Kermit goes to the Smithsonian. Plus bacon.

Home! For nine whole days! While in the midst of catching up on things, I ran across this article about the original Kermit the Frog. The Henson family has just donated him and several of the other characters from “Sam and Friends” to the Smithsonian. I’ve seen video clips of the first Kermit but never seen the actual puppet. You may be certain that a pilgrimage to the Smithsonian will be finding its way onto my schedule for the next time I’m in D.C.

Here’s the original Kermit selling bacon…

About Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY (Tor 2010) & won the 2008 Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She is also a professional puppeteer.

8 thoughts on “Kermit goes to the Smithsonian. Plus bacon.

  1. I am guessing this is the pre- Miss Piggy era. That would be an awkward discussion. “Honey, I swear, that was years ago, before we met.”

  2. I knew that Kermit had been around for a while, but not that long. If you do go to D.C., make sure they will actually be displaying Kermit and friends. The things they acquire doesn’t always translate into being displayed. I’d love to see what a museum curator would do with Kermit.

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