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Bein Green vs. Rainbow Connection

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Anything Muppet, Nov 21, 2006.


Bein' Green vs. The Rainbow Connection

Poll closed Dec 23, 2006.
  1. Bein' Green

    11 vote(s)
  2. The Rainbow Connection

    24 vote(s)

  1. Which is the ultimate Kermit theme? Of course, "Green" has been around longer, and has been covered dozens of times, but if I had to choose, I'd pick "The Rainbow Connection," not only as my personal favorite but as the better song. "Bein' Green" is deep, but not as singable. It's very personal, and while both songs have a very universal philosophy that could be expressed through anyone, TRC connects to a more general audience. I think My favorite version of "Green", by the way, is the one Kermit does with Lena Horne.
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  2. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    I think if I were asked to choose my favourite it would probably be Rainbow Connection. I think it has become by far the number one song associated with our dear froggy friend ever since Kermit sang it as the opening of the Muppet Movie :D
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    This is hard. Obviously "Rainbow Connection" was made for film and was naturally a much fuller, grander song. And it's so moving and brilliant.

    But from what I've seen, "Bein' Green" is more well known to the general public. And I love its message; be proud of who you are, don't try to change yourself to please other people. They ought to play this song to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. :)

    Nowadays, pop culture does not preach being proud of yourself. The attitude is, if you don't blend in with the crowd, you need to be fixed. And you'll feel better once you're just like everyone else.
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  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I thought it was that you'll feel better once you are better than everybody else.

    Anyway, I like Bein' Green better. Besides, green is my favorite color. As for The Rainbow Connection being more singable, I recently realised that both songs do not have any lyrics that rhyme.
  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Sometimes that's the case, but what I see is people all subscribing to the same standard of beauty. There is no originality in the philosophy.

    Talk shows bring on people who are teased for how they look. In the past, they would have told people, "Don't listen to bullies, be happy with who you are." But now, I hear, "Don't worry, you can change yourself so they won't tease you anymore." Thus telling bullies they were absolutely right.

    But anyway, back to the song discussion! lol
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I feel the opposite way. A lot of people seem to want to be the same as everybody else. However, I feel like I am different from other people. Sometimes, I feel too different, and I want everybody (or most people) to be more like me, as opposed to me changing to be like them. I sometimes feel frusterated that other people I know do not think the same way I think, disagree with me alot, and otherwise act normal, while I don't really want to be normal.

    Of course, I don't feel that way about the people here.
  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    That makes sense, I've definitely felt that way too. That's why "Bein' Green" is so inspirational to me. :)
  8. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Bein' Green is my favourite, definately. Unlike many here, we didn't have TMM when I was a kid, we had other muppet tapes and such. I didn't even know the song until I was in middle school. It's really beautiful, and of course I know it inside and out NOW, but Bein' Green has a little more meaning to me, I think. Plus I like the message. Rainbow Connection has a really good message too, but that's about chasing dreams. Green is about knowing who you are. Shouldn't you know who you are before you chase dreams? ;)
  9. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    Both songs have their merits but Bein' Green comes out on top for me.

    For UK fans who didn't have acess to Seseame Street this was our first taste of Jim singing as Kermit. It was handled in a lovely and touchingly understated way.
  10. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    That's a tough question! I think my fave is Rainbow Connection. I'm a dreamer, so it has meaning to me.

    I just opened a poll to test this which will close in 30 days. If you've already posted, feel free to vote now. If you haven't done either, vote, and then discuss. :)
  11. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    I'd think "Bein' Green" is more like Kermit's anthem, but "Rainbow Connection" is what the Muppets are all about, so I vote RC, plus I think it's a better song.
  12. Son of Enik

    Son of Enik Well-Known Member

    I love "Rainbow Connection", but I'll go on the record to say that "Being Green" is my favorite song of ALL-TIME. (Not joking)
  13. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Hey, neat that you added a poll to this Kev! I'm anxious to see the results. It was a tough choice, but I had to go with Rainbow here. I think it's got just as many deep meanings as Bein Green and is just a little more across the board. Just my opinion though.
  14. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    I see the song I voted for Rainbow Connection leads 8 to 5
  15. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised there aren't more hits to this particular thread!

    I'm anxious to see the results before this ends.
  16. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    I voted Rainbow Connection, for much the same reasons as Foz. It's not only my favorite Muppet song, but my favorite song of all. To describe it, I now steal from the other one: "It's beautiful... and I think it's what I want to be."

    ... that so didn't make sense.
  17. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    No it didn't make sense but don't worry.
    Someday we'll find it, the Rainbow Connection with your quote from Bein' Green ;)
  18. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Rainbow Connection, hands, paws, feathers, claws, and flippers down.
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I agree, Rainbow Connection encompasses everything that the Muppet's are about, while, I confess I never much cared for Bein' Green...*runs to avoid bombs*
  20. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    For me, there wasn't even a debate.. Bein' Green is Kermit, the same way Rubber Duckie is Ernie.. when I think of "Bein' Green," I think of Kermit, but when I think of "the Rainbow Connection," The Muppet Movie itself comes to mind first, and I don't even think it's the best song from the movie

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