Kermit the Frog: ‘I’m a fan of Friday Night Lights’

Kermit the Frog: ‘I’m a fan of Friday Night Lights’

How have you been spending the past few months?
Oh, you know, like everybody else, just kind of hanging out inside. I do take some walks and hang out at the swamp and play my banjo. And you know the Muppets and I, we get together for video chats all the time. So that’s nice.

Have you been isolating with Miss Piggy?
[Pulls pained face] Er … No, no, no, no, no, no, no. She is at her place, and I am at mine. But we do talk every day.

I’m going to ask you about some of your favourite TV shows …
[Suddenly worried] Oh, gee. OK. I’ll do the best I can. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I’ll give it a shot.

What was the last television show that you watched that you really enjoyed?
To be honest, the last show I watched was Muppets Now. I’ve got to watch them and make sure they’re all looking good and ready to go for Disney+. We’ve got great guest stars this season. We’ve got Taye Diggs, and Linda Cardellini and RuPaul and Roy Choi and Danny Trejo and Aubrey Plaza and Seth Rogen.

Who would win in a fight between Ricky Gervais and Michael Caine?
[Confused look, then panic] Ricky Gervais is a fighter, I think he might be able to take Michael Caine. But Michael Caine, is just a really nice guy.

Who is the toughest of the Muppets?
That would be Miss Piggy.

Have you got a favourite ever TV moment?
Oh gee, well … I think back to the Muppet Movie. I think back to that opening scene when I got to sing The Rainbow Connection. It really spoke to who I am inside and and what I really think that the Muppets are all about.

What other TV show would you like to be on?
Oh, yeah, let me see. I’d love to be on … [Awkward pause] I can’t think of the name of the show. It’s a show on … it’s got, it’s got the, it’s got a coach on it … It’s got a coach on it … And he’s a coach for-

Friday Night Lights?
That’s the one, yeah. I enjoy enjoy sports under the lights.

What has been your guilty pleasure during lockdown?
I have been indulging in far too much dragonfly ripple ice-cream.

Is that Ben & Jerry’s?
No. It’s something that one of my cousins makes.

What was the saddest TV moment?
Oh gee. I don’t remember. How did Cheers end?

I think that was more of a happy ending, to be honest.
Oh, oh, oh. I’ve got one. Lost, that’s kind of a sad ending, right?