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Bloomberg & The Muppets: Mayor Kisses Miss Piggy, Makes The Muppets NYC's Family Ambassadors (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/13/2012 2:51 pm Updated: 04/13/2012 2:51 pm

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Mayor Bloomberg kisses Miss Piggy

"One day Lady Gaga and the next, Miss Piggy," New York City's Mayor Bloomberg told a crowd of journalists after kissing Miss Piggy on the snout. Unfortunately, we'll never get to know who was the better kisser because when Miss Piggy asked the mayor to choose, he replied, "I never kiss and tell."

Miss Piggy was nonetheless flattered. After all, now that she's working for the city, she has to make a good impression on the boss.

Mayor Bloomberg held the press conference to announce that the Muppets are now the official New York City Family Ambassadors, to encourage family travel to the Big Apple. However, the press conference turned into an opportunity for Bloomberg to showcase how many puns he could make about the Muppets.

"Having Kermit as a family ambassador for New York is pretty exciting, and I know that it's going to make other cities -- now listen carefully -- green with envy," he said. Wocka wocka, Bloomberg!

Kermit then took the podium to explain why New York is "such a great place to bring the tadpoles on vacation." However, Miss Piggy had a slightly different agenda. "Moi is going to show people how to see this city like a diva," she said. After that, the event turned into one big Muppets reunion.

Leave it to Kermit to pull it all together into one, very well-scripted, sentiment. "New York is a great place for families, frogs, pigs, bears and … uh, anyone else to visit. There’s shopping for Miss Piggy, spectacle for Gonzo, laughs for Fozzie, plus great parks in every borough for tadpoles. We can’t wait to show the world the best ways to hop around the city!”

The Muppets have had a pretty big year. They not only stared in a hit movie with Jason Segel -- which picked up an Oscar for best original song with "Man or Muppet" -- but they also signed on for a "Muppets" sequel and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Yet, despite their fame, it's good to know that the Muppets will never forget where they came from. "New York has been home to the Muppets since the 1960s, when I first came here with this guy named Jim Henson to see if we could try and break into show business," Kermit recalled.

Although, we think Gonzo the Great summed it all up pretty nicely. "If folks where you live think you're a bit strange, come to New York, and you'll feel right at home."

PHOTOS: The Muppets receive their Hollywood star!

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  • Rich Ross (L), Walt Disney Studios Presi

    Rich Ross (L), Walt Disney Studios President, and Leron Gubler (2nd L), President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, join Sweetums (R) at the unveiling the Muppets Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The just unveiled Muppets Star on Hollyw

    The just unveiled Muppets Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets attend a ceremony for the un

    The Muppets attend a ceremony for the unveiling of their Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Rich Ross (L), President of Walt Disney

    Rich Ross (L), President of Walt Disney Studios, holds a plaque honouring the Muppets at the unveiling of their Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sweetums poses on the floor while holdin

    Sweetums poses on the floor while holding a plaque honouring the Muppets at the unveiling of their Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sweetums holds a plaque honouring the Mu

    Sweetums holds a plaque honouring the Muppets at the unveiling of their Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kermit the frog looks on as Rich Ross, W

    Kermit the frog looks on as Rich Ross, Walt Disney Studios President, holds a plaque honouring the Muppets at the unveiling of their Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on March 20, 2012 in California. Since 'The Muppet Show' began in 1976, they have been embraced by audiences worldwide and several Muppets were on hand for the ceremony including Kermit the frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Sweetums and the newest Muppet, Walter. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Muppet Puppeteers attend the star unveiling ceremony for The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: (L-R) Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler, Walt Disney Studios President Rich Ross, Jim Henson Company CEO, Lisa Henson attend the star unveiling for The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Jim Henson Company CEO, Lisa Henson attends the star unveiling for The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: (L-R) Walt Disney Studios President Rich Ross, attends the star unveiling ceremony for The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: The Muppets who were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • The Muppets Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Kermit the Frog who along with the other Muppets were honored with 2,466th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the El Capitan Theatre on March 20, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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