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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010
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Written by  Paul Tracey
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Publisher  Kunjani Music

"Ugly Song" is the opening number on episode 203 of The Muppet Show. It is a celebration of all things ugly performed by a group of monsters, including Mean Mama, Miss Kitty, and various Frackles, as well as a crocodile and a warthog.

When introducing the number, Kermit intimates that guest star Milton Berle will appear, saying "here he is, one of the beautiful people." Berle, however, is not featured in the sketch.

A portion of this number was used in a montage for The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years in a special tribute to Muppet Monsters.

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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

An Ugly was any type of starfighter that had been cobbled together out of parts that had been salvaged from varying origins, including crashed starfighters and ex-military surplus. The term itself seemed to be of Corellian origin.

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Uglies were predominantly used by pirates, smugglers, and other groups that lacked the resources to purchase or build conventional starfighters. Ugly fighters were best known as products of independent shipyards in the Corellian system, but they and the yards that created them could be found throughout the galaxy. Some Ugly types had relatively standardized designs, but most were unique and had wildly varied performance traits. An Ugly generally tended to be a poor match for a modern conventional military-built fighter, as they typically ended up with more of the weaknesses than the strengths of their component parts.

Many Uglies were amalgamations of parts from Rebel and Imperial craft. They were used by gangs such as Kavil's Corsairs, who flew them against Rogue Squadron. Other versions of Uglies could be found in pirate and mercenary fleets such as that of the Invid pirate fleet led by Leonia Tavira. The Sacorrian Triad was known to make heavy use of Uglies during the First Corellian Insurrection, and it is possible that the Peace Brigade used them during the Yuuzhan Vong War.

They could sometimes have suprising abilities. Han Solo once encountered an Ugly armed with a planetary defense cannon.

Examples

Examples of this type of starfighter included the TYE-wing (which bore the ignominious nickname "DIE-wing" due to its lackluster performance capabilities), the Y-TIE, the X-TIE Fighter, the X-ceptor, the Z'ceptor, the Corellian/B-wing Ugly, the Twi'lek Chir'daki "Death Seed", and the Invids' Clutch.

Appearances

A Y-TIE.
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron: Masquerade
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble (as a disguise)
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap
  • X-wing: The Bacta War
  • X-wing: Wraith Squadron
  • X-wing: Iron Fist
  • X-wing: Isard's Revenge
  • I, Jedi
  • Ambush at Corellia (First appearance)
  • Assault at Selonia
  • Showdown at Centerpoint
  • Dark Tide I: Onslaught
  • Dark Tide II: Ruin

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