Muppet Studios Releases Statement

Jarrod Fairclough – Well, this keeps on getting stranger each day.  After Steve Whitmire began posting stories on his new website about being dismissed from his role as Kermit, The Muppets Studio has released the following statement: “The role of Kermit the Frog is an iconic one that is beloved by fans and we take our…

A Rock & A Hard Place.

Jarrod Fairclough – The past 72 hours has been a whirlwind after we and ToughPigs announced that Steve Whitmire was no longer with The Muppets.  I knew it was going to be news worthy, but I never expected to wake up three days in a row with emails from NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, and various…

Steve Whitmire Releases Statement

In a surprising turn of events, Steve Whitmire has today released a statement on his departure from The Muppets, revealing that he was in fact let go from his role as Kermit. While we cannot confirm that this is definitely Steve that has written this, we also have no reason to believe it is not.…

Exclusive: Steve Whitmire Has Left The Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Over the past few months many comments have been made online relating to the whereabouts of Steve Whitmire, performer of Kermit the Frog, Rizzo the Rat, Statler, Beaker and many others.  We haven’t seen any new content with his characters since 2016, and his absence has become increasingly conspicuous. In news from Disney…

The Top 10 Songs of: Ernie

Kieran Moore – Having reached the halfway point in my Muppet Show anniversary charts and the massive milestone of 100 lists, I thought it might be fun to take a break and go “old school” for a little while. So we’re putting aside the yearly charts for now and going back to looking at individual characters…

Video from A Morning With The Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Even though The Muppets was cancelled the other day, it seems like Disney still has some interest in keeping their franchise afloat.  There’s the live Electric Mayhem concert in August, and on Saturday Kermit and Fozzie, as well as Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson and Peter Linz, appeared in a panel at Vulture Festival in New…

‘Ernie and…’ Looking At Ernie & His Friends

Jarrod Fairclough – If I said ‘Ernie and’, 100% of those surveyed would say ‘Bert’.  Of course they would, Ernie and Bert are one of the most successful duos in the history of television.  But over the years, Ernie has been paired with a number of characters on the series, playing both the straight man and…