Today is Mothers’ Day in the US, and in addition to my own mother I would like to thank Jim Henson’s mother, because she threw away a green coat. Her son fished it out of the bin, added some ping-pong balls for eyes, and gave the world Kermit the Frog. And among all the wonderfulness we’ve had from the Muppets, there is nothing quite like this song.
It’s awfully adult for a kid’s movie, if you think about it– all that dreaming and stargazing and longing– but it is far and away Bean’s favorite to have sung to her so far. I can almost get through it without choking up sometimes, too.
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