Watch the New Kermit Sing “Rainbow Connection” Live at the Hollywood Bowl

(sniff) It's beautiful!
By Alex Firer
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  • We’ve seen a little bit of Matt Vogel, the new Kermit the Frog, in this previously released “Muppet Thought of the Week” clip. However, when he made his debut at “Muppets Take the Bowl”, the live performance of the Muppets at the Hollywood Bowl — with a beautiful rendition of Rainbow Connection — joined by the song’s original writer Paul Williams, Bobby Moynihan, and the rest of the Muppets, we knew he was the right actor for the job. It’s hard not to tear up during this song — either because of its natural beauty, or just the fact that— oh my God, Vogel is a really great Kermit the Frog! This is a sweet, beautiful version of this song. If Vogel is going to be Kermit, maybe this franchise has a chance of finding new heights again.

    And just for fun, here’s Jim Henson as Kermit singing “Rainbow Connection” with Debbie Harry on the original Muppet Show! Enjoy!

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