Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kermit singing The Rainbow Connection

There is something very appealing in the gentle, little frog named Kermit. It is hard to beat his version of The Rainbow Connection, with his whimsical, sincerity.

 I found myself reading on the internet about the wonderful creations of Jim Henson, and found his story inspiring. I know that the Muppets, and Sesame Street played a big part in the life of so many children in the past 40 years or so. My son, Paul grew up with these characters, and last night when , he noticed what I was reading through Google, he agreed, Kermit's version of Rainbow Connection is the best. :)

So, I thought I really must share his original version from The Muppet Movie, in 1979. Interestingly, my 30 year old son, is thinking of going to the newest Muppet Movie produced this year. Kermit has star power!

I found a wonderful video of Big Bird singing at Jim Henson's memorial in 1990. Big Bird was always my favourite Muppet character. Jim Henson explained that he created Big Bird to stand in for the ordinary child, with it's innocence. I find that his questioning nature is also a good personification of small children.

Thank you, Jim Henson for your amazing creativity, which touched the child in all of us. Rest in Peace.


The Boston Lady said...

Oh how I grew to love the muppets of both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. I used to watch The Muppet Show with my mother every Saturday evening and we would laugh so much. Mr. T and I intend on seeing the new movie too. It will remind us of both our own childhoods and our children's which went by in the blink of an eye! Kermit has always been my favorite. Ann

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks for your comment!
Well, I think I'll have to go to the new Muppet Movie too!

Geraldine said...

You really can't beat Kermit and this song. Lovely....nice way to start the day!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Ah, Geraldine,
Your comment earlier caused me to search for this, as you said his version is your favourite.
I agree, Kermit does a sweet version, hard to beat!

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Love this song! (and movie) I had a Muppet Show Lunch box when I was a child! On my wedding , I had a harpist play this song!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

I just love hearing this, and that I was able to post a song that you enjoy so much!
I think this would be so pretty by harp!
Are you planning to see the new Muppet Movie?
Really, when I saw the first movie, it did touch my heart alot. (I took my young son at the time).