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Kermits

He doesn't look a day over 60.

Facelift

Muppet Movie Parodies 1999 Calendar

When the Muppets first began, they started as fully-formed characters with no set age, though were clearly in their adult stages. Though characters, such as the Muppet residents of Sesame Street, are given set ages, they've remained the same age and look since their debut. As such, the subject of the characters' ages versus their physical appearance has been referenced many times for the sake of a joke.

References

  • On an appearance on The Tonight Show in 1996, Jay Leno asks Kermit how he retains his youthful look. Kermit claims frogs age at a different rate from humans and he makes two annual visits to an anti-aging clinic where "they rub [him] up against Dick Clark." He adds his exercise regimen helps, performing leap frog.
  • In a 2005 appearance on Rove Live, Rove McManus compliments Grover's appearance after 35 years of Sesame Street. Grover notes it's because of his workout routine and remarks, "You do not get a body like this naturally, you know." He is however able to do more than one push up afterward.
  • In the opening sequence of The Muppets, Walter and Gary's childhood is shown. While Gary ages throughout the sequence, Walter physically remains exactly the same, hinting at his Muppet roots. Later in the "We Built This City" montage, Fozzie Bear comes across an old photo of himself in the Muppet Theater. He laughs at his "80s haircut," unaware that he looks almost exactly the same.
A perk of being a frog is that your look doesn't really change. This is why I've never had to change my driver's license photo.[1]
  • At a 2016 appearance at Vulture Festival, Fozzie claims he goes to a fur colorist to keep his youthful looks. Kermit attributes his to running from Miss Piggy for many years.

Sources

  1. @KermitTheFrog on Twitter

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