George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. In 1992, Newhart hosted Holiday Greetings from The Ed Sullivan Show, a Christmas special that featured guest appearances by Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and other Muppets. Newhart tells Miss Piggy that he admires her karate chops, and Piggy offers a demonstration, using Kermit as a target. Kermit ducks for the final exercise, however, and Piggy hits Newhart instead.