In Muppet films, during a moment of reflection, Kermit the Frog often gazes towards the night sky and sees a shooting star. This was first established in The Muppet Movie and later reprised, somewhat as a tribute to Jim Henson, in The Muppet Christmas Carol. The tradition has been carried on in many subsequent films and has become a sort of hallmark of the Muppet franchise.
“Who said that every wish would be heard and answered. When wished on the morning star?” —The Rainbow Connection