Its Not Easy Being Green Quotes by Jim Henson
"It's not easy being green." Do you agree?
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Kermit said it. Van Morrison said it. Even Ray Charles said it. The first likely has little to do with the original intent of the tune. Recently the Marcus JCC of Atlanta was awarded major support from the Grants to Green program administered by the Community Foundation to support its work towards sustainability. Urban farms have emerged in Detroit and Chicago. And then there are our good friends at Hazon , with whom we are cooking up an exciting new continental initiative.
It was written in by Joe Raposo for the first season of Sesame Street , and has since become an American standard. Kermit's first performance of "Bein' Green" on the first season of Sesame Street. In the song, Kermit expresses his ambivalence about his color, noting that green "blends in with so many other ordinary things" and wishing that he were some other color instead. During the bridge, Kermit realizes that there are some powerful associations with the color -- "green can be big, like a mountain, or important, like a river, or tall like a tree. The song was described in a Children's Television Workshop press release as "a frog's poignant realization of his own dignity and worth. Kermit would return to the song twice more on Sesame Street , including as a duet with Lena Horne , then performances on The Muppet Show in episodes and , where the song was used to lift Kermit up from a depressed state.
We've updated the Topics page of our website to better organize and share our expert content. Read more about it here. January edited January in Tufts University. I have never seen Sesame Street nor heard the phrase before so I am a little unsure as to its meaning. It's not easy being green?