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'The Muppets' Music: How Muppetational Is It?

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"We thought... Kermit is like 'every frog.' He's the Jimmy Stewart of frogs. So how do we show that he's a thinking frog, and that he has an introspective soul, and all that good stuff? We looked at his environment, and his environment is water and air… and light. And it just seemed like it would be a place where he would see a rainbow. But we also wanted to show that he would be on this spiritual path, examining life, and the meaning of life…I think the song works because it's more about questions than answers."
Paul Williams, explaining "Rainbow Connection"

"Conchords was basically a world whereby everyone had a slightly weird world view," he said. "You're in a group of fools, basically, and the Muppets are similar: They are all optimistic but they're all kind of inherent failures, they're not good at what they do. I love that about them because you instantly feel for the underdog."
James Bobin, director of Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets


Neutral Muppetational
This seems to paint Kermit as foolishly optimistic, instead of wearily and absurdly so.

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