Kermit and Miss Piggy awkwardly discuss their breakup on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Kermit and Piggy discuss their breakup
(Image credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live)

"I don't want to pry," Jimmy Kimmel told Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy on Monday's Kimmel Live, "but why did you break up" when "you always seemed to be so unhappily happy together?" "It sounds like you want to pry," Kermit said. But he gamely explained that after a good many years, he and Piggy "wanted different things." And then the interview started getting a little uncomfortable for longtime Muppets fans.

"I feel like the breakup of the Soviet Union didn't get as much coverage as your breakup did," Kimmel said. "And rightly so," Piggy shot back. "I'm like the Donald Trump of love — everything I do is huge." Kimmel showed a photo of Denise, Kermit's new girlfriend, and Piggy loudly feigned indifference. Denise is one of the heads of marketing for ABC, Kermit said, and she's just old enough to date him. "Miss Piggy, are you dating anyone right now?" Kimmel asked. "Yes, that's it — she's dating anyone," Kermit answered for her.

Kimmel kicked up the innuendo by unveiling a Tinder profile for Piggy, and Piggy said she wished she'd had her current high standards when she'd met Kermit, noting his webbed feet as a particular irritant. "The only time I came across a frog in school, I dissected him," Piggy said. "I bet you ripped his heart out, too," Kermit replied. "Yeah, well as least he had one," Piggy shot back, leading Kimmel to announce that things had gotten "genuinely uncomfortable." With your childhood adequately besmirched, Kermit and Piggy discussed their new prime-time show. You can watch the entire charmingly awkward dish-fest below. Peter Weber

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.


Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up

Continue reading for free

We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.

Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.

Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.