ask me who has been my favorite guest on the program and meaning no
disrespect to any man or woman who has been on the show, my favorite
is an amphibian... and he has joined... I am so pleased to have Kermit
the Frog with us. Kermie.
Thank you, ah thank you very much.
And I wanted you to come because I look up to you so.
Oh well you know that doesn't happen very often when your only 2 feet
tall. It's great to be a tavern on the green. You know... Sure, my kind
You know this is a big move for me now, because I am leaving this program
that I have loved and you were on TV and you left to go to the movies...
you left to come back to television. Long ago you left the swamp. Do
you have any advice for me on leaving something you love?
Well, you know I was a little homesick when I first left the swamp to
go into television but that was before I realized that television is
sort of like a swamp. It's sort of hot and muggy and filled with snakes.
Are there pitfalls to leaving?
Well, I think you should never jump into the first thing that's offered
to you, that's how I met Miss Piggy. But ah... but seriously you know...
take your time, and consider all your offers and don't accept any collect
calls from Kenneth Star.
Well, the frog's doing politics now.
Well that's true... well you know.
Listen, one of the reasons I wanted you to come is because
in your early days on Sesame Street first of all, you had an instrumental
hand in teaching my daughters to read.
And secondly, you worked as a reporter on Sesame Street.
That's true, I still do sometimes.
I know you do. And you taught my daughters what a reporter
does. Oh course they went around telling people I was a "porter"
and people thought I worked in a railway station. But the two of them,
Jessica and Kate, 25 and 21 now, would like to take a picture with you...
Is that possible?
Hi there. Oh it's nice to see you both!
Nice to see you.
So I taught you your numbers and letters on Sesame Street. Do you still
remember them all?
Can we get a picture taken? And my wife, Arlene is gonna take the picture.
Hi. How are you?
Ah, I'm very well to be sitting on phonebooks!
Oh, that's perfect.
That means a lot to all of us Kermie. Thank you very much.
Oh you're very welcome Charlie. It's so good to be invited to this show.
I love everybody here. It's a great experience to do Good Morning America.
(silence from audience...) No, I mean it... the frog can't be sincere?
Not only does he do politics, but the frog has applause lines
too. Thank you very much.
Oh it's been wonderful. I'll need you to help me down from
here later... (fade to commercial).