Kermit's crazy career

Though Muppet lore has the world's most popular amphibian originating in the swamps of Florida, the character actually got his beginnings on "Sam and Friends," <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000002473" title="Jim Henson" href="/topic/entertainment/television/jim-henson-PECLB000002473.topic">Jim Henson</a>'s live-action and puppet television show, in 1955. Kermit soon became a regular on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV0000594" title="Sesame Street (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/sesame-street-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV0000594.topic">"Sesame Street"</a> before putting his tadpole days behind him and graduating to "<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000115693" title="The Muppet Show (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/the-muppet-show-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000115693.topic">The Muppet Show</a>," for which he was the front-frog. Since then, Kermit's titles include movies, albums and even an autobiography. The famous frog is returning to the big screen in "The Muppets" this Thanksgiving. Here's a glimpse at some of the more memorable moments in Kermit's show-biz career.
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( Clockwise from left: Jim Henson Company, Jim Henson Productions, Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times, and Jim Henson Productions / Associated Press )

Though Muppet lore has the world's most popular amphibian originating in the swamps of Florida, the character actually got his beginnings on "Sam and Friends," Jim Henson's live-action and puppet television show, in 1955. Kermit soon became a regular on "Sesame Street" before putting his tadpole days behind him and graduating to "The Muppet Show," for which he was the front-frog. Since then, Kermit's titles include movies, albums and even an autobiography. The famous frog is returning to the big screen in "The Muppets" this Thanksgiving. Here's a glimpse at some of the more memorable moments in Kermit's show-biz career.

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