Miss Piggy paid tribute to Joan Rivers despite their longstanding feud originating with their co-starring roles in 1984’s The Muppets Take Manhattan.
In a statement released after Joan Rivers’ death, Miss Piggy said: “Moi is deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and fellow legend, Joan Rivers.”
“From our first appearance together as battling make-up counter girls in <<The Muppets Take Manhattan>> to our recent appearances together on QVC (Joan called it <<The Thrilla in Manolos>>), we were always two of a kind. I will miss her. Can we talk? You bet we can, Joan! Forever and ever!”
Earlier this year, QVC posted a video documenting the feud between Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers.
Joan Rivers died on September 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she had been taken after losing consciousness during an outpatient surgery. She was 81.
Joan Rivers rose to prominence in a comedy world dominated by men, using Can we talk? as her catch phrase, which usually preceded a good-natured skewering.
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