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Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by GonzoMan, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    So do I, but let's face it, he's not coming back. Matt's not doing a bad job, but I'm just still not sold on it yet. I don't know if I ever will be either.
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Even I’m not used to Matt’s Kermit yet.
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  3. xSunnyEclipse

    xSunnyEclipse Well-Known Member

    Yeah I've basically accepted Steve's not coming back, and just started praising Matt's performance of Kermit because I'd rather have him then someone else who doesn't know the character well. I think he's got Kermit down.
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  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Steve's not coming back and that's that. End of discussion.
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  5. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I just wish he never left.
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Whether you like it or not, that's just how life works in the TV and film industry.
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  7. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    That's really rough, yikes. I'm not trying to hate on Matt, but this is not his best work.
  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Eh, he'll get better as the years go on.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Somebody had linked the Kermit/Constantine appearance on Pentatonix's Christmas special, and admittedly, I agree with the consensus that both characters sounded the same voice-wise, and that the only way you could tell a difference was Constantine's Russian accent.
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  10. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    Me too, but life is like that.
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  11. Banjo man

    Banjo man Active Member

    I sorta wish that Peter Linz did Kermit because he already took a lot of Steve's characters over and now he also does Ernie and does a pretty good job at it too. Since Peter does Ernie,I think Peter should have token over Kermit
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  12. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    Disney does not think the way the Sesame Street people do, apparently.
  13. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I LOVE Peter's work with Ernie. He's done a fantastic job of him from what I've seen so far.
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  14. Banjo man

    Banjo man Active Member

    I know right :)!Peter is like Jim's and a little bit of Steve's too so it is like the perfect Ernie so if Peter did Kermit, it would be amazing.
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  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I guess response to Artie Esposito's Kermit was too negative to consider having him take over the character fulltime (even though that was just a one-shot appearance anyway).
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  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It's pretty crazy. I guess I kind of understand that people were scared that Steve was being replaced, but regardless, as we saw with Steve and Matt, Artie could've improved with the right training. And sure, his Kermit was a little flat (in terms of voice, personality, and head shape) but the fans' negative reactions were way too over the top, in my opinion.
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  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Everybody complaining about the shape of Kermit's head, my gosh, come on people, it's not that big a deal - not even when Steve was Kermit.

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  18. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    It all rounds down to firstworldmuppetfan problems.
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  19. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    That looks more like Kermit the Duck than Kermit the Frog to me.
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  20. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Quack-quack, Kermit the duck here..
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