Monday, November 28, 2011


The Oxford English Dictionary defines a Muppet as "Any of a number of humorously grotesque glove puppets."

Despite our long and storied love for Jim Henson's puppet/marionette creations, there is an unspoken niggling that many have felt since the death of Henson in 1990. It now takes a half dozen or so people to voice the Muppets that Jim Henson formerly brought to life. Unfortunately, his most famous creation -- arguably Kermit the Frog -- suffers the most. Kermit does not really sound like Kermit. He sounds like a bad version of Kermit. This alone is troubling enough, but when you add in the others you get what Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane calls WRONG SOUNDING MUPPETS.


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