Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for Kermit

I loved the Muppets when I was a kid, and my favorite Muppet was Kermit the Frog. I still love him.

The Muppet Show was must-see tv as far as I was concerned. To me what was great about the Muppet Show was that even though it was for kids, they had great guest stars like Debbie Harry, Diana Ross, Steve Martin, Johnny Cash, Gladys Knight, Elton John, Paul Simon, and so many other legendary entertainers. Besides Kermit, I loved Fozzie Bear, Rowlf the piano playing dog, Animal the drummer, Gonzo, and the Swedish Chef. I also loved the old guys who sat in the balcony and jeered the performances.

I remember being beyond excited when The Muppet Movie came out, and I couldn't wait to go to the theater to see it. I wasn't disappointed. After seeing the movie, I thought this was easily the most beautiful song ever recorded.


I wouldn't go quite that far now. ;) But the clip still makes me smile, and I find myself singing along when I watch. It's hard to beat a singing frog sitting on a log and playing a banjo.

You can't go wrong with Kermit the Frog.

21 comments:

  1. Kermit was good but Fozzie Bear was better. He was definitely my favourite Muppet... oh yes, and I loved Rolf too but he never really had a speaking part and Fozzie used to make me laugh.

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  2. How well I remember Kermit. my three children would sit and watch him on TV,
    Thanks for the comment.
    Yvonne.

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  3. I LOVE Kermit!!! What an awesome "k" word! Thanks for reminding me of these lovable characters. Now I know what we're doing for the weekend--Muppet marathon!
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  4. I love Kermit also. And you are so right. YOu can't beat a singing frog.
    Karen

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  5. Brilliant post for K. Kermit still manages to bring a smile to my face. My wife and I are really happy that our kids love Kermit and the rest of the Muppets. We went to Disneyland a couple years ago, and one of our favorite things was the Muppet Show.

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  6. Great post I love Kermit...in fact he is the passenger in my car on my long drive to and from work.
    I have awarded you with a blog award. Stop by my blog and check it out.

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  7. I'm all about the muppets! But I'm a Miss Piggy/Fozzy fan. And muppet babies were even better!

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  8. I love the muppets, and rainbow connection is such a pretty song. I was a huge Fozzy Bear fan. And I loved every member of Electric Mayhem, the crazier the better. Great post!

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  9. @Rosalind, it's true Fozzie was so funny, but my heart belonged to Kermit LOL.

    @Yvonne, it's so nice to have memories of your kids like that, thanks for your comment as well.

    @Catherine, I was thinking the same thing, ever since I wrote this I've been wanting to watch The Muppets!

    @Karen, you really can't! :D

    @Tim, I didn't know they had a Muppet Show at Disneyland! How great that your girls love the Muppets too.

    @Jennifer, I'd love to see Kermit in your car, how cute. Oh, thanks so much for the blog award, that's so nice of you. I will be over there to check it out, thank you!

    @Michelle, oh, I forgot about the Muppet Babies, how cute. :)

    @Kendal, I had forgotten the name of the band, Electric Mayhem, I can't believe I forgot it! They were hilarious, I loved Floyd.

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  10. Thanks for your great "K" post and also for being involved in animal issues. Our daughter is as well and has made me aware of so much I did not know!

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog!

    Monti
    NotesAlongTheWay

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  11. Love the Muppets and Kermit the Frog. One of my friends sent me a link to a blog where a guy made a miniature Muppet show set. It was totally cool.

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  12. I loved the muppets and the muppet movie. the great Muppet Caper? My mom liked Gonzo because of his nose, and the scientist for lack of nose.

    I loved Mrs. Piggy and The Animal.
    (the aggresive ones!) :)

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com

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  13. I was always an Animal and Gonzo fan myself but I love that song :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  14. Aww, Kermit is wonderful, and I love when he sang Rainbow Connection. Really is a beautiful song. My favorite Muppet movie was The Muppets Take Manhattan.

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  15. How funny that you posted about Kermit today, Julie... before I knew you had I did the same. Great minds think alike.

    Kermit, the Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie are favorites of mine, too. Gotta love "Gone with the Schwinn". ;) I also remember getting the Muppet Movie soundtrack after one of my surgeries. Definitely made a tough time better. Thanks for a great post!

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  16. It ain't easy being green. Great post!

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  17. Julie ~
    Fun writeup, sparking a lot of memories...
    Kermit is definitely a Klassic :=)

    Wondering if you were able to look at what I did for "G," since it's my Ginger's rescue story. Figured you'd probably enjoy it more than anybody...if you can find the time in the midst of our A to Z, that is. lol

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  18. I have always loved Kermit and this song is one of my faves....thanks for making me smile!!! "it ain't easy being green" you know!

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  19. @Monti, thanks for coming by here as well! I know what you mean about learning so much from your daughter's work with animals, in the short time I've been volunteering, I've learned tons of things I wasn't aware of before.

    @Carrie, how cool about the mini Muppet Show set, I'd love to see that.

    @ahhsome, I forgot about the scientist! I remember him with his assistant Beaker, how funny.

    @Jules, it is a great song. I love Gonzo and Animal as well. :)

    @Liz, yeah the Muppets take Manhattan was a good one too, I'm definitely going to have to watch all these again sometime.

    @Julie, oh how funny, great minds do think alike. :) I had a soundtrack to the Muppet Show itself and it was one of my favorite records, I played it constantly.

    @Better is Possible, great song! Thanks, I'm glad you liked the post.

    @Kathy, oh thanks for letting me know about your Ginger story, I'm anxious to read it. She's such a doll!

    @Caren, glad my post brought you a smile! :)

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  20. You got that right! Kermit is the best.

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