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Discussion in 'Henson People' started by ReneeLouvier, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Skye

    Skye Well-Known Member

    I love "Letter B" as well! Quite a few of my favorite Muppet songs feature Richard doing lead vocals, I admit, lol. I completely agree that Richard is one of the best singers of the Muppeteers. There's something that I find cute about Dave's voice, but my favorite singers have always been Richard, Jerry and Steve. Their musicality, harmonies, and all-around lovely voices always just speak to me and touch my heart. "Mr. Bassman," "Free and High," "Just a Dream Away," "Wemblin' Fool," "Rama Lama Ding Dong," and the previously mentioned "Six String Orchestra" are a very short list of some of my all-time favorite songs just off the top of my head that really showcase how fantastic they are. There are so many more, too.
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  2. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Hi there! I been lurking around Muppet Central and I was wondering if it is too late to join the RHLC club. Is the thread closed or just hasn't been used yet?
  3. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Hey! Nope, the thread's not closed, everyone's just been busy. Feel free to share! ;)
  4. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    That's good! Whew! Anyway, since the Henson show I first watched was Fraggle Rock, I wanted to hide from Junior Gorg, but I got to love Gunge with Philo "The all-knowing Trash Heap! Nyeahhhh!" There was no way to be scared of Gunge. Today, I am not scared of Junior as I was a long time ago.

    Sesame Street - Hmmm! This might be the second show I seen on television. There was Gladys the Cow, Forgetful Jones (who doesn't like the Oklahoma sketch when he sang eeee, then aaaaa, well. gee he forgot that it was ooooooklahoma... that sketch always made me laugh), Don Music (the paino player that tries a song and then bangs his head on the piano). I mean we all get fruatrated like him where come up with a song for a Muppet to sing and at the last minute we feel like banging our heads to a table just because we said some words that Don Music would say... I'll never ever get this right! NEVER! And then there is Placidio Flammingo! I had a feeling Hunt spent more time on SS than any other show.

    I have read that Nelson tried performing Elmo for once and that was a failure, then Hunt took over the character, but it still wasn't right either. So, Hunt threw the Elmo puppet to Clash.

    Muppet Show - I have never ever seen this show for years. First, I kind of came to Muppet Central Forum and I was so new to the site. Then, I read some fanfics and it mentioned Scooter. I thought, "Who is Scooter?" So, then I went to YouTube and I found out that not only did he perform Scooter, he was Statler, some Muppet Whatnots, a Gills Brother, anything

    Whew! That is all I can tell about Richard Hunt.

    Well, this is my first time being in this club and i can't wait what this thread will bring.
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  5. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

  6. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Yes! It was a very nice tribute to Hunt and Philip the webmaster that found Muppet Central wrote the article. That made me wonder if Philp was telling the truth that there wasn't enough tributes for Richard.
  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well back when it was written that was probably true, but there's been a lot of nice tributes in the past few years. The Muppetcast did a few, you can still hear those I believe. http://muppetcast.com/WordPress/tag/richard-hunt/feed/

    RHLC member MuppetNewsgirl made an AIDS quilt (http://www.muppetcentral.com/forum/threads/aids-quilt-panel-for-richard-hunt.27445/).

    I wrote a blog entry tribute awhile back (sorry for the plug, hehe): http://herald7.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/richard-hunt-1951-1992/
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I;m so glad to see this thread being bumped up again! Richard was such a wonderful part f the Muppets, and is truly missed to this very day!
  9. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I love Richard Hunt! I feel like this is the perfect place for me.
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  10. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I was reading in Jim Henson the Bio about how Richard had made some off comments about a gust star of the Muppet Show, and how David Lazer felt that Jim needed to really let Richard have it. So Lazer calls Richard into his office and chews him out to the point Richard was in tears. Then Lazer sends him to Jim's office and before Richard to get into the door Jim was there hugging Richard and telling him everything would be OK.
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  11. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Such a sweet story. One time, I read about how Richard Hunt always liked to take off his Sweetums head, and relax, and read the newspaper, while having his Sweetums legs, still on.
  12. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Hello! This is muppetfan24/7 and I am one of the members of the RHLC community. Today I give a video that has been missing for many years. Finally, it has been found and there is Richard's performance of Scooter. You will now see Kermit & Scooter at the Oscars back in 1986. Enjoy and have a great day everyone.
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  13. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I haven't seen this one, yet, and I think it's awesome! " I have a frog in my throat." " HA HA HA!!! GETS ME EVERY TIME!!" Classic!
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Hey thanks! This takes me back. I watched this at The Museum of TV & Radio back in 2005 and told everyone in the RHLC about it (you can find it in archives somewhere, lol). Glad to see the video's finally available for others to see. ;)

    Btw, that's where this photo came from: http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/tributes/hunt/fanarticle5.shtml
  15. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    So... I'm new to the RHLC. Do you post stories about Richard Hunt that you have heard, or do you post videos???
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Junior Gorg: Um...both?
  17. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Yay!! Richard Hunt is one of my favorite Muppet performers. I'll fit in just perfectly.
  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Wow, has anyone else heard this?! Richard Hunt's "verbal autograph" for Mike Quinn. Apparently we can blame Scooter for cancelling the Muppet Show! ;)


    "In the spring of 1980, at 15 years of age, I would regularly visit the taping of The Muppet Show in England. One day I took a tape recorder to record what I called "Verbal Autographs". One by one, in the Muppet workshop, I recorded most of the principle performers.

    In classic Richard Hunt style, he went to town. HIs playful nature is captured beautifully here when at one moment he teases Guy Frazer Jones (assistant floor manager) who walks in the door with a new haircut!

    Richard goes through his repertoire of Muppet characters: Scooter, Statler, Sweetums, Beaker, Janice and Bobby Benson. You can hear the workshop ambience in the background."
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Whoa, why am I just now discovering this thread? I love Richard, he's like the Ringo Starr of the Muppeteers. Every time I hear a new story about him, I love him even more. :flirt: ;) :eek: :boo: :grr:
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  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    He was special, no doubt. Yeah definitely check out the back log of this thread, there's tons of stories and links (some of the YouTube clips might be gone by now, but you never know hehe). One of Richard's relatives even visited us for awhile!

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