TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate "ideas worth spreading."
- When '80s Robot drives Kermit the Frog around the world to re-unite his friends in The Muppets, Scooter is yanked from the lobby of the Google offices while on his way to a TED conference.
Scooter began his talk as he finished up speaking with Gonzo on the phone, whom he promised — as a life-long Trekkie — that he'd tell J. J. Abrams he'd make a fantastic Klingon. As Scooter ended his time on stage, he revealed to the audience ("don't tell Gonzo") that Abrams had already said he could be a Vulcan (the fictional alien species first portrayed by Leonard Nimoy).
Cookie Monster made a live appearance at the 2012 TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C. in April 2012 to learn more about being an ultramarathon runner from champion Scott Jurek, and learned about how eating more veggies and fewer cookies helps.
Kermit the Frog
Street Gang author Michael Davis delivered the talk "How Sesame Street Has Changed the World" in 2015.
- The TED-Ed video "How to Make Your Writing Funnier" by Cheri Steinkellner features Kermit and Piggy animated by Anton Bogaty.
- TED Blog "Scooter at TED2012 (Yes, the Muppet!)" February 29, 2012