Newt Gingrich is an American politician, author, and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. 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?"