Earlier this week, the Inquisitr reported on a recently discovered species of never-before-seen glass frog that bears a striking resemblance to everyone’s favorite amphibious muppet, Kermit the Frog. It’s certainly true that the Hyalinobatrachium dianae, which was found in Costa Rica, could be Kermit’s real life counterpart. But while the world was marvelling at their unmistakable likeness, what was Kermit the Frog thinking about the whole situation?
Thankfully, the folks over at Oh My Disney were wondering the exact same thing, so they conducted an interview with the “Rainbow Connection” croaker, in which he was candidly transparent about the supposed relation between himself and H. dianae.
“We’re cousins. The reason this new frog looks so much like me is that her mother and my mother are sisters. It’s a family resemblance. Googly eyes run in our family.”
Kermit the Frog is famous for lamenting that “it’s not easy being green,” but what about being partially see-through like H. dianae? Kermit, who was once worried about blending into things, admitted that being green probably isn’t as bad as being transparent.
“Being green is easy compared to being transparent. I thought that I blended in with so many other ordinary things. And that people tended to pass me over ’cause I wasn’t standing out like flashy sparkles in the water or stars in the sky. But when you’re transparent, folks really look right through you.”
Until he really put some thought into it, that is.
“It’s almost like you’re invisible… which might come in handy around Miss Piggy. I take it back. I want to be transparent.”
Speaking of the notoriously love-sick and fame-hungry Miss Piggy, it’s a wonder the world hasn’t yet heard her take on the newly discovered glass frog that is the spitting image of her pollywog paramour. Kermit, no doubt, has already had an earful about it.
“She’s jealous. Not about me being involved with another frog, she’s just jealous that this new frog is getting more publicity than her. And as for being transparent, that’s nothing new for us. Piggy and I have a very transparent relationship. Every time I make an excuse about a date or marriage, she sees right through me.”
When asked if he had any advice for his less-famous cousin, Kermit pointed out that Hyalinobatrachium dianae was quite the mouthful.
“Shorten your name if you want to make it in show business,” the famous froggy offered, “Maybe something catchy like Diane Glass or Kermina Kardashian.”
Brian Kubicki, the researcher who discovered the new species, is ecstatic with all the attention H. dianae is getting in regards to its uncanny similarities to Kermit the Frog. He hopes that it will raise more awareness for all the species of frogs found in Costa Rica, as well as the continued need to study them and conserve their habitats.
[Image Credit: Today]