Tag Archives: The Muppet Show

Dave Goelz Weighs In on Funny Boy!

So grateful for this dreamy review from Hunt’s longtime colleague Dave Goelz! He LOVED the book! “I worked with Richard Hunt for 18 years, but there was a lot I didn’t know. Jessica Max Stein’s powerful biography of Hunt is … Continue reading

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Pub Date Announcement

I’m pleased to announce that Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography will be released by Rutgers University Press on March 15, 2024! Thanks to all who helped along the way!

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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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