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* BabiesEverAfter: In the epilogue, Queen Melora and Prince Robin are happily married with a young son, whom they have named Kermit.



* BreakoutCharacter: Robin and Sweetums.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Robin and Sweetums.Sweetums made their debut here, and would go on to be developed more completely in ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.



* CurseEscapeClause: Taminella makes it clear that not even she can change Robin back into a prince; for that, he must befriend and kiss a princess. Melora knows that the only way to break the spell she's under is if someone "bakes the hall in the candle of her brain", the only spoonerism that Robin cannot figure out. [[spoiler:He must break the ball in the handle of the witch's cane.]]



* LetsDuet: As Robin befriends Melora, they sing a call-and-response version of her IWantSong, with Robin translating her spoonerisms.



* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: In the epilogue, Prince Robin and Princess Melora have a son they named Kermit, after their trusty frog companion.

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* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: In the epilogue, Prince Robin and Princess Queen Melora have a son they named Kermit, after their trusty frog companion.


** The open and close, with Kermit splashing around in a well, anticipates the swamp scene in ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''.

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** The open and close, with Kermit splashing around in a well, anticipates the swamp scene in ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''. ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' as well as the BusbyBerkeleyNumber in ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''.

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--> '''Kermit:''' What a disaster!


* DeadpanSnarker: Kermit serves this role.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Kermit DeadpanSnarker:
** Kermit, while still his familiar genial self,
serves this role.role in the story.
** Taminella does too, as a SmugSnake prone to making sarcastic quips, most memorably her AsideComment when the king buys her story about being a beautiful maiden in distress.
--->If he'll believe that, he'll believe ''anything''!


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* HeelFaceTurn: At the end, [[spoiler:apparently freed from whatever spell Taminella had him under, Sweetums regains consciousness and is seen happily singing with the rest of the crowd]].

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* ThemeNaming: Kermit's frog friends are all named after various [[Myth/KingArthur Knights of the Round Table]].

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* IAmSong: "They call me Sir Robin the Brave, and history one day will rave..."


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* RearrangeTheSong: The music pieces in the background of the banquet scene are chamber music arrangements of "Sir Robin the Brave" and [[Series/SesameStreet "Bein' Green"]] (which was written by Joe Raposo, who also did the music for this special).


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* EvilIsPetty: Taminella turned Robin into a frog mainly because he irritated her, and continues to antagonize him because he dared to defy her. Of course, once he figures out her plot to become the queen, the stakes get higher.

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* AlcoholHic: Kermit after he's had too much punch.

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* AlcoholHic: Kermit after he's had too much punch.elderflower wine.


Kermit the Frog acts as the on-camera narrator and also plays important role in the story. One day while hanging out with his frog buddies, Kermit meets a tiny frog who says his name is Sir Robin the Brave. He explains that he's really a human prince (with a flashback showing him in his human form, played by Gordon Thomson), but a witch named Taminella Grinderfall turned him into a frog ForTheEvulz. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a princess, and Robin sees an opportunity when he meets Princess Melora (Trudy Young), daughter of [[TheDitz dimwitted]] King Rupert the Second. Melora was also struck by a spell from Taminella, which left her only able to speak in {{Spoonerism}}s. But Robin and Kermit will have to tangle with Taminella and her sidekick, a vicious ogre named Sweetums.

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Kermit the Frog acts as the on-camera narrator and also plays an important role in the story. One day while hanging out with his frog buddies, Kermit meets a tiny frog who says his name is Sir Robin the Brave. He explains that he's really a human prince (with a flashback showing him in his human form, played by Gordon Thomson), but a witch named Taminella Grinderfall turned him into a frog ForTheEvulz. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a princess, and Robin sees an opportunity when he meets Princess Melora (Trudy Young), daughter of [[TheDitz dimwitted]] King Rupert the Second. Melora was also struck by a spell from Taminella, which left her only able to speak in {{Spoonerism}}s. But Robin and Kermit will have to tangle with Taminella and her sidekick, a vicious ogre named Sweetums.


Kermit the Frog acts as the on-camera narrator and also plays important role in the story. One day while hanging out with his frog buddies, Kermit meets a tiny frog who says his name is Sir Robin the Brave. He explains that he really is a human prince (with a flashback showing him in his human form, played by Gordon Thomson), but a witch named Taminella Grinderfall turned him into a frog ForTheEvulz. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a princess, and Robin sees an opportunity when he meets Princess Melora (Trudy Young), daughter of [[TheDitz dimwitted]] King Rupert the Second. Melora was also struck by a spell from Taminella, which left her only able to speak in {{Spoonerism}}s. But Robin and Kermit will have to tangle with Taminella and her sidekick, a vicious ogre named Sweetums.

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Kermit the Frog acts as the on-camera narrator and also plays important role in the story. One day while hanging out with his frog buddies, Kermit meets a tiny frog who says his name is Sir Robin the Brave. He explains that he he's really is a human prince (with a flashback showing him in his human form, played by Gordon Thomson), but a witch named Taminella Grinderfall turned him into a frog ForTheEvulz. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a princess, and Robin sees an opportunity when he meets Princess Melora (Trudy Young), daughter of [[TheDitz dimwitted]] King Rupert the Second. Melora was also struck by a spell from Taminella, which left her only able to speak in {{Spoonerism}}s. But Robin and Kermit will have to tangle with Taminella and her sidekick, a vicious ogre named Sweetums.


* MinimalistCast: Princess Melora and the human Sir Robin are the only non-puppets in the cast.

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* MinimalistCast: Princess Melora and Melora, the human Sir Robin and the baby prince at the end are the only non-puppets in the cast.


* {{Animorphism}}: Man to Frog to Man.

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* {{Animorphism}}: Man to Frog to Man.Man, and also [[spoiler:Witch to Bird]].


''The Frog Prince'' (released on home video as ''Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince'') is a [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] special released in 1971 and directed by Jim Henson. It is a retelling of the classic fairy tale of ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'' narrated by Kermit the Frog. Kermitís nephew Robin and Sweetums made their debuts in this special, playing Sir Robin the Brave and an ogre, respectively.

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''The Frog Prince'' (released on home video as ''Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince'') is a 1971 [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] Muppet]] special released in 1971 produced and directed by Jim Henson. It is Creator/JimHenson. It's a retelling of the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/HeyCinderella'', similarly taking a classic fairy tale of ''Literature/TheFrogPrince'' narrated by (''Literature/TheFrogPrince'') and presenting it with a Muppet cast, though this special is a more straightforward retelling than its predecessor.

Kermit the Frog. Kermitís nephew Frog acts as the on-camera narrator and also plays important role in the story. One day while hanging out with his frog buddies, Kermit meets a tiny frog who says his name is Sir Robin the Brave. He explains that he really is a human prince (with a flashback showing him in his human form, played by Gordon Thomson), but a witch named Taminella Grinderfall turned him into a frog ForTheEvulz. The only way to break the spell is to be kissed by a princess, and Robin sees an opportunity when he meets Princess Melora (Trudy Young), daughter of [[TheDitz dimwitted]] King Rupert the Second. Melora was also struck by a spell from Taminella, which left her only able to speak in {{Spoonerism}}s. But Robin and Kermit will have to tangle with Taminella and her sidekick, a vicious ogre named Sweetums.

After debuting in this special,
Robin and Sweetums made their debuts in this special, playing Sir would go on to become memorable parts of the Muppet ensemble starting with ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', with Robin the Brave and an ogre, respectively.
{{Retcon}}ned as Kermit's nephew.


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* MinimalistCast: Princess Melora and the human Sir Robin are the only non-puppets in the cast.

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