Tag Archives: Jessica Max Stein

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 … Continue reading

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Toronto Fraggle Map

Richard Hunt spent many enjoyable days in the 1980s in Toronto filming Fraggle Rock, a harmonious show both on and off-screen, and a lesson in collaboration for today’s fractious time. I put together a map of Hunt’s spots in Toronto. … Continue reading

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Funny Boy Quote of the Day: “Cyborg Vacuum Cleaner”

1977: One of Hunt’s friends casts his mother Jane as a cyborg in a futuristic film. “She ends up a woman, but originally she’s a vacuum cleaner.”

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‘Making a Career’: Richard Hunt in High School (Book Excerpt #3)

In honor of what would be Richard Hunt’s 65th birthday, here’s an excerpt from the high school section of his biography!

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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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