Kermit the Frog in Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1996

Kermit the Frog in Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1996

Smithsonian Fantastic Journey is a TV special that aired on CBS on January 25, 1996, commemorating the 150th anniversary of The Smithsonian Institution. The program was hosted by Dan Rather and featured correspondent Morley Safer.

Kermit the Frog appeared during one segment of the special, discussing the pieces that will be a part of the traveling exhibit (including himself). Beaker also makes a cameo during the segment. Steve Whitmire also appears in a brief onscreen cameo as a Smithsonian staffer bringing Kermit, stuffed into a box, to the truck.

Kermit also appeared in a related TV spot, one of 25 "Smithsonian Minutes" featuring a celebrity highlighting one of the museum's more unusual items. In Kermit's spot he introduces one of the world's first teddy bears.[1]


  1. The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) "Koppel to emcee broadcast awards" December 28, 1995