The funny thing about Kermit is he wasn't really used much after Jim died. I can count on one hand all the appearances he made with Steve performing him. The first one was in the 1996 special Elmo saves Christmas where Steve's Kermit made a cameo appearance as the Sesame Street News reporter which was on the TV at Hooper's Store saying it would be Christmas again, just like the day before. He was seen a few times during the 1997-1998 season. Once when he was interviewing Oscar and did a report on Slimey in space, and another time when Slimey's spaceship came home from the moon. That was the season finale. He popped up the next year in the 1998-1999 season in a new sketch with Grover. It's the first and only time Steve Whitmire made a Sesame Street Kermit sketch. The last time as we all know, was in the hurricane episodes. I recently got to see them for the first time. So in a way Rosewood is right. After Jim's death they didn't really use him all that much in any new stuff. Although Ernie was also taken over by Steve, and since 1993 he's been seen lots and lots.