The Muppets Get a Long-Awaited Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On March 20, some 57 years after Kermit the Frog’s first television appearance, the Muppets finally got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony attended by creatures both puppet and human. And while we’re happy and all, we’ve gotta ask: what took so damned long?
Kermit and his pals Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo the Great were all in attendance as the group was awarded the 2,466th star on the famous walkway, placed in front of the historic El Capitan Theatre. Lisa and Brian Henson, the adult children of late Muppets creator Jim Henson, were also on hand for the festivities.
As for everyone’s favorite frog, he didn’t seem terribly upset that being recognized with a star took more than five decades, commenting, “I want to say on behalf of the Muppets that we are just really happy to be here on Hollywood Boulevard joining some of the greatest names in showbiz.”
“As the Muppets once sang, ‘Look at us. Here we are. Right where we belong,’” added Lisa Henson. “And yes, they do belong, thanks to the lovers and dreamers and you, the fans.”
The loveable gang’s latest film, appropriately titled ‘The Muppets,’ premiered last November to much critical acclaim and commercial success, and went on to win Best Original Song at the Oscars for the tune ‘Man or Muppet.’
And even though 12 years passed between the release of the last two Muppet movies, you won’t have to wait that long this time around — Disney executives announced earlier this month that ‘The Muppets’ will soon get a sequel.