Bein' Green

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"Bein' Green"
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Kermit the Frog singing "Bein' Green" in episode 219 of The Muppet Show
Song by Kermit the Frog
Published 1970
Writer(s) Joe Raposo

"Bein' Green" (also known as "It's Not Easy Bein' Green") is a popular song written by Joe Raposo, originally performed by Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. It was later covered by Frank Sinatra and other performers.

In the Muppets version, Kermit begins by lamenting his green coloration, expressing that green "blends in with so many ordinary things" and wishing to be some other color. But by the end of the song, Kermit recalls positive associations with the color green, and concludes by accepting and embracing his greenness.

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Memorial[edit]

The song was sung by Big Bird at the two memorial services for Jim Henson in 1990. (In his comedy special No Cure For Cancer, Denis Leary incorrectly mentions, in passing, Kermit singing the song at the Henson funeral as well.[2])

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  2. ^ By glee too. "Goofs for No Cure for Cancer". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-07.