From the Mailbag

I frequently get letters from Muppet fans all over the world telling me about how Hunt and his work touches their lives. Here is a recent quintessential email that brought a smile to my face. Continue reading

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Funny Boy: The Introduction

Today is the anniversary of Richard Hunt’s death; in commemoration, I am releasing the introduction to his biography. I hope it helps to keep his memory alive. Continue reading

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Funny Boy Introduction Coming Up!

Watch for the introduction to the Richard Hunt biography in the new year!

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Happy Belated Birthday, Richard Hunt!

We are happy to report the site is back from its technological snafus! To celebrate Hunt’s birthday, please enjoy the speech he gave at Jim Henson’s memorial service in May 1990.

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Hunt on the Big Screen: “Trading Places” (Book Excerpt #4)

Hunt loved to tell the story of being recognized on the street for his role in one of 1983’s biggest movies. “You. Trading Places. You’re in that last scene.” Hunt preened, thrilled to be seen not just as a puppeteer but as an actor. “Yeah, I was in Trading Places. What was it about my performance that made you remember me?” “Oh nothing,” said the man. “I’m a projectionist. I’ve seen that movie at least 200 times!” Continue reading

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