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* In ''[[Pure Goldie]]'', [[Goldie Hawn]] tries kissing Kermit to turn him into a prince. She instead turns into [[Goldie Hawn Muppet|a Muppet version of herself]].
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*In ''[[Pure Goldie]]'', [[Goldie Hawn]] tries kissing Kermit to turn him into a prince. She instead turns into [[Goldie Hawn Muppet|a Muppet version of herself]].
   
* On the November 16, 1975 ''[[Cher (series)|Cher]]'' show, Kermit tells [[Chastity Bono]] that sometimes kissing a frog would turn him into a handsome prince. "Didn't happen that time," he says.
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*On the November 16, 1975 ''[[Cher (series)|Cher]]'' show, Kermit tells [[Chastity Bono]] that sometimes kissing a frog would turn him into a handsome prince. "Didn't happen that time," he says.
   
* In a [[Sesame Street News Flash#chooseprince|Sesame Street News Flash]] sketch, a princess picks reporter Kermit as her prince, hoping a kiss will turn him into one. She instead turns into the frog and the two head off to the "hop."
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*In a [[Sesame Street News Flash#chooseprince|Sesame Street News Flash]] sketch, a princess picks reporter Kermit as her prince, hoping a kiss will turn him into one. She instead turns into the frog and the two head off to the "hop."
   
* While singing "[[At Your Library]]" dressed as a princess, [[Olivia]] kisses a frog, and shrugs when nothing happens.
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*While singing "[[At Your Library]]" dressed as a princess, [[Olivia]] kisses a frog, and shrugs when nothing happens.
   
* During "[[Be a Frog]]" in [[Episode 406: Linda Lavin|episode 406]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', [[Robin]] sings a lyric acknowledging how the story grants himself (and the frogs) enough fame to kiss princesses.
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*During "[[Be a Frog]]" in [[Episode 406: Linda Lavin|episode 406]] of ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', [[Robin]] sings a lyric acknowledging how the story grants himself (and the frogs) enough fame to kiss princesses.
   
* [[Sheena Easton]] tries turning Kermit into a prince with a kiss in the ''[[Happy Birthday, Bob]]'' special.
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*[[Sheena Easton]] tries turning Kermit into a prince with a kiss in the ''[[Happy Birthday, Bob]]'' special.
   
* During an appearance on ''[[Can We Talk?]]'', [[Joan Rivers]] asks Kermit if she kissed him, would he turn into a prince. Kermit replies, "We could try it... I wouldn't put any money on it. But it's the sort of thing people try. It may happen some time."
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*During an appearance on ''[[Can We Talk?]]'', [[Joan Rivers]] asks Kermit if she kissed him, would he turn into a prince. Kermit replies, "We could try it... I wouldn't put any money on it. But it's the sort of thing people try. It may happen some time."
   
* [[Princess Lulabelle]] kisses a frog in the ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]'' episode "[[Episode 202: Princess Lulabelle|Princess Lulabelle]]" and he turns into a prince... the same frog, but with a crown and cape.
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*[[Princess Lulabelle]] kisses a frog in the ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]'' episode "[[Episode 202: Princess Lulabelle|Princess Lulabelle]]" and he turns into a prince... the same frog, but with a crown and cape.
   
* In a 2003 sketch on ''[[Jimmy Kimmel Live]]'', Kermit meets [[Christina Cindrich]] in a bar, beats up her boyfriend, and takes her back to [[Kermit's Swamp|his pad]] where they [[Kissing Muppets|kiss]]. The kiss turns him into ''JKL'' security guard Uncle Frank.
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*In a 2003 sketch on ''[[Jimmy Kimmel Live]]'', Kermit meets [[Christina Cindrich]] in a bar, beats up her boyfriend, and takes her back to [[Kermit's Swamp|his pad]] where they [[Kissing Muppets|kiss]]. The kiss turns him into ''JKL'' security guard Uncle Frank.
   
* In [[Episode 4173|a season 39 episode]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'', [[Abby]] is read the story by [[Chris]], which inspires her to turn [[Oscar]] into a prince with a kiss.
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*In [[Episode 4173|a season 39 episode]] of ''[[Sesame Street]]'', [[Abby]] is read the story by [[Chris]], which inspires her to turn [[Oscar the Grouch|Oscar]] into a prince with a kiss.
   
* [[Episode 4273|A season 42 episode]] of ''Sesame Street'' is based around the story, where a princess desperately tries kissing a frog to make him a prince.
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*[[Episode 4273|A season 42 episode]] of ''Sesame Street'' is based around the story, where a princess desperately tries kissing a frog to make him a prince.
   
 
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The Frog Prince is a classic fairy tale (most famously told by The Brothers Grimm) about a princess, who befriends a frog that's actually a prince under a spell. In most versions, the spell is broken by a kiss between the two.

Since the most well-known Muppet character is a frog, references to the story are often made in various Muppet productions. The most substantial was the production of the story with the Tales From Muppetland special, The Frog Prince.

References

  • On the November 16, 1975 Cher show, Kermit tells Chastity Bono that sometimes kissing a frog would turn him into a handsome prince. "Didn't happen that time," he says.
  • In a Sesame Street News Flash sketch, a princess picks reporter Kermit as her prince, hoping a kiss will turn him into one. She instead turns into the frog and the two head off to the "hop."
  • While singing "At Your Library" dressed as a princess, Olivia kisses a frog, and shrugs when nothing happens.
  • During an appearance on Can We Talk?, Joan Rivers asks Kermit if she kissed him, would he turn into a prince. Kermit replies, "We could try it... I wouldn't put any money on it. But it's the sort of thing people try. It may happen some time."
  • A season 42 episode of Sesame Street is based around the story, where a princess desperately tries kissing a frog to make him a prince.

​Connections

  • Teri Garr played the Princess in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "The Tale of the Frog Prince" (1982) and also in the Once Upon a Brothers Grimm segment of "The Frog Prince" (1977)
  • Eli Gorenstein played the cook in The Frog Prince (1986 film)
  • Helen Hunt played Henrietta in The Frog Prince (1986 film)
  • Van Dyke Parks played a musician in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "The Tale of the Frog Prince" (1982)
  • Clive Revill played the king in The Frog Prince (1986 film)
  • Michael Richards played King Geoffrey in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "The Tale of the Frog Prince" (1982)
  • Robin Williams played the Frog Prince in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode "The Tale of the Frog Prince" (1982)
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