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Remember this clip from the 1984 flick The Muppets Take Manhattan? Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers are working in the beauty department at Bergdorf Goodman—they're perfume counter girls selling a French fragrance called Quelle Difference. The dialogue is amazing—especially during the makeover segment:
Joan: You know what you need? Eyebrows.Anyway, we were reminded of this by the Bergdorf Goodman Magazine—the fall preview issue just landed on our desks at work. Inside, Glenn O'Brien interviews Rivers about working with Miss Piggy, being a Bergdorf's customer, and all the guff she takes in the press. Check out some of our favorite excerpts after the jump.
Miss Piggy: But pigs don't have eyebrows.
On working on the Muppets movie:
Glenn: So how did you get into the Muppet movie?On being a Bergdorf customer:
Joan: They called me up! Very simple. At the point, the Muppets were the hottest thing in America. Everybody loved Ms. Piggy. I think she even hosted one of the awards shows.
Glenn: Ms. Piggy was kind of a sex symbol for a certain crowd.
Joan: Yeah, she was hilarious. And I thought what fun it would be to be in The Muppets Take Manhattan. It was brilliant working with them. You really absolutely forgot they were puppets.
Glenn: So were you a Bergdorf customer before your Muppet movie?On making celebrities mad:
Joan: My mother was—my mother always went to Bergdorf's. She was a big Bergdorf's customer. All her shoes, I mean all, came from Delman, which was then the Bergdorf Goodman brand, I believe. I was used to going, but Bergdorf was always the high end, as it still is. I mean Bergdorf's has not changed what it's about—the purple bag means something very special is coming in it.
Glenn: Does anyone get really mad about what you say about them?· Joan Rivers, formerly of the Bergdorf Goodman perfume counter [Bergdorf Goodman]
Joan: Never the important ones. Julia Roberts doesn't get mad. Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't get mad. The big ones know it's all publicity... and what does it matter? Fashion should be fun. Let's not take it so seriously. Fashion should be enjoyed.
· The Muppets Take Manhattan, $8.49 at Amazon.com