Muppets Tonight guest star
episode 201

Bobo has a hard time understanding 20px-Prince_symbol.svg.png's name.

Kermit prince purple

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958-2016) appeared as a guest star in episode 201 of Muppets Tonight on September 13, 1997. At the time, he was known as Prince symbol (dubbed by the media as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince). A Muppet caricature of the star appeared in the same episode.

Twelve years before, in 1985, Prince won the Academy Award for "Best Original Song Score" for the movie Purple Rain, defeating Jeff Moss, nominated for his work on The Muppets Take Manhattan.


  • The Sesame Street song "Nineteen" spoofs Prince's song "1999."
  • On April 21, 2016, upon the news of Prince's death, the photo of Kermit as Prince from "Piggy Reigns" spoof was posted on Kermit the Frog's Facebook and Twitter accounts along with a message saying: "From Frog to Prince: We will always love your music and you. Our hearts are yours. Thanks for being a friend."[1]


  1. Kermit the Frog on Facebook and Twitter

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  • Prince Tunes

    5 messages
    • I might pose this to some friends who are Prince fans, but does it just seem more like a general pastiche of a Prince song than any specific one?
    • Yeah... It doesn't sound like anything ''I've'' heard, but I guess it'd only be safe to double check with whoever.
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