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- Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog appeared on the cover of the June 10, 1979 edition of The New York Times Magazine. 
- On September 26, 2008, Statler and Waldorf appeared in an "Op-Art" editorial about how to agree to disagree over watching the U.S. Presidential debate. The piece was written by Hugh Fink, Scott Ganz, and Andrew Samson, who also scripted A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa. 
- November 17, 2011, Adam Sternbergh interviewed Bret McKenzie and Kermit the Frog about the music for The Muppets. The online version of the article was accompanied by a video of the two singing "Life's a Happy Song" less than perfectly to comic effect. 
- May 12, 2015, Grover answered fan questions about staying healthy on the New York Times' official Snapchat.
- In the political video "Illustrating the Tweets of the RNC", Rick Berke had a conversation with illustrator Christoph Niemann during the 2012 Republican National Convention 2012 in Tampa, Florida. One of the tweets in the video was from @Tyra_BangBang: "ROMNEY WANTS TO GET RID OF SESAME STREET. he must be stopped." This was followed by a picture of Ernie (portrayed as a Republican elephant holding a knife) and Bert (portrayed as a Democratic donkey).