By now you may have heard all of the ugly drama surrounding the exit of Steven Whitmire, the voice of Kermit the Frog from The Muppets. Whitmire — who played Kermit for the past 27 years — was fired over the phone following almost a decade of poor and negative behavior. The drama leaked from the papers to the world as both Whitmire and the Henson family had public arguments that felt unfortunate surrounding such a beloved children’s character. HOWEVER — the time for healing has begun. The new voice of Kermit the Frog — Matt Vogel — has just made his debut in a YouTube short titled “Muppets Short of the Week”.
The short has Vogel — the third actor to ever play Kermit — saying a little spiel about knowing where you’re going, and then aimlessly wandering about for about a minute. It’s cute, it’s funny, and shows Vogel may be up for the legendary role. We’ll see if the new blood breathes any new life into the Muppet franchise, being just the third to play Kermit, with the first being Jim Henson. For now, let’s just all enjoy this work.
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