Watch Kermit and Miss Piggy Strike Back at Fox News

Slate's Culture Blog
Jan. 30 2012 3:15 PM

The Muppets Hit Back at Fox News

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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy attend the UK Premiere of The Muppets at The Mayfair Hotel on January 26.

Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Disney

Last month, we flagged a segment on the Fox Business Channel that questioned the political agenda of the latest Muppets movie. (The unintentionally funny attack on the far-left leanings of the felt-covered fictional characters prompted one of our favorite Twitter hashtags, #GOPMuppetHearings.)

Kermit and Miss Piggy were in England last week promoting the U.K. release of The Muppets, and were asked about the kerfuffle by a British reporter, prompting the delightful exchange below. "If we have a problem with oil companies," Kermit asks, "why would we have spent the entire film driving around a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?" Then Miss Piggy jumps in: "It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news."

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"Boy, that's gonna be all over the Internet," Kermit says, after the applause dies down. (He's right, obviously.) To which Miss Piggy smartly replies: "If they take what I say seriously, they got a real big problem." (Via ThinkProgress.)

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