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New ‘Funny Boy’ Excerpt: The Muppet Show!

To celebrate the release of The Muppet Show on Disney+, here’s a brand-new excerpt from the Muppet Show chapter of Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography, to give you a sense of Hunt’s role on the show. Enjoy!

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New Excerpt Coming!

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Cloris Leachman, 1926-2021

RIP to the marvelous Cloris Leachman. Here she is with Richard Hunt on The Muppet Show.

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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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“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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Saturday Night Live – and the Muppets!

Did you enjoy last night’s Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special? Saturday Night Live didn’t quite know what to do with the “Mucking Fuppets” (as John Belushi called them), but their appearances in SNL’s first year were a great springboard … Continue reading

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