Wednesday, August 24, 2011

While We're All Enjoying Muppets: Kermit and Rowlf Sing Rainbow Connection Live at D23

I am super impressed and excited by the handling of this current Muppet revival right now. Management seems to have put aside all of the reinvention post Henson's passing, and have gone back to the core group of classic characters that many of us grew up with. They also seem to have recaptured a lot of that original charm, especially as they pay homage to some of those more memorable moments.

Earlier today we saw the new OK GO clip, but I had no idea that the following footage existed. This is Kermit and Rowlf singing Rainbow Connection live on stage at D23 (the Disney convention) this past weekend. And it's not a performance we could have seen live originally, what with Henson providing the voices of both Kermit and Rowlf, so this is really something quite special. Plus it contains Muppets messing up and improvising which I always love. If you were born around the same time that I was then this should give you shivers:


  1. That's so sweet...I almost dropped a tear :) Great find!

  2. When I found it last night, I immediately posted it on my facebook and then told Luke about it this morning. It honestly gave me chills...

    Another awesome part of Jim Henson's induction ceremony was when his son Brian did a tribute piece, recreating the classic piece "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face", created by Jim in 1956 and originally performed by Jim and his wife Jane. Here is the link: