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From the Muppet Show Fan Club newsletter
Miss Piggy with Foo Foo on The Muppet Show
Foo Foo in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

Foo-Foo is Miss Piggy's dog, who appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of The Muppet Show.  In terms with Kermit the Frog, the latter is constantly considered as Foo-Foo's da-da, much to the frogs annoyance.  She speaks only in barks and other typical dog sound effects.

From The Muppet Show Fan Club newsletter (vol. 2, no. 2): "Can you tell which is the live dog and which is the puppet? Miss Piggy's new dog, Foo-Foo, is not really one puppy, but two. The one on the left is a puppet, modeled on the live dog on the right. It took a long time to find a puppy small enough to be in scale with Miss Piggy. The live Foo-Foo was born on December 13, 1978. She is a special sort of toy poodle and is one of the last ten of her particular line, a line bred down to the smallest possible size from a standard poodle. Foo-Foo is still growing, and as she grows, the puppet Foo-Foo will be rebuilt to match. When fully grown, she will still be less than nine inches tall. Watch carefully when Foo-Foo is next on the show -- if she's running around, it will probably be the live version. If she's reacting in close-up, it will probably be the puppet... but you can't be sure...!"

Foo-Foo was performed by Steve Whitmire, but according to Whitmire:

I think [getting the part] was largely because Dave was going to do it but he didn't really want to do it. Foo-Foo was kind of a prop for Miss Piggy in a lot of ways. It was just something for her to play off of. [1]

The Foo-Foo puppet made a few appearances on The Jim Henson Hour, where Foo-Foo was called Freddie. She later made a cameo in Kermit's Swamp Years.


Book appearances


  1. Plume, Kenneth Muppet Central Interview

This article uses material from the "Foo-Foo" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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