MY MOM: You were in kind of high dudgeon [about Kermit’s recast] before.
ME: Yeah, I still am.
–Excerpt from phone conversation, October 29, 2017.
Well, it’s been two weeks, so I should really talk about this.
It’s hard to find good clips of this on YouTube. Here’s a short, official clip:
Here’s a bootleg clip, which is very tiny and has a flashy background that I think should come with an epilepsy warning:
Some general comments before I get to the Kermit-specific stuff: Drew Scott’s Miss Piggy impression sounds more like Yoda, which (a) is hilarious, and (b) may have just become my new OTP (Yoda and Kermit, that is).
During the actual performance, I didn’t like the style of the vocalist that they had singing “Rainbow Connection”–and also she got the words wrong, which really rubs me the wrong way (as my mom could tell you, I’m sorry to say).
Nevertheless, I’m glad they didn’t have Kermit sing it; it’s still too soon. Not “Rainbow Connection.” Not now. Not yet.
Also, the fact that they had Kermit judge the dance but that his score didn’t count is strangely ironic and sadly fitting.