My First Crush

Maggie Wilson’s public confession about her affections for Mighty Mouse inspired me to write this post.

My first crush was Kermit the Frog. Specifically, Kermit the Reporter Frog as pictured here:

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Clearly, early on, I knew that I would be competing against dramatic blondes with pig faces.

Those formative years are so precious, aren’t they?

Admittedly, with my father, I watched a lot of sports, particularly boxing, on what I thought was “Wild World of Sports” but those half-naked, muscled, weekend men never appealed to me. No, I loved to learn. While my mother took her coffee andΒ her paper, I was in the den withΒ Sesame Street and The Electric Company, who were my everyday companions.

The beauty of my love for Reporter Kermit is that I developed a quirky fetish for newsmen. This led to a significant crush on Peter Jennings, then Anderson Cooper, and well, after that, almost any intelligent man with a high forehead and knack for delivering information in a kindly manner.

Despite the fact that I frequently go to bed with Jon Stewart on my television, lust had nothing to do with these crushes then, and has nothing to do with them now. Lust came much later, in the form of Jon Bon Jovi on my MTV, who, I might add, proved to be a worthy long-term investment.

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*sigh* The Mister will be home soon. Too bad it was too cold for him to wear his trenchcoat today…

This is my third post for Just Jot It January. Feel free to join us in our jotting, and leave all your random crush commentary below.

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33 Responses to My First Crush

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    For me it was always the humor of comedians (and JBJ…).

    I guess I just wasn’t that smart a kid to go for the reporters. πŸ˜‰ But I love me some Brian Williams…again, for his humorous side though!

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  2. Oh dear, I think I’m going to have to do a post on my childhood crush too. Kermit a crush worth having. I had a slight one on good ole Kermie. And Jon Bon Jovi, I am left speechless. If only.

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  3. menomama3 says:

    Jon Bon Jovi is steaming and I am spritzing myself with cold water. Imagine him in a trenchcoat?!!

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  4. Good think Kermit doesn’t have a high forehead, or you might never have recovered from the ecstasy!

    Glad to have been part of this!!

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    I was a Parker Stevenson girl all the way. Shaun Cassidy got my attention for a wee bit, but Parker prevailed.

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  6. Nice photo if only you had taken it in person! My first crush was gene kelly now its daniel craig mmm yum

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  7. hollie says:

    Reporter Kermit did have a certain suave appeal. When I was 4 or 5 I saw a picture of Elvis in his military uniform and promptly told my parents I was going to marry him when I grew up. They just couldn’t get it through my head that the young man in the picture would age as I would, and thus wouldn’t look like that when I was all grown up…and even more devastatingly, that he was already long since dead. Even as a child I had a thing for unavailable men!

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  8. spacurious says:

    They can’t hold a candle to Kermit the reporter but I crushed hard on both Hardy Boys.

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  9. Sammy D. says:

    Wow, kiss a frog and end up with a hubby who wears a trench coat. You lead a charmed life!

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  10. “dramatic blondes with pig faces’ HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Aaaaaaaand, The Electric Company was the coolest. πŸ˜›

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  11. Thank you for the good chuckle! Kermie looks so hot in that pleather jacket.

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  13. Sherry says:

    dare I admit that I was madly in love with the guy from Wild Wild West…he actually is a total ass as a person…I learned that much much later…hahaha..Robert Conrad was/is his name…I last heard he lives alone, in Bear Mts in northern California…all his wives have said, enough already…

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  14. danicapiche says:

    I had to learn more about Kermit as Kermit The Reporting Frog and found this clip featuring Kemit as an angry reporter http://youtu.be/RBDrSuKvfAM
    Thanks for this post πŸ™‚

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  15. Faith Simone says:

    “Clearly, early on, I knew that I would be competing against dramatic blondes with pig faces.”
    Ha! That’s rich right there. I too had a crush on Anderson Cooper. Imagine my chagrin when he came out…I had to face the fact that I had nothing he wanted on my personage. Bummer.

    And I must say that Kermit does look pretty hot in a trench coat, but I never cared for the way he played hard to get with Ms. Piggy.

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  16. LindaGHill says:

    Oh how oh how did I miss this post? I’ll never look at Kermit (nor Mr. Bon Jovi) the same again. Thank you for this. πŸ™‚

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  17. Outlier Babe says:

    FIRST crush? Gosh. Race Bannon or Hadji? or was it Gigantor? (the space age robot at your command–with cool theme music : ) First non-animated crush object? Tie between Oliver Reed (from “Oliver”–can you guess I was an abused kid–ha ha ha!!) and Jimmy Cagney (from “Man of a Thousand Faces”, etc.–not dem gangster flicks).

    I’ll go along with Bon Jovi, though.
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    • I have no idea who anyone other than Cagney is 😦
      But I’m glad we agree on BonJon! πŸ˜›

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      • Outlier Babe says:

        I almost explained, due to my age, but Oliver Reed had his last hurrah in Gladiator, so many your age know of him, and–seriously?! Johnny Quest?! You don’t know Johnny Quest?! (That’s where Race and Hadji are from.) My KIDS know it, and they’re in their mid-twenties : ) You missed out on the crawling eyeball thingy, for reals.

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        • No. I’m sorry, I don’t know anything about Johnny Quest 😦
          How old do you think I am? (she asks seriously)

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          • Outlier Babe says:

            I am over half a century old. I entirely pulled-it-outta-my-#ss guessed you were at the low end of the thirties, but had nothing upon which to base that except that I think you mentioned snow days as a parent–that could put you from teens to 40s, these days.

            Some of my (ten) followers were shocked when they learned my age–they thought I was much younger. Because I’m so mature. (And tactful, it appears–am I hearing you are offended, and are not in the dotage of your 30s? πŸ˜‰

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            • LOL no, not offended even a lil bit. I’m 41 and I have no shame in my age. My husband says he remember Johnny Quest and he’s 44.
              I didn’t guess your age. I actually thought you were younger than me from your About Me photo πŸ™‚

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              • Outlier Babe says:

                The five dating site guys I’ve met (in five–now it’s six–months have looked ready to barf at our meetings ’cause my friend takes REALLY good photos of me. I should post one sans makeup, and another of my midriff, or inner thighs. That’ll learn ’em.

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                • LOL Okay. You’ll never find photos of my midriff on the interwebz! Is that what dating site men are all about? Make-up and midriffs? What a rough group!

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                  • Outlier Babe says:

                    Seriously? The reason I’ve met only five men is because only six men over the age of 40 have read my dating profile. I’ve receives hundreds (literally) of messages from others, many saying “Loved your profile”, who haven’t read a word. I’ll be posting about this. Hard to like men at all anymore, frankly.

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              • Outlier Babe says:

                BTW, ask your husband which JQ character HE crushed on. (Prob’ly Bandit.)
                πŸ˜‰

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