Josh Wood

Entertainment news for August 15, 1997

To paraphrase Kermit the Frog, it’s not easy being a Muppet. At a recent publicity event at New York’s Fashion Cafe to debut Kmart’s Sesame Street line of clothes, pitchwoman Penny Marshall was leading a cast of fuzzy friends down the runway — ”On one of the episodes of Laverne & Shirley,” recalls Marshall, ”Shirley showed me how to model, so I figured I could help out” — when things took a fowl turn. As Marshall attempted to teach Big Bird a dramatic twirl, she lost her footing and frantically grabbed at him for balance.

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