THE MUPPETS are on the verge of hitting theater screens after a long absence, and if you’ve been keeping your eyes on the small screen, then you’ve already noticed Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang popping up for product tie-ins. THE MUPPETS have a long history of doing commercials, one that pre-dates Sesame Street and The Muppet Show by many years. While the folks over at Muppet Wiki have a shockingly extensive list of commercials that THE MUPPETS have been involved with, this one is a personal favorite, so I’m sharing it here on The Rock Father™.
Back in 1966, IDEAL TOYS manufactured the very first “professional style action puppets” based on Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog. Along with a Snerf puppet (possibly never produced), they sang a sales pitch more akin to a low-level wiseguy than something that a Muppet should be saying. Would Kermit really break your arms and legs? Watch below.
Disney will release THE MUPPETS on November 23, 2011.