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Kermit the Frog Puppet
1969

"It's Not Easy Being Green"
Kermit, a hand and rod puppet created in 1955 by Jim Henson, belongs to America's beloved puppet troupe, The Muppets. Kermit was master of ceremonies, comic, and crusader for tolerance in Henson's many creative endeavors. His most memorable role was as the leading Muppet character on Sesame Street (1969-), a public television show that revolutionized children's TV by teaching lessons through colorful cartoons and live action scenes. His hit song "It's Not Easy Being Green" addressed racial and ethnic tensions. Kermit also played a lead role in The Muppet Show (1976-1980).

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Created by Jim Henson (1936-1990)
Hollow body for hand operation; wire in arms to make them bend; legs are stuffed and hang loosely; eyes are half ping-pong balls.
Steel support in body for display.
Web display only

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