Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

Mo Frackle

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Mike Quinn's comment:
"Although it's irrelevant who gave Kermit to Steve, there's a chance that Jim told Steve he wanted him to take him over when the time comes - and Brian had to physically do that after Jim's passing. So I suspect they are both right.

As to Kermit's character, that's 100% scripted and Steve fought hard to have him not be mean. I was there, I saw it happen.

Just going with what I know and personally witnessed
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Wow! You mean Cheryl sided with Disney on recasting :smile:? That's a big disappointment.

Also, I thought I'd ask, has the "Thought of the Week" with Matt's :smile: been posted yet? I've been looking and I couldn't find it. I thought it would be up by now.
 

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Reading what Cheryl wrote is definitely harsh, assuming it's true.

But if they were so unhappy with Steve as Kermit, why are we only hearing about this / why is something being done about it almost thirty years later?

And I still say my least favorite thing about this is his characters other than Kermit... especially Rizzo. I wonder if they ever offered Steve the chance to stay on as other characters and letting someone else take on Kermit and he just didn't go for that.
 
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