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…

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

  1. I didn’t see any note on when/where he would be displayed however…

  2. There’s something really disturbing about watching Kermit pimping pig meat.

  3. All it needed was a cat to walk through displaying some of the products taped to it’s fur.

  4. @Jeff – The NPR story says in the pop culture gallery, maybe by November.

  5. 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.”

  6. 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.