After 50 Years In Showbiz the Muppets Are Hollywood Stars- Officially

America’s favorite puppets, the Muppets, just received a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
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If you happened to stop by the historic “El Capitan” Theater in Hollywood yesterday, you would have noticed a new star being placed on the side walk. 

But there is something unique about this Hollywood star, it wasn’t put there to honor an actor or actress.  This star is there to honor The Muppets – I know, I got verclempt when I heard about it too.

The Walk of Fame

And the gang of Muppets didn’t disappoint their adoring fans.  Some of the stars that were included in yesterday’s lineup were Sweetums, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie, Pepe, and the newest addition to the Muppet family, Walter.  Here is a video shot by an adoring fan.

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The Muppets have been icons of American culture for three generations and running.  My parents grew up watching them as children, and now my children are growing up watching them just the same.

“Mupp”lustrious History

The Muppet phenomenon started with a show called Sam & Friends, more than 50 years ago.  The following is a clip of Kermit the Frog interviewing two TV news anchors.  Check out the super-low-tech graphics and the funky Kermit at the beginning.

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I’m impressed that Kermit hasn’t seemed to age even one day after a half a century of show business.

The Family Grows Wacka Wacka Wacka.

Since then Kermit has had more lovable friends join him along the way.  This is the first appearance of Fozzie Bear, or “Kid Fozzie” in the first season of “The Muppet Show” in 1976.

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And since then until today it seems that they haven’t been losing any steam.

The Muppets- Movie

Today’s Hollywood walk of fame ceremony coincided with their newest movie debut on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Whether the Muppets are back for good, or if this was just the last act before the curtain falls, they will continued to be loved remembered by three generations of adoring fans.

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