December 1, 2014 1:35 AM   Subscribe

Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire) does a TEDTalk at the TEDx in Jackson, Mississippi. A last-minute add to the program (the video starts with Sir Ken Robinson talking the famous frog out of cancelling), it's 20 minutes on Creativity and how to unleash it, with quotes from Jim Henson (obviously), Sir Ken, Salvador Dali and others, plus a few Muppet-centric jokes.*
Not the first Muppet contribution to TED: Scooter of The Muppet Show (David Rudman) had previously briefly covered the conflict between Tactile and CG characters (he's obviously very pro-tactile). And Sesame Street's Cookie Monster (also Rudman) 'helped' ultramarathon champion Scott Jurek talk about healthy foods and exercise at TEDMED.

*for the record, I previously declared that Reggie Watts made "the Ultimate TED Talk", but this comes close.
posted by oneswellfoop (3 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
TED is the new ennui.
posted by sammyo at 6:22 AM on December 1, 2014

I feel like Kermit should have been retired back in '90. No voice will ever be the same, as close as you may get.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:04 PM on December 1, 2014

Kermit the Frog (Steve Whitmire)

I admit, I'm having issues this far in.
And I loved The Muppets.
posted by Mezentian at 5:34 AM on December 2, 2014

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