Though Muppet lore has the world's most popular amphibian originating in the swamps of Florida, the character actually got his beginnings on "Sam and Friends," Jim Henson's live-action and puppet television show, in 1955. Kermit soon became a regular on "Sesame Street" before putting his tadpole days behind him and graduating to "The Muppet Show," for which he was the front-frog. Since then, Kermit's titles include movies, albums and even an autobiography. The famous frog is returning to the big screen in "The Muppets" this Thanksgiving. Here's a glimpse at some of the more memorable moments in Kermit's show-biz career.
Clockwise from left: Jim Henson Company, Jim Henson Productions, Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times, and Jim Henson Productions / Associated Press
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