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Your Thoughts: Kermit's Ford Super Bowl Commercial

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by Phillip, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The new commercial with Kermit advertising Ford's Escape Hybrid will premiere during the second quarter of the Super Bowl. After you see the commercial post here and let us know what you think.

    Here is some more info on the ad...

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2006/013106.shtml

    Also, bonus points go to anyone who post links to quality images from the commercial.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    i liked it. they changed the words to being green though and they used some cool CG. I always dint like Steve sinnging being green or Rainbow conection. but this one was good. i liked it i really thought it was cute.
  3. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    JUST SAW IT! And WOW Kermit does a lot- they show him rock climbing, kayaking, um, some other stuff that I'm blanking on because at the end you can see his whole body, they've got him standing there nodding and it's AWESOME!

    See the whole commercial is Kermit going through a bunch of nature stuff with "Bein' Green" playing in the background. Then at the end, he sees the car, seems to like it, sees that it's hybrid, says, "Hm... I guess it IS easy bein' green!" And then it's the funny little, you know, announcer voice over saying what kind of car it is- I didn't really pay attention to that... and then it's full body Kermit! And it makes me HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!

    Edit: Changed the words? They sounded right to me... <shrug>
  4. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    yes he says its not that easy being green i always thought it was its not easy being green. all in all i liked it.
  5. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Gah, because I'm a canuck, I don't get to see the commercials. :/
  6. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Aw, <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<hugs>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MrsPepper! I've heard they'll be on a website after the game, somewhere...

    And the words, well that depends... See I've heard it with "It's not that easy bein' green" AND with "It's not easy bein' green." I think it's different with different recordings... actually, there's other differences in the words in various recordings, but I won't get into that here...
  7. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    Yup, Toga is right. It depends on which version... I have one from an old-school Sesame tape and it's different from the TMS version.

    And thanks for the hugs!! It's sort of annoying, because the superbowl is on right now. However, it's on a canadian channel, Global. Even if I watched it on the ABC channel, I'd get the canadian commercials. I'm not sure why, it just works that way. **pouts**
  8. OverUnderAround

    OverUnderAround New Member

    I saw the commercial and my honest opinion... I cringed at Steve Whitmire singing "It's not Easy being Green'. My ears and soul felt offended. Ugh!
    The visuals of the commercial were very nice though and the puppeteering was first class.
    But I hope Steve never sings Jim's signature song again.

    Okay now that I've said that. Most if not all the commercials will be available to download at:
    http://www.ifilm.com/superbowl?htv=12 (This site is running slow right now.)

    http://video.yahoo.com/

    and supposedly:
    http://advertisementave.com/superbowl.asp

    Favorite commercials so far tonight:
    FedEx: Caveman &
    BudLight: Save Yourself

    My favorite banned commercial from last year's superbowl is listed on the ifilm website, it's godaddy.com
  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Mrs Pepper, don't feel too bad. I'm in that same boat with you. Didn't get to watch any of the usually great/comical/so-so Super Bowl commercials, cause ABC's sporting events are carried by a new local affiliate here in PR.
    Local Spanish commercials, the odd movie trailer... But I didn't get to at least hear the commercial.
    Oh well, at least I got the Pizza-Hut one before the game.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Cute commercial. Cute commercial.
  11. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    yea thats really all it was was cute. i think kermit never looked more "active". I agree though i think the song was off setting, and will be for a lot of old Muppet fans.
  12. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    wow we got a lot of people vewing but not many respons i hope people did see this comercal.
  13. Frogster

    Frogster Active Member

    I know... I wanna see it! Someone alert us when it's up on the web. This commercial actually looks decent. :)
  14. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    they may put something on muppets.com i think thye would.
  15. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I got to see it! I was so excited because I only got to watch part of the game because I had to go to church to practice for a variety show I'm in, but long story short, I saw it and I LOVED it!!! I started laughing when Kermit hopped up on the car and does his little "hmmm" It was just so cute! It made my night that I got to catch it!
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Ok, first of all I LOVED this commercial!! It was so awesome!! And I don't care what anyone else said, Steve was awesome!! I wish people would quit putting Steve down with all these comments about him being a bad Kermit, I think he does a great job. :)
  17. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    well im just use to jim singing being green is all i said
  18. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Sweet. Very sweet. I really liked that!

    :) :) :)
  19. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    yea cute is all i can say about it
  20. Daffyfan2003

    Daffyfan2003 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've noticed a difference too. But I thought of it more as 'Kermit's' signature song, rather than 'Jim's.' I mean I thought it was good that Steve was given a chance at that one. After all, he sang "Rainbow Connection" on the Craig Kilborn show.


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