• "Night Drivers/Return To Wartwood" • "Enter Marcy/Scaver Hunt". Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow White • Dopey • Magic Mirror • The Evil Queen • Grumpy • The Prince Kermit the Frog, American television puppet character, a featured figure among a group of highly articulated hand puppets called Muppets who were part of the shows Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. He continues to star in the Muppet movies and makes numerous TV appearances. Kermit's iconic look and voice have been recognizable in popular culture worldwide since, and in 2006, the character was credited as the author of Before You Leap: A Frog's Eye View of Life's Greatest Lessons, an "autobiography" told from the perspective of the character himself. However, the first take suddenly erupts into a catastrophic accident that forms a large hole in the roof through which a portion of rainbow shines through on them. Bambi: Bambi • Thumper The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Kansas • When I'm With You • Nap Time • The Witch Is in the House • Calling All Munchkins • Good Life A statue of him and Jim Henson was erected on the campus of the former's alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park. One of the famous WP-3D Orion research platforms flown by the NOAA Hurricane Hunters is named after Kermit. They travel to London to interview her and stay at the dilapidated (but free) Happiness Hotel. "Rainbow Connection" is a song from the 1979 film The Muppet Movie, with music and lyrics written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. The Emperor's New Groove: Kuzco • Kronk • Pacha • Yzma • Yzma Kitty The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad For a chance to make "make millions of people happy", he heads west for auditions. See also Miss Piggy guest appearances. The Rainbow Connection was written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher to be the first number in The Muppet Movie by Jim Henson. Kermit was also given the honor of being the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1996. Henson alleged that the "counterfeit merchandise" falsely indicated that the characters belonged to Disney, although the latter company had the right to exercise use of the characters due to an earlier licensing agreement. Kermit the Frog, American television puppet character, a featured figure among a group of highly articulated hand puppets called Muppets who were part of the shows Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. [4], Initially, Kermit was a vague lizard-like creature. Oliver & Company: Oliver • Dodger • Tito • Rita • Francis • Einstein The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad [62], Kermit's legacy is also deeply entrenched in the science community. [14] Henson himself described Kermit as "kind of easy-going, very likable...sometimes slightly a wiseguy. In contrast to the real Kermit character's usual family-friendly antics, the video shows the puppet engaging in drug abuse, smoking, alcoholism, performing oral sex on Rowlf the Dog, smashing a picture of Miss Piggy (with a breast exposed) and attempting suicide. The "early" version of Kermit first debuted in 1955 on Jim Henson's Sam and Friends puppet show. He makes a cameo in Disney/Touchstone's 2011 CG film. The Lion Guard: Kion • Ono • Bunga • Beshte • Fuli [39] He sang many songs on the show, including "Bein' Green",[39] and appeared in the 1998 video The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street.[42]. An accident occurred, causing the sets to collapse and explosions to occur. Muppet Babies: Muppet Babies Theme, Pooh and Pals: Pooh • Tigger • Piglet • Eeyore • Rabbit • Owl • Roo • Kanga • Gopher • Christopher Robin • Lumpy As an April Fool's joke, Kermit hosted CNN's Larry King Live in 1994 and interviewed Hulk Hogan. Rowlf joins the group afterwards and Miss Piggy rejoins. The Muppet Christmas Carol: Scrooge • Room in Your Heart • Good King Wenceslas • One More Sleep 'til Christmas • Marley and Marley • Chairman of the Board • Fozziwig's Party • When Love is Gone • It Feels Like Christmas • Christmas Scat • Bless Us All • Thankful Heart • When Love Is Found In 2001, he and Miss Piggy appeared in the Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade which ran until 2008. Together, they were given a standard "rich and famous" contract by Lew Lord (Orson Welles) of Wide World Studios and began their showbiz careers. [6], The origin of Kermit's name is a subject of some debate. "Rainbow Connection" is a song from the 1979 film The Muppet Movie, with music and lyrics written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher. He typically introduced acts on The Muppet Show by waving his arms wildly and shouting "Yay! When The Muppet Show was in development, Kermit was not intended to be the main character. [30] He also provided the voice of an adult Kermit for a short-lived spin-off, Little Muppet Monsters. It was suggested to Jim Henson that he be the star as the pilot's original host did not work as the main character. "[6] Brian Henson described his father's performance as Kermit as "coming out of his own personality—was a wry intelligence, a little bit of a naughtiness, but Kermit always loved everyone around and also loved a good prank. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together, Muppets on Location: Days of Swine and Roses, http://time.com/3828716/new-species-kermit-frog-costa-rica/, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge, https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Kermit_the_Frog?oldid=4209069. Kermit's relationship with Miss Piggy is a recurring storyline in the Muppets franchise, although Kermit insists that they have a "professional relationship". The gang finally arrives in Hollywood and asks Lew Lord to audition, which leads him to prepare the "standard rich and famous contract for Kermit and Company". Coming near an old church, they encounter Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem and their manager Scooter, who help them avoid being spotted by Doc Hopper. One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De Vil • Perdita [11], As Sesame Street is localized for some different markets that speak languages other than English, Kermit is often renamed. Kermit is shown in The Muppet Movie as stating that the events of the film are "approximately how it happened" when asked by his nephew Robin about how the Muppets got started. Moana: Moana • Maui • Pua • Heihei • Tamatoa • Kakamora A Bug's Life: Flik • Princess Atta • Heimlich [5] According to Michael K. Frith, the relatively simple construction of the Kermit puppet allows the performer's arm and hand to produce a wide range of expression and gestures. The Sword in the Stone: Wart • Merlin, A Bug's Life: Flik • Dot • Heimlich Both were NBC affiliates then, and WBAL carried the show, Mr. Levin said. ‘That would be so much more disturbing to hear through a phone.’ sysadminbj, ‘Don’t be silly, frogs can’t use phones.’ s-mores. Bernie discovers his talent and inspires him to set out for Hollywood. Pocahontas: Pocahontas • Flit • Meeko Cars: Lightning McQueen • Mater • Sally • Doc Hudson • Jackson Storm • Cruz Ramirez • Mack • Miss Fritter Kermit, disguised as a prison lawyer, visits her prison and explains to her that he and the other Muppets will get her out of there and stop the thieves from stealing the diamond to prove she is innocent, and they share a spontaneous kiss. A place to live, love, appreciate the Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, the Muppeteers, and Jim Henson. [54] He is also the only "amphibian" to have had the honor of addressing the Oxford Union. He typically introduced acts on The Muppet Show by waving his arms wildly and shouting "Yay! According to this fictional biography, he was born in Leland, Mississippi, alongside approximately 2,353 siblings,[1] though a 2011 "interview" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has him state that he was from the swamps of Louisiana.[32]. Gargoyles: Goliath • Bronx • Demona, Toy Story: Woody • Buzz Lightyear • Alien • Jessie • Bullseye • Bo Peep • Forky • Rex • Duke Caboom • Hamm • Mrs. Nesbit • Zurg [71] Baby Kermit plush toys became popular in the 1980s after the success of Muppet Babies. After being joined by Gonzo and his chicken girlfriend, Camilla, they stop at a county fair where they meet Miss Piggy, who instantly lays eyes on Kermit upon winning a beauty pageant. His conscience tells him that whether he promised something or not, they wanted to come, not because they believed in him but in their dreams. He decides to do a showdown with Doc in a ghost town where they meet Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant, Beaker. 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. During the first season, it seemed as if he treated his fellow cast and crew members more like employees, but later on, as the characters developed, it became clear they were his friends as well. Marvel's Women of Power: Wasp • Elektra • Captain Marvel • She-Hulk • Spider-Woman [47] The Henson Associates highlighted a T-shirt displaying Kermit, the Disney brand, and a copyright symbol. Television specials: Hey Cinderella! Below is a list of his more well-known appearances:[52][53]. Pinocchio: Pinocchio • Jiminy Cricket • Figaro • Cleo • Geppetto • Blue Fairy • Honest John and Gideon • Lampwick • Monstro Guest Characters: CeCe • Rocky • McKenzie • Brady • Kermit the Frog • Cole Plante • Zendaya • Sabrina Carpenter • Violetta • Anna • Elsa • Olaf, Season Two: "Handy Anne/Fort in the Road" • "The Ballad of Hopediah Plantar/Anne Hunter" • "Truck Stop Polly/A Caravan Named Desire" • "Quarreler's Pass/Toadcatcher" • "Swamp and Sensibility/Wax Museum" • "Marcy at the Gates" • "Scavenger Hunt/The Plantars Check In" • "Lost in Newtopia/Sprig Gets Schooled" • "Little Frogtown/Hopping Mall" • "The Sleepover to End All Sleepovers/A Day at the Aquarium" • "The Shut-In!"