The Internet Reacts To Kermit The Frog’s New ‘Close Friend,’ Denise The Pig

The absolute best thing about Kermit the Frog’s new sideham: “Curvy brunette pig Denise was recycled from a former Muppets character called Spamela Hamderson.” Now, before you get all riled up that a frog mop/puppet is dating a pig mop/puppet who’s made from the used parts of a 20-year-old Pamela Anderson parody, as opposed to his original pig mop/puppet, please know that Kermit and Denise aren’t dating; they’re simply close friends.

“While I prefer to keep my personal life private, this is Hollywood, so who am I kidding?” Kermit said. “It is true that I am dating again. However, at this time no one woman — pig or otherwise — is my official ‘new girlfriend.’ We are simply close friends.” (Via Time)

So, he’s not Facebook official with Miss Piggy or Denise? Gonzo’s lady chickens better watch out. Whatever the case may be, the reaction to Kermit’s split from his former flame — who was more harmful than Muppets from Space — has been one part sexist outrage, one part “my childhood is over,” one part “they’re Muppets, people,” and one part Woody Allen references.

Here are some of the funniest responses.

Meanwhile, Miss Piggy seems to be doing well for herself:

(Via Time)