Song of the Day #111: ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ – Kermit the Frog

kermitSometimes what the world really needs is the wisdom of a muppet. Today’s song, performed by a frog with a hand up his ass, is one of simplest yet most profound “message” songs I know.

What better way to open children’s eyes to the beauty of diversity (and, on the flip side, the ugliness of prejudice) than through a sweet ballad like this? I’ve always been amazed by Jim Henson’s ability to not only stay in the voice of Kermit and the other muppets but to emote so effectively at the same time. He is missed.

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