Tag Archives: Richard Hunt

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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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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Gail Poch: An Unexpected Sketch

Writing Richard Hunt’s story often unexpectedly yields its own good stories. In summer 2014, I was on Cape Cod interviewing Hunt’s sister Kate when she mentioned their “phenomenal” high school music teacher: Gail Poch. At Northern Valley High School in … 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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