• Jun 7th 2006 at 1:06PM
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It appears that 'being green' is a bit easier than originally thought. How else to explain Kermit sawing away at the helm of a BMW 1-Series, kickin' up dust in a South African desert and having a gay old time with the not-for-U.S. consumption five door? This, when he's under contract in the States to plug Ford's Escape Hybrid.

Apparently, Henson's pig-lovin' Fröschlein has himself a solid agent... or at least Steve Whitmire (the guy with his hand up Kermie's posterior) does. Autoblog had dinner with SW (and Kermit) in Chicago this year at a private pre-show Ford function, but would seem that the man pulling the strings has found himself some better representation.

Check out the link for both the final BMW advert and a 'making-of' featurette.

[Source: Fresh Creation]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Chris -- mad props on the use of the term "Fröschlein."
      • 9 Years Ago
      The BMW/Kermit partnership actually precedes his deal with Ford. The BMW 1-series commercial was from 2005.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, I'm glad to see Kermit's taste in vehicles finally improving!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wouldn't Kermit's most natural automotive affiliation be with a French car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Mal, why the French-affiliation note? I do not get that one (ignorant, here).
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Mal, why the French-affiliation note? I do not get that one (ignorant, here)."