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by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People
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Kermit the frog joined Seth Meyers for his popular “really” segment on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ For the evening, it became, “Really!?! With Seth & Kermit.”

The muppet and comedian eviscerated congress for their declaration that pizza is considered a vegetable. Why is pizza a vegetable? Because it has tomato paste on it.

Meyers serves up most of the jabs starting with saying, “Really Congress? Now cafeteria pizza qualifies as a vegetable. Cafeteria pizza barely qualifies as pizza. It has the same nutritional value as the tray it’s served on.” But Kermit also comes in with some good ol’ abuse towards the failed nutrition standards. He says, “Maybe we should just change the national anthem to the hot pockets jingle. I mean really?!”

If you’ll remember from earlier today, Jamie Oliver also heaped on the criticism, although he can’t get away with making “fat jokes” about kids suffering from childhood obesity the way that Meyers can.

The skit is a good laugh, and will both enrage you, and make you happy that you’re not alone in being completely flabbergasted by how badly the government has failed children.

Watch the clip below.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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