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Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)

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At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.

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David Gumpel

Writers:

Jim Lewis (teleplay), Joey Mazzarino (teleplay) (as Joseph Mazzarino) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Jack Rabbit / Chico (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Croaker / Horace D' Fly / Roy the Frog / Turtle #2 (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Waldorf (voice)
Joey Mazzarino Joey Mazzarino ... Goggles / Turtle #1 (voice) (as Joseph Mazzarino)
John Kennedy John Kennedy ... Blotch / Arnie the Alligator / Monkey (voice)
Alice Dinnean Alice Dinnean ... Pilgrim / Vicki / Kermit's Mom
Jerry Nelson ... Statler (voice)
Cree Summer ... Pilgrim / Kermit's Mom / Star (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jarrod W. Amos Jarrod W. Amos ... Student #3
Ryan H. Amos Ryan H. Amos ... Student #4
William Bookston William Bookston ... Wilson
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Mary
Stephen Denmark Stephen Denmark ... Student
Hampton Dixon Hampton Dixon ... Young Hugo Krassman
Carolyn Green Carolyn Green ... Women
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Storyline

Kermit the Frog (Whitmire) whilst on his travels back to the swamp he grew up on, remembers one of his earlier adventures. Kermit, Croaker (Barretta), Goggles (Mazzarino) and Blotch (Kennedy) are sent on a wild adventure into the outside world, when Croaker and bully Blotch and kidnapped and placed in a pet store. It's now up to Kermit and Goggle, with help from a friendly dog called Pilgrim (Summer) to save them. But someone else has his eye on them. Dr Krassman (Hostetter) wants to buy all the frogs and use them in biology lessons. Written by Film_Fan

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His true story, warts and all.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rainbow Connections See more »

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Trivia

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In the scene where Young Kermit, Croaker, and Pilgrim are under the bench in George Washington High School, a dark moving figure (possibly Bill Barretta) is seen moving with Croaker. See more »

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Goggles, Turtle #1: Oh... I get it! Dissection must be some kind of full body massage.
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Complicated
Words and Music by Russ Irwin
Performed by Russ Irwin and Charlton Pettus
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Can poop jokes save the Muppets?
15 July 2005 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Oddly, "The Swamp Years" is about Kermit's adventures away from the swamp. The plot takes its good-hearted turns rather abruptly, without much signalling in advance. There are some in-jokes like Kermit's first encounter with a pig-- the sort of joke more likely to inspire a knowing nod than a guffaw. There are some poop jokes, which I don't think Jim Henson would have put up with. Kermit's voice is pretty good, except for an occasional underpronounced vowel. The music is well chosen, but there isn't enough of it and some of the lyrics are lame. I think my favorite character was Kermit's mother, who is more obviously a human hand than today's Muppets usually are. For some reason, I found it rather touching that when you go back in Kermit's ancestry you find the human creator more thinly disguised.


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