By Tina Roundhouse
HOLLYWOOD, CA - Beloved Muppet Kermit D. Frog has contracted swine flu, Disney Corporation officials have announced.
“He’s handling it well,” said Stacy Cantlin, a Disney spokesperson. “He’s sure to make a full recovery.”
As the Cannon Newsletter reported last week, movie star Christina Ricci has the disease. Kermit’s is the second high-profile case.
Kermit’s friends believe he contracted swine flu from lover Miss Piggy.
“The pig gave it to him,” said Fozzy Bear. “It’s very obvious. I bet Kermit regrets stickin’ it to the pig! Wocka wocka!”
Cantlin said the accusations regarding Kermit’s relationship with Miss Piggy, along with suggestions swine flu is a sexually transmitted disease, are inappropriate.
“To associate swine flu only with pigs is a bit naive,” she said. “It can’t be presumed the virus came from Miss Piggy just because she’s a pig.”
Calls to Miss Piggy and her agent were not immediately returned.
“Of course he got it from Miss Piggy,” said Gonzo. “During the bird flu outbreak, I got sick from a chicken. It happens.”