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Song Parodies -> "Superfrog (It's Not Easy to Be Green)"

Original Song Title:

"Superman (It's Not Easy)"

Original Performer:

Five for Fighting

Parody Song Title:

"Superfrog (It's Not Easy to Be Green)"

Parody Written by:

The Lyrics

Lyrics by M. Spaff Sumsion. Recorded by Robert Lund. MP3 available at
I can't stand to swim
Swamps soak right through me
I'm not amphibian
I just play one on TV

I'm more than a sock
I'm more than a frog
I'm more than some banjo player on a log
And it's not easy to be green

Wish that I could say
What's with the Elmo fuss
Are Bert and Ernie gay?
Is Snuffleupagus?

My friends seem bizarre
Perhaps DUI
But even monsters need a sugar high
I'm only a frog
With ping-pong ball eyes
Riding my bicycle with spindly thighs
And it's not easy to be green

Time to put on makeup, light the lights
And dress up right
On the Muppet Show tonight
I'm not gonzo
But Gonzo is

Wish that I had taped
Electric Company
Wish I could escape
The pigs that hit on me

I'm only a frog
With sex appeal
Walking 'round naked 'cept for this collar deal
Only a frog
With a licensing fee
Missing Jim Henson's hand inside of me

Inside of me...

I'm only a frog with styrofoam feet
Workin' the rough side of Sesame Street
I'm only a frog in the Disney machine
And it's not easy

It's not easy
To be

Copyright 2003+

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 33

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 4   2
 5   29

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lebeiw15 - June 02, 2003 - Report this comment
I gave you all 5s just for the mp3 recording. Very very good job!
Billy Florio - June 02, 2003 - Report this comment
THe recording was one of the best recordings I have ever heard! 10-10-10, but since i cant, 5-5-5
Chub - June 11, 2003 - Report this comment
"Wish I could escape the pigs that hit on me..." I'd never seen that situation from Kermit's perspective before. Classic! (And I can relate with him...) - June 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, all. And Chub: Sorry about the pigs.
Dave Roberts - September 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Have enjoyed all songs but this is just fabulous...corn meets compassion...2 webs up!
Adrian Beltre - September 16, 2003 - Report this comment
Same here, dave.
Kevin Brown - September 16, 2003 - Report this comment
I like it, too! - September 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Dave & Adrian & Kevin. Or, rather, wokka wokka wokka!
anonymouse - September 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Did you not realize that the last three commenters were players for the Los Angeles Dodgers? - September 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey, pro athletes LOVE amiright. Everybody knows that. I try not to get too star-struck about it.
Hideo Nomo - September 19, 2003 - Report this comment
I agree with the three Dodgers who already commented. It was an excellent parody.
Static - September 19, 2003 - Report this comment
I downloaded the mp3 a long time ago, just forgot to comment a while ago... i love it. and, dopey kobe rules too. my kobe-hating friend loves it. - September 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Static (and your Kobe-hating friend). And, um, you too, Hideo.
Shawn Green, Paul LoDuca, and Eric Gagne - September 24, 2003 - Report this comment
The three of us all enjoyed it as well. Great work.
Alex - October 13, 2003 - Report this comment
WoW, i really think that was the best parody I ever heard. I love that song...It's catchy, sad, funny, and really deep. I wish i could download that permantly on my computer so i could put it on a disc and listen to it every time im high.... KERMIT IS GOD
Static - October 13, 2003 - Report this comment
uh, you can... right click and click "Save Target As" - October 14, 2003 - Report this comment
Alex, I'm not sure whether you're being serious or sarcastic, but if you really want this on disc, here's another option for you: Robert Lund soon will be releasing a Christmas CD, "Elves Gone Wild," which will include a few non-holiday bonus tracks, including this one. Trust me, I'll keep everyone here posted.
AMIRIGHT AWARDS WINNER - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Best Sesame Street/Muppets Parody
AMIRIGHT AWARDS NOMINEE - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Best TV Parody
ELVES GONE WILD! - December 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Shameless plug: This is available as a bonus track on the Robert Lund CD "Elves Gone Wild!" (
Jack Wilson - February 07, 2004 - Report this comment
This is awesome Spaff! 5-5-5!!!!
Agrimorfee - February 10, 2004 - Report this comment
better late than never from me. 555
... - February 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Perfect score! - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx, Jackie & Aggro & Ellipsis. And in case you missed the business news this week, Kermit is now *officially* a frog in the Disney machine.
Colin - June 03, 2004 - Report this comment
I love this song and I love your version from reading the lyrics... I have one problem though... everytime I tried to download it, and error occurs saying "Cannot find source file" or even if I download it to my pc... it then says "no header information" :( Could you please look into it as I'd really like to listen to it. Thanks. - June 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Colin: Thanx. And I don't know what the prob could be. It's my most downloaded song and I haven't had that complaint before. But if you'll email me ( I'll reply with the MP3 as an attachment. Or better yet, get it on the dirt-cheap Elves Gone Wild! CD (
mike s. - June 13, 2004 - Report this comment
WOW! i didnt even listen the audio and i could tell every sylabol matched it was all just perfect. you have my respect!
greg - June 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm absolutely positive I've never heard this parody but every time I heard the Five for Fighting song, I thought of Kermit's original "It's not easy being green". Nice to see someone else drew that tie. - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx, mike and greg. Sick minds think alike.
REECE - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Cool. This parody is the best. A+ 555 Very funny. Interesting perspective Kermit! - July 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx, Reece!
Billy Florio - August 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Recasting votes...I suggest you do too
Kim West - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
You managed to take that wonderfully sweet Kermit, and present him in simply whimsical light with a song that was originally a somewhat serious. You pulled it of as if it were the easiest of things to do, yet, I marvel at the talent that pulled off such a feat. I curtsy to the song parody master. Kim.
Claude Prez - February 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Hey, I just noticed I never commented on this so I curtsy too. - March 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Belated thanks for the re-vote, Billy. Many thanks for your curtsy, Kim. (And, um, yours too, Claude.) I'm working on another Muppet-themed parody right now; I promise it won't be nearly as whimsical.
Little Lion - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
That was fantabulastic! - March 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, Little Lion. Isn't "Fantabulastic" that new kind of plastic surgery?
Serafina - March 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent, Spaff! I'm just now checking out this almost-two-year-old parody and I gotta say it was really clever! I liked how most of the phrases and lines follow those of the original. Overall, I enjoyed every line of it, so I must give you a 5-5-5. :) - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, Serafina! - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Serafina: This is one of the first couple of parodies I submitted to Amiright, and somehow it's picked up more comments in the last month than it did in its first. So thanx - I'm glad to see that the frog has legs. Heh heh.

And to whoever posed as me to post the "Thanx, Serafina!" comment on March 18, I'm sure you were just trying to be helpful, but it's actually a bit creepy. Please let me take care of my own comments, even if it takes me a while to get to them.
anonymous. - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Just report that impostor's comment as inappropriate if he wasn't you.
kozar - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow...where have I been all this time? I just stumbled across this brilliant parody, which I am about to award with a perfect score! As one of the people who commented above said, better late than never! - May 05, 2005 - Report this comment
kozar: Feel free to show up any ol' time. Thanx.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
I've heard the recording numerous times since last year and completely forgot to comment here. This displays a lot of Kermitment to your parodies! 555 - May 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Ralphing Luke: I'm sorry to put you through that, but thanks. And that pun was froggin' terrible.
Matthias - June 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Wakka, Wakka, Wakka!!! Great one Spaffo, I loved the recording so much it's going to be my wedding song! "What's that honey?".... Well okay maybe not my wedding song, but one of them there for sure!!! - June 29, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm honored to take part, Matthias. Besides, that's the one safe place to be at a wedding: safely hidden away inside the sound system. When's the big day?
ThisWontPlay - September 19, 2005 - Report this comment
This song won't play on my Windows Media Player. Whazup! - September 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Not sure. Sorry. Two suggestions: (1) Try downloading it again. (2) Buy the CD (; I KNOW that will work.
Sweet Indigo - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I DKTOS (OK, so I listened to the recording anyway, I'm not silly) but I went and found the lyrics to the OS today and somehow it was even funnier once I knew them. Such an awesome recording, such a brilliant parody. I love you Spaff. Are you single? :) - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanx, Indigo Girl. Single? Ha! I'm a grand slam, baby!
Kermit the Frog - September 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow Spaff, I must say as a song wrighter and singer that was great!!! I'm really tuched that you re-wrote a whole song in my honer, and yes I do miss Jim, It helps to think "WWJHD" "What Would Jim Hanson Do?" dering one of our many breaks while shooting/or wrighting a script for a movie! Piggy would all ways reply saying "he would gove me more lines" Ha,ha!!! Well sorry to have run on you like this Spaff but I'm do at a concert gig, say before I go can I ask one big favor, I'm sining at a concert 2 months from now do you mind if I sing your song?, it would be great fun and I'll give you full credit, thanks sincerly, your frogy-bud Kermit - September 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Wow, a visit from Kermit. I never would have expected that. Love your work, man. Er, amphibian.
Kermit the Frog - September 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Spaff, I never would have expected a song like this...great work!!! Your impretion was dead on...did you have help, how did you make that near-perfect imprection of my voice, I've heard many and some really are REALLY, REALLY time while jaming with Ozzy Ozborn he did a imprection of me, he said it was tthe gay version and I agreed!! anyway thanks again sincerly, your frogy-bud Kermit
Jack Wilson - October 15, 2006 - Report this comment
The other day this OS came on the radio, I think it was, yesterday? or whenever but yeah,well I started singing THIS to it, dam LOL it was awesome though got the song in my head all over again, for some reason the "Are Bert and Ernie gay?" verse stuck up there for longer. - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks again, KTF. One of my favorite old jokes: What do Kermit the Frog and John the Baptist have in common? Same middle name.

Local Celeb: Thanks, and I know the feeling. There are a few parodies on this site that I ALWAYS hear in my head whenever the original comes on.
Jack Wilson - October 16, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL awesome, there's been a few for me like that too, I think all of them are yours...anyways, have any of my parodies gone in your head yet? LOL - November 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Jackie: Yes. "I Heard It Through the Graveyard."
Jack Wilson - November 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Ahh yyes, that one, awesome!
Kermit the Frog - December 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Your Welcome, spaff, love your work and good luck in '07! sincerly, your frogy-bud Kermit
nally - May 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I actually saw this one a long time ago but never commented on it. I think it's a good one. 5-5-5 - August 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Belated thanx, nally. You too, Kerm.
Jack Wilson - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
This needs to have a video soon LOL. Surprised it doesnt yet - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi Jackie. A YouTuber named wabr6 made a video of this:
Jack Wilson - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh he did? Ive seen some of his other ones of your songs. Ill check that out!
Jack Wilson - November 26, 2010 - Report this comment
If you ever did a new version of this which isnt likely, you should add a line about Lady Gaga's Kermit outfit LOL - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Good idea, Jackie. And not many people realize this, but her meat dress was made from Miss Piggy.
Jack Wilson - May 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks and LMAO
Jack Wilson - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Jason Segel shouldve contacted you about putting this in the Muppets movie - December 22, 2011 - Report this comment
No doubt, Jackie. And since he's no stranger to nude scenes, he also should've included a Muppet version of his penis.
Jack Wilson - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
LOL just now seeing your comment, now hat you mention that kinda surprised he didnt
Jack Wilson - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
THAT* Oh and I loved the recent parodies youve been putting on your site/The FUMP.

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