Kermit’s ancestors

Jim Henson found great success with Kermit the Frog, but he didn’t start with a green felt coat and a ping pong ball.
At first, Jim covered his hand with rubber cement and lit it on fire. He called it “Whoosh the Fire Guardian”, and as much as the kids loved it, it hurt like a son of a bitch.
Jim stopped lighting the rubber cement on fire, but he did roll his hand in broken glass. “Glitter the Huggable Fairy” got a lot of complaints from parents.
And then came Kermit.
Kinda boring. Well, when he’s not on fire.

One thought on “Kermit’s ancestors”

  1. I woke up to this horror story :P lucky for me it is at least 16 hours until bedtime you little nightmare inducer you. It did make me laugh more than it should though, now I am imagining how difficult it may have been for Whoosh to play a banjo on a log.

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