There was almost a Code-Red Crooner Down emergency during Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday. Luckily, it was prevented by a quick-thinking Muppet. 90-year-old Tony Bennett was riding a Hallmark Channel float with the queen of pure porcine puppet glamour Miss Piggy. Finally, a blonde icon worthy of Tony! I was hoping that Tony and Miss Piggy on a float together was the Hallmark Channel’s way of teasing a cheesy Christmas movie starring those two called Ham For The Holidays, but I think it was just because they’re both really good at singing.
At the end of a jazzy lil’ rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, the float lurches forward and Tony’s balance doesn’t keep up. Tony looked like all of us after eating our weight in stuffing and gravy chasers and attempting to excuse ourselves from the dinner table. Thankfully, Miss Piggy was there to prevent Tony’s 90-year-old self from falling off the float. Miss Piggy typically uses her good arm for busting out a karate chop on Kermit, but yesterday she used it to brace Tony Bennett and help him stay upright.
Miss Piggy would normally let a human drop so she can have the spotlight all to herself, but not yesterday. I hope the next time I walk into a Hallmark store I see a greeting card featuring a watercolor illustration of Piggy and Tony’s parade moment. Nothing says “I’m here for you” like a puppet selflessly helping out a human friend.
via New York Post