Muppet Jam, Jah?


[Clifford sits in his beach front home in Jamaica, little Cliffords run through the screen door.  He holds a fat jay in one hand, taking long drags and sipping coconut milk from a coconut]

“Kermit approached me in ’93 about hosting a new project- I mean, of course I accepted, you can’t say ‘no’ to the guy, plus, who could say ‘no’ to a deal like ‘Muppet’s Tonight’.  He was still upset over Jim’s passing but I think he felt responsible to the fans, felt like we all needed a bit of a pick-me-up.  Muppet’s Tonight definitely did that, and it was all Kermit.  Ya man, all Kermit.  It was his way of saying goodbye to Jim, and, I think, we didn’t realize then, but also to the rest of us…”


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