#PickoftheWeek | A Kermit The Frog Celebration In Queens
BY QEDC It's In Queens
It’s been a tremendous six decades for Kermit the Frog. The five-fingered green Muppet has had roles on television programs, acted in major motion pictures, sung with some of the world’s most famous entertainers, and received as star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Heck, he even accepted an honorary doctorate in Amphibious Letters from Southampton College, where he gave a commencement speech.
Take a stroll down Memory Lane and get to know this international figure a little better during A Frog’s Life: From Sam and Friends to Stardom at the Museum of Moving Image on Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26.
Hosted by The Jim Henson Legacy President Craig Shemin, the roughly-75-minute program mixes conversation and a video compilation of Kermit’s most memorable performances. The audience will laugh at guest appearances, scenes from his journalism career with the Sesame Street News, a few musical moments with guest stars, and bits and pieces from his long-running romance with Miss Piggy, a complicated relationship from the start. (Please see the editor’s note.)
General admission is $15 with discounts for seniors, students, and youth. The shows are on March 25 at 1 pm and March 26 at 12:30 pm.
A Frog’s Life is presented as part of Jim Henson’s World, Shemin’s ongoing homage to Muppets creator Jim Henson. Events mix screenings of works by — or related to — Henson (i.e. The Dark Crystal, Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas) with special guest appearances. It’s presented in conjunction with The Jim Henson Exhibition, which opened at MoMI on July 22, 2017.
A Frog’s Life will take place in MoMI’s Redstone Theater, which is located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.
Editor’s note: At last newsflash, Miss Piggy and Kermit were extremely happy after a getting married in The Muppets Take Manhattan, according to her. However, he was insisting that they have a strictly professional relationship and the wedding doesn’t have legal weight as it took place during a movie.
Top image: Thanassi Karageorgiou / MoMI
Bottom image: The Jim Henson Company / MoMI