The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 psychological thriller directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris.
- Kermit references the book in One Frog Can Make a Difference: "I just finished this book by Thomas Harris. (Not the Thomas Harris who wrote The Silence of the Lambs. I don't read horror novels. and I didn't see the movie, either. Some of my best friends are sheep.)" Kermit's opinion on horror had changed 21 years later when he expressed a liking for "those Chucky films" in a March 2014 interview with Radio Times.
- In Muppets Most Wanted, Kermit, mistaken for Constantine, is transported by prison staff in a manner that references restraints used for Hannibal Lecter in the film.