‘Muppets’ Fans Stunned By ‘Masked Singer’ Reveal

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If you watch The Masked Singer on FOX, you’re probably familiar with the premise of the show.

But, just in case you’ve never seen the popular primetime series, it features judges trying to guess who various celebrities are after they sing while wearing absurd costumes — previous disguises have included “The Lion” (Rumer Willis), “The Poodle” (Margaret Cho), “The Penguin” (Sherri Shepherd), “The Ladybug” (Kelly Osbourne), “The Giraffe” (Brian Austin Green), “The Robot” (Lil Wayne) — and, of course, “The White Tiger” (Rob Gronkowski).

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Last night came, perhaps, the most surprising reveal yet — Muppets character Kermit the Frog as “The Snail”! Kermit, unfortunately, was The Masked Singer Season 5’s first elimination.

Ironically, Kermit’s Muppets hit song, “The Rainbow Connection,” is an Oscar-nominated tune.

Entertainment Weekly, shared a “statement” from Kermit following his elimination:

“I’ve done movies, television and a lot of things in my career, but as hard as it is to believe I had never gotten inside a snail costume and tried to fool judges on Masked Singer. So, when this opportunity came up, I leaped at the chance. Never let it be said that this frog shirked a challenge….or is it ‘challenged a shirk?’ In any case, that’s how it happened.”

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Now, Muppets fans on social media are losing it over the surprising Masked Singer reveal.

A Twitter user going by the username Spider threw Kermit’s hat in the ring for another popular TV series:

I suggest Kermit the Frog for New @BachelorABC host. Id watch that.

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Non-fungible MJ loved the positivity The Muppets always bring:

You know why The Muppets are great? Everybody is always happy to see them.
For as insane as that Masked Singer clip is, they’re all still *SO* excited that it’s Kermit. I love that.

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As Will Rhino shared, some viewers thought Kermit should have been given another shot on the show:

Me to my mom: “You watch the masked singer still yeah? That kermit reveal is killing me. It’s a viral meme now.” My mom: “I don’t know about all that, but it was ridiculous he got sent home. The racoon [sic: raccoon] was worse.”

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CP posted the popular GIF of Jim Henson’s Muppet puppet freaking out and wrote:

Kermit the Frog was on Masked Singer y’all. I REPEAT, Kermit the Frog on Maksed [sic: Masked] Singer.

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Finally, Kermit himself weighed in on the surprise:

It was me behind the #SnailMask! Did you recognize my voice? I loved singing on #TheMaskedSinger stage and can’t wait to see who’s unmasked next Wednesday at 8/7c on Fox!

The Muppets at Walt Disney World Resort

Next time you visit Walt Disney World Resort, make sure you get a Park Pass for Disney’s Hollywood Studios to experience all things Muppets!

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From eating a pepperoni pie at PizzeRizzo to checking out the Miss Piggy fountain, there are all sorts of fun for Muppets fans to enjoy.

There’s even an attraction based on the popular Jim Henson Studios’ characters, including Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and the rest of the gang! MuppetVision 3D is officially described as:

Take your seat in a perfect replica of the Muppet Theater from the classic television series, The Muppet Show. As the curtain rises, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the whole Muppets menagerie appear in eye-popping 3D. They’re taking you on a zany tour of their lab and showing off their new movie-making invention: Muppet*Vision 3D. 

Things go haywire when Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker set a disastrous string of events in motion!

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