Earlier today our friend Steve Swanson posted a very special episode of The MuppetCast, the remarkable fan-run Muppet podcast. This week's installment of the podcast celebrates the life and legacy of Muppeteer Richard Hunt. Richard, who sadly passed away in 1992, was the puppeteer behind such beloved characters as Scooter, Janice, Beaker, Statler, Sweetums, Junior Gorg, Forgetful Jones, Placido Flamingo, Don Music, and many, many others.
This is an episode that every Muppet fan should listen to. With tons of stories, music, memories and heartfelt emotions, Steve has assembled a beautiful tribute to a truely amazing Muppet legend. The episode features exclusive interviews with Kevin Clash, David Rudman, Jane Hunt, Jocelyn Stevenson, Martin Baker, and Pete Coogan; plus personal messages sent-in by Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Jim Lewis, and many others. Steve has brought together Richard's fans, friends, family and colleagues in an unprecedented way to produce a moving tribute to this extraordinary man. This episode celebrates Richard's life in such a beautiful way – with laughter, some tears, and a lot of love.