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ESPN (the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) premiered in 1979, and is one of the leading brands in sports-related programming. The network and its related businesses are 80%-owned by The Walt Disney Company and 20%-owned by The Hearst Corporation.


  • October 14, 2007: Kermit the Frog appeared in a segment titled "It's Not Easy Being Green" on Sunday NFL Countdown.
  • November 15, 2011: Statler and Waldorf appeared on SportsNation in November 2011 to promote The Muppets.
  • January 2013: The Swedish Chef appears in a SportsCenter commercial.
  • March 2015: The Muppets appear in a series of online videos talking about their NCAA "March Madness" brackets as part of the ESPN Tournament Challenge. The videos featured Kermit and Miss Piggy (YouTube), Bunsen and Beaker (YouTube) and Statler and Waldorf (YouTube).


  • In Miss Piggy's Rules, the section "Moi's Top 10 Reasons you Are Better Off Without Him" lists #7 as "you can reactivate the ESPN channel-blocker."

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