Last week a featured Song of the Day was "What's the name of that song" from Sesame Street, featured here via YouTube video.
Earlier this week, George Carlin died. He was featured here via YouTube video.
Now comes the death of Kermit Love. Huh? Kermit Love designed costumes and puppets. He designed the Big Bird costume for Sesame Street with Jim Henson. Also Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Mr. Snuffleupagus. Remember the teddy bear from the fabric softener commercial? That was his, too, apparently. He was 91 and looked a bit like Santa Claus in the picture accompanying the linked article.
The article also says he appeared on the show as the neighborhood hot dog vendor. Funny, that. In the video clip of "What's the name..." there appears a white haired man pushing a fruit cart. Makes me wonder if it was Mr. Love.
The article makes the claim that Kermit the Frog was NOT named after Kermit Love. Weird coincidence? Not as weird as this: a man named Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of Jim Henson who was the actual inspiration for Kermit the Frog, died last month! It was reported last week by the Associated Press.