First let me say that as iconic as a character as he is, I have difficulty separating Kermit from Jim. To me, Kermit is Jim and Jim is Kermit. I admit this is a bit of a bias view, as Kermit should really stand alone and just be Kermit, with Jim seen as somewhat of a father figure perhaps, and Steve as an uncle, or perhaps very very close friend. But that's just me. Having said that, I've come to greatly appreciate and love Steve's Kermit. I embarrassingly admit that I used to seriously dislike him, but now that I'm older and more understanding, I realize that there's no one better, nor has there ever been, to perform Kermit other than Steve. He's extremely talented, has brought new heights to Kermit's singing ability, and above all else, has been around long enough to understand the character. Plus, he really wanted it. Kermit wasn't just handed to someone really talented to take him over; he was handed to someone really talented who truly loved Kermit. Now to my point: I thought of an interesting idea, in the year 2025, Steve will have been performing Kermit as long as Jim did. Steve will be about 76 years-old, which is believable that he could still very well be performing Kermit then, and possibly longer. Now while I believe that even if Steve is to perform Kermit longer than Jim, Jim will ultimately have performed Kermit more in terms of actual performances (hours) than Steve. My question is, at what point (if ever) would people begin to consider Steve the penultimate puppeteer of Kermit over Jim? In other words, is it possible that at some point in time, Kermit would be more Steve's character than Jim's?