So I’ve been obsessively watching and re-watching James Bobins latest hit, The Muppet’s Movie, about our childhood friends putting on a show to try to save their theatre. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a review of the film, mostly because IT IS AMAZING!
Seriously it would be such a boring review … I’d be a rubbish critic.
Instead, today’s blog is dedicated to the inspiration that is Kermit the Frog. Here is a handy pocket-sized list as to why it’s always easy following the green.
1. Allows others in the spotlight;
Irrelevant whether you have watched The Muppets Movie or not, in every appearance Kermit is always incredibly gracious and modest. In The Muppets Movie, he accredited Walter for getting the gang back together, despite all the sacrifices and personal demons he himself had to confront in order for it to happen. In Muppets in Space, Kermit made sure that Gonzo felt loved and supported on earth despite the slight possibility that he was apbsolutey crazy. Seriously, how often is the main star of a movie series all ‘But go and look at this person!’ Normally they just try and sell you shampoo or whatever.
2. Always supportive;
This is really highlighted in Muppets in Space, but is also present in pretty much all Muppets movies. One of the other main characters has an issue and Kermit drops everything to help them out. So, if I use the example above, in Muppets in Space when Gonzo thought that aliens were trying to contact him, instead of quietly drugging Gonzo and dropping him off at an therapists office, Kermit just accepts that Gonzo is probably telling the truth and helps him try and convince the others
Although, to be fair to both Kermit and Gonzo, their best friends include a bear, a dog, some rats, a prawn and whatever animal is. As well as that, Kermit the frog is dating Miss Piggy. Maybe aliens isn’t such a leap of faith for them.
3. Emphasises friendship;
This is probably due to the fact that they are all a group of misfit animals who like to perform in front of humans who never believe in them, but Kermit is always a massive advocator of family values. And not in the horrible Conservative way, but rather, he just thinks that family and friends are more important than anything else.
‘We are a family. And that’s the most important thing. And I don’t care if we start at the bottom and work our way to the top, as long as we do it together’ -The Muppets Movie.
4. Slightly flawed;
And finally, the best thing about Kermit is that he isn’t perfect. He gets stressed out, gives up and says things he regrets. But he try’s to make up for those things by apologising and making us laugh. And really, thats the thing we should take away from our favourite frog. If you mess up, or simply aren’t perfect all the time, thats fine as long as you are willing to make up for it or try again.
Or alternatively you can make a bear tell stupid jokes as a cheap way to entertain you whilst he runs away. I know thats the moral I got..