For over 40 years, the Muppets have been loved as international pop culture legends. And if you grew up with Kermit and the rest of the gang, you're sure to have a favorite Muppet that holds a special place in your heart. Not only do these crazy puppets touch both children and adults, the Muppets have managed to stay relevant and in the know even as the times continue to change.
After starting off as a mostly male crew, additional strong female characters made the Muppets more inclusive. And this year, people petitioned for Bert and Ernie to get married, making them a symbol for gay rights. In order to celebrate the release of the new movie The Muppets next week, check out how these guys have managed to keep it fresh. "It's time to get things started!"