I find it funny “The Muppets“ are now making a comeback in theaters, because in my world — they’ve never left.
A few close friends know Kermit and I go back a long ways.
In college, I discovered a Kermit impersonation and it’s served me well (maybe someday I’ll sing “Rainbow Connection” as him). For my media class assignments, I never hired other actors.
I hired Kermit and “we” acted opposite one another.
He was Col. Nathan Jessep to my Lt. Kaffee in the “You Can’t Handle the Truth!” scene from “A Few Good Men“. I shot a parody segment about the letter “P” and actually used the footage to lead off my old demo reel for several years.
However, the video below is when she was first introduced to him 2 years prior — at 5 months old.
Backstory: I liked to mock-tackle her (probably because she was the only person I was physically able to tackle). Only this time, I had Kermit ‘run’ the play – but you’ll see how she eventually deals with the troublesome, green-felted amphibian.