Miss Piggy is a Muppet character who was primarily played by Frank Oz on The Muppet Show. In 2001, Eric Jacobson began performing the role, although Oz did not officially retire until 2002. She is a pig, specifically, a mangalitsa who is convinced she is destined for stardom, and nothing will stand in her way. She has a capricious nature, at times determined to convey an image of feminine charm, but suddenly flying into a violent rage (accompanied by her trademark “hi-yah!”) whenever she thinks she has been insulted or thwarted. Kermit the Frog is often the target of her alternating anger and affection. When she isn’t sending him flying through the air, she is often smothering him in (usually unwanted) kisses.