Top Five Fabulously Famous Pigs

Written by Lillian Tram on August 23rd, 2014

Everyone loves pigs! Even if they don’t want to own one, they still like them. This is why pigs have made it big on the silver screen. Some pigs have even became celebrities unto themselves. Here is a list of five of the most famous pigs in history.
 
 

Five Fabulous and Famous Pigs

 
 
1. Porky Pig
 

Created in 1936 by Warner Bros., this little piggy has ruled the silver screen for more than 70 years. Originally one of the foremost characters in their Looney Tunes series, after the introduction of other characters such as Daffy duck and Bugs Bunny, Porky became more of a sidekick and icon with his lovable stammer and his “Ble, ble, ble, That’s All Folks!”
 
 
2. Piglet
 
First appearing in Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne in 1936, and inspired by one of Christopher Robin Milne’s stuffed toys, Piglet is Winnie the Pooh’s very best friend. Even though he is a “very small animal” with a somewhat timid disposition, he often wins the hearts of many with his occasional attempts at being brave and conquering his fears.
 
 
3. Arnold Ziffel
 
First appearing in the show ‘Green Acres’ on CBS in 1965, Arnold Ziffel was an American Yorkshire pig who acted as the son of Doris and Fred Ziffel. The humorous show depicted Arnold as being able to do virtually anything. He could change the TV channels, write, play piano, attend school and much more.
 
Throughout the series he became a “Porky Picasso” whose suggestive painting was banned, worked as a “paper pig” delivering papers, fell in love with a dog, drafted in to the Army and much more. 
 
 
4. Miss Piggy
 
Created by Bonnie Erickson and Frank Oz, Miss Piggy first appeared on Herb Alpert and the TJB in 1974. While she was originally created as a minor character, Miss Piggy’s capricious nature eventually developed her into one of the main characters of the show.
 
Believing that she is destined for stardom, this diva often tries to convey sweet feminine charm, but usually will fly into an unexpected rage with her trademark karate chop (often at her overly reserved boyfriend, Kermit the Frog).
 
Miss Piggy was one of the first, and possibly the only pig character to ever have developed into a tried and true celebrity in her own rite.

 
 
5. Babe
 
Created as the star character in the book ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick King-Smith in 1983, Babe became an international star when the book was adapted and released as the box-office-hit: ‘Babe: The Gallant Pig’.
 
Featuring an amazing cast of quirky farm animals for friends, Babe goes on a series of misadventures. When he is almost chosen for Christmas dinner, he sets out to show that he is useful and deserves to live by showing the farmer (Authur) that he is a sheep herding pig. Babe’s adventures, determination and gallant actions earned him a place in the hearts of many.
 

 
This list of five of the most famous pigs who have made the “Pig Hall of Fame” successfully remind us, yet again, why pigs are one of the most amazing and best-loved creatures in history!
 
Who is your favorite of these most famous pigs? Do you have a favorite that didn’t make out list? Let us know!
 

Celebrate National Piggy Manicures Day with Me!

Written by Lillian Tram on March 25th, 2014

March 26th is National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! 


As any respectable pig lover would do, I am making yet another day all about pigs and what better idea than to celebrate with a wonderful manicure. So, if you needed an excuse to slip off to the salon for a well-deserved beauty treatment, you’re welcome! This will be the perfect Spring Pig-Me-Up – yes, I totally just said that! I couldn’t help myself!


What better way to celebrate the onset of Spring than with a massage and manicure?




What better manicure than one that combines pink polka-dots and those lovable piggys? Just think of all the compliments you will receive! This manicure is perfect whether your nails are short or long!


 



Here is another pig-tastic manicure in pink and piggy faces! If you were born in the Year of the Pig, this is a great way to celebrate the little porker that represents your birth date.



Similar to the other piggy manicures with polka-dots and sweet pig faces, but this color really pops! This is a really cool twist to the ho-hum traditional french manicure.




If you would like your manicure to tell a story, this is a wonderful nail art idea using the old tale of the three pigs and the big, bad wolf. This would be a great choice for teachers, child care providers and mothers of small children. Kids ares so easily amused and I bet they would love this design.  There are some other cute designs for educators here.



Aren’t ideas that you could never think of great? I would have never thought of little black pigs and blue with polka-dots but this looks like so much fun! This is definitely a unique idea that I would love to try sometime.



This is a really cute idea celebrating a pigs main features, adorable faces complete with snouts and curly-cue tails, with what pigs say and do: roll in mud and say OINK! Really cute idea from Peace, Love and Polish!



While I could never consider pigs as evil, here is a great piggy manicure in green which features the evil pig on Angry Birds. What I do love is this bright green color and anything-but-dull french manicure. There is a cool tutorial on how to paint this manicure here.

 



If you love to play Angry Birds but cannot decide on a favorite character, here is the perfect manicure for you. Think of the comments and compliments you will receive when you are sporting this cool manicure!



Because Spring is the time when animals are supposed to become ‘twitterpated’, this seems like the perfect nail art for the month of March. This manicure also incorporates some new colors and shapes – red, black and hearts! Oh my!



This manicure would be like wearing little masterpieces on your fingernails. The heart is so adorable, perfect for showing off some pig love! Choose this adorable design to replace those boring Easter Nail Art designs – because seriously – pigs are so much more fun than ho-hum rabbits!



Seriously? This pigs and glitter combination makes me want to rush out right now and get my own Piggy Manicure! How perfect for Spring! Is anyone headed to Prom this month? Oh, I would be so tempted to do something original such as this if I were attending prom.



Because everyone loves Miss Piggy, this manicure celebrates Pig Power. This list would not be complete without homage to our favorite frog-loving gal. The stars add a really nice touch and the little glove-covered fist captures Miss Piggy’s spunky personality so well.

Which manicure do you like the best?

Are you going to celebrate my National Piggy Manicures Day? 


Miss Piggy’s Wedding and Beauty Tips

Written by Lillian Tram on March 21st, 2014

Well, not really tips… Miss Piggy has some pretty unique ideas regarding beauty treatments so we aren’t quite sure how she is prepping for the big day. She has been quoted many times regarding her beauty regimen and her answers are always so colorful.

 

 

Take these beauty quotes for example…



“Often the only view we have of ourselves is from a mirror or photograph. Due to defection, refaction, conflection and infliction, mirrors always make you look larger in the wrong places. (An important scientist at a big university in a famous place discovered this.) And cameras do lie, because of all kinds of strange optical things and complicated gizmos that break and give you the wrong shortstop or spoil the focus-pocus, and little hairs that get stuck inside and goo on the film.”

 

 

 

 

“Having a dull hairstyle is like putting an olive on top of a chocolate sundae. It makes your whole appearance unappetizing.”

 

 

“It’s a good idea to apply an all-over facial pack once or twice a month, but I never, never use mud. (Frankly, it brings up unpleasant memories.) I recommend my own special facial mousse, a mixture of mocha cooking chocolate, icing sugar, eggs and cream (adjust the proportions to your own taste). The mousse should be beaten with a wooden spatula as if you were frosting a cake. If there’s a little bit left over, it is quite all right to taste a teensy bit.”

 

 

Did she accidentally confuse her facial mask with a favorite dessert recipe?


 

 

 

“For the glamorous look, choose plain-looking dining companions.”

 

 

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may become necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”

 

 

Gosh, I love her spunk.

 

 

Actually, everyone loves Miss Piggy and you know she’d be a superb gal to hang out with. A Girl’s Night would be much more fun, wouldn’t it? Imagine that spunk after throwing back a couple of cosmos. Hmm, that reminds me – Will she be having a hen party before she gets into that amazing Wedding Dress designed by Vivienne Westwood? That could be interesting. have you seen it? It’s as stunning as she is!

 

 

She seems to be following her own advice regarding fashion…

 

 

 

 

“Never let your frog outdress you.”

 

 

When asked about this stunning wedding dress and the designer, Miss Piggy said, ” ‘Vivienne Westwood is fabulous – just like moi, When I asked her to design this wedding dress for moi’s new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, she was thrilled and I was thrilled. The only one a bit ‘iffy’ about it was the Frog.”

 

 

Kermit the Frog has been ‘a bit iffy’ about a lot of things though ..including his romance and commitment with this French speaking barnyard beauty. If he doesn’t end up getting cold feet, she and Kermy are to tie the knot on screen in the upcoming Muppets m0vie called ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ but it’s anyone’s guess if they will make it through the nuptials.

 

 

 

 

Rumor has it this takes place at the Tower of London – romantic, yes? The gal’s been waiting for her little green frog prince a long time so fingers are crossed that this one works out well for the unlikely couple. Some Muppet fans were confused about this possible wedding, believing that Kermy and Miss Piggy had already gotten married in the 1984 movie ‘Muppets Take Manhattan’ but Kermit has pointed out that was just a movie they were acting in.

 

 

We can literally count down the hours as the ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ hits theaters on March 21st. The movie will feature all of your favorite Muppet characters as well as offerings from Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston, and Ricky Gervais, to name a few.

 

 

 

 

 Are you heading to the theater this week to see Muppets Most Wanted?

Which Muppet is your favorite character and why? Let’s chat!


Four Positive Porkers to Admire

Written by Lillian Tram on November 25th, 2013

Miss Piggy

 

 

Of course, this precious pig should be at the top of our list. She’s beautiful, glamorous, popular, world-wise and knows exactly what she wants in life. She is a prima-donna who oozes grace, charm, and beauty… and we never see her with hardly a hair out of place. She also reeks of talent: singing, dancing, acting, speaking French, and even knows karate! What we love about her most is that she isn’t afraid to follow her heart even if it means breaking the rules… falling in love with a little green frog for example. If the love of her life steps out of line, she has the spunk and character to let him know it too!

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A Pig’s Goal…The Cookie Jar!

Written by Lillian Tram on December 22nd, 2011

Ormie from Ormie Pig on Vimeo.

 

Ormie the pig sees a cookie jar on top of the fridge and puts on his thinking cap to try to get the cookies.  This hilarious short film has won festival awards across the country.  Even though it’s long, it’ll definitely put a smile on your face.
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Frog in Throat (Naughty Miss Piggy)

Written by Lillian Tram on November 22nd, 2011

 

This could be interpreted in different ways depending on how you read it. Nothing like a little piggy innuendo for a chuckle. Next time I get a sore throat or laryngitis, I’ll be using Miss Piggy’s ‘I have a frog in my throat’ line.

 

The Muppets Invade WWE on Halloween

Written by Lillian Tram on October 31st, 2011

 
I’ve watched a few wrestling matches but it’s never really sparked my attention until now. The Muppets are coming to Atlanta to put on an epic show. It’ll be a great way to celebrate Halloween. Check out the event at Phillips Arena or watch it on USA Network at 9pm eastern. I will be cheering on Ms. Piggy and if the video below is any indicator, she might have a few moves of her own for the arena.

 

For more exciting details click here.

Priscilla Pink Pig Ride @ Macy’s

Written by Lillian Tram on October 28th, 2011



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every year since 2003, the Macy’s at Lenox Mall in Atlanta, GA has hosted the Priscilla pink pig train ride. This train ride tradition has been around for over 50 years in Atlanta, with most of the proceeds going to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This ride runs for a little over two months during winter. The line for the pink pig train ride is more popular than the line for Santa Claus during Christmas time. I went last year to Macy’s to check out what all the hype was about and to donate to a good cause. Every single time I tried to get on the ride, the line was ridiculously long so I’d wait a while and came back but the line never died down. It was getting close to Christmas time and I wanted to go before the ride closed up until next year. Tickets were only $3 which was super reasonably priced.  No wonder the ride beats out Santa Claus every year. Taking photos with Santa does not come cheap. The pink pig ride was enjoyable because it took you through a life-size story book. I also took photos with Priscilla the Pig who was more than willing to ham it up for the camera. All in all, I had a good time and will go again this year even though I was the only one over 12 years old that didn’t have a child riding this train. Visit the photo gallery for more pictures of this event.

 

For more information, check out these links:

 

A good article about the history of the pink pig.

 

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