Generally on Saturday Night Live, you can tell when they’ve got the real person and when they’ve got somene doing an imitation for satiric effect. But when the “real” person is Kermit the Frog, there can be a lot more doubt. It took me a while watching the monolog portion of last night’s SNL to decide that the puppetry was just right and it was the genuine K.T.F.
But the real treat for Muppet fans came right before the end, a fun little bit with Horatio Sanz, Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Animal performing the Christmas song that the SNL men have performed in recent years. Most of the rest of the episode is skippable but not unwatchable. If you’re watching for it in reruns, it’s the one with Robert DeNiro and Destiny’s Child — which is not the only episode for either.
(And say what you want about the concept of Disney controlling the Muppets, but they have put together a nicely media-rich website for the gang.)