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Having a connected relative could be both a boon, and a burden in Hollywood. Especially if you wanted to not rely on said relative to get you work.

Kermit had introduced Robin to showbiz in the first place. He had recognized in his nephew the same drive to perform that he felt in himself. But he also knew what could happen to young actors. So even while he let Robin hang out at the theater during the years the Muppet Show was on, he'd tried to limit the boy's actual involvement.
Let him absorb the atmosphere, see how things work. But protect him too.

Now Robin was an adult and eager to get a career going. But he wanted to do it it as much on his own as he could. He'd been okay with Uncle Kermit introducing him to Bernie Brillstein, but beyond that...

The problem was, short of changing your name (and even that wasn't a garuntee) it was pretty much impossible for a famous relative not to be a factor. Plus Robin was a Muppet. And a frog. And tiny. It kind of limited the roles available.

Between busking and convention appearances he was managing to support himself well enough, but thus far he'd had no luck with auditions.

Then me met Sam Raimie and Rob Tapert.

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