Tag Archives: Jim Henson

Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill Puppetry Conference

A bunch of puppeteers hanging out in the woods: That’s basically all I know about the annual Eugene O’Neill puppetry conference before I visit, but that’s enough for me, especially with Muppet performer Pam Arciero as its Artistic Director. I … 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.

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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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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 (1934-2012)

Cape Cod in February has an austere beauty: sand dunes draped in snow, grey-streaked skies, a generous silence. My friend Mallory and I parked outside the house five minutes before our noon appointment and stood by the car getting our … Continue reading

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