Source Pravda.Ru

Kermit the Frog has hopped onto a U.S. postage stamp

The green leader of the beloved Muppets troupe was on hand Wednesday for a first-day issue ceremony featuring 11 postage stamps honoring the Muppets and late creator Jim Henson at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in suburban North Hollywood.

"On behalf of the Muppets, it is a great honor to be featured on our own set of stamps," Kermit said through a human intermediary. Henson, Kermit, Miss Piggy, the Swedish Chef, and Dr. Bunson Honeydew and his assistant Beaker are among the puppets honored in the Postal Service set. The 37-cent stamps will be released nationally on Thursday, reports the AP. I.L.

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