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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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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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