- Jim Henson (I) spent an entire day in a 50-gallon steel drum submerged in a pond for the opening scene of Kermit in the swamp.
- The film was an analogy for 'Henson, Jim' 's rise to fame.
- (voice by Carroll Spinney) from Henson's famous TV show, "Sesame Street" (1969). Big Bird tells Kermit that he's going to New York to break into public television - an obvious reference to Henson's Sesame Street.
- This was the last movie to feature famed vaudevillian Edgar Bergen and his wooden sidekick, Charlie McCarthy. It held particular meaning for Jim Henson who cited, on many occasions, how Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy were the major reason he took an interest in puppetry.
- the waiter in the small town restaurant where Kermit and Piggy eat their first dinner.
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