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For once, it was easy being green for Kermit the Frog.

The Jim Henson-created puppet has lamented his verdant color in the song “It´s Not Easy Being Green.” On Thursday, Kermit was honored with the 2,208th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Other fantasy characters with names embedded in the walk include Mickey Mouse, Big Bird, Woody Woodpecker and Bugs Bunny.

Puppeteer Steve Whitmire, who has worked with the Muppets since 1978, manipulated and voiced Kermit from beneath a Hollywood Boulevard stage constructed for the ceremony.

Among the celebrity guests was actor David Arquette, who appears in the upcoming NBC special “It´s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.”