Happy St. Patrick’s Day from The Muppets

St. Patrick's Day The Muppets
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It’s March 17, and that can only mean one thing: gold, rainbows, clovers, and green everything! That’s right, it’s St. Patrick’s Day! Speaking of green, there’s probably nothing more familiar to the color than Kermit the Frog! The Jim Henson creation has been the leader of The Muppets for decades, and on this festive holiday, when everyone is Irish, one nostalgic scene from The Muppet Show is the perfect way to get into the pinching Celtic spirit of the day!

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The Muppet Show, featuring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and more, ran on television from 1974 to 1981, delighting fans of the hilarious puppets while bringing on guest stars like Mark Hamill, Gladys Knight, and Elton John. Although the insanely popular show has since been discontinued, the Muppets, an American staple, still live on through special appearances alongside celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, and even in their films.

Of course, you can find The Muppets in all of their hilarious antics at Walt Disney World as well, tucked away at Hollywood Studios, where they host MuppetVision 3D.

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As The Muppet Show ran for seven years, there were plenty of moments that have become iconic, but one particular episode, hosted by Kermit the Frog, is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Share by @muppethistory on X, formerly Twitter, a rendition of “Danny Boy” performed by the Swedish Chef, accompanied by Animal and Beeker, was a memorable experience as The Muppets celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.

Performing a hilarious rendition of the famous Irish folk song, The Muppets, in their own way, paid homage to the Celtic holiday, bringing out one of their lesser-known stars, the Swedish Chef, to sing the tune in his way. Of course, Beeker, who much like the Chef, doesn’t speak, only using “meep” sounds, joins the crew! Animal, who does speak but in extremely broken English, rounds out the bunch in a memorable and note-worthy performance of the popular song, especially today.

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Although not world class artists, in our opinion, this version of “Danny Boy,” in all its goofy goodness, is beyond perfect. Although the Muppets are still alive and well today, working alongside other Hollywood funny guys like Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell, it doesn’t get much better than The Muppet Show.

So from The Muppets, and from us, here’s to a happy, safe St. Patrick’s Day. May the road rise up to meet you, and may your singing voice always sound better than the Swedish Chef!

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!

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