Inktober 2020 Day 14:
The Kermit memes are legion. Our kids weren’t that interested in Sesame Street and didn’t spend much time with the frog in early childhood, so he doesn’t have a lot of extra appeal for them as a meme character.
But the meme subgenres of Sad Kermit or self-harm Kermit are somehow compelling.
This video in particular, where first we see Kermit’s hand(?) playing the first few notes of “Another One Bites The Dust” on a piano, but he is singing instead: “I really just want to die...” The next image is of him swinging from a noose in a bedroom, with an Elmo in the background.
Why is this so hysterically funny?
Really, I am asking.
There is of course the “Kermit Suicide” angle. Previously, more than one video like “I am going to Kermit Suicide” in which the frog throws himself off a building, received millions of views.
If Cookie Monster hanged himself, it just wouldn’t be as hilarious, would it?