Kermit the Frog Puppet

Description (Brief):

Kermit is a bright green frog who was the star and host of The Muppet Show and appears on Sesame Street. The character of Kermit is one of Jim Henson’s earliest creations, dating back to 1955 with his appearances on Sam and Friends on the Washington, D.C., NBC affiliate station. He was previously performed by Jim Henson and Steve Whitmire and is currently performed by Matt Vogel. Kermit is a calm, level-headed character who is constantly trying to keep everything together as he is surrounded by craziness. Kermit is known for singing “Bein’ Green” (also known as “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green”) which talks about the difficulties he has had because of his color but ends with him accepting and embracing his greenness.

Date Made: late 1970s

Associated Name: National Museum of American History. Division of Cultural HistoryUser: Jim Henson ProductionsChildren's Television WorkshopHenson, JimMaker: Henson, JimJim Henson Productions

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Puppetry, Radio and television broadcasting, Television broadcasts, Children's television programs, Motion Pictures, Television

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Puppets, Jim Henson

Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Publication: Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Jim Henson Productions

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1994.0037.01Accession Number: 1994.0037Catalog Number: 1994.0037.01

Object Name: puppet

Physical Description: fiber, synthetic, rayon (overall material)fabric, felt (overall material)metal, wire (overall material)plastic (overall material)green (overall color)Measurements: overall: 27 in x 28 in x 6 in; 68.58 cm x 71.12 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_765593

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