Miss Piggy

March 15, 2014 | 6:00 a.m.

‘Muppets Most Wanted': Ricky Gervais humble before Miss Piggy, Kermit

Kermit the Frog, Ricky Gervais and Miss Piggy star in "Muppets Most Wanted." (Greg Williams / Disney)
Cinema has plenty of classic couples — Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, Brad and Angie — but few are as ageless or as lovable as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. The charming amphibian and his porcine paramour are reunited on the big screen for the eighth time in “Muppets Most Wanted,” which opens Friday. In this Disney caper, the Muppets fall into the clutches of the world’s No. 1 criminal, Constantine, who, with the exception of a facial mole and a vaguely Eastern European accent, bears a striking resemblance to Kermit. After a case of mistaken identity leads to Kermit’s imprisonment in a Siberian gulag run by Tina Fey’s warden Nadya, Constantine — disguised as the Muppets frontman — travels with the gang to major European capitals to pull a series of heists with the help of his […]
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