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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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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson

Thinking of Jerry Nelson, who would have been 82 years young today. Here’s the biographical essay I wrote about him, “The Count Writes a Haiku”. Grateful for all his work to make “millions of people happy”.

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“The Muppets” (2015) – The Review!

The Muppets passes my most important test – it’s funny as hell. At moments, it’s old-school, Muppet Show funny — and that’s my highest praise. ~ Puppets are a great art form: They don’t die. The most beloved outlive those … Continue reading

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Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography – Opening Paragraphs

Prelude Spring, 1970 When Richard Hunt cold-called the Muppets, he was getting pretty desperate. He’d been out of high school for a year, stringing together a series of short-lived gigs. Most of his close friends were away at college. The … Continue reading

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The Count Writes a Haiku

Jerry Nelson would have been 80 today. I was lucky to know him. Here’s my memorial essay, “The Count Writes a Haiku.”

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