Category Archives: Richard Hunt

Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson!

Thinking of Jerry Nelson on what would have been his 87th birthday and 37th wedding anniversary! Enjoy this biographical sketch of him, The Count Writes a Haiku.

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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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Great Goelz Shoutout!

Dave Goelz gave a great shoutout to Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography in this recent podcast. “There’s a woman writing a book about him which I’m always after her to get finished, because I want to read it. It … Continue reading

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RIP Phyllis George

Phyllis George wasn’t just Miss America and a sportscaster; she was The Muppet Show‘s best guest star! (At least according to them.) Her death reminded me of when the Muppets bestowed that title on her, with this great song from … Continue reading

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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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New Essay in Puppetry International!

So proud of my new piece, “Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference” in the latest Puppetry International! The narrative nonfiction piece gives you a sneak peek at what’s happening now in puppetry, as well as how contemporary … Continue reading

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