58/366 The Frog and I

“It’s not easy being green…” That may be, but he sure makes it look easy.

Build-a-Bear recently added Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to their lineup of plush animal options.They aren’t just plush, however, they are also puppets. When I learned this, I knew I had to get Kermit. I do a decent Kermit imitation and have always wanted a puppet version of Kermit. Unfortunately the only ones available that aren’t toys are plush that people have converted and sell on eBay. Since this was designed to be a puppet from the start, I was sold.

So off to Build-a-Bear I went, and picked out my Kermit. Whlie he was being stuffed, the woman performing the delicate procedure said these characters had been in the works for a long time.  Apparently Disney was very strict about the quality in the finished product, and it took a while before everything was satisfactory.