Robin the Frog

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Robin the Frog
The Muppets character
Robin in The Muppet Show
First appearance The Frog Prince (1971)
Created by Jim Henson
Performed by Jerry Nelson (1971—2003)
Matt Vogel (2008—present)
Drew Massey (once, 2006)
Aliases Robin
Species Muppet frog
Gender Male
Family Kermit the Frog (uncle)

Robin the Frog is a Muppet and Kermit the Frog's young nephew. He has appeared in most Muppet productions since The Muppet Show (but is notably absent in Muppets Tonight). He loves to spend time with his Uncle Kermit, his best friend Sweetums, and his boys' club, the Frog Scouts.

Robin first appeared in The Frog Prince as Sir Robin the Brave. One of his most famous moments was singing "Halfway Down the Stairs", a song based on a poem by Winnie the Pooh creator A. A. Milne. He also has an important role in Episode 212 of The Muppet Show, when he was feeling sad for being so small, until the guest star Bernadette Peters and all Robin's Muppet friends sing the song "Just One Person" to cheer him up.

In the animated Muppet Babies series, Robin appeared as a tadpole in a fish bowl, as all the characters were younger versions of their live-action selves.

Robin's roles in the Muppet movies varied from cameos to large roles, though he significantly hasn't appeared in a large amount of Muppet movies. In The Muppet Movie (1979), he had a small role at the beginning of the movie at the film screening where he asks Kermit if the movie is about how the Muppets got started. He also had a few other quick scenes and is with the other Muppets in the finale. In The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), he only appeared in the background at the wedding. Robin played the role of Tiny Tim in The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), his largest role to date. His next appearance was in the direct-to-video Muppet Classic Theater (1994) where he appeared in The Emperor's New Clothes sketch in a minimal role, realizing Fozzie (the emperor) wasn't wearing clothes. He had a quick cameo (with dialogue) in Muppets From Space (1999) in the boarding house. His final role with Jerry Nelson as the muppeteer was in 2002's It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, which was arguably his second largest role to date; he appears in the Muppet Theater in a few scenes and in the Moulin Scrooge scene as the green fairy. After a five-year absence, Robin returned in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, performed by Matt Vogel. He wore his Tiny Tim attire in a 2009 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and made a non-speaking cameo appearance in the film The Muppets. Robin, along with his Uncle Kermit, appeared again on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to sing "When the River Meets the Sea" on December 23, 2011, once again, performed by Matt Vogel. He also made a brief speaking cameo in Muppets Most Wanted, again, performed by Matt Vogel.






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