Pigs in Space
was a short sketch
that ran in between the main storyline on The Muppet Show
. Sketches always started aboard a fictional spacecraft
called the Swine Trek
, a fictional name that was pulled directly from Star Trek
(the TV show). On the Swine Trek, the announcer would always begin with "time once again for...Pigs...In...Space...". The crew consisted of the captain, Link Hogthrob
, first mate Miss Piggy
, and Dr. Julius Strangepork
. The sketch usually ended with something going extremely wrong and the announcer
concluding "tune in next time for...Pigs...In...Space..."
Also a pejorative term for Ladies Night at the El Centro Naval Airfield Officer Club, due the fact that the dance floor art is drawn to look like outerspace.