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The Spiritual Song Made Famous by Kermit the Frog

Season 255 Episode 5
Aired on 11/16/2014 | CC tv-14
In his five decades in the music business, legendary songwriter Paul Williams has written songs that capture people's hearts—including one sung by Kermit the Frog.

Paul says "Rainbow Connection," co-written by Kenneth Ascher and featured in The Muppet Movie, is a spiritual song. "Well, my favorite line of the song is Who said that every wish/Would be heard and answered/If wished on the morning star/Somebody thought of that/And someone believed it/Look what it's done so far," he says. "The essence of my own spiritual philosophy is probably in those words right there."

Watch as Paul reflects on working with Kermit and Muppet creator Jim Henson.

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