Certain fans of anything feel they have a deep, personal ownership over the characters. And while I agree that marrying off Kermit and Piggy in the 80's was a nice closure to that character arc, I'm reminded of a Robotman and Monty comic strip (I don't feel like digging through the internet to find, but have it in a book). Monty and some woman of the month he was with were considering marriage, and Robotman replies:The response here is silly. Why are people taking this to heart?
"WAIT! Before you go on, ask yourselves this... Will your relationship suddenly become boring- like when L'il Abner married Daisy Mae or when Jeanie married Major Nelson?"
Monty's girlfriend responds, "How about Lucy and Ricky?"
Robotman adds, "Yeah, but remember when they had Little Ricky and moved to Connecticut?"
But I think that we need to take this for what it is. Something to get the general public that hasn't been following this series since its inception and announcement months ago. We knew Kermit and Piggy were split up way before this. If this gets people talking and that talk translates into ratings, then I see no issue with this.
And really, like...haven't Kermit and Piggy been split up and reunited like 2 or three times since the 90's?