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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. Powerstars

    Powerstars Well-Known Member

    *thinks about it*
    *face turns red*
    Random By-Stander: LOOK OUT, HE'S GONNA BLOW!!!
  2. catherine

    catherine Well-Known Member

    I love the rainbow connection song, It's sad but happy at the same time. It makes me think of things.
  3. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    They're both Kermit's theme song, but The Rainbow Connection is more sing-alongable. Besides, it's the first Muppet song I ever heard.
  4. Monstermaster

    Monstermaster Member

    Both of these songs are good and have a nice message. But I listen to Rainbow Connection the most because it is a very relaxing song to listen to especially at night in my case.
  5. Though I do love The Rainbow Connection, I feel that it better represents The Muppets as a whole than Kermit alone, based on the fact that the message of the song could reflect the idealism and optimism reflected through The Muppets, by having a song that arguably basically reflects the idea that if you work for it you can achieve your dreams, along with the imagery used in the lyrics and the feelings and ideas associated with them. They may possibly even represent Jim Henson in general, because though he has not only worked on muppet projects, they make up a large bulk of his work, and through things like working on Sesame Street-a show that strives to create a better world where there may be more peace, love, and understanding in the world- and showing values similar to those in a universe where people may work together, help each-other more, and be more peaceful at least partially by necessity and at least partially through socialization and closer connections through spending more time with others possibly over time compared to individualist societies, when it comes to collectivist society-though that socioeconomic system may not be promoted-in Fraggle Rock. Back to the point, I feel that Bein' Green seems to show ideas that better reflect what Kermit is like as a character, while reflecting traits that may not necessary reflect the other characters around him, in the way that The Rainbow Connection appears to do that.
  6. Sequelcast

    Sequelcast Member

    Bein' Green is more about Kermit's condition, although both songs manage to combine optimism and wistfulness in a way few songs do. That being said, I love both songs, especially the Ray Charles cover of Bein' Green.
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  7. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Like Wow! I didn't know that. Bein' Green was the first song I listened to when I was younger. That song always made me cry a little, but hey that's one of his favorite songs whenever he feels down. My mom used to sing it to me before I feel asleep. That was many years ago! However, I would say Rainbow Connection is my absolute favorite of all time. I love that song! It is for all the Muppets, not just for Kermit, 'cause sometimes rainbows have connections and Jim found it for the frog. I still miss Jim though. But I am very glad that Steve is doing a fantasic job with Kermit.

    So, I would go with Rainbow Connection as my favorite song.
  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I remember one time I was listening to Bein' Green and just out of nowhere started crying at the end. I was not expecting that, lol.
  9. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Wow! I felt the same way, when I heard that song from a radio station online after so many years of not hearing or seeing the Muppets for a long time. I really felt like crying saying, "That was the first Muppet or Kermit song I ever heard." I didn't expect that song to come back to me either, but it did.
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  10. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    I like both, especially on Frog Day. Yes, it's Frog Day! Happy Frog Day everybody!! :):):)
  11. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Frog Day, it is Steve Whitmire's birthday and Jim. We still miss the "fearless leader."
  12. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    How else do you think I choose this day as Frog Day? :mad: It's Kermit's birthday, too!:)
    Support amphibian conservation today!
  13. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding me? Today is Kermit's, Jim's, and Steve's birthday? That is three birthdays! Wow! :coy:
  14. jgidley

    jgidley Well-Known Member

    Don't tell that to my biology teacher:(
  15. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    I didn't mean to offend you, Gidleyman. :o I just thought that with a holiday for all things amphibian, facts should be noticed.
    Which reminds me, I just learned that chickens are omnivores. They're able to eat small frogs if desperate enough! :eek:
  16. jgidley

    jgidley Well-Known Member

    I'm not offended; my biology teacher is. I want to save the poor wittle froggies!:)
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  17. Muppetman15

    Muppetman15 New Member

    Oh Definitely "Rainbow Connection" Although I Do like "Being Green" , But Anytimepally is right.
  18. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...I think that Rainbow Connection is better. Being Green was Kermit's original anthem and was covered by artists from Lena Horne and Ray Charles to the "Chairman" Frank Sinatra and (maybe) Tony Bennett.
    However, Rainbow Connection sums up the entire Muppet philosophy: that they have to chase their dreams and overcome adversity in order to make it to the top. Plus, Rainbow Connection was nominated for an Academy Award in 1979...Being Green never got nominated.
  19. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Aww, must moi choose between such classic. meaningful songs? Well, if this be the case, then I would have to pick The Rainbow Connetion. I must say, that I enjoy it's sweet melody and lyrics. I love Bein' Green's lyrics as well, but The Rainbow Connection really applies to my personal life and keeps my spirits high! Someone could have just killed one of my closest relatives or friends, and this song would still bring my spirits up. I love it sooo much. < Love ya Kermie!
    :mad:) :* Kissy-Kissy:)
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    "The Rainbow Connection" for me, hands down. I like "Bein' Green" an awful lot, but "Rainbow Connection" is like an inspirational bible. There is so much goodness jam packed into that song, inspiring words and messages nonstop throughout. The Rainbow Connection has gotten me the closest to seeing the dream world as full as one ever can do so.

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