Half-Life 2 fans reimagining key scenes with Kermit the frog

“The right Frog in the wrong place can make all the difference in the world…”

There is a certain frog, a certain Kermit the Frog, who manages to wander into the strangest of places. From Sesame Street to 30 Rock, Kermit has been everywhere. But until recently, Kermit had never been to City 17. At least, not until YouTuber eli_handle_b․wav brought him there.

You wouldn’t think a talkative Muppet could replace Half-Life 2’s silent protagonist, but Kermit interacts surprisingly well with the City 17 police forces and eventually escapes with Alyx Vance. “Man of few words, isn’t he?” she chided as the pair made their way to the resistance’s safe house. “I’m a frog,” she replies.


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In addition to being thrown through a door by an antlion and then casually ignored by the G-Man, Kermit also gives the resistance fighters a surprisingly effective pep talk first given to his fellow Muppets in The Great. Muppet Caper.

“We are about to embark on a potentially dangerous mission,” Kermit told his resistance followers. “There could be physical violence, there could be gunshots, and there’s the slightest chance that one of us might even die.”

It turns out that the one who was killed was not Eli Vance in Half-Life 2: Episode 2, but Kermit himself. What a final twist.

If you liked eli_handle_b․wav’s work with Kermit, you’ll probably like his many other works, like casting The Mask in The Witcher 3, Tony Soprano in God of War, or Garfield in Fallout 4 instead of your favorite Fallout character. Meat of dog. And then there’s Ace Ventura instead of V from Cyberpunk 2077, a substitution that works surprisingly well.

Isn’t Kermit enough for you? He may be hard to track down, but a modder managed to get him to appear as a guest in Metal Gear Solid 5 instead of Venom Snake. You wouldn’t think a talking frog could replace a poisonous snake, but as always, Kermit manages to rise to the occasion, even when that occasion is killing soldiers on an oil rig.

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