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Posted on January 19, 2012

DARLINGS, WE’RE YELLING BECAUSE FROM THE LOOKS OF TONIGHT’S LOUNGE…

China Doll Club in Beijing

WE’RE GOING TO NEED TO. NOT EXACTLY A QUIET SPOT TUCKED AWAY FROM THE CROWD, IF YOU KNOW WHAT WE MEAN. SO YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PACK YOUR PASSPORT, YOUR PANTIES, AND SOME ALEVE BECAUSE WE’RE PARTYING IN BEIJING, BITCHES!

 

Angela Lindvall, guest judge Miss Piggy, Georgina Chapman and guest judge Eric Daman.

 

THE LESS SAID ABOUT THIS, THE BETTER.

 

LOOK, I’MMA LET YOU SPEAK, BUT WE’RE JUST NOT LOVING THE TURN TOWARD OBVIOUS SHOW BUSINESS-ERY. BUT THAT’S JUST US. OTHERWISE, WE ADORE THE MUPPETS. WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE MUPPET? WE WERE ALWAYS PARTIAL TO ROWLF AND JANICE OURSELVES. THEY’RE THE MUPPETS WE’D INVITE OVER FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY. KERMIT, PIGGY AND FOZZIE WOULD SUCK ALL THE ENERGY OUT OF THE ROOM AND MAKE IT ALL ABOUT THEMSELVES, Y’KNOW?

OKAY, OUR VOICES ARE GETTING KIND OF HOARSE SO YOU GUYS DO THE YELLING FOR A WHILE. FIRST ROUND’S ON US!

 

[Photo Credit: myLifetime.com, thecoolhunter.com - Video Credit: myLifetime.com]

    • Anonymous

      I LIKED THE OLD GUYS!  AND THE RAT!

      IS THAT OUR WAITRESS OR A HOOKER?

      • Anonymous

        Hmmmm, I’m not sure there’s a difference.
        Oh I’m sorry – that came out meaner than I intended. Someone get me another drink so I can catch up to the mean quotient. :)

        • http://twitter.com/bhsbaby Audrey Lee

          I have a friend whose twitter account is that photo so I’m all like what the christ I didn’t know she posted here! (You’re probably not her, but I got a giggle :D)

      • Anonymous

        I love how the most ridiculous looking one on that panel isn’t Miss Piggy.

        • Anonymous

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  TRUE!

        • Anonymous

          As we found out in the movie, she’s an editor for Vogue Paris now.  I’m  sure she’ll do fine as a judge!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Morris/1076502799 Jane Morris

          Best comment ever!
           

      • Anonymous

        They were my favorites, too!  Let’s be best friends.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

          Me too! Wanted that silky hair so bad when I was wee…of course, I named my cat FOZZIE so I liked the bear, too! By the way, I would like a singapore sling, so as to keep the Far East theme going, with tiny umbrellas, of course!

      • Anonymous

        WALDORF AND STATLER.
        “SHOW WASN’T HALF-BAD.” “WASN’T HALF-GOOD EITHER!” “BOOOOHOHOAHAHOHOAHA”

      • Anonymous

        Rizzo the Rat! my own favorite. Of course.

    • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

      Beaker is the best muppet.

      Since I have a sore throat, I’ll have tea with whiskey, lemon & honey just like momma usedta make.

      • muzan-e

        After eleven hours’ sleep last night, my sore throat vanished!… allowing me to acquire an obnoxious cough instead.  So I’m awful company, but I have so much homemade chicken soup to trade for a spot of whiskey.

        Er. Whiskey-lemon-honey, that is. Really.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        You know what’s better, both in taste and in results?  Go make some Jello shots, but don’t set them.  Mix the Jello with the hot water and then add vodka (or whatever liquor you want I guess) and drink it while it’s still hot.  Coats the throat wonderfully and tastes great.

        Also works without the booze, for those who can’t mix cold medicines with vodka:)

      • Anonymous

        Absolutely. The tannin gets the junk out of your throat, the lemon doses you with vitamin C, the honey is soothing, and the alcohol kills the germs!

      • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

        And Dr. Bunsen-Honeydew.  Love that name!

      • Anonymous

        mimimimimimimimimimi!!

    • kjthorp

      THANK YOU TLO FOR OPENING THE TLOUNGE!! PERSONALLY I LOVE FOZZIE, EVEN THOUGH HE ALWAYS MANAGES TO MESS UP. 

      AND THE SWEDISH CHEF CAN KEEP US WELL FED WHILE WE IMBIBE TONIGHT? IS HE WORKING THE KITCHEN?

      • Call me Bee

        Is it bad that I can usually understand The Swedish Chef? 

        • Anonymous

          Snort!

        • Lori

          I hope not, because I’m pretty sure I do to. The Swedish Chef was always one of my favorites.

        • kjthorp

          I always understand him too– now I’m drooling over swedish meatballs!

        • Suzanne Heist

          Bork bork, chickee chickee!

          • Anonymous

            I always loved the Swedish Chef.  And I confess to loving Miss Piggy, too.

    • Anonymous

      STATLER AND WALDORF! 

      WALDORF: They aren’t half bad.STATLER: Nope, they’re ALL bad!

      • Anonymous

        OK I will admit that I would love to see those two judge PR.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        My nephew makes a face when he’s getting ready to cry that reminds me so much of those two grumpy Muppets… miss him.  (He’s been on vacation for a couple weeks)

      • Anonymous

        MissFern, I have been meaning to ask you for ages:  Is your minion name related in any way to “The Bad Seed?”  Which had a major character named Miss Fern.

        • Anonymous

          Sadly, I wish I was that creative.  No.  It’s just a bastardization of my name.

    • http://twitter.com/thedogsmother thedogsmother

      The chickens!

    • Anonymous

      SAM EAGLE, I’M FEELING PATRIOTIC

      • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

        YOU ARE ALL… WEIRDOS!

    • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

      I wish Sweet P were here this week. She would have rocked this challenge.

      Favorite Muppet? On Sesame Street, the Count. On the Muppets, Animal. But, you’re right, Janice would be fun. And I do love Statler and Waldorf.

    • Judy_J

      STATLER AND WALDORF…ALSO GONZO AND THE SWEDISH CHEF!  SESAME STREET MUPPET FAVORITE WAS THE COUNT!  LOVED WHEN HE’D JIVE WITH CAB CALLOWAY!  I NEED A DRINK…MY VOICE IS GIVING OUT………I’LL HAVE WHAT JANET IS HAVING.

      • Anonymous

        THESE ARE MY FAVORITES EXACTLY!  I AM PARTICULARLY FOND OF THE SWEDISH CHEF, WHO IS ABLE TO REDUCE ME TO A HELPLESS PUDDLE OF TEARS JUST BY OPENING HIS MOUTH!

        OK, I’m tired of shouting.  Also, could they not have come up with a slightly more original name than “China Doll?”  Come on!

        • Anonymous

          I go on You Tube just to watch the Muppet Show clip of Beaker, Animal, and Swedish Chef ‘singing’ Danny Boy.  Hysterical.

          • Anonymous

            Well, thanks for that, Rebecca–I’d never seen that clip until now.  It was, as you aid, hysterical!  I especially loved Animal’s chorus:  “Oh, Danny Boy, oh, Danny Boy, oh boy…, oh boy!”

          • Anonymous

            Hahaaaaa. Thanks for the link. LOVED it. Inforapenny, you’re spot on. Animal had me cracking up on that chorus.

          • Anonymous

            My three favorite Muppets! Thanks for the heads up…

        • Judy_J

          The Swedish Chef should have his own cooking show on the Food Network….or at least be a guest judge on Iron Chef!

          • Anonymous

            GUEST JUDGE!!  His critiques would be fabulous.

    • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

      I adore Miss Piggy.  There was once a Miss Piggy cameo necklace on etsy that I did not purchase and I am still filled with regret.

      Also this bar is making me feel like I’m tripping.  BRING ME ABSINTHE!

      • Anonymous

        Finally, another Miss Piggy fan. I must admit, she’s my favorite Muppet and I’ve been looking forward to this episode for a long time. Like SHinobi, I’ll have absinthe, but make mine with a cherry.

    • Anonymous

      Yup, “this is the most garish, outlandish, ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen”.  Well, this and Anya’s win.

      I will take a Moscow Mule, though maybe first I should have a shot of vodka, straight up

    • Anonymous

      WINTER MIGHT BE MAKING AN APPEARANCE ‘ROUND THESE PARTS TONIGHT – GOOD TIME TO DRINK AND DISS THE TELEBISHUN. 

      I’M TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN A “MUPPETS” WATCHER WHEN THEY CAME ‘ROUND THE FIRST TIME, BUT I ACTUALLY SAW AND WAS MILDLY AMUSED BY THE MOVIE THIS CHRISTMAS – well, it was something to do over the holidays….  I realize I want to give my vote to a Sesame Street character, another program that aired when I was already in college and not needing alphabet assistance.

      Is this “Dress Miss Piggy” Challenge a B-M attempt to ape the Barbie Challenge of long ago?

      I’ll take.. a double of something very alcoholic, and thanks for picking up the first round tab, T & Lo!

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. I was feeling very lonely, as I have no opinions or favorites when it comes to Muppets (or Sesame Street, for that matter). Like you, they were after my time. Now, if you wanna talk  Mr. Greenjeans, that’s another story.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, girlfriend….! You made me smile in fond ’50s-early 60s reminiscence.  I’ll drink to that, BB!

          • Anonymous

            It’s on me!

        • Anonymous

          Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit are very fond memories for me. Also anyone a Hatchy Milatchy fan? I can still sing every word of that theme song.

          • Anonymous

            Mr. Moose & Bunny Rabbit!!!!

            For some reason I was always fascinated by CONSTRUCTION PAPER.

            • Anonymous

              And ping pong balls!

          • Anonymous

            And Dancing Bear, and Grandfather Clock…

            • Anonymous

              Oh, my God. . . . I’d forgotten all that!

        • Anonymous

          Oh yeah?!  How bout Kukla, Fran and Ollie?  Or “Plunk your magic twanger,  Froggy!”  Or Midnight the cat?                    

          Now who’s old?

          • Anonymous

            Lampchop and Sherri Lewis are still favorites. How about Davey & Goliath?

            • Anonymous

              Davy and Goliath. They and Gumby were Sunday afternoon oases (oasises?).

            • Anonymous

              Lambchop!!!!!! I loved Lambchop!!!!

              I had my own and loved it to shreds.

              Oh, and I loved Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Green Jeans, and the Captain as well.

              Cheers to all of the Bitter Cats!

            • Anonymous

              I had Lambchop and Hush Puppy hand puppets.

          • Anonymous

            You appear to be in my age bracket. Do you know Jimmy Buffett’s “Pencil Thin Mustache”? It’s a nostalgia feast for Baby Boomers

            • Anonymous

              OMG!!  Boston Blackie!!!  Some of my favorite B movies.

            • Anonymous

              Ah, yes! We could solve some mysteries, too!

        • Anonymous

          LOVE Mr Greenjeans!  Alas, I, too don’t really have a fav Muppet.

          Insofar as it’s Muppet night, perhaps we should drink Shirley Temples–but spiked with what?  Vodka?

          • Anonymous

            sounds perfect. Shirley Temples all around!

        • Anonymous

          More regional: Rodney Roundhouse. Lunchtime show in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area in the 60’s.

          When we got to watch Rodney Roundhouse during lunch, I realize in retrospect it meant that my mother was at the end of her rope and hanging on by the fingernails.

      • Anonymous

        After my time as well, but kids I babysat for, and later my kids, were educational. I am a fan.

    • Christina Brennan

      my favorite muppet is Monster.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Do you mean Sweetums?  The big – full body – furry brown fella?

        • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

          Sweetums is my muppet boyfriend.

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            He’s fabulous isn’t he.

            • Anonymous

              You are cracking me up, EM!  I think you should write the complete unauthorized biography of the Muppets!  

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              I was at a party before Christmas and the subject of the recent Muppet Movie came up and I started chatting – quite normally – about which muppeteers were still involved etc, etc and you should have seen everyone’s faces… I hadn’t really realised how bizarre my knowledge of muppetdom appears!  I’ve just read a few books and watched several documentaries.  A lot.

              All things Muppet, all things Creature Shop, I’m there.  I even have Brian Henson’s autograph on a Farscape card.

              God – I’m such an anorak!

            • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

              I saw Mahna Mahna and the Snowths–the original puppets–at the Smithsonian a couple of years ago, and was completely beside myself and not just a little bit weepy.  Sounds like you’ve got me beat in terms of knowledge, but still, I feel you.  :)

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              I saw the Smithsonian exhibition too!  It was absolutely packed and I was very pregnant with young Corran Mayhem.

              Did you see Jim’s Oscar nominated short film Time Piece?  It’s crazy and fun but it chokes me up because it’s almost as if he knew that he wouldn’t have enough time.

            • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

              …it sounds familiar, but I don’t remember it, and that sounds like the sort of thing I would remember. I’ll have to go look for it!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      There is no accident to the fact that my online identity is just a few consonants different from Dr Teeth’s band The Electric Mayhem so you can see I’m a confirmed Muppet fan from way back when they seized my imagination at the age of five.

      Yes, I know Disney went a wee bit overboard getting the muppets out and about doing publicity for the new movie but I can’t really fault them and feel it’s a valid challenge.  Porcine superstars need fabulous fashion threads too you know.

      I disagree that Kermit would suck the energy out of the room, I think he’d be quite content to take a back seat. He’s very laid back until he loses his rag.  Generally with Piggy.

      Rowlf is my favourite.  Apparently he was the character Jim Henson identified with the closest – despite the fact that Kermit was better known.  When Jim died they decided to retire Rowlf but he was back for this last movie.

      What I want to know is why Frank Oz isn’t performing Piggy anymore.  The new guy does an okay job but no one – absolutely no one – inhabits Piggy the way he does.

      • Sara__B

        Rowlf may have been the first Muppet. At least the first well-known Muppet. He was on the Jimmy Dean show, which I loved watching with my daddy, in the early to mid 60s. (I’d forgotten about Rowlf. I’ll have an Irish Coffee, even though this bar doesn’t look like they make good ones, in memory of my dad. He made the best Irish Coffees.)

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          You are absolutely correct – Rowlf was the first break-out star.  But, and I’m afraid I’m about to fly my Muppet-Nerd colours really high here – a version of Kermit was on a PBS show called Sam & Friends which dates back to 1955.  Jim made Kermit from his mum’s old coat and a ping pong ball.

          I’ve seen some footage of Rowlf on the Jimmy Dean show and it is priceless.  Frank Oz’s first gig with Jim was to be the other arm for Rowlf.  Well, front leg I guess!

      • Anonymous

        Last season would have been so much better if it was Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem instead of the Sheepdogs.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Agreed!

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          AWESOME. :)

    • Pennymac

      Beaker rocks!   http://youtu.be/OCbuRA_D3KU (And the swedish Chef, with Animal) I rest my case!

    • Anonymous

      GONZO AND ROWLF.

      I’LL HAVE A PATRON MARGARITA, ROCKS, NO SALT, PLEASE!

      Oy, I can’t keep the screaming up, sorry. I’m having dinner tonight with my very own PR All Star – Emmett McCarthy! We’re going out for (according to him) to-die-for Mexican in Nolita. Not sure I’ll be back to see Miss Piggy, but maybe she’ll karate chop the loser off the runway. Here’s hopin’

      • Anonymous

        Have a grand time with Mr. Emmett!  One of the designers who really did make a genuine go of it and create a smart-sized business.  Give him the regards of the menagerie of minions.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Give him our love, doll!

        • Anonymous

          I sure will. I’ll send him the love of TLo and the Bitter Kittens.
          xox to all of you!

      • Call me Bee

        No way!  Well have a great and fun time and say hi to Mr. McCarthy for me–a fan. 

      • muzan-e

        McCarthy! One of my favourites: a genuine class act. Do give him our best! *g*

      • Anonymous

        Lucky you. He is a sweetheart of the highest caliber. 

    • Anonymous

      SWEDISH CHEF! THE CHICKENS! BEAKER! THE OLD GUYS! THOSE ARE MY FAVES!!! Ok, getting hoarse now. I’ll take a snifter full of Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum, please. That’ll help my thoat. OH, AND ANIMAL!!!

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I forgot Animal!  I love him too!

      • Anonymous

        Oh god, Beaker! I LOVED Beaker. Good call.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

      ANIMAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLlll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to have a headache and a hangover, I can just tell.  And the funny thing about the group shot is that Miss Piggy is the only one I recognized right off the bat.  Take that, Georgina, Schmeidi and whoeve the pinstripe guy is.  

    • Anonymous

      Janice.  No contest.

      I kept thinking that this challenge would make sense and be legit and well and good, but the more previews I see, the less I can convince myself of it.  (Sigh)  I just will have to take solace in the fact that the quality is SO much higher than the lat couple of seasons.  Whew!  That genuinely helped.  =o)

      • Anonymous

        Wait, will they have to do an ‘actual size’ … like they had to for the Barbie challenge in season two?  That helps some.

    • Anonymous

      I always had a soft spot for Gonzo. Well-intentioned freaks get me every time. Animal is pretty fantastic, too.

      Well, I think this lounge is fun, but I have been fighting a virus all week, so I guess I’ll stay on the couch with a cup of tea.

    • Anonymous

      I confess, I’m a little uneasy about this episode.  Dress Miss Piggy.  Really?…  I dunno.  I have very low expectations.  I wonder whether they’ll have to make the outfits in Piggy size or in model size–and if the latter, how will anyone know how it would “look” on Piggy, since she’s no model, for sure.

      All this cogitating is making me thirsty.  And it just turned very cold and windy hereabouts.  So… do they know what a hot toddy is in China?  I hope so, because that’s what I want.

      • Call me Bee

        I’m sure it’ll be like the Barbie challenge where they made the outfits for the runway models, but then they went on to be made for Barbie.  I hope so, anyway. I can’t imagine an entire runway show of fashions Miss Piggy size….

    • Call me Bee

      Whoa!  That’s a lotta magenta.  And ORANGE.  And BLUE!  I’m gonna have to run into the ladie’s room now and again to get some quiet. 
      Anyway–my favorite Muppet is Rowlf, because he was the very first one I ever saw–on the Mike Douglas Show when I was maybe 10 or 11 years old.  (Ha–how many of you remember that??)  But I love Janice and the entire Electric Mayhem as well.  (Has anyone ever seen the Robot Chicken version of Behind the Music:  Electric Mayhem?  It is hisssss-terical!) 
      But I’m rambling.  I’ll have Stoli on the rocks with a couple olives.  No messing around with girlie drinks today–I need a belt! 
      BTW–never been a fan of Miss Piggy.  Just way too OTT for me.  Although she was a scream in the Muppets Christmas Carol…Should be an interesting episode….

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Now looking for the Robot Chicken thing….

        • Call me Bee

          So glad you like it! 

    • Anonymous

      Rowlf is AWESOME.   Animal is hysterical – but only in a crazy drunk sort of way.   I also liked Professor Honeydew and Beaker and the Swedish Chef–although all he seems to do is throw around whole fish!

    • Anonymous

      I had a friend/co-worker umpteen years ago who went off to New York to pursue her theatrical dreams.  The last I heard, she was doing some improv, but we ended up losing touch.  Well, recently I Googled her in that way you do when you’re thinking, “Gee, I wonder what happened to so-and-so?”  Well, it turns out she became a muppeteer!  I had no idea all those years my kids were growing up that we might have been hearing her.  What a cool job THAT must have been.

    • Lori

      I’m taking care of my ailing mum tonight so I’ll just have a smile tea.  And a slam burger with cheese rolled up in a naan, doubled down and lobsterated.  For sides I’ll have the duck triangles, potato tornados and deep fried salad.  Too bad I can’t drink or I would have loved my sides super spiked.

      Oh, and I love the Swedish Chef.

      • Anonymous

        Portlandia!!!

        I’ll have the fried salad, with Jack Daniels drizzled on everything.

    • Anonymous

      Electric Mayhem! Has anyone seen the video for Ok Go’s version of the muppet show theme? They really made the one band member look like Dr. Teeth.

      Remember all those times that TLo said that it looked like some designer had skinned a muppet? Somehow this seems like payback. I’m surprised, though, that Marie Claire would put up for this because in the new movie Miss Piggy is an editor at French Vogue. Perhaps Joanna Coles doesn’t keep up on muppet news?

      • Sara__B

        NOW I’ve seen the OK Go version of the Muppet theme. Thanks!

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

        My kiddos love that video (especially when the camera pans down the band members and you see that they are puppets). However, the Ok Go video they watch over and over and over is “This Too Shall Pass,” which features a giant Rube Goldberg machine – it’s fantastic.

    • http://twitter.com/Seeker_Patterns Seeker of Patterns

      I’M PERFECTLY OKAY WITH THIS CHALLENGE! (takes drink to soothe throat) NO DIFFERENT FROM THE BARBIE CHALLENGE, IMO! :D

      (goes to rock out on the dance floor to Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Groovy!)

    • Anonymous

      They actually have a club called the China Doll Club . . . in China?  *cringes*

      I’ve always loved the way Kermit flails his arms about when he goes, “Yaaay!”  The chickens singing Cee Lo’s “Forget You” was the best part of the movie (of course it came out like Bock Bock Booooock).  That and the cameo appearance by . . . the person who is the human incarnation of Walter.

    • Jordan Brodley

      Oh good, a bar I can actually get to this evening. Checking in from the Pacific Northwest where I’m still at work but probably leaving early to get home and enjoy my Moscato and some project runway.

    • Scott Isaacs

      Janice? Like, fershurreally? She would be so much fun! Also: Beaker, Rowlf, AN-I-MAL!, and the Swedish Chef. But I would also have to add Miss Piggy, just for a dose of fabulosity. Besides, that group needs some alpha-ness in it.

      But personally, I always identified with Kermit and (especially) Robin…cute, small, fragile, friendly, compassionate, and just aching for a hug and some kind words. Not the most party-hearty Muppets, but then again, neither am I.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I cannot hear Jerry Nelson perform “Halfway Down the Stairs” as Robin without crying.  Jerry also peformed Mr Snuffalupagus, Floyd Pepper, the Count, Uncle Deadly, Lew Zealand, Camilla the Chicken… the list goes on.

        I spotted him on Sesame Street recently, he was in a crowd scene, but he was wearing a wee oxygen tube so I’m concerned for his health.

        • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

          I call my cat Snuffalupagus…is that a sign of impending insanity? ;) 

    • muzan-e

      WHAT THE HELL IS HE WEARING UNDER ALL THOSE RED STRIPES OR IS IT MAYBE JUST THAT HIS CHEST IS ALWAYS LIKE THAT?!

      …. I’d have felt the need to shout that even if we weren’t all shouting anyway.  Because what is up with that beige. 

      (ETA: Oops! Animal. Of course. Drummers gotta stick together.)

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      I love the little shrimp that ends every sentence with “Okay?” 

      • Anonymous

        Pepe the king prawn. Have you seen his impression of Yoda?

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          Do you happen to know if he was done by Frank Oz?  ‘Cause that would add a whole new element of amusement if Oz was impersonating himself…

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            He’s actually performed by Bill Barretta who also does Johnny Fiama (a Frank Sinatra type) and Bobo the Bear.

            There was a moviefone interview with Kermit, Miss Piggy, Amy Adams & Jason Segel where Eric Jacobsen (as Piggy) does impressions of Fozzy and Animal.  It’s oddly disconcerting!

            unscripted moviefone interview

      • Kathleen David

        Pepe the King Prawn.

    • http://twitter.com/prindicella Stephanie Swanson

      Piiiigs in Spaaaace!  Wow, major nostalgia moment there.  I did cringe a bit at the promo for tonight, even being a Muppet fan, but  hey, life is short.  Why not embrace the ridiculous every now and then.  Any really yummy non-alcoholic drink suggestions?  (stupid medication!)

      • Anonymous

        God, I’m fried.  I thought you wrote “Ping In Space.”

        • Anonymous

          That does appear to be Ping’s point of origin.

    • Kathleen David

      Bean Bunny with Kermit as a close second. Bean came into my heart after I saw Beanbo “Cute has learned to Kill” preview on the Jim Henson Show.

      I am looking for to this one because I make puppets professionally so this is a challenge that I understand. I just hope they do.

    • Anonymous

      BEAKER…I SAID, BEEEEAKERRRRR! 

    • http://twitter.com/Kitamarang Kit

      When I first found out that Piggy was a judge I thought that it was a terrible idea even though I love the Muppets. However, since they’re designing for her, that makes it a little more tolerable.

      Favorite Muppet: The whole of Fraggle Rock! I want a remote controlled Doozer.

      A margarita in hopes of inspiring warm thoughts.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        One of my avatars is Red from Fraggle Rock.  She rocks!

    • Anonymous

      THE SWEDISH CHEF–BORK BORK BORK!

      AND I’LL HAVE A MACCALLANS – NEAT.

    • Sara__B

      My favorite Muppet? The Swedish Chef, especially when he was explaining how to skewer a chicken. And Rowlf, my first Muppet love, whom I’d completely forgotten until five minutes ago. (We’re on our third day of high wind, torrential rain, and high surf here at home, so I’m looking forward to forgetting about scary weather in a too-loud bar in Beijing. The next round’s on me.)

      • Anonymous

        Feeshie, feeshie, feeshie!

    • Anonymous

      I am partial to Animal and the Balcony guys.

    • Anonymous

      I love the Muppets and am completely happy to see one on PR.

      And for The Muppets I’ll take a Manhattan.

      • Anonymous

        Verrrrrry clever, Onymous!  Love that!

        • Anonymous

          Lucky coincidence really, “I’ll take a Manhattan” is my response to at least 70% of all questions.

    • Anonymous

      Many years ago I worked with a surgeon who looked AND sounded like Beaker. We were pretty sure that he was a surgeon by night and the voice of Beaker during the day. However, the Swedish Chef, who did not have any alter egos in my OR, was my favorite.

    • J Dreesen

      the Muppets made a guest appearance on Top Chef once, and it wasn’t half bad.  is it wrong for me to want to love tonight’s episode?

      then again, perhaps i’ve said too much, too soon…

      • Anonymous

        The post above you mentions The Swedish Chef — and I just realized he wasn’t one of the muppets that appeared on Top Chef! What a missed opportunity there.

        • J Dreesen

          well, if it’s any consolation, i think it was a dessert challenge…can you imagine what he’d have served up?!

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Chocolate moose – with real moose!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          It was Sesame Street muppets on Top Chef: Cookie, Telly & Elmo.  Disney owns the rest of the muppets but, yes, a missed opportunity!

        • Lori

          It was a quickfire challenge, they had to make cookies so it made sense to have those three. It was a lot of fun.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, you watch Top Chef, too! I’m glad I’m not the only one. I kinda liked the Muppet episode. No, your want is not wrong…

    • Anonymous

      Animal, Beaker and The Swedish Chef were always favorites of mine.

      My grandmother and brother loved to watch The Muppet Show together; they’d laugh themselves silly…such happy memories. 

    • Anonymous

      Bunsen and Beaker, yo.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, geez–BUNSEN!  I forgot Bunsen!  I love him too!  

    • Anonymous

      YOU HAVE EXCELLENT TASTE IN MUPPETS, TOM & LORENZO!

    • Anonymous

      Not sure if I’ll get to see the episode as it is my birthday and Im being taken out by the family for a curry. :) One has to prioritize you know. :) My favorite is still Kermit, closely followed by Animal. :)

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Happy Birthday Kate4queen!

      • Anonymous

        Happy birthday, Kate4queen!  Hoping you get back from the curry in time for the show!

    • Anonymous

      Oh great. Eric Daman, who according to Google, is known for designing $50 prom gowns for Charlotte Russe.  I need a double Manhattan, STAT!

      Favorite Muppet? I’ve always appreciated a snappy comment, so I’ll pick Statler and Waldorf (the geezers in the balcony.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

      Animal!!  “Not EAT drums, BEAT drums!”  But I never – even as a child – liked Miss Piggy much at all.  I love PR All-stars but I hate this gimmick.  I can already tell I’ll be DVRing and fast-forwarding through a lot of this.

    • Anonymous

      I always liked rowlf too.  he’s really down to earth

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I don’t mind the Miss Piggy thing, so long as they don’t have any more silly things like this in this season.  I mean, how is it really all that different that the dog challenge or the Barbie challenge?  What do EITHER of those things have to do with ANYTHING remotely close to dressing a modern woman?

      Also, HUGE thanks to some of the quilters in here for the advice last time (especially the interfacing, which is a godsend and I would never have thought of — I would have just assumed I’d have to suck it up and cope with the annoying fabric… and working with it on the quilt for in ways I wouldn’t have before has given me some fantastic plans for clothing as soon as I’m done learning the new machine:) 

      Here’s another thing that I could use some suggestions on:  I’m bordering all of the t-shirt squares in a second fabric, and I’m not liking the seams at the corners.  They just don’t seem right to me for some reason.  Any suggestions for doing the corners of the border in a pleasing way (right now I’m doing a miter seam and it’s not making me happy.)?

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        It sounds like you are actually ‘sashing’.  Are your t-shirt blocks the same size or is the sashing bringing them to the same size as each other?

        Mitered border corners can look really great – especially with striped fabric – but they are quite hard to get right and waaaay too fiddly to do for every single block!

        So glad the interfacing worked out okay!

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          Neither — they are varying sizes having come from 5 different wardrobes (the oldest decided he wanted an all Star Wars quilt… so I’ve been scrounging from all of us:) but I’m not using the sashing to bring them all to the same size, I just like the way it looks better.  It seems to unify them more because I’m repeating the same couple fabrics for it on all the blocks. 

          I also like the unevenly sized blocks, though my husband is not going to enjoy helping me decide on the arrangement of them… he played a lot of Tetris and always mocks me for not being as good at it.  So he has to help me lay them all out to determine the final pattern.  Hahahaha, I have my revenge…

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            Then I’d go with Call me Bee’s suggestion of the cornerstone squares or just butt the ends (ie sew strips onto the horizontal edges and then sew strips on the vertical edges taking into account the extra length needed to cover the horizontal strips)  

            You can achieve an interesting look by alternating the long piece of fabric between vertical and horizontal (if you see what I mean) but you’d probably have to have your – tetris like – placing already worked out.

      • Call me Bee

        Re: the quilt:  You’re doing what is called sashing–a strip of fabric between blocks–right?  An easy way to make sashing look nice is to use little cornerstone squares.  Like this: 
        http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/2010/01/simple-squares-sashing-cornerstone.html
        You can make them a coordinating fabric for a little pop at the corners.  Mitering corners in a sashing is a PITA–though I do it on outer borders all the time. Hope this helps! 

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Oh and my favorite Muppet isn’t really a Muppet, but a Sesame St. character (which I have arbitrarily decided is close enough): Snuffalupagus. 

      • Anonymous

        I’m confused. Aren’t Muppets originally Sesame Street characters?

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          I’m not sure where the Muppets originated (before my time) but Muppets generally refers to those puppets who have done the Muppet Show or Muppet movies, which many Sesame St. characters have not:) 

          • Anonymous

            I see. Thanks. I’m pretty sure Jim Henson called the puppets on Sesame Street Muppets. I didn’t even realize, though, that they went off to have their own show!!

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Disney now owns the Muppet Show muppets and the term ‘muppets’ itself but there was something written into the deal to allow the term to be used for the Sesame Street characters too.

            • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

              Yeah, he did.  Henson was in on the development of Sesame Street and it would have never happened without him.  Originally, the muppets and humans weren’t meant to interact, but that was changed.  And as for the Muppet Show, well, it only went five seasons, and it was a late 70s show.  The concept was to have a show that adults would enjoy, too.  It was the heyday of the variety show, and that’s what the Muppet Show was.   I grew up on the reruns.  Muppets were an innovation in the puppetry world.  They’re a combo of marionettes, rod and stick puppets, and regular puppets.  I actually learned how to work them in HS.  :)  

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Jim Henson did for puppetry what D.W. Griffiths did for cinema; both broke through the proscenium arch and brought the camera – and the audience – right up close to the action.

              Jim was an honest-to-god genius and he left us far too soon.

            • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

              I know.  I cried when he died.

            • Anonymous

              wow– interesting!

        • Anonymous

          The Muppets originated long before Sesame Street. They actually started out a s a 5-minute featurette that followed the evening news on WRC—the local NBC affiliate—in Washington. The show was called Sam and Friends, and Kermit made his first appearances there.

          • Anonymous

            That’s right, Kermit first appeared in 1955.  He’ll be collecting Social Security before long!

          • Eclectic Mayhem

            I salute you – fellow Muppet-Nerd!

            • Angela Langdale

              mu-nah mu-nah…

            • Eclectic Mayhem

              Do Doo Di Doo Doo

        • Anonymous

          Yes. Kermit and others started on Sesame Street. Not before my time. Yes, I’m old. Bartender, another round, and keep’em coming…

    • Anonymous

      Love Janice and the Great Gonzo!

    • Anonymous

      Statler and Waldorf, of course – the bitterest of kittens!

    • Anonymous

      What the hell is Miss Piggy wearing?

      • Anonymous

        Appears to be the same mascara that Drew Barrymore hawks.

      • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

        A skirt wide enough for Frank Oz to fit underneath?

    • Anonymous

      And there is my favorite real-life Muppet: Carla Hall!

      • Anonymous

        Is that “Top Chef” Carla “the special ingredient is love” ???

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Hootie!

          Hoo!

        • Anonymous

          You betcha! Back in season 5, someone did a poster with side-by-side comparisons of Carla and three Muppets. The resemblance to each was amazing.

          And Carla is even more lovable than any puppet on a stick.

    • Mariah J

      Oh thank god for Project Runway. If I see any more Titanic or Newt Gingrich on my TV I might have to end it all.

      • Anonymous

        Looks like the two might merge, and then it will just be Newt on a sinking ship…

        • Anonymous

          From your lips….

          • Anonymous

            ….to God’s ears.  Amen!

    • Anonymous

      Of course, as a native Washingtonian of with 6 decades under my belt, I also have a soft spot for the original Sam of Sam and Friends and Wilkins and Wontkins from local coffee commercials.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        I loved the La Choy Dragon – I still think of him whenever I see La Choy products.  And this is just from seeing footage in various documentaries about Jim!

    • Anonymous

      GONZO!  NO WAIT, BEAKER.  OR STATLER AND WALDORF!  I LOVE THEM ALL.

      If we’re talking Sesame Street muppets, though, there’s no question – IT’S THE MARTIANS.  YIP YIP YIP YIP YIP

    • carolie_king

      GROVER IS MY ALL-TIME FAVE, ALTHOUGH I REALIZE HE’S NOT FROM THE MUPPET SHOW.  HE’S STILL A MUPPET.  I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’D FASHION FOR HIM THOUGH, OTHER THAN A CAPE FOR SUPER GROVER.

    • Susan Crawford

      OK, I’m going to keep my Ray-Bans on in the China Doll, ’cause those neons will blind me, but pour me about three fingers of Johnny Walker Blue and let me kick off my shoes. Aaaaah – much better! It’s been a long day, but the prospect of Miss Piggy has cheered me up to the point of elation. At LAST a judge I can relate to: a strong, determined gal of – ahem – ample proportions who will not only speak her mind, but might actually issue a karate chop or two!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I’m an old school Sesame Street muppet fan, so that upstart Miss Piggy will never hold a candle to Snuffleupagus.

      But I guess Snuffy’d be hard to dress on the red carpet.

      • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

        If we’re going for SS muppets, give me Cookie Monster any day.

    • Alloy Jane

      I LIKE GONZO AND ANIMAL.  AND BEAKER AND THE SWEDISH CHEF.  I’M CONFUSED ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE BUT YOU KNOW, WHATEVER.  SHOULD MAKE FOR SOME INTERESTING BITCHERY THOUGH.  WHO THE FUCK IS GONNA MODEL THIS SHIT THOUGH???

    • Anonymous

      THE DRUMMER of course. Thing.

      • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

        Animal, you mean.  ;) Thing is from Addams Family and not a Muppet.

      • Anonymous

        Animal?  I thought Thing was a hand from The Addams Family?

      • Anonymous

        I think April needs an Addams Family themed challenge, eh?  In the spirit of … Austin needed an opera dress challenge, right?

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      ME AND MY FAVORITE MUPPET GONZO WILL HAVE ABSINTHE…OR MAYBE VODKA AND RED BULL. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      I’m betting that somebody is going to get karate chopped tonight.  Anybody else agree with me?  ;)   Seriously, though, I love the Muppets.  I love the whole gang. 

    • Anonymous

      I love Janice, Sam the Eagle, Miss Piggy and Statler & Waldorf. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH56FXRFTLCQNTN3JNFIYM7JPY Pattie knitter

      Does anyone remember the Mighty Flavog from SNL shorts?  Does he qualify as a favorite Muppet?  I’m going to walk the dog in the first Bay Area rain since Thanksgiving and curl up under the ratty old quilt with a snort of something.  Every one else can go to China and dance, dance, dance.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      First off, bring me loads of liquor quick.  I have been snowed/iced in my apartment with my daughter and 7 week old granddaughter since Tuesday, and I’m climbing the walls.  Second, this looks as if it just MIGHT be the dumbest challenge EVER.  Nearly as bad as the stiltwalking.  Who thinks up these things, anyway?  Lastly, my favorite muppet always has and always will be Grover, from Sesame Street.  I also love Beaker, no idea why.  :)

      • Anonymous

        I’m not sure.   Make something blue sure seems like a dumb challenge to me.  (s6e7)   I can see Chinstrap crying for using green in poor Celine’s ‘disco pumpkin’ outfit already.

        Even though Janice is my absolute favorite, I’ve always loved Beaker.  I think it’s ’cause neither of us has a chin.  =o(

    • Anonymous

      Who’s the douche in the panel picture?

      BTW: love me some Beaker. And coffee and Bailey’s for me. It’s lousy outside.

      • Anonymous

        Okay, apologies for the above comment. Just read Eric Daman’s bio, and I can’t be nasty/snarky to a fellow native Michigander. (Except Madonna. Of course, she’s British now…)

    • Anonymous

      “The less said about this, the better.” Are you referring to Miss Piggy who is beautifully dressed or Eric Daman who looks a hideously awful piece of mess?

    • Toto Maya

      I’m going to be boring and say that Kermit is my favorite. I can’t explain why. He’s just so adorable and nice and long-suffering.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/O5zYg6EMmcahpFvPfpdCYLTSyBxqSWYJXena#f908b Kate

      I’m on my third glass of wine in preparation for this episode, and I’ve just decided that this challenge is the best idea ever! Why even pretend that the show is about the art or design or whatever, go full crazy and don’t stop there!!!

      Favorite muppet: Those mice(s) that sing in A Christmas Carol. Make me cry every. damn. time. More wine, please!

    • Anonymous

      Beaker is my favorite!  I wonder how our designers are going to handle the stress of dressing a Muppet?

    • Anonymous

      I think it was the cookie monster that was a judge on Top Chef.  It was kind of cute.

      • Anonymous

        That was a great episode!  He made so much fun of Padma.

    • spooki C

      My cable has been going out all day… if I miss seeing Austin Scarlett and Miss Piggy together I will cry!

      • Anonymous

        Wouldn’t Austin Scarlett make a great muppet? Of course, he’d be in ‘Avenue Q’!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

      HI EVERYBODY!!! LET ME QUENCH MY SCREAMING THROAT WITH A POMEGRANATE MIMOSA & SEE WHAT HILARITY THIS EPISODE BRINGS. CAN’T WAIT TO DISSCUSS THIS FASHION AGAIN. I HOPE LIFETIME LEARNS FROM THE ALLSTAR SEASON ABOUT HOW TO CHOOSE AWESOME DESIGNERS AND NOT JUST DRAMA.

    • Anonymous

      I like Miss Piggy, really, I do. But she is a lousy choice for a celeb to design a dress for. I thought Charlize Theron was ALL WRONG for Top Chef last night, with her “evil meal” stuff, but evil clothing might’ve been cool for PR. And especially for April. Who is gonna have a cow to have to dress a puppet pig.

      • Call me Bee

        Darn–missed Top Chef last night.  We watched the movie “2012”–the worst ever.  So stupid. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      I LOVE BERT AND ERNIE!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      Cookie Monster, Animal, and the most appropriate for PRW, Statler and Waldorf, of course. Their commentary would be very similar to TLo’s, if TLo were old man puppets.

      ETA: My 2 year old’s favorite is The Count. Whenever he counts anything now, he has to say, “Ah ah ah!” after it in imitation.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        That is adorable.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      ANIMAL! and COOKIE MONSTER!!!

    • Anonymous

      Fozzie, Gonzo, and the rat

    • Anonymous

      I love Grover and I think this is a GREAT challenge!! Making the designers go out of their comfort zones generally makes for a good show – the mothers, the prom girls, the wrestlers, hmmm…all from the early shows, I just realized. But really, making them design for a non-model body is a great challenge for some of these designers, who turn their noses up at any woman over a size 2. 

    • Anonymous

      My prediction is that they’ll have a little regular PR crack and the challenge will be thus:  Make a gown for Miss Piggy, and then a complementary gown for her assistant– i.e. Piggy and Emily Blunt.  Or something like that. 

    • Anonymous

      It occurs to me that this is pretty much Kenley’s challenge to lose.

      Edit: i mean that in the sense that this is kinda of her forte.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

      I’m going to be all weird and say “fraggle rock” muppets. They all were similar to me.
      8

      • Anonymous

        Down in Fraggle Rock. *Clap, clap.*

    • Anonymous

      Pink FOR a pink muppet? DISASTER!

      • Anonymous

        Pink on Miss Piggy is like ‘nude’ color on a human isn’t it?

        • Anonymous

          Esssaaaaactly

          • Anonymous

            is casanova here?  he could certainly design for miss p.

        • Call me Bee

          Uh…yeah.  I guess they didn’t think of that–just like Mila forgot about her ears…

    • http://twitter.com/pelto Elsbeth Jane

      Say what you will about Kenley, but girl and I are on the same page lip-stick wise. Love her look every episode.

      • Anonymous

         she has been much more restrained this season – so far

        • http://twitter.com/pelto Elsbeth Jane

          For sure, I’m appreciating her restrained look, modernizes the retro.

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          more restrained, yes, but her voice still sounds like nasally fingernails on a chalk board.  I cringe everytime she talks!

    • Anonymous

      Wait What? naked baseball? Sliding into home must be INTENSE

      I want to see that movie.

    • Anonymous

      I hope Statler and Waldorf make a cameo tonight during the judging. =)

    • Anonymous

      I really enjoyed that exchange between Gordana and Anthony.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Anthony–always adorable!

    • Anonymous

      What kind of lunatic shows off a muppet’s legs?

      • Anonymous

        The same one who dresses a pig in PINK. Oy.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Gordana’s looks sad.

      And, yes, comfort is not the point when you’re dressing a PUPPET!

    • Anonymous

      Aw I just fell in love with Joanna a little bit there keeping kayfabe for Miss Piggy.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know how the pink puppet will think about it, but I want Mila’s dress for my own self!

      • Anonymous

        mila’s face is frozen.  is it botox or a facelift?  or is her skin just getting tighter as she ages.  it’s not a good look, to me.

        • Anonymous

          I agree.  She doesn’t look good.  And I also realize that the dress she made and that I would wear in a second came nowhere near fulfilling the challenge. 

    • Anonymous

      “This is going to be so comfortable for her.”

      Okay, I get that we’re pretending that it’s not a puppet…but come on! It’s a frickin’ puppet! Who cares about comfort?

      • Anonymous

         I almost screamed the exact same thing!!(But I am in a hotel and it toold 6 rooms to get a quiet room and I don’t want to be kicked out – of the quiet floor!)

        Also weren’t any of them like W T F!!   (ok maybe the ones who were seem reciting the I am so thrilled lines? )

    • Anonymous

      FOR G*D’S SAKE AUSTIN! MISS PIGGY IS A PUPPET WITH SOMEONE’S HAND STUCK UP HER BUTT, NOT A PERSON!!!

    • Anonymous

      Sleeves are not easy. Yea, ask Anya.

      • Anonymous

        a telling comment from frosty-face.

    • Anonymous

      Gordana’s in trouble. :(

      Joanna’s right. That looks like a nightgown. A nightgown for a 6 year old.

    • Cheri Lee

      I don’t about Gordana…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

        Seriously, ha.s Miss Piggy ever looked like she wanted to wear a MuuMuu. SMH Gordana

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure what’s up Mila’s ass, but I’m pretty sure it’s black/white.

      • Pennymac

        Hahaha!

      • Anonymous

        And this time around, you know that if she’s coming off as bitchy, she’s meaning to come off as bitchy.  It’s not like she doesn’t know how it all works at this point.

        • Anonymous

          it’s probably casue her tight face is killing her.  it’s getting on my nerves just looking at it.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        HAHAHAHAH *snort* HAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Anonymous

        hey berkeley girl.  i was a berkeley girl back in the day.  got pepper gas dumped out of me from a helicopter.  got my head cracked by a tear gas canister launched out of a grenade launcher.  tore down the fence around people’s park with my bare hands- by then i was really pissed.  oh, and mila?  she’s a bitch.  a black and white bitch.

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          So you were a Berkeley girl when it really MEANT something, that is awesome!

    • Call me Bee

      Oh my gosh The Hubs couldn’t be rolling his eyes any harder about all these designers making dresses for a Muppet!  it is pretty silly. 
      But OY Gordana!  That dress could (maybe) work if the neckline were more bare–like a halter or something.  I’m just wanna scream at the TV!!!!! 

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        Joanna was right – it has decidedly veered into nightgown territory (I cannot spell longerie to save my life – dislike!).  How the hell do you spell that?

    • Anonymous

      Gordana’s is looking like the express lane to a “schmauff”. I hope she pulls her act together STAT.

    • Anonymous

      Is Austin serious about Miss Piggy being an “inspiration” for him?  They all seem a little coo-coo tonight.  I wish someone would say, “She’s a frickin’ puppet!”

    • Anonymous

      Double spanx and saran wrap! So that’s what I’m doing wrong.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Joanna won about 1000 points for saying that. She might as well have said “It’s all an illusion. Don’t believe anything you see in a fashion magazine.”

    • Anonymous

      I love that Mondo was thoughtful enough to consider the fact that Miss Piggy may have been born in the sixties. I just wish that she would do a walk-through of the workroom to critique the designers work.

      • Anonymous

        I was expecting that as well!

    • Anonymous

      Rami’s looks like something a six year old would design for herself.

      • Anonymous

        but isn’t that sort of miss p.’s aesthetic?

    • Anonymous

      Hello – Kara? It’s not a Xena Warrior Princess costume competition.

    • Anonymous

      “It looks like a candy store exploded!”

      Sounds like Mondo’s in trouble.

      • Anonymous

        I think it is Rami.

        • Anonymous

          Now that I’m seeing the runway, I think it’s Michael.

          Edit: Nope, it’s Mondo.

          • Anonymous

            Same here – surprised Rami was in the top 3.

            • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

              Really?  I thought his would win – it is SO Miss Piggy!

    • Anonymous

      Rob Lowe is kind of Don Johnson-esque as Drew Peterson. 

      • Anonymous

        ooooo- i love me some kinki multiple murderers.  i’ll never forget mark harmon as ted bundy.

      • Anonymous

        ooooo- i love me some kinki multiple murderers.  i’ll never forget mark harmon as ted bundy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

      I swear these episodes are going SOOOOO fast. I would almost want the additional half hour, but I think they will fill it with crap.

    • Judy_J

      It would appear that Miss Piggy is taking off the gloves when it comes to judging the designs.

    • Anonymous

      Miss Piggy bares her midriff?       Just saw the cut-away with “her” in a tweedy suit – calling something garish?? WTH – I  don’t like the Muppers but wasn’t the “girl-y’ look kind of on target? 

      No fav Muppet  – although I did get a cake made to look like Elmo( ?) once. 

      WTH was Gordana making – I hope it improves because if DID look very cheap

    • Anonymous

      From what I’ve seen in the workroom, the bottom three will be Gordana, Kara and [gasp] Rami! 

    • Anonymous

      Hey – doesn’t it seem like very few comments so far tonight?

    • Anonymous

      Was the movie last year?  Anyone recall seeing of these looks?
       

      • Anonymous

        The only red carpet photos I saw from the Muppets premiere was in LA, and Miss Piggy was wearing a white satin dress, possibly with a red feather boa, that looks nothing like any of these.

    • Judy_J

      No Isaac? I’m bummed.

    • Anonymous

      Michael – hiddy.

    • Anonymous

      Michael has really been leaning toward sexy and showing off a “woman’s” body

    • Anonymous

      Jerrell – hot mess!

    • Anonymous

      What is with Jerrel and big clumps of black stuff???????

    • Judy_J

      Why isn’t Miss Piggy taking notes?

      • Anonymous

         That would be impressive puppeteering

    • Anonymous

      Rami – CanCan dancer

      • Anonymous

        more like Miss “Carmen Miranda” Piggy

    • Anonymous

      Kenley’s is cute – except… wouldn’t that be a lot of  (Pig)Skin?

    • Anonymous

      Mila, nice but how does it fit the challenge

      • Anonymous

        I think Mila’s is my favorite as “actual clothes” but yeah, I don’t see it for “outrages cocktail” at all.

      • Anonymous

        Unfortunately, as much as I really like the dress, it doesn’t fit the challenge at all. But I’m glad she’s safe.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t Mila’s a bit too toned down for this challenge. I’m glad she didn’t go over the top like Rami and Michael, but that’s a fairly boring look for a muppet. Otherwise, I like it.

    • Anonymous

      Austin–King of the Gauchos!

    • Anonymous

      ha – I don’t see Austins as being a match

    • Anonymous

      Austin, WTF with the bows?

    • http://twitter.com/pelto Elsbeth Jane

      I like Michael C.’s more than I expected. Does seem like something Miss Piggy would wear… I can’t believe I just typed that. 

      Oh Rami. Oh no no. That’s cheap Miss Piggy goes to samba dancing lessons. 

      But then, Austin’s isn’t whimsical enough? Hmm. 

      • http://twitter.com/pelto Elsbeth Jane

        I stand corrected! Piggy loves to samba. Haha! 

      • Anonymous

        I actually dislike Michael C.’s more than I thought I would and like Rami’s more than I thought I would. Rami’s is at least whimsical. I just really don’t like Michael C.’s.

    • Anonymous

      Kenley, Costello, Rami – top 3

    • Anonymous

      Mondo! LOVE IT!

    • Call me Bee

      Thank goodness Gordana took the sleeves off her dress.  It actually turned out quite nice! 

    • Anonymous

      Mondo’s would show too much (pork) belly?  Oo all the  puns

    • Anonymous

      RIZZO THE RAT, BEAKER, THE SWEDISH CHEF AND THE OLD GUYS. BUT JANICE WOULD BE LOTS OF FUN TO HANG WITH. OH, AND THE COUNT!

      STILL experiencing sub-zero temps so I’ll have a double whatever. Followed by another. Off to check Beijing’s weather, see you there. 

    • Anonymous

      Mondo isn’t top 3???

    • Anonymous

      Love the look from Miss Piggy!

    • Anonymous

      Austin’s dress is gorgeous!! But, true, it’s not for a size 12 woman.

    • Judy_J

      Austin looks scared.

    • Anonymous

      I liked Rami’s and am glad they do

    • Anonymous

      After seeing the runway, I’d put Mila and Austin in the B3. Not sure who else. But Rami’s looked right for Miss Piggy to me. Kinda love it. I mean, for Miss Piggy.

      • http://twitter.com/pelto Elsbeth Jane

        Exactly, I thought Rami’s was ridiculous, but on second thought that is SO MISS PIGGY. 

        • Anonymous

          rami’s looked like a flamenco clown costume.  but the fabric is totally miss p.  still, i think she should dress in something a little more chic for her own movie’s red carpet.  come to think of it, it’s the only red carpet we’re likely to see her on.  can you see her at “the girl with the dragon tattoo”?

    • Anonymous

      Loving Miss Piggy as a judge “I’m not average!

    • Anonymous

      Sigh…  Whoever is doing the voice for Miss Piggy just isn’t Frank Oz.  It’s just not the same.

      • Anonymous

        When we went to the Muppet Movie, Fozzie’s voice made me insane. It was so inconsistent.

      • Anonymous

        Absolutely. Haven’t seen Miss Piggy in awhile, and this voice isn’t right at all.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        Depressing, isn’t it?  Although it did take the new guy who does Kermit’s voice years to get it (nearly) right.  Still, Fozzie or Miss Piggy w/o Frank Oz is just wrong. 

    • Anonymous

      Yea, great idea; clean your pots and pans with Kenley’ garments…

      • Anonymous

        i was thinking a bubble bath, perhaps.

    • Anonymous

       and the stain on the front of her hip shows…

    • Anonymous

      Piiiigs in Space reference. Thank you B/M

      gah who’d of that I’d ever say that.

    • Judy_J

      I think Rami’s got it.

    • Anonymous

      I like how Eric is playing along.  

    • Anonymous

      Let’s just forget the whole Miss Piggy thing ever happened.

    • Lori

      Can’t agree with Joanna Coles, this challenge may have sounded good on paper but no way is it one of the all-time best PR challenges, more like one of the worst.

      • Anonymous

        So agree.  It turned out to be quite a bore.

      • Anonymous

        Yup, could have been great but was just so lackluster. 

      • BuffaloBarbara

        I think that the whole thing was a deliberate parody, right up to and including Joanna’s line. (I missed the first nine minutes–did anyone say it was a first in PR history?)  I normally wouldn’t give them credit for that much self-awareness, but they had everyone playing along perfectly seriously, not a single person going on about it being beneath them… that has to mean that everyone was in on the joke, so word had to go out.

        On that, I have to say–Austin gets an A in reality TV for the over-the-top confessionals on this one.  An F on the dress, but an A for what I think the point of the episode was.  A total SNL parody of PR client challenges.

        • Lori

          LOL.  But seriously, google her InStyle spread; Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, etc. did an awesome job.  So did Marc Jacobs in his collab.  Maybe a dossier would have helped but maybe nothing could have saved this challenge.

          • Anonymous

            a dossier would have been perfect.  for instance, no one seems to have noticed that they most often just show her from the waist up.  and, duh, she doesn’t wear just black and gray (april).

    • Anonymous

      What an embarrassment to be sent home over the Miss Piggy challenge.

      • Anonymous

        i was thinking just the same thing.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        If you look at it another way, if you have to screw up enough to get booted, at least it was on some stupid ass challenge that was far removed from your actual talent.

      • Anonymous

        really.  and that made me think of something else, that they really seem to be taking the designers’ whole history in this season under advisement when they decide who to send home.  because in this challenge, i’d say gordana was at the top of the bottom 3.  but they couldn’t send austin or mila home because they have successful designer written all over them. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      So I kind of love Miss. Piggy as a judge. She’s so sassy and this runway is pretty entertaining as far as designs go. I have the feeling that people either love or hate this challenge, depending upon their personal preferences.

      • Anonymous

        Objectively I recognize that the output for this challenge isn’t great and the judging doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with fashion.

        HOWEVER my love of the Muppets far far outstrips my love of PR. So I am absolutely in coming down on the positive side.

    • Pennymac

      I think Rami’s going to take it. A flamboyant cocktail dress for a muppet and cartoon character. What could be more fitting than ruffles and whimsical polka dots?

      • Anonymous

        I think Rami’s look was totally Miss Piggy, but it lacked sophistication. I think the oversized polka dots and head piece made it a bit too whimsical and less fashionalbe. It would look good on Miss Piggy as a Muppet baby.

        • Anonymous

          yes, rami’s just isn’t chic.

    • Anonymous

      Well that was out of left field.

      • Anonymous

        yes, it just seems like they didn’t give him much love in the critique.  perhaps miss p. needs something more fitted to fill out her wardrobe.  but i think it’s true what the judges said, that if he had gone with pink for the fascinator and other accessories, it would have looked more appropriate for a pig.

    • Cheri Lee

      Michael…really?

      • Anonymous

        I’m just not seeing that dress on…you know, Piggy.

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          I hear you. I don’t get Michael winning this one.

    • Anonymous

      No f**kin’ way!!!

    • Patsye Peebles

      Boo!  Rami’s was so much better!

    • Anonymous

      Michael is a plushie! 

    • Anonymous

      Rami was robbed. ROBBED, I tell you. And Austin is damn lucky.

      • Anonymous

        Second that!

      • Call me Bee

        Aaaahh-greeed!

      • Anonymous

        Definitely Rami was robbed.  The judges muffed that-no way would Michael’s dress be appropriate for The Piggy.  I blush to say this, but it would look like a  sausage casing on her curvy Muppet self. There. I said it.  Loved Rami’s whimsical dress.
        Kenley’s would also have worked. Ah well, it was rather entertaining!

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          Totally robbed. Rami’s dress was perfect for Miss Piggy. I love that dress.

        • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo VicksieDo

          I could so easily envision Miss P in Rami’s concoction. Whatevs.

    • http://twitter.com/pelto Elsbeth Jane

      Well, I did enjoy seeing Michael C get shot down by pig. 

    • Patsye Peebles

      Thank goodness Austen is safe!

    • Judy_J

      Michael! Rami’s dress was more Piggy than Michael’s, IMHO.

    • Anonymous

      Ah, I am sad. :( I love Gordana, but her dress was really not exciting.

    • Anonymous

      Poor Gordana – I was hoping she would last longer.

      • Anonymous

        But her heart really didn’t seem to be in it, did it?

        • Anonymous

          True. She is really talented, but I think the judges were way too harsh on her the first time around and it has left her demoralized about the show.

    • Anonymous

      Damn I’d rather have Gordana in that either Mila or Austin!

    • Anonymous

      Gordana really needed to go, but I hoped the judges would teach Mila a lesson.  Client, first; Mila, second…  

      • Anonymous

        Why do you think Mila needs “to be taught a lesson?”

    • MilaXX

      I love the Muppets as much as the next person and I realize Ms. Piggy has been wearing designer duds for a minute now, but I think it’s a bit embarrassing to have designers judged by her.

      and why does Austin look like Zorro?

      • Anonymous


        and why does Austin look like Zorro?
         Perhaps he got tired of looking like Peggy Fleming with a mustache.

        • Anonymous

          was that supposed to be zorro?  i was thinking it was those guys who ride horses during the bullfight and stick things into the bull ( gross).  piquadores?  something like that.  anyways, he looks like that because he’s austin scarlett, duh.

      • Cheri Lee

        I love Austin’s fun style but that was not his best look.

      • Anonymous

        I agree (about being judged by Miss Piggy – though I suspect her handler was being fed ideas by a real judge).  I thought the whole thing was bizarre, especially the workroom consults with Joanna Coles. They kept talking about Miss P. as if she was an actual person. 

        • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo VicksieDo

          Gordana’s like “this is comfortable”….wha?????

          • Anonymous

            comfortable for someone with their head stuck up the ass of a pig puppet?

    • Patsye Peebles

      I thought Mila’s dress was just SAD!  She should have gone, but Gordana just didn’t seem to have her heart into it this season.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, geez. Not the “OMGZ less time!” gimmick. You aren’t going to get many good results in 6 hours. 

      • Anonymous

        But you know at least one judge will say at least once, ‘I expected you to do so much more with the time you had.’

    • Judy_J

      Sorry to see Gordana go. Her design looked more like a negligee than a cocktail dress, though.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

        I agree. It would have been pretty to sleep in.

      • Anonymous

        more a shorty nighty than a negligee.  what does a pig wear to bed, anyway?

    • Nancy Wardle

      With Miranda Kerr as a judge, the challenge has gotta be either swimsuits or lingerie.

    • Anonymous

      Wasn’t there a 5 hour bathing suit challenge?

    • Anonymous

      The aufing doesn’t make sense. Mila’s dress was totally not Miss Piggy. At least Gordana’s was pink and ruffly.

      • Anonymous

        Gordana made a pink nightie.

      • Anonymous

        I thought Gordana’s deserved to lose because it had very little shape or style. But I also thought Austin’s deserved to lose because it was terrible. Mila’s was merely wrong or the client, made worse by the styling; the stylists apparently don’t get ’60s mod; they totally botched the hair on Mondo’s model as well –  just came out looking like Margaret Thatcher. But i digress. I think they’re CLEARLY not judging this show on a garment-by-garment basis. They’re predisposed toward Austin as being one of the more interesting PR designers, historically, and they’ don’t want to let him go. 

        • Anonymous

          Totally agree.  I thought in many respects Austin’s was the worst.  It was certainly the ugliest.  Unfortunately, Gordana’s was just bad enough to make a reasonable auf.  Although Mila’s was totally inappropriate for the particular challenge, I really liked it – but then I’ve always responded positively to Mila’s design esthetic.

          • Anonymous

            I thought Austin lost sight of his client in this challenge, as ridiculous as his client might have been.  Mila did the same thing, which put her in the bottom two, but I thought that while her design wasn’t right for Ms. Piggy that it looked as if it was well constructed, and you could cerainly see Mila’s POV.

            • Anonymous

              it didn’t even look well constructed to me.  the seams in the insert above the hemline were wobbly and it all just looked lightweight and cheap to me.  was that black perforated with holes?  or were those sequins?  to me the whole thing showed no taste or class.  i liked some things that mila did in her season, and even more some things she’s done since, but in this competition she’s looking more and more like a hardened old witch.  she’s taking herself and life way too seriously.  come on, darling, relax and have some fun.

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          I thought Margaret Thatcher too when Mondo’s model walked out.  Not a good look!

          • Anonymous

            That hair!   What was the child thinking???

        • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

          I agree about both Gordana and Austin. Austin’s dress was awful. I just don’t even know what he was thinking. And Gordana’s had no inspiration behind it. It was very pretty, but there was no energy, excitement or life to it.

        • Anonymous

          I think Austin got through because he actually responded to the ‘fabulous cocktail dress’ part of the challenge whereas Gordana and Mila both missed the mark on that. Mila’s was more interesting than Gordana’s too,

          • Anonymous

            Good point. I tuned in a bit late and missed the part where the challenge was explained, so I didn’t hear that.

      • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo VicksieDo

        Mila’s didn’t even fit the model well.  She coasted through too long on her season too. 

    • Anonymous

      Dear G*d, 24 Hour Carwalk is a train wreck.

      • Cheri Lee

        I love me so JustRaymona!

        • Anonymous

          I was totally rooting for JustRaymoa to be a part of Ind…. whatever his name was. He was totally annoying and I knew she’d clean his clock!

          • MilaXX

            Loved it when she told him he best say nothing.

            • Anonymous

              Oh good – I’m glad she said something. I had to turn it off because he was such an annoying moron.

      • MilaXX

        TLo compared it to Chopped but I think it’s so insane it’s closer to Sheer Genius.

      • Anonymous

        My IQ dropped several tens of points from watching it.

        • Anonymous

          Just read a good book this weekend and you’ll recover completely.  =)

    • Anonymous

      Gee, I thought we’d get to see Miss Piggy in the winning dress.

      • Anonymous

        I know. I actually think she would’ve looked pretty amazing.

    • Lori

      Sheesh, Lifetime, you’ve assembled a very talented group of designers, give them enough time in the challenges to bring it!

    • Anonymous

      OK, well that was really unexciting and drab.  

      And next week…only six hours to work!  As PR morphs slowly into that catwalk mess of a show.  I fear that All-Stars is heading down the road of Crap PR.  Six hours is ridiculous–and it’s more about “reality show” memes–stress and bitchery–than it is about fashion.

      Bummer.

      • Anonymous

        And they say that like it’s supposed to excite us:  “Shortest challenge in PR history!”  How about the LONGEST challenge in PR history, so like maybe the results might excite us?

      • Anonymous

        I am enjoying the moments they are sharing in Flatotel (sp?) apt., it reminds me of s1 banter, which I fully approve of.   Or maybe I’m just wishing I was Anthony, in Rami’s arm, from last week’s episode.  C’mon, God, make it happen, please?

    • Anonymous

      So….that happened….ugh.

    • Anonymous

      They just said that the next challenge, six hours long, will be the shortest challenge ever.

      Did s1e6 (5 hours, swimwear) and s8e1 (5 hours, not on the show yet, though they sure LOOKED like they were on the show) not ever happen suddenly?   I hate revisionist history.

      Or am I remembering completely wrong?

      • http://twitter.com/xpurplerosesx Taylor

        No, you are correct. I hope Austin/April/Michael say(s) something.

        • http://profiles.google.com/eszubert Elizabeth Szubert

          Austin probably will because he won the 5 hour swimsuit challenge.  At least, I hope he does.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

       I just don’t care what a muppet wears. Complete waste of time and talent.

    • Logo Girl

      Gonzo is my fave.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LGAKNANTSBR3YYEWLZDNT35IIY Whatever

      That was uneventful. I had such high hopes. All this talent and they better come up with some good challenges.

    • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

      Considering Miss Piggy’s reaction, I thought Rami had it.  And, well, I was hoping for Mila to go home because I still don’t like her and I hated her in her season.  Loved Anthony’s “guilt” over breakfast, and I totally saw the karate chop coming.  Was kind of weak, compared to past hiyahs, though.

      • Anonymous

        i don’t like mila either (that’s pretty obvious to anyone who’s been reading the thread).  she’s just gotten so mean this season.  the way she was sniping at kenley and kara for supporting each other and being friends.  what’s it to you, bitch?  jealous?

    • Anonymous

      The Swedish Chef is my favorite muppet.  My husband could tell you how much I sing “bork bork bork” while I cook!

    • Anonymous

      Mila’s dress normally would have been fab but it was the entirely wrong dress for the challenge. Gordana’s wasn’t very good but at least it was pink and tried to be on point. I think Gordana has put out some questionable stuff thus far and probably why she went. I think Mila should have gone for just botching the challenge even though it was a great dress.

      • Anonymous

        and mila was just mean about it. she was the only one who didn’t play along and get into the spirit of the challenge.  she must be tons of laughs to live with (not).

    • Anonymous

      Well I thought that was extremely entertaining. Silly , but entertaining. I completely disagree with the win. I thought it was a toss up between Rami and Kenley. If they didn’t want to go with a double winner yet, they should have given it to Kenley. When I saw that Gordana was in the bottom I figured she was the one they would send home. But really I though Jerell would go. He sent the same dress out as last week. just belted and shorter.

      • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

        And Jerrell’s pooched under that belt. It was Anya-like fitting. Horrible!

        I’m sorry to see Gordana go. When they called the winners and losers, I couldn’t tell who would be on top or bottom. Loved Rami’s fabric, but thought his dress was “done” and very Charo-esque. Well, all of the “top” looks were cartoonish and not innovative. At least Michael wasn’t annoying this episode, so I had no problem with his win.

        Loved. Kara’s. Mondo’s model’s hair made me howl. Miss Piggy ain’t promoting Hairspray, Mondo!

    • Anonymous

      I think what could’ve saved this episode would have been a bit more humor. Can you imagine if Tim had been in this episode? I do think that all of the designers and judges were in on the joke and had a good time playing along.I just wish that they could’ve had Miss Piggy shown in the beginning when they announced the challenge, do a workroom walk-through and a closing image of her wearing the winning look. Not bad, but not as fun as I thought it would be.

      • MilaXX

        Speaking of Tim, his new show is AWFUL and Tim and his suits look completely out of place.

        • Anonymous

          bring back oltl  :o)

          • MilaXX

            I actually kind of like The Chew which replaced AMC, but this show is like a mix of The Doctor’s with The Chew and a side of Extreme Makeover tossed in for good measure. The co-host don’t gel with each other and Tim just seems so out of place next to all these casually dress folks. Today they even had him on a treadmill in his suit. I love Tim or the Tim of early PR, but Clinton Kelly is much better at the fashion angle than Tim. Heck I think Carson Kressley would have been a better match than Tim and Carson has enough energy to compete with hyper Ty Pennington.

            • Anonymous

               When I first read your post, I forgot I was reading comments on TLo, and thought I was on some ew.com-like sight.  Early morning/not enough coffee/bad eyesight made me read that you thought  Carson DALY would be a better match than Tim.

            • MilaXX

              oh heavens no, nothing could make me like Carson Daly

      • Anonymous

        I was imagining it was Tim who was doing Miss Piggy’s critiques. Voice and all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      Why didn’t they show Miss Piggy in the dress? I really wanted to see that, and I feel cheated that we never got to. Frank Oz is hilarious.

      • Anonymous

        Ugh, iknowright? Such was my mad frenzy to get as far away from this episode as I could, I started FFWing almost as soon as they faux-auf’d Gordana. At that point, all I really gave a shit about was seeing how Michael C.’s dress was “modified” for a Muppet’s body (because…seriously. HOW?)

        Given that Piggy’s duties on the promotional circuit ended long before this episode even aired, I hope a little investigative Googling will do the job that the PR team didn’t. That just shouldn’t be something we even have to do.

        Obviously, I’m just irritated with the episode/challenge in general. The designers were told to essentially just make a fucking dress while keeping in mind the aesthetic of their client (which, based on tonight, runs from “a lady” to “flamboyant” to “selfish and utterly devoid of humor.” After an hour filled with the strangest gimmick and truly redundant product placement, our only pay-off was going to be seeing that modified design.

        Or at least mine was. WTFingF?

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t think this was a horrible challenge but I didn’t agree with the results this week. I thought Austin’s dress was a disaster but he got to stay because he’s a more interesting person than Jordana. Her dress did look like a nightgown but it wasn’t ugly like Austin’s. Miss Piggy would look much better in Rami’s dress than she would in Michael’s dress.
      I am a huge Mondo fan but the fact that I can’t even remember what his dress looked like saddens me. Step it up, Mondo!

    • http://twitter.com/imaqt209421 Miss Viola Swamp

      Who is Gordana’s model?

      • Anonymous

        she’s the paris hilton look-a-like, i think we’ve seen her in some of the finale collections during fashion week.

        • http://twitter.com/imaqt209421 Miss Viola Swamp

          It’s weird how there is no info on these models on google/ lifetime at all

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5KDTLDJA7ZBCPDP6HV4FZMJDII Indigo

      They can’t get rid of Mila because they know i’d blow up the world if that happened. I love Gordana, but Mila is one of my top PR girls after Leanne :)

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Mila is my girl. I love her. I really like the dress she made for this challenge, even though it wasn’t right for the lovely Miss Piggy. I would love to have that dress.

    • Anonymous

      My favourite… sorry.  MY FAVOURITE MUPPETS ARE WALDORF AND STATLER.  ALWAYS HAVE BEEN.

      I recently came across a blog complaining about how everyone tries to make Ernie and Bert gay.  It said “they’re not, but look at this pair of guys who have lifetime admission to the theatre and always have witty comebacks.”

      • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

        I thought that the Pet Shop Boys based their look on Ernie and Bert. They might be gay, but they aren’t a couple. They’re a theatrical team. Duh. Why don’t people get that?

        • Anonymous

          It’s been a long time since there were theatrical teams who were celebrities.  People have forgotten that such an option exists.

          • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

            Well, I think of Saunders and French. And Mitchell and Webb. OK, they’re all British, which, because of their accents, most people think are all gay anyway. :P
            I’m racking my brain trying to think of something more modern than Sonny and Cher or Stiller and Meara.

            • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

              And my two American examples were both couples. Duh on me.

            • Anonymous

              who was the guy with keely smith?  was that her name, with the black bob and bangs?  spike jones, maybe?

            • Anonymous

              Louie Prima was “the guy”. He was a terrific musician and composer. They were married but divorced after several years. They were who to see in Vagas in the 1950’s. She was (is) a terrific singer too.

            • MilaXX

              Penn & Teller

            • Anonymous

              i cant believe it’s me saying this but those two guys from flight of the conchords.

    • Anonymous

      This was ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!

    • MilaXX

      I saw the Muppet movie when it was out a few months ago and freaking loved it. Sure it wasn’t exactly like it used to be, but it was like visiting old friends.

    • Anonymous

      If I’m not to late to the party, I’m partial to Kermit, but I love Rizzo that Rat.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Hey, before they shut down the internets, check out the Muppet version of “Bohemian Rhapsody”:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY 

      .

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        OMG I haven’t seen that in ages – it is SO worth watching!

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        Thanks for posting that link Sara – I’d not seen it before and was in tears of laughter!

      • Anonymous

        Ha! I haven’t watched the muppets in ages and was stunned to see how many facial expressions Animal seemed to be able to make.

    • Anonymous

      I felt second hand embarrassment for the designers on this challenge. This episode was cheesy promotion for the Muppet movie that clunked along with no relevance since the movie is long gone from theaters. Maybe if All Stars would have not been postponed this could have been fun but tonight’s result was awkward. Also, what is going on with some of my odds on favorites? I thought Mondo and Austin would be a lock for the final four but I’m not so confident at this point (I have a very important bet riding on my prediction!).

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t realize it already came out — that makes it even stranger that they didn’t do a quick segment at the end showing Miss Piggy wearing it. Maybe she never did?

        • http://twitter.com/eddiecheddar Liz D

          I’m guessing what happened is they shot the episode before they knew the season was going to be pushed back to air in January, and after that decision was made Miss Piggy couldn’t wear it to one of the major premieres. If she wears it, it will probably be to a smaller international premiere. There are probably countries it hasn’t opened in yet.

    • Anonymous

      Jnaice kills me.  “So I said, ‘Look Mother, if I want to live on the beach and walk around naked…’ oh…”  I still quote that line and that was from 20+ years ago.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I thought the challenge was fun. It certainly wasn’t any worse than making a stage outfit for that 3rd rate pop singer (from season 1 or 2) who slid right back into obscurity, assuming she’d ever climbed out of obscurity in the first place; or making a pretty dress for Jessica Alba or Lindsay Lohan. Or Barbie.

      The only ones I really didn’t like were Michael’s and Austin’s. Austin’s wasn’t just inappropriate for Miss Piggy. It was flat out ugly. I believed him when he said she’d been an inspiration to him. I was surprised he bombed out like that. Michael’s was a perfect example of his worst tendencies – too tight and short, tacky, and over designed. I don’t know how it got into the top 3. How and why he won is a complete mystery to me.

      I like Michael. I want to see him do well, and I liked that he wasn’t a neurotic mess this week. But he just did not deserve to win this one. Rami was robbed. Actually, I’d have been fine with Kenley winning. Rami’s and Kenley’s dresses both met the challenge nicely. They were girly and fun and they made me smile.

      It’s still early in the season so I might be jumping the gun, but Michael’s win this week makes me worried that he’s being set up to win the season. Even though I like him and think he’s capable of good work, I don’t think he’s good enough to deserve taking the whole thing.

    • Anonymous

      I always loved Gonzo the great.  Could we get Miss Piggy to be the hostess of PR all stars?

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Wouldn’t that be a hoot. Instead of a handshake, she could karate chop the loser.

        • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

          But they’d be required to play along and fall down!

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Ha! That would be half the fun.

          • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

            As opposed to kissing Heidi?

    • Anonymous

      But I kept asking that same age old question….would a Pig Muppet really buy & wear any of these?

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      WITHOUT A DOUBT PEPE THE KING PRAWN IS MY FAVOURITE MUPPET

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/ Judy S

      I found the entire show hilarious. Joanna Cole dead-seriously explaining to Gordana that big celebrities doing fashion shoots don’t worry about comfort, the judges worrying about how Kenley’s dress would stay up, and the general concern for Piggy’s feelings…. Of course if it is too difficult to alter the dress to fit Piggy, they can always alter Piggy to fit the dress! And if the tit tape doesn’t work, you can baste the bodice on!
      I thought she would look great in all those dresses (with her body “saran-wrapped” to carry off Mila’s look, but Austin’s dress completely remade to  achieve a Piggyesque vavavoom quality, and ditch the waggle-bows). I thought Mondo’s and Gordana’s dresses would look better on her than on the models. That muppet could WERQ whatever they came up with (any of those bottom 3 was, again, superior to most top 3 productions in the past season).
      I love this show, with the good designers and the intensity of the work. I do hope Michael is not being framed for the win, a la Gretch and whoever won last season. Rami should too clearly have taken this challenge.

      • Anonymous

        And don’t forget about the concern for her ears sticking out!

    • http://katelorenzdesign.com Kate Lorenz

      I really think Gordana’s dress could have been completely revitalized with just a belt!  She should have taken Joanna’s critique to heart and belted it, either making a fabric belt (not hard – 10 minutes) or an accessory belt (white maybe?) and it would have been a totally different story.  She was auf’ed for the same reason as she was in her season – ignoring critique and doing what she wanted, even though multiple people told her it was a bad idea.  Ugh.  I’m sad because I love her.  :(

    • Elaine Lang

      I think Rami lost because of his print…it was scaled for the model-sized dress, and would have been too big scaled for the Muppet.   They would have had to license and custom print a scaled down print, which maybe they were unwilling to do.

      • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

        Hmm… this would be even more true of Kenley’s print.  I guess Miss Piggy’s torso length is limited by the need to be able to get one’s arm into her lower back and hand into her head..? I am assuming that her right arm is moved by a separate rod puppeteer–surely one person couldn’t do both the head and the arm?

    • bp316

      Looking back at some of the comments, am I the only one then who thought Rami’s dress was a complete disaster? I know having Miss Piggy as a model was something of a licence to push normal taste boundaries but his dress was something that a mother-of-the-bride (with terrible taste) would have worn thirty years ago.

      And I didn’t like the way the judges approached the character of Miss Piggy, who in their heads wears ONLY flamboyant, pink, ultra-girly dresses, to my mind she’s a bit of a chameleon (and therefore I would have loved to see her go for the full 60s-mod persona in Mila’s look)

      • Anonymous

        Yes!  I do think of Miss Piggy as a fashionista chameleon.   When the six names were called out, I could only come up with two on the bottom (Austin & Gordana) and thought the others were a ‘top4.’  I thought I was the only one who could see Miss Piggy wearing Mila’s outfit, or Mila’s aesthetic in general.

        Must return to real world. 

    • Anonymous

      The king Prawn Pepe, and the old guys, they serve up old school bitching

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

      Who’s the muppet wearing Austin’s dress and where’s she going?

    • Anonymous

      No they didn’t. Kermit predates Sesame Street by a good 15 years, and Rowlf and a number of the other “adult” Muppets were also around before the kiddie bunch.

    • Anonymous

      Or Grover.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1451670904 Claire McBride

      To my party, I would invite the two old geezers in the balcony who heckle (do they have names?) and Sam the Eagle and Hoots the Owl, just because I like them.  Ernie for sure.  Elmo to babysit kidlets upstairs.

      • Anonymous

        The “old geezers” are Statler and Waldorf.

    • Lisa

      WHAT?  WHAT, TLO?  I…I CAN’T HEAR YOU, IT’S SO LOUD!!!  OH – OH, OKAY – TOSS UP BETWEEN MISS PIGGY AND BEAKER!  I REALLY LOVE BEAKER!