We knew it!
Smug Kermit is smug because that tea wasn’t even his to begin with!
It’s Mariah Carey’s tea!
There's a perfect GIF for every situation, and this person found it:
Of course, there is the possibility that the world isn’t as sinister as we think and that, in fact, no one actually stole Mariah Carey’s tea. There’s a pretty good chance that they discussed the tea before the performance and someone was like, “Hey, maybe it’s not such a good idea to have a cup of steaming hot liquid by your feet while you’re performing on live television,” and Mariah Carey heard, “We bow to your commands, high priestess.”
Nevertheless, we can be pretty sure that the second Mariah Carey started complaining about hot having her tea, her assistants backstage looked sort of like this:
Mariah Carey has been slighted by the universe twice in a row now – it’s a wonder she has the strength and the will to go on. But she is a warrior and we have faith that even though she didn’t get her hot tea and several assistants probably lost their jobs over it, she will persevere.
And never fear — eventually, Mariah found her tea.
And you know what, everybody? While most people had just screamed, “Happy New Year!” and were snogging their loved ones, Mariah Carey was taking sweet, delicious sips from that cup of tea. And she was happy.
The moral of this story is clear:
Though Mariah Carey was temporarily majorly inconvenienced, she pushed through and gave the performance of a lifetime. And that means that you too can get through 2018. Cheers.