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My experiences with Steve Whitmire...

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Space Muppet, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Space Muppet

    Space Muppet New Member

    I attended a Muppet workshop at Walt Disney World in 1990 with a bunch of other hopefuls. We were trained for a week by Steve Whitmire & Kevin Clash. They were both friendly & kind to all involved.

    Years later I worked as a background puppeteer on 'Muppets From Space' & met Steve again. We chatted briefly & he posed for a photo with my friend Kim. After that it was work, he was with the other lead puppeteers & I was with the background puppeteers, so we didn't have much contact beyond the initial hello.

    I've heard good things about the man, & negative things. But all I can tell you is that he was very kind to me. Like most of you I imagine, I'm clueless as to his firing.

    I've seen clips of the Hollywood Bowl shows, & Matt Vogel seems to be doing a fine job as Kermit. People come & go, for assorted reasons. But as long as the Muppets continue to entertain us, I'll be happy.

    Have a great day, everyone!
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    So even you don't know why he was fired?
  3. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Why would this person know why Steve was fired? He just said he performed in one workshop and was a background performer on 1 film, where the background performers didnt' interact much with the leads. I don't think much was discussed on a set like that particularly behind the scenes business practices.
  4. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but just wanted to ask, that's all.
  5. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Ever since Jerry Nelson died the muppets have been losing a few good people and puppeteers.

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