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Newt Gingrich is an American politician, author, and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.
- One of the frogketeers from the Kermit the Frog Club sketch on Muppets Tonight Episode 105 was a spoof of Gingrich named Newt.
- Gingrich was spoofed on Larry King Live with the character Gingrich the Newt, a distant cousin of Kermit who was elected Speaker of the Swamp.
- In a 2012 appearance on Good Morning America, Kermit the Frog reported on the 2012 republican primaries - appearing in his reporter garb and looking to interview a newt (Newt Gingrich) and a baseball mitt (Mitt Romney).
- When asked about Gingrich in a 2012 appearance on The Colbert Report, Kermit said: "Newt? Oh, Newt! Kermit the Frog must know all about newts because I'm an amphibian-American? Do we all look alike to you?"