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November 24th Will Forever Be Known as The Day The Muppets Sang "Bohemian Rhapsody"

It’s great to hear that they’ve pretty much perfected Kermit’s voice, at last. From what I’ve seen and heard, whoever’s been voicing him since Jim died didn’t quite figure out how to do a good impression until now. (Is that Brian Henson?) Anyway, good to hear Kermit get his voice back.

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  1. November 27, 2009 at 1:26 am — Reply

    Steve Whitmire is doing Kermit these days, so I’m fairly certain that’s his voice. He also has voiced Ernie on Sesame Street since Henson’s death.

    I also had the same thought when I heard Kermit. In fact, I thought this was the strongest vocal outing in a long time. I think every one has been replaced (except Dave Golez’s Muppets, such as Gonzo) from when The Muppet Show was on, and it seems like everyone had a great handle on their characters. I hear they’re going to do more classic rock songs in the future, and I’m looking forward to them.

  2. November 29, 2009 at 5:53 am — Reply

    heck, i was most impressed with Dr. Teeth!

    so, is Frank Oz not doing voices anymore? I thought he was.

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Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet

Novelist and critic Jeffrey Overstreet teaches writing (Seattle Pacific University) and film studies (Northwest University and Houston Baptist University). He's written a memoir of moviegoing and faith (Through a Screen Darkly, Baker, 2007) and a fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). He's worked since 2001 as a film critic and columnist at Christianity Today, and he's been a regular contributor to Image, Paste, and Christ & Pop Culture. His writing has been recognized by The New Yorker and The Seattle Times. He regularly speaks at universities, conferences, and churches in the U.S. and abroad. Want to invite him to teach or speak? Email joverstreet@gmail.com.