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Kermit the Frog

Kermit singing "Bein' Green" in the first season of Sesame Street.
First appearance 1955 on Sam and Friends
November 10, 1969 on Sesame Street
September 27, 1976 on The Muppet Show
Gender male
Created by Jim Henson
Voiced by Jim Henson (1955-1990; deceased)
Steve Whitmire (1990-present)
John Kennedy (Disney Cruise Lines)
Frank Welker (Muppet Babies and in animation)
Also known as Kermit, Kermie (by Miss Piggy)

Kermit the Frog is a Muppet, one of puppeteer Jim Henson's most famous and beloved creations, first introduced in 1955. Kermit was performed by Henson until his death in 1990. Since then he has been performed by Steve Whitmire. He was voiced by Frank Welker in Muppet Babies and occasionally in animation. Bein Green is a song sung by Kermit the Frog (voice of Jim Henson) on Sesame Street in 1972. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Sam and Friends was an early live-action/puppet television show created by puppeteer Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Jim Henson, born James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jim Henson, born James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... Steve Whitmire (born September 24, 1910) is a puppet with the Jim Henson Company. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... ҉Jim Hensons Muppet Babies is an American animated television series that aired from 1984 to 1990 on CBS in first-run episodes, and then until 1992 in reruns. ... Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz and sometimes Richard Hunt in Season 1 of The Muppet Show. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object — a puppet— in real time to create the illusion of life. ... Jim Henson, born James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. ... Steve Whitmire (born September 24, 1910) is a puppet with the Jim Henson Company. ... Franklin W. Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor. ... ҉Jim Hensons Muppet Babies is an American animated television series that aired from 1984 to 1990 on CBS in first-run episodes, and then until 1992 in reruns. ...

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Kermit's development

An early version of Kermit appeared in 1955, in a 5-minute puppet show for WRC-TV's Sam and Friends. The prototype Kermit was created from a green ladies' coat that Henson's mother had thrown into a refuse bin, and two ping pong balls for eyes. WRC-TVs studios and tower (1962) WRC-TV NBC4 is a television station in Washington, D.C. NBC owned and operated, the station broadcasts its analog signal on channel 4 and its digital television signal on channel 48. ... Sam and Friends was an early live-action/puppet television show created by puppeteer Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane. ... Ping Pong redirects here. ...


Kermit made frequent appearances on Sesame Street, often as a lecturer, a regular character or a news reporter interviewing nursery rhyme characters for Sesame Street News. He memorably sang the song "Bein' Green" from this series. Closely identified with the show Sesame Street, Kermit appeared frequently enough on the show to be considered a member of the regular cast. Kermit's song "The Rainbow Connection" was also a big hit from The Muppet Movie and, for some time, had become something of a signature song for The Jim Henson Company. Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Bein Green is a song sung by Kermit the Frog (voice of Jim Henson) on Sesame Street in 1972. ... The Rainbow Connection is a popular song written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and originally performed by Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) in The Muppet Movie in 1979. ... The Muppet Movie is the first of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Hensons Muppets. ... Jim Hensen Company in Los Angeles The Jim Henson Company is an American company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ...


The Muppet Show

In The Muppet Show television series, Kermit was the central character, the frontman and the long-suffering stage manager of the theatre show, trying to keep order amidst the chaos created by the other muppets. It was on this show that the running joke developed of Kermit being pursued by leading lady Miss Piggy. Part of the stage managers panel at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts Stage management is a sub-discipline of stagecraft. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ... Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz and sometimes Richard Hunt in Season 1 of The Muppet Show. ...


On Muppets Tonight, Kermit was still the central character, although the producer rather than frontman. He appeared in many parody sketches such as NYPD Green, City Schtickers, Flippers, and The Muppet Odd Squad, as well as in the Psychiatrist's Office sketch. Muppets Tonight was a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring the Muppets. ...


On April 2, 1979, Kermit guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. That same year Kermit and creator Henson spoke at ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's funeral. In 1993 Pocket Books published One Frog Can Make A Difference, Kermit's Guide to Life with Kermit as the author. In 1996, he gave a commencement speech at Southampton College in which he emphasized his environmentalist side. is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sam Bermans caricature of Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen for 1947 NBC promotion book Edgar John Bergen (February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... The Southampton College of Long Island University is a small liberal arts college located in Southampton, New York, founded in 1963. ...


Kermit was a semi-regular during the last two seasons of the Tom Bergeron-hosted Hollywood Squares, continuing a quasi-tradition of Muppets appearing on the game show (Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch made several appearances on the original Squares). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Big Bird (disambiguation). ... An Oscar the Grouch puppet, at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Oscar the Grouch, reading to Slimey. ...


Kermit played a central role in most of the Muppet movies.


Kermit also served as the mascot for The Jim Henson Company, until the sale of the Muppet characters to The Walt Disney Company. Kermit can be seen at the National Museum of American History.[1] Disney redirects here. ... The National Museum of American History is a museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution and located in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall. ...


Guest appearances

Kermit has made a number of guest appearances on other shows. In 1979, Kermit was a guest host for the Tonight Show, substituting for Johnny Carson. He continued to make appearances long after The Muppet Show ended in 1981. The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ...


In 1987, Kermit and other Muppet characters co-hosted an ABC News special which attempted to explain the stock market and the potentially disquieting events of the Black Monday stock price decline in a manner that both informed and entertained the audience about the complex subject. ABC News is a division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). ... A stock market is a market for the trading of company stock, and derivatives of same; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. ... DJIA (19 July 1987 through 19 January 1988). ...


As an April Fool's joke, Kermit hosted CNN's Larry King Live in 1994.[2], and interviewed Hulk Hogan, who was promoting his television series Thunder in Paradise, and after accidentally flubbing the wrestler's name immediately exclaimed "Oh boy, I'm in trouble now." Naturally, as the show ended shortly thereafter, Kermit likely did not wind up in an altercation with Hogan. This would not be the only time Hogan and Kermit shared the same studio. The two co-starred in Muppets from Space, a 1999 production which told Gonzo's origin as an extraterrestrial. The Kermit episode was replayed in 2004 on the same date. The Muppets were also bought by Disney in 2004, but had also shared the Disney/MGM studios with Hulk Hogan and the entire roster of WCW, which produced two shows there regularly; WCW Saturday Night, and WCW Worldwide throughout much of the 90s, as the Muppets filmed three movies in the Disney/MGM studios: The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, and Muppets from Space. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Thunder In Paradise is a TV show that was filmed around Walt Disney World in Florida. ... Muppets from Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... WCW Saturday Night was the weekly Saturday night TV show on TBS, produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... WCW WorldWide is a syndicated TV show produced by the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Muppet Treasure Island was the fifth feature film to star The Muppets, and the third produced after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. ... Muppets from Space was the sixth feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to have an original Muppet-focused plot. ...


Kermit served as the grand marshal of Michigan State University's Homecoming Parade on September 29, 2006.[3] Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2000, he also appeared in the audience on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In the United States, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (also known simply as Millionaire) is a television game show which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 (originally lump sum; now annuitized) for correctly answering 15 successive multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. ...


Such was his popularity in the UK that in 2000 he hosted the "1976" episode of the BBC's nostalgia series I Love the 70s (amongst other things, he recalled the phenomenon Mah Nà Mah Nà, punk rock, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and, naturally, The Muppet Movie) and even joined fellow American Ruby Wax for a couple of between-band links at the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert in 2002. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... I Love the 70s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH-1 which is the sister series to I Love the 80s and explains such stories about the 1970s. ... Mah Nà Mah Nà is a well-known pop music song, written by Piero Umiliani. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Ruby Wax (born Ruby Wachs on April 19, 1953) is an American comedienne who made a career in the United Kingdom as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s. ...


On February 13, 2001, Kermit appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ... Not to be confused with John Stewart or John Stuart. ...


In 2001, Kermit performed alongside Kylie Minogue on An audience with Kylie Minogue, where he dueted with her in a performance of Especially for You.[4] Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (pronounced ,[1]mɪnoÊŠg;[2] born 28 May 1968) is an Australian Grammy and BRIT award-winning pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Duet may refer to: Duet, musical form Duet, Fox sitcom This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Especially for You was the fifth international single released from singer Kylie Minogue in time for the christmas 1988 market and is a duet with Jason Donovan. ...


Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal appeared in the Christmas episode of the 30th season of Saturday Night Live (the last episode of 2004), to rescue Horatio Sanz from performing his holiday song by himself. Kermit is seen dancing with unusual vigor while the other muppets appear to play instruments. Fozzie Bear Fozzie Bear in Muppets Treasure Island (and Mr. ... Gonzo, Gonzo the Great, or The Great Gonzo (said to be short for Gonzales in The Muppet Show) is a puppet character, one of Jim Hensons Muppets. ... From Left to Right Janice, Floyd, Animal, Zoot and the band leader Dr. Teeth Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem is the name of a Muppet rock band that appeared on The Muppet Show. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... SNL redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Horatio Sanz (born June 4, 1974[1]) is an American comedian and actor, known as a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. ...


In 2005, he was the star of a German BMW commercial. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ...


In January 2006, in a commercial for the Ford Escape Hybrid premiering during the Super Bowl, Kermit was featured singing "Bein' Green"; he is also featured in Ford's print ads for their hybrid vehicle. He also has co-starred alongside Miss Piggy and Jessica Simpson in Pizza Hut commercials in previous Super Bowl commercials. In previous years, he and Miss Piggy were part of the "We want to race the truck" UPS ad campaign involving NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett and his sponsor's "prodding" him to drive a brown UPS truck in a race. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ford Escape Hybrid, launched in 2004, is a gas-electric hybrid powered version of the Ford Escape SUV developed by the Ford Motor Company. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... A Chevy Volt, one example of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, expected to set a new benchmark. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ...


In April 2006, Kermit appeared on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to take over as crew leader for that episode.


He has appeared on several Vh1 programs, such as I Love the '70s. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... I Love the 70s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH-1. ...


On May 10, 2006, he was featured in a music video for the American Idols in season 5.[citation needed] is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ...


On June 28, 2006, Kermit made a surprise appearance on Good Morning America for Charlie Gibson's last appearance as co-anchor of the program. Referring to a picture of Gibson and his family posing with Kermit from a few years earlier that had been shown on the air, Gibson affectionately referred to Kermit as his "adopted son", to which the famed frog began this exchange with Gibson: is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... Alternate meanings: Charles Dana Gibson, artist. ...

Kermit: Dad, can I borrow the car tonight?
Gibson: OK, but stay out of the back seat.
Kermit: With my luck, I'll probably end up in the trunk.

Kermit reappeared at the end of the show, sitting on Gibson's shoulder.


On August 21, 2007, he appeared as a guest star on the finale show of America's Got Talent (season 2). Kermit the Frog was the surprise duet singer paired with Terry Fator. Together, or they sang "You've Got a Friend". is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The second season of Americas Got Talent, an American television reality show talent competition, premiered on the NBC network on June 5, 2007 with a two-hour episode. ... Terry Fator, aka The Human Jukebox (born June 10, 1965), is a ventriloquist and impressionist from Dallas, Texas. ... Youve Got a Friend is a song from the early 1970s which marked the singer-songwriter movement. ...


On November 21, 2007, Kermit appeared on Turner Classic Movies as a guest programmer. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...


Kermit was on TVland's greatest icons.

  • He made a brief apearance in the movie "Mr Magorium's Wonder Imporeum" where he was seen buying a bunch of toy frogs.

Character biography

Kermit's earliest incarnation on Sam and Friends
Kermit's earliest incarnation on Sam and Friends

On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kermit commented to Ty Pennington, "You know, as a tadpole in the swamp, I had 3,265 brothers and sisters!" According to Kermit's Swamp Years, at the age of 12, he was the first of his siblings to leave the swamp, and one of the first frogs to talk to humans. In that he is portrayed as encountering a 12-year-old Jim Henson (played by Christian Kebbel) for the first time. According to The Muppet Movie Kermit returned to the swamp, where a passing agent noted he had talent and, thus inspired, he headed to Hollywood, encountering the rest of the Muppets along the way. Together, they were given a standard "rich and famous" contract by Lew Lord of Wide World Studios and began their showbiz careers. A Sam and Friends sketch in which Kermit and Harry the Hipster make their thoughts appear above their heads. ... A Sam and Friends sketch in which Kermit and Harry the Hipster make their thoughts appear above their heads. ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ... Tygert Burton Ty Pennington (born October 19, 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a carpenter and TV personality. ...


Filmography

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International

Sesame Street is localized for some different markets, and Kermit is often renamed. In Portugal, he's Cocas, o Sapo (sapo means toad). In Latin America, his name is la rana René (René the Frog). In Spain, Kermit is named Gustavo. In Brazil, his name is Caco, Sapo. In the Arabic Middle Eastern version, he's known as Kamel (not to be confused with the animal, camel - jamal in Arabic. Kamel is a common Arabic male name that means "perfect"). For other uses, see Toad (disambiguation). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Distribution of frogs (in black) Suborders Archaeobatrachia Mesobatrachia Neobatrachia - List of Anuran families The frogness babe is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning tail-less from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). ...


Awards and commemorations

Kermit has a TV star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
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Kermit (here with Grover) appeared often in the early episodes of Sesame Street.

Kermit was awarded an honorary doctorate of Amphibious Letters on May 19, 1996 at Southampton College, where he also gave a commencement speech.[5] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 144 KB) Hollywood Stars - Kermit the Frog - 2004-05-22 - from [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kermit the Frog Hollywood Walk of Fame List... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 144 KB) Hollywood Stars - Kermit the Frog - 2004-05-22 - from [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kermit the Frog Hollywood Walk of Fame List... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Grover and Kimiko on Sesame Street A Celebration of Me, Grover DVD cover Grover shown alongside another character from Sesame Street, Kermit the Frog, on the cover of The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


Kermit was given also given the honor of being the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1996. A float from the 2004 Rose Parade A close up of roses used to create a rose bowl parade float. ...

  • Kermit is the only amphibian to have the honor of addressing the Oxford Union.[6]
  • A statue of Kermit dressed as the Little Tramp sits atop the company's headquarters, the Charlie Chaplin Studios in Los Angeles. Its previous tenant was A&M Records, but it was purchased by the Jim Henson Company following A&M's sale to Interscope Records.

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Miscellany

  • Although it has been said and discussed many times, Kermit's birthday was known to be May 9, but since it was Jim's first and well-known creation, they had stated that he was born September 24, the same as Jim Henson, only 1955.[7]
  • Henson once claimed that Kermit's job on the Muppet Show is much like his own: "trying to get a bunch of crazies to actually get the job done."[8]
  • In the music video for Keep Fishin' by the band Weezer, most of the major Muppet Show characters made an appearance. Miss Piggy kidnaps Pat, the drummer. Kermit was also featured on two shirts the band issued; one with a spin on the famous "it's not easy being green" statement, changed to "it's not easy being weez"[9] and one featuring Kermit holding a Flying V guitar in front of the =w= Weezer symbol.[10] Kermit also appeared on the cover of the "Keep Fishin'" single.[11]
  • In 2006, the University of Maryland, College Park, introduced 50 statues of their school mascot, Testudo the Terrapin, with varying designs (chosen by different sponsoring groups). Among them was a statue designed to look like Kermit the Frog, called Kermudo.[citation needed]
  • In October 2005, Kermit embarked on a tour visiting 50 "incredibly fun - and some just plain strange - places around the world to celebrate my 50th year in show business." His first stop was Kermit, Texas.[citation needed]
  • Kermit the Frog is also featured on a pair of Adidas under the "Adicolor" line first introduced in 1983. The shoe is generally green and features Kermit on the outer side with his signature and of the inner part (Where the arch of someone's foot would be) shows the quote of "It's not easy bein' green"[citation needed]
  • It has been said by those who have worked with Kermit that he is never seen 'unoperated' and is brought into and out of a set under a black cloth, his operator will only talk as Kermit while performing and never use his own voice - all instructions or comments must be addressed to Kermit - and that his operator will never imitate Kermit's voice when not operating him.[citation needed]

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Parodies

Due to his popularity, easy recognizability and distinctive voice, Kermit has become a popular target for parody: In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...


Kermit has been referenced dozens of times on several television series and movies, as Vomiting Kermit on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, on Family Guy, Meet the Feebles, and in the internet fan video Sad Kermit. For a comprehensive list of Kermit parodies, see the References category on Muppet Wiki. Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Meet The Feebles (1989) is a black comedy film by director Peter Jackson. ... A still from the Sad Kermit video Sad Kermit is an unauthorized parody of the popular Muppet Kermit the Frog. ...


References

  1. ^ NMAH | Kermit the Frog Puppet
  2. ^ Tough Pigs Anthology - April Frog's Day: Kermit on Larry King Live
  3. ^ Michigan State University Homecoming
  4. ^ An Audience with Kylie Minogue (2001) (TV)
  5. ^ Southampton College News: Kermit's Commencement Address at Southampton College
  6. ^ The New York Times
  7. ^ Muppet Wiki: Kermit's Birthday
  8. ^ YouTube - Of Muppets and Men (Part 1)
  9. ^ Hot Topic
  10. ^ http://www.oneposter.com/UserData/Poster/CopiedImage_10416.jpg
  11. ^ http://chickenbutt27.skyblog.com/pics/119379140_small.jpg

External links

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Tough Pigs Anthology: Kermit's Sesame Street News Flash sketches

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