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MOI (mwah)

French pronoun for “me” – used facetiously by English speakers to refer to themselves
Common clues: “Who, me?”; French pronoun; “Excusez-___!”;
Miss Piggy's question; Miss Piggy, to Miss Piggy; “Little old me?”
Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year
Frequency in English language: 18140 / 86800
News: Miss Piggy rings in 2019 with, well, the most Miss Piggy tweet imaginable
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye ~ Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz. In 2001 Eric Jacobson began performing her, although Oz has not been officially replaced.

She began as a minor character in The Muppet Show TV series, but gradually developed into one of the central characters of the show.

She is a pig who is absolutely convinced she is destined for stardom and nothing is going to stand in her way. Her public face tries to be the soul of feminine charm, but can instantly fly into a violent rage whenever she thinks she's insulted or thwarted. Kermit the Frog has learned this all too well since he is the usual target for her karate chops. When she isn't sending him flying through the air, she is often smothering him in (unwanted) kisses.

Eventually in the films, Kermit started returning her affections and (unwittingly) married her in The Muppets Take Manhattan - although subsequent events suggest that it was only their characters in the movie that married, and that their relationship is really the same as ever.

Miss Piggy has a pet poodle, Foo-Foo.

It is said that Jim Henson based the character of Miss Piggy on the American actress Loretta Swit; others have noted the similarity of her name to the stage name of Miss Peggy Lee.

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