Robin the Frog
PERFORMER Jerry Nelson 1971 - 2003
  Matt Vogel 2008 - present
DEBUT 1971
Robin and Kermit 1

Robin and his Uncle Kermit.

Robin and Kermit 2

Robin and his Uncle Kermit in A Muppet Family Christmas.

Robin and Sweetums

Robin with his very best friend, Sweetums.

Robin the Frog is Kermit the Frog's young nephew. He's appeared in almost all Muppet productions since The Muppet Show (but is notably absent in Muppets Tonight). Robin likes to spend time with his Uncle Kermit, his friend Sweetums, and his boys' club, the Frog Scouts.

One of his most famous moments was singing "Halfway Down the Stairs", a song based on a poem by Winnie the Pooh creator A. A. Milne. He also has an important role in episode 212 of The Muppet Show, when he was feeling sad for being so small, until the guest star Bernadette Peters and all Robin's Muppet friends sing the song "Just One Person" to cheer him up. He loves to spend time with his Uncle Kermit.

Robin was the one who found a passage to Fraggle Rock in the Christmas special A Muppet Family Christmas; and played the role of Tiny Tim in The Muppet Christmas Carol. He was seen as a tadpole in some episodes of Muppet Babies.

Robin is the star of the 2000 Playstation game Muppet Monster Adventure, where he battles monstrous forms of Clifford, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo in order to revert them back to their lovable selves.

In recent years, Robin has appeared mostly in minor roles. He seldom appeared in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (due to Jerry Nelson's illness at the time of filming), portraying the Green Fairy in the "Moulin Scrooge" number. It was also revealed that in the world in which Kermit was never born, Robin would have been a barback at Club Dot.

After a 5 year absence, Robin returned in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as performed by Matt Vogel. He wore his Tiny Tim attire in a 2009 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and made a non-speaking cameo in the film The Muppets, which is referenced in his brief speaking appearance in the sequel Muppets Most Wanted. Robin, along with his uncle Kermit, appeared again on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to sing "When the River Meets the Sea" on December 23rd, 2011, once again, performed by Matt Vogel. He also appeared with Kermit in a segment for the 2015 Disney Parks Christmas Parade, talking about their first trip to Disney World together.

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