Paul Newman (b. 1925-2008) was an Academy Award-winning actor (for The Color of Money), famous for his roles in Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and most recently, voicing Doc Hudson in Pixar's Cars.
- Paul Newman was mentioned in the Talk Spot in episode 101 of The Muppet Show. After guest star Juliet Prowse calls Kermit "the Robert Redford of frogs," he offers her a chance to kiss the next best thing. She thinks he must be talking about Paul Newman.
- In The Muppets Go Hollywood, Scooter interrupts Rita Moreno's interview with Miss Piggy, asking for more change to call Paul Newman and Robert Redford on the phone.
- In his book One Frog Can Make a Difference, Kermit has a bottle of "Kermit's Own," a play on Newman's famous salad dressing.