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Kermit's Family

Discussion in 'Muppet Babies' started by Animals Mom, May 30, 2005.

  1. Animals Mom New Member

    This may be well-known and if it is, then i apologise, but I really don't remember.

    There is a Muppet Babies episode where baby Robin comes to stay when he is just a tadpole, if Robin is Kermit's nephew, what about the rest of the family? This means that Kermit must have a brother or sister? Does anyone know anything about this?

    Again, apologies if I am being daft, but this was really bugging me this morning :confused:
  2. Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Hi!
    You're not being daft. :) To the best of my knowledge, in Muppet Babies "Nanny" mentioned that Kermit's sister was Robin's mother. (The sister was never seen though)
  3. ReneeLouvier Active Member

    Wow, that also cleared up a bit of a confusion for myself as well. Thanks. :)
  4. Xerus Active Member

    I remember in Kermit's Swamp Years, Kermit had over a hundred brothers and sisters.

    I wonder if this means Robin might have that many brothers and sisters as well?
  5. TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    well according to an interview I read, kermit is one of 3,924 children. which would mean he has 3,923 brothers and sisters.

    and as for Kermits Swamp Years. Xerus, I'm assuming you're referring to the behind the scene stuff? "And there's yoyo, and yaya, and yeeyee, and- wha? oh, well see mom and dad were kinda running out of names by then.":) I liked that.
  6. Xerus Active Member

    Yeah, that's what I remember. :) And I guess Kermit has way more than 100 siblings. But I'm glad I got to see what Kermit's mom was like. :)
  7. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Robin is a nephew.
  8. Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    What Xerus meant, Beau, was that Robin might have AS MANY brothers and sisters as Kermit. Not that Robin was one of Kermit's siblings.

    -Kim
  9. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *smackes head*

    Gish and kidneys....how true. And yet only one of them followed his uncle into show-biz. I wonder if all his Bros and sisters despice him for that?
  10. The Count Moderator

    And yet... In the Bernadette Peters TMS episode, there's a bit of dialogue that throws this into even more confusion.

    Kermit: I have this nice little song for you to sing Robin.
    Robin: I'm Five??? I won't do it. I'll call my agent! I'll call my lawyer!
    Kermit: I'll call your father!
    Robin: I'll go to my room and learn this cute little number.
    Kermit, after Robin leaves and looking into the camera: I knew he'd see it my way.

    And is Kermit's Mom actually seen in KSY? From what I've come to understand, only the back of her head was partially visible. Unless you're talking about the makers of the TV movie bringing in the character of Kermit's Mom into the special as a new character. Then I'd understand what you meant by "seeing" her.
    Hope this helps.
  11. TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    I don't see how that dialogue confuses things, but... ok!
    I've REALLY gotta see that episode... <sigh>
  12. The Count Moderator

    Well... Think about it a little.
    If Robin were the son of Kermit's sister, why would he threaten Robin into doing the musical number by calling the little frog's dad?
    Wouldn't he have just threatened to call his sister?

    And then, what if the reason of the threat is cause Robin's Kermit's nephew by means of this "father" who would be a brother to Kermit?
    Just something for you guys to think about as it messes with your minds.
  13. Katzi428 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm....maybe Kermit has a good relationship with his brother in law (Robin's mom's husband) :confused:
    Then again,"Muppet Babies" was made severl years after "TMS" & the company forgot the episode of "TMS" where Kermit threatened to call Robin's dad.
    (just a thought...I'm brainstorming here)
  14. The Count Moderator

    Good guess Kath. Let's just agree that within MB mythos, it is Kermit's sister who is Robin's mom.
    Besides, MB was meant to stand on its own apart from the rest of the Muppets cannon anyway. And believe you me, you'd want those Muppet Babies to stand well apart from that cannon, especially should Crazy Harry or Gonzo find it and light the fuse.

    However, as for one last bit of mind-messing... Remember the episode titled "The Incredible Shrinking Weirdo"?
    Well, there was a scene there with grown-up Kermit in front of the theater's red curtains introducing Gonzo, and then we see Kermit (the real Kermit) talking to a cartoon Baby Gonzo dressed up in tux and trying to stand up on his eggbeater for his act.
  15. unclematt Active Member

    I highly doubt they cross referenced the two shows
  16. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well, I for one go with the beleive that Kermit's Brother is Robin's Father, a veiw I hold in my fan-fic, "Robin's Story" : http://forum.muppetcentral.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=20220

    Although I do not know the true inentity of Robin's father, for the purposes of my story he is called Jimmy, both a reerence to Jim Henson, and a reference to Jim and Jane's split, since this story is about Robin's parents getting a divorse.

    Bea:zany:{Yes, this is a shameless plug for my excellent, fantastic, brillient, adorable, cute, sad, sentimental, sad, yet happy, and totally muppitational Robin's Story)regard
  17. McFraggle Active Member

    Poor Robin. Maybe Sweetums adopted him. :smirk:
  18. Vic Romano Active Member

    According to my encyclopedia; Frogs can lay as many as 4,000 eggs in frogspawn, but many of them may not make it to adulthood (or even hatch) due to predators. So I guess that interview could be relatively accurate.
  19. Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Well...*cough*...that depends on your definition of accurate Vic....*snigger*

    Bea:zany:{Well...it made me laugh anyway...}regard
  20. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    just because kermit threatened to tell robins father does not mean that his father is kermits brother. maybe robins father is tougher than his mother?

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