November 11, 2007

Quote of the Day

From a list on of the next nine childrens' characters likely to come out of the closet, now that Dumbledore has, we get He-Man, Curious George, Peppermint Patty, several of the Smurfs, and Kermit the Frog:

Kermit the Frog
Unlike many of the characters on this list, we're not even sure this lonely bastard knows he's gay. One of his first gigs was on The Muppet Show where he was the show-tune singing head of a theatre troop. After suppressing his enthusiasm for musical theater, he went on to a long film career comprised mostly of being propositioned by a sexually aggressive female pig and turning her down.
Real-world gay counterpart:
Anderson Cooper. Cooper doesn't admit he's gay in the same way that Michael Jackson doesn't admit he's ever had plastic surgery. Beyond their closeted status, Cooper and Kermit are good matches because they're both beloved, and Kermit played a likable news reporter on Sesame Street. Also, couldn't you just see Miss Piggy-incarnate Nancy Grace obliviously throwing herself at Cooper at the CNN Christmas party?
I certainly could, yes.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 11, 2007 11:55 AM
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