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"I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along"

I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along - Rowlf the Dog and Kermit the Frog03:07

I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along - Rowlf the Dog and Kermit the Frog

"I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" is a duet performed by Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog in The Muppet Movie. After Miss Piggy apparently abandons Kermit at the Terrace Restaurant, he wanders to the bar and meets the pianist, Rowlf, who commiserates with Kermit as they sing about the difficulty of living both with and without women. At the end of the song, Rowlf notes that, "It's not often you see a guy that green have the blues that bad."

This is a rare pairing of the two characters, because Jim Henson performs both voices. In order to achieve the duet, the two tracks were recorded separately by Jim, and then combined.

The version of the song that appears on the The Muppet Movie contains some lyrics that were cut from the final version of the film. In addition, some of the opening dialogue is different.

Although the song's legal title (as registered with ASCAP) reads "Something", records and sheet music all show it as "Somethin'".

Lyrics

Spoken:

Rowlf: Evening. Rowlf... Rowlf the dog here. Sit yourself down.

Kermit: Kermit. Kermit the Frog.

Rowlf: Pleased to meet you. I'm no Heifetz, but I get by.

Kermit: Well, well that's very nice. (sniffle)

Rowlf: Let me guess, broken heart, right?

Kermit: Does it show?

Rowlf: Listen, when you've been tickling the ivories as long as I have, you've seen a broken heart for every drop of rain, a shattered dream for every falling star.

Kermit: Exactly. She just walked out on me.

Rowlf: Yeah, typical. That's why I live alone.

Kermit: You do, huh?

Rowlf: You bet. I finish work, I go home, read a book, have a couple of beers, take myself for a walk, and go to bed.

Kermit: Nice and simple.

Rowlf: Stay away from women, that's my motto.
Kermit: But I can't.
Rowlf: Neither can I, that's my trouble.

Sung
Rowlf: You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em.
There's somethin' irresistible-ish about 'em.
We grin and bear it 'cause the nights are long.
I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Kermit: I see what you mean.
It's no good complainin' and pointless to holler.

Rowlf: If she's a beauty she'll get under your collar.

Kermit: She made a monkey out of old King Kong.

Both: I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Rowlf: Ah, but what could be better
Than a saucy Irish setter
When puppy love comes on strong?
Or a collie that's classy, a laddie needs a lassie.
A lover and wife gives you a new leash on life!

Kermit: (spoken) Was that "a new leash on life"?

Rowlf: (spoken) Oh yeah, sorry 'bout that....2, 3, 4.

Kermit: I don't mean to scare ya, my friend but I bet ya,
Come Father's Day, the litter bug's gonna get ya.

Rowlf: The urge is righteous, but the face is wrong.

Both: I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Kermit: Still, it's fun when they're fetching,
And agree to see an etching
That you keep at your lily pad.
There is no solution, it's part of evolution.

Rowlf: The pitter patter of soles
The little feet of tadpoles.


Kermit: (spoken) Uh, Rowlf, tadpoles don't have feet.
Rowlf: (spoken) Oh. Sorry about that...2, 3, 4.

Kermit: There's no limitation to mixin' and matchin'.

Rowlf: Some get an itchin' for a critter they've been scratchin',
A skunk was badgered the results were strong.
I hope that somethin' better,

Kermit: I hope that somethin' better,

Both: I hope that somethin' better comes along.

Spoken:
Insolent waiter: Phone call for Kermit the Frog. You Kermit the Frog?
Kermit: Yeah.
Insolent waiter: Phone.
Rowlf: It's not often you see a guy that green that has the blues that bad.

Releases

Audio
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Media
Television shows: The Muppet ShowMuppet BabiesLittle Muppet MonstersMuppeTelevisionMuppets TonightThe Muppets

Television specials: Hey Cinderella!The Frog PrinceThe Muppet Musicians of BremenThe Muppets Go to the MoviesThe Fantastic Miss Piggy ShowThe Muppets: A Celebration of 30 YearsThe Tale of the Bunny PicnicA Muppet Family ChristmasThe Muppets at Walt Disney WorldThe Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeStudio DC: Almost LiveA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Movies: The Muppet MovieThe Great Muppet CaperThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppets' Wizard of OzThe MuppetsMuppets Most Wanted
Video games: My Muppets ShowAnimal DrummerTap Tap MuppetsDisney Emoji Blitz

Disney Parks
Muppets CourtyardMuppet*Vision 3D

Entertainment: Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppet Mobile LabMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: Mama Melrose's Ristorante ItalianoPizzeRizzoThe Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor (Unbuilt)
Shops: It's A Wonderful ShopStage 1 Company StoreThe Writer's Stop
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters
Muppets: Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalRizzo the RatPepe the King PrawnStatler and WaldorfBunsen HoneydewBeakerScooterBean BunnyDr. TeethFloyd PepperJaniceZootRowlf the DogRobin the FrogThe Swedish ChefSam the EagleSweetumsBobo the BearUncle DeadlyCamillaWalterClifford80s RobotThogSeymourLew ZealandBeauregardThe MoopetsConstantineDenise

Humans: MaxDoc HopperSnake WalkerProfessor KrassmanBernie the AgentLew LordGaryMaryDominic BadguyNadyaJean Pierre Napoleon

Vehicles
The Electric Mayhem BusLe Maximum
Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow ConnectionMovin' Right AlongNever Before, Never AgainI Hope That Somethin' Better Comes AlongCan You Picture That?I'm Going to Go Back There SomedayAmerica

The Great Muppet Caper: Hey a Movie!Happiness HotelSteppin' Out With a StarNight LifeThe First Time It HappensCouldn't We Ride
The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeGood King WenceslasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: The Muppet Show ThemeLife's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppet Show ThemeWe're Doing a SequelI'm Number OneThe Big HouseI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Interrogation SongMy Heart Will Go OnSomething So RightWorking in the Coal MineTogether AgainMoves Like JaggerMacarena