Friday Fictioneer: Kermit the Frog


Jim found a worn-out, light-green, wool coat. After a few tries, he created his first puppet, Kermit the Frog.

In an interview, Jim Henson said, he’d found an old green coat and from the material he made a frog puppet. If he had found pink coat, he would have made an elephant.

Kermit came into being by pure chance and become a lovable American icon, which is known around the world.

You never know what you might accomplish if you don’t try.

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I do not know the original owners of these photos, I only show them so you can see what Kermit looked like in the beginning and what he looks like now.

Jim Hanson died on May 10 1990, Kermit the Frog lives on.

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Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a photo prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, anyone can play. Click HERE to read other Fictioneers’ stories.