Paul Newman (1925-2008) was an Academy Award-winning actor (for The Color of Money), famous for his roles in Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and voicing Doc Hudson in Pixar's Cars.
- Paul Newman was mentioned in the Talk Spot in episode 101 of The Muppet Show. After guest star Juliet Prowse calls Kermit "the Robert Redford of frogs," he offers her a chance to kiss the next best thing. She thinks he must be talking about Paul Newman.
- In The Muppets Go Hollywood, Scooter interrupts Rita Moreno's interview with Miss Piggy, asking for more change to call Paul Newman and Robert Redford on the phone.
- In his book One Frog Can Make a Difference, Kermit has a bottle of "Kermit's Own," a play on Newman's famous salad dressing.