Tag Archives: Kermit the Frog

Southern comfort

You don’t know or appreciate the mother’s milk that is iced or hot tea…

kermit tea
…but that ain’t none of my business.

I know I am a little late to this meme, but I had to take a shot.

Anchor frog

If you watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, three things should be abundantly clear.

  1. Jason Segel rocked it as guest host.
  2. Seducing women through chess is harder than it sounds.
  3. Seth Meyers has finally found his “Weekend Update” co-anchor.

After Amy Poehler left SNL two seasons ago, it appeared that Meyers was destined to sit alone at the anchor desk.  But after Saturday’s inspired edition of “Really?!??! with Kermit and Seth” — starring Kermit the Frog of the Muppets — it appears that Seth has finally found his soul mate.

Have a look-see.

Is Kermit too green to realize?  Will Miss Piggy make life miserable if and when he does? And, most importantly — is Seth too fragile to withstand the body blows to come?

I’d love to see that anchor pairing on SNL.

How ’bout you?

Frog in my throat

I woke up this morning croaking like a frog.  The dog owners who spoke to me in Central Park will attest that this is not an overstatement.

My voice is wrecked.

After escaping for ever so long, I now appear to have succumbed to my second cold in less than a month…or maybe the first one never really left.  I’m curious enough — and congested enough — to head to the doctor this time to find out more.

My croaking voice and lightheadedness made me think of Kermit the Frog of Muppets fame…which then made me think of Jason Siegel, of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” who is appearing in the next Muppet Movie.

I read online that Jason cried when he met Kermit the Frog in person for the first time, which I found very touching.

If Jason met me today, I think my voice would make him cry, too.

Or if he read this blog entry, he might cry.  Or laugh.  Or perhaps be confused?

I need medication.

Have a nice day everyone.

Muppetational

I love “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”

It was the first Muppet movie to feature a human in a starring role — specifically, Michael Caine, as Ebeneezer Scrooge.  With Kermit and Miss Piggy as the Cratchits and Gonzo the Great narrating as Charles Dickens, “The Muppet Christmas Carol” is, in my opinion, the most heartfelt and entertaining retelling of his classic tale.

And now, lucky for us, another Muppet movie featuring a human star is in the works, this time with “How I Met Your Mother” star Jason Segel.

I ask you — does anyone come closer to Muppet in human form?

If you saw the very funny “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Segel displayed his puppetry skills at the end of the movie in a rock opera his character Peter wrote about Dracula called “A Taste of Love.”

Rumor has it he is writing the script for the new Muppet film, too.  Segel will play an ‘eager young man’ who is on a quest to reunite all the Muppets.

I didn’t realize they had broken up.

Regardless of the storyline, I’m stoked.  I think Segel is a great choice.  And I think a Muppet movie is always a great idea.

It’s time to play the music
It’s time to light the lights
It’s time to get things started….