Rest In Peace, Michigan J. Frog: His 'Hello My Baby' Inspired Us

By Justin Levine

You know Michigan J. Frog for "Hello My Baby" and "The Michigan Rag" -- the singing, dancing frog performed these songs (and a few others) in cartoons by Warner Brothers. 

Everybody knows Michigan J. Frog. But did you know that Michigan J. Frog is dead? Dead. Officially dead. It happened 14 years ago. He was born in 1955, in the short cartoon "One Froggy Evening," and was a popular entertainer -- not one of Warner Bros. major characters, but a welcome presence. And oh, that voice. In 1995, he got the prime gig as the face of the WB network. And then, when WB went off the air, Michigan J. Frog ceased to exist.

Michigan J. Frog, 1955-2005. Rest In Peace.