Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that Kermit the Frog has made a totally unexpected reappearance on the Internet in the sexist and racist #ThatsNoneOfMyBusinessTho meme. These tweets and pictures feature Kermit sipping tea and making crass comments, and the Instagram account has over 136,000 followers as of today. Although some people appear to be amused by that kind of thing, we're of the opinion that Kermit doesn't need those kinds of quotes attributed to him. In fact, he's said more than a few spot-on gems himself. Here are 10 of the wisest, funniest, and strangest quotes from our favorite frog.
1. The Time When Kermit Showed Off His Art History Chops
Gonzo: Hey, Kermit, are you busy?
Kermit: Yes, Gonzo, but I can give you my ear for a minute.
Gonzo: What would I do with your ear?
Kermit: [exasperated] Van Gogh impressions.
(The Muppet Show)
2. The Time When Kermit Knew His Audience
Quentin Tarantino: And then they pull out SAMURAI SWORDS! They slash and cut and there's explosions everywhere!
Kermit: This is a muppet movie.
(The Muppet's Wizard of Oz)
3. The Time When Kermit Doled Out Sage Advice
Kermit: Here’s some simple advice: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.
(It's Not Easy Being Green)
4. The Time When Kermit Sounded Like A Romantic Poet
Kermit: Why are there so many songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
And rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we've been told and some choose to believe it
I know they're wrong, wait and see.
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me.
(The Muppet Movie)
5. The Time When Kermit Knew His Star Wars Facts
Fozzie: Oh, I know who I can play! [grabs two belts] I could play Whewbacca the Cookie!
Kermit: Um, that's Chewbacca the Wookie, Fozzie.
Fozzie: That's what I said, Cuchacca the Bookie.
(Jim Henson's Muppet Babies)
6. The Time When Kermit Nailed The Three Greatest Gifts
Walter: But Kermit, you have to try! The Muppets are AMAZING! You give people the greatest gift that can ever be given!
Kermit the Frog: Children?
Walter: No, the OTHER gift.
Kermit the Frog: Ice cream?
Walter: No, no, after that...
Kermit the Frog: Laughter?
Walter: YES! The THIRD greatest gift ever!
7. The Time When Kermit Was Brave Enough To Tell The Truth
Kermit the Frog: Why don't you try something like: Ocean Breeze Soap will get you clean.
Jill the Frog: You mean just say what the product does?
Gil the Frog: No one's ever tried that before.
(The Muppets Take Manhattan)
8. The Time When Kermit Confirmed The Obvious
Kermit: If life were easy, it wouldn't be difficult.
(Before You Leap)
9. The Time When Kermit Understood Your Problems
Kermit: When you decide what your Big Dream is, you’ll be bursting with enthusiasm and want to share it with everybody. Most everybody will give you one of those ‘OK, that’s nice, now please pass the ketchup’ looks. Some will scoff, suggesting that whatever your Big Dream is, it’s too big for you. And a select few will whisper words of encouragement. My advice is this: Pass the ketchup. Ignore the scoffers. And remember those words of encouragement ‘cause they’re the only ones that matter.
(Before You Leap)
10. The Time When Kermit Showed Us How To Be Suave (As A Robot)
Robot Kermit: Hey, listen you, how about you and me getting together and makin' some ste-e-e-am heat. Huh, snuggle bunny?
Miss Piggy: Snuggle bunny? Why, uh...
Robot Kermit: Yeah. Look, let me take you away from all this. Aaah, a marriage made in heaven. A frog and a pig. We can have bouncing baby figs.
(The Muppet Show)
If you need more Muppets love to perk up your day, take a look at a music video from the recent Muppets Most Wanted film.