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Kermit the Frog heads to the Smithsonian

By Ed O'Keefe


Video by (Anna Uhls/The Washington Post)

The Eye's favorite Muppet has a permanent home here in Washington.

Iconic characters from Jim Henson's "Sam and Friends," including the original Kermit the Frog, are donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History by Henson's wife, Jane Henson. In 1955, "Sam and Friends" debuted on local Washington, D.C., station WRC-TV, beginning what would become known as the Muppets.

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 25, 2010; 4:04 PM ET
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