Kermit was the only character on Sam & Friends to be used regularly after the show ended. Some characters were used in occassional television appearances, but besides that, Kermit was the only one consistently used. Kermit was the only character from that show to be in Tales of The Tinkerdee, he was the only character from that show on Sesame Street, he was the only one to appear in various specials from the early 1970s, and he was the only one used on The Muppet Show. Why didn't Jim Henson have a few more appear after the show ended? Sam could have had an expanded role and a voice, Harry would have fit in with the various Henson productions of the sixties and seventies, and Yorrick would have fit in with the monsters. Also, I'm sure that if these characters were used on The Muppet Show and movies, then Disney would have gotten the rights to Sam & Friends, and we might have gotten a better chance of episodes being available on DVD. This is especially odd because Kermit was more or less a supporting character before The Muppet Show, yet Jim Henson used him in almost every henson production (with the main exceptions being The great santa Clause Switch and various muppet appearances on The Jimmy Dean Show and Saturday Night Live). Rowlf was more famous back in the 1960s, yet he wasn't a regular Sesame Street character and with the exception of The Muppets On Puppets and some brief cameos, Rowlf wasn't in any special made before The Muppet Show. Jim Henson must have liked kermit a lot better than Rowlf. What are your thoughts on this?