I make my love for The Muppets no secret, especially my deep appreciation for Pigs In Space. So imagine my utter delight when I saw a new PIS skit on the Muppets YouTube channel this AM?!
Granted, there are three pigs aboard the Swinetrek, technically making them the Chosen Three, but I'm not interested in arguing semantics. So let's get down to brass tacks and explain why the Swinetrek crew are the Chosen One(s). First off, Muppets make everything better, and that's a bona fide fact. Even things that were once awesome on their own transcend into a next level of amazingness that's only obtainable through Henson magic. Second, as always, the Muppets are one of the greatest agents of satire in pop culture, and you don't have to look hard to find it in this Alien parody.
My only hope is that Pigs in Space is rebooted into a web series and sticks around for the next few years. I'm completely on board with beloved characters from our childhoods reemerging to wrap us in a humorous blanket of nostalgia like a trio of heroes saving us from ourselves. We all know that Miss Piggy has no patience for anyone's BS, and right now seems like the perfect time for her to lead The Muppets on a full resurgence and give everyone a piece of her mind. Piggy and crew are truly the heroes we need right now.