Thank You, Kermit the Frog, for the Calming, Lovely Banjo Performance of ‘Rainbow Connection’ in Isolation


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Kermit the Frog wants to help. He knows we’re all anxious and caught up in everything right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, searching for calm amid the chaos.

Earlier this week, the Muppets Studio YouTube channel posted a very special video. In the clip, Kermit leads a rendition of “Rainbow Connection,” the classic song from Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher that first showed up in the 1979’s The Muppet Movie.

We have to hand it to Kermit for this performance, though, as the attention to detail is spectacular. Notice in the beginning and end of the clip how he “turns on” and “turns off” the camera, a nice touch of realism for this whole thing:

Play that on loop all day and you’re sure to feel better.

(While on the topic of Kermit the Frog, we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring back his archival send-up of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense, just because it’s excellent:)

There’s just something about these gentle performances in the middle of the woods that provide some soothing entertainment for these weird times.

We’ve seen it this week alone from Kermit the Frog and slide guitar virtuoso Dan Dubuque, who has posted a series of videos of himself covering songs by Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Tool and the Rolling Stones from deep within the Montana wilderness:

More of these videos, everybody. They’re delightful.


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