Reading Rainbow

Perfect the Pig

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 7/5/85
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  • Episode Description
  • LeVar visits a pig farm to find out why pigs are so popular. He also interviews Kermit the Frog to ask him about his famous girlfriend, Miss Piggy. James Coco reads the story of Perfect the Pig, about a little runt pig who makes a wish to have wings in order to be special, and how he found a special person to be his friend and companion.

  • Cast & Crew
  • LeVar Burton

    Host

  • Tina Fabrik

    Theme Singer (telecasts of 1983-1998 only)

  • Larry Lancit

  • Lydia Wilen

  • Cecily Truett

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • LeVar: Did you know that pigs are the most intelligent domestic animals in the world? Hey, maybe they can help with homework.

    Notes (5)

    • Featured Books: Perfect the Pig by Susan Jeschke The Bionic Bunny Show byMarc Brown Hector, the Accordion-Nosed Dog by John Stadler Poinsettia and Her Family by Felicia Bond The Book of Pigericks: Pig Limericks by Arnold Lobel

    • This episode was released on VHS along with "Ty's One-Man Band".

    • The song, "Happy Just Bein' a Pig", appears as a bonus segment on the DVD, Farm Life.

    • This was the last of five consecutive shows funded in part by The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.

    • A book reviewed in this episode, The Bionic Bunny Show, will become a featured book in the beginning of season 6.

    Allusions (2)

    • Calvin Swine is a pun of the fashion designer, Calvin Cline.

    • Book Puns: Frankenswine is a pun of the horror novel, Frankenstein by Marry Shelley. Boar and Peace is a pun of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Pignocchio is a pun of the classic story, Pinocchio.

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