Category Archives: Richard Hunt

“Exquisite Sensitivity”: The Story of Hunt’s First Character (New Excerpt!)

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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson!

Thinking of Jerry Nelson on what would have been his 86th birthday. His early encouragement helped bring to life the biography of his friend and colleague Richard Hunt. He was an irreverent mensch. Here’s the piece I wrote about him … Continue reading

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RIP Phyllis George

Phyllis George wasn’t just Miss America and a sportscaster; she was The Muppet Show‘s best guest star! (At least according to them.) Her death reminded me of when the Muppets bestowed that title on her, with this great song from … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Hunt!

Celebrating Richard Hunt’s birthday, as ever, by working on his biography. Here’s a character who was a stand-in for Hunt himself in the early days of The Muppet Show: Scooter, a young, eager apprentice who quickly made himself an indispensible … Continue reading

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New Essay in Puppetry International!

So proud of my new piece, “Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference” in the latest Puppetry International! The narrative nonfiction piece gives you a sneak peek at what’s happening now in puppetry, as well as how contemporary … Continue reading

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