Minute 77 – Raquel Welch – The Great Muppet Caper

Miss Piggy has a conversation with her lawyer in prison.

NOTES AND RESEARCH

Been there for 45 minutes

Kermit’s ring! – matches Piggy’s

Red Handed joke

  • Think she was making a joke?
  • What type of foolery is it time for?

We are going to stop them

  • Don’t worry, I have Gonzo and Fozzie and all our friends from The Happiness Hotel
  • Kermit really believes in his friends

 

Earlier Script from Tough Pigs:

When Miss Piggy is thrown in jail, the prisoner in the cell next to her is one of the most famous women in the world: Queen Elizabeth II.  (Piggy: “I used to be a famous model.” Prisoner: “Yeah, and I was the Queen of England.”) Can you even imagine how epic that would’ve been???

Here is where Miss Piggy’s second deleted song would’ve gone. (Once Miss Piggy secures her new job as Lady Holiday’s secretary, she has a deleted song, which I’m assuming would’ve been called “Could It Be Me”.) “Stop” would have been a sad melody for her to sing while wasting away in prison.  Here are a few sample verses:

Hours

Hours on end in this cell

In this prison of pain

Stop

I will not complain

Days

Without reason or hope

No one coming to save

Stop

I’ve got to be brave

Years

Beauty fading away

How could things go so wrong

Stop

I’m going to be strong

And

Free

With my frog at my side

That is how it must be

For my Kermy and me

During the song, we would’ve seen Miss Piggy Xing days off of her calendar, making license plates, growing a beard, stealing a spoon and digging a hole in her cell wall, discarding rubble from the wall in the yard, building a dummy of herself (with Raquel Welch’s head), escaping the prison, and finishing her song in the spotlight of the search light.  She would have been in the prison for years.

(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.)