Smooch Piggy is owned by Thea Wilcox. According to "Smooch's" Facebook page 1, the producers wanted her to greet the celebrities outdoors in 95 degree weather without any shade. Unfortunately, Smooch suffered from heat stroke. Within an hour of suffering the effects of the heat, immediately following first aid treatment, she had to go on stage. The stage crew was not equipped to handle an animal and was not flexible enough to move her act to a later time when she was fully recovered. Nevertheless, Smooch Piggy auditioned.
Smooch Piggy's audition in Episode 710 consisted of rolling out a matt, knocking a ball into bowling pins, and hooting a horn by biting it. Unfortunately, she spent the first ten seconds of the audition asleep. Howard Stern buzzed the act. Although Sharon Osbourne voted "Yes," Howard and Howie Mandel both voted "No," eliminating the act from the competition.