah, Miss Piggy…

It’s you!

It’s you!

It’s you!

 

Nicky is singing!? WTF!?

If this is Piggy’s dream? Hmmmmm….

If this is Kermit’s dream? WHY!!??

She can obviously see the head bubbles

 

One of the great Muppet mysteries is the identity of Charles Grodin’s dubbed singing voice.  The script doesn’t reveal anything, but it does say, “if Bert Parks were around, it’s obvious that he would be singing”.  Strangely enough, the guy who sang the “Miss America” song was still alive – he didn’t pass away until 1992 – so I have no idea why they didn’t use him. (*Note, found a YouTube interview where Charles Grodin claims it was him)

 

Charkey’s Water Ballet

Cynthia Ashley, Susan Backlinie, Sherrill Cannon, Christine Cullen, Susie Guest, Wendy Holker, Linda Horn, Lee Kenan, Darine Klega, Lynn Latham, Cynthia Leake, Kahren Lohren, Tricia McFarlin, Denise McKenna, Melina Lee Phelps, Denise Potter, Ann Rynne, Roberta Ward

Susan Backlinie

  • (b. 1946) is a former actress and stunt double best known for playing Chrissie Watkins, the first victim of a killer shark in Jaws.
  • Backlinie appears as a member of Charkey’s Water Ballet in “Piggy’s Fantasy” from The Great Muppet Caper.
  • Her other credits include appearing in Steven Spielberg’s 1941 (in which she spoofed her appearance in Jaws), Day of the Animals (with Leslie Nielsen), and Two-Minute Warning (with Charlton Heston).

(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.)