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Richard Hunt It's been 14 years

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by BooberFraggless, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. BooberFraggless

    BooberFraggless Well-Known Member

    It's been 14 years since the very talented Richard Hunt passed away. It's been years since wev'e heard the voices of some of his wonderful charachters. Richard you'll always be remembered for having the most Unique charachters with the best personalities. RIP Richard we all still miss you ;) :flirt: :eek:
     
  2. zeldazipple

    zeldazipple Well-Known Member

    Yes I have to say that was a sad loss, sutch a talented man, as all the peopel who work or have worled for the Muppets. I think as long he is remembered he will never be dead. That's how I look at it anyway.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Same here, the way I see it, one doesn't actually die, one just moves on from one "shell" to another. Until we see him again, we will miss him.
     
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  4. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    I've been waiting for the accounts to be activated again, for two months, just to say this. *Takes deep breath* :eek:

    Richard Hunt rocks. I miss him terribly, and I wasn't even born when he died. Pretty powerful dude. ;)

    Thank you and good night. :flirt:
     
  5. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    I loved Scooter so much. My first friend I ever had was the human version of Scooter. He moved, however, to Georgia, and I haven't seen him in a couple years. But whenever I see him, I think Scooter. He actually gave me a Scooter doll when I was little. But back to Richard... I think I speak for everyone when I say he was such an impact to all of us. Whether he was playing a cow on Sesame Street, a Gorg on Fraggle Rock, or a lab experiment gone wrong on The Muppet Show, he brought such an intresting perspecive on puppetry. He would have been so much fun to hang out with, too. Here's to Richard (raises glass). ;)
     
  6. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    i have to say i love sweetums he is sometiems so mean but yet at the same time has a big heart.
     
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member


    Really? I like Sweetums too, but I don't really recall him ever being "mean".
     
  8. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    *raises glass to Richard Hunt* Here's to you, man.

    'Your face', will never be forgotten, dear man.

    I know this is quite personal, but when I found out I had Hepatitis C, my first thoughts were, "Am I going to die? What will happen to me??" then, for some reason, my thoughts turned to Richard, and his battle with aids...he's been my...I guess my driving force to help me get through this last year of my treatments. I'm happy to say, my virus/disease is out of remission right now. But every time, I wanted to stop, I remembered him. It's sappy, and probably not the best thing to say on these boards, but he kept me going.

    *raises glass again* To Richard. My muse for my stories and my everlasting help though those hard times. Thank you Richard.
     
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  9. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    I don't really think of Sweetums as mean either. Kind of...misinformed. He may have eaten guest stars, but you always got the feeling Sweetums thought he was doing a service for the Muppets.

    *raises juice box* To Richard, hope you, Jim, and Jerry are havin fun. :flirt:
     
  10. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius Well-Known Member

    To Richard! A friend I'll never know in this life and to the voices and joy your brought to me in my youth!

    *holds up Palisides Sweetums figurine*
     
  11. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    It's this kind of inspiration that should be shared with the board, if you feel comfortable with it. It's an amazing story, and I'm glad to hear he was an inspiration for you. Very touching... and I'm sure Richard thinks the same.
     
  12. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I was simply afraid they would try to ban me or something. It is quite personal to speak of it. Although I don't mind.
     
  13. ReneeLouvier, I think that's a really powerful story! I'm glad that he was able to touch your life that way.

    Here's to you Richard Hunt, your missed.
     
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I'm ashamed to admit I hadn't heard of Richard until a few years ago. That changed after reading the informative and very touching Tribute section of Muppet Central. He definitely seemed to represent a lot of the Muppet's edge, something they've lost nowadays.

    Of course, whether I knew his name or not, I've heard his voice my whole life, through the various characters he helped create. They were an important part of our childhoods. From knowing nothing about him, Richard has definitely become my favorite Muppet performer (and I'm not alone). ;)
     
  15. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    Same with me. I just heard of him, like, 10 or 11 months ago. I don't remember how I found out...well, I was reading the Jim Henson: The Works book, and his picture kept coming up, and those were my favorite, but I never took the initiative to look in the corner and see his little name. Besides that knowledge, I knew one of the other Muppeteers besides Henson had passed on, but I figured it couldn't be the guy from the pictures because I would have remembered. But then, when I made the connection, I got so mad and told absolutely everyone. And that's when I read the tributes.

    How did everyone else find out about him?
     
  16. ravagefrackle

    ravagefrackle Well-Known Member

    I was fortunate enough to meet him when i was in High School, he was a great talent and very funny guy, and he had no problem taking time to talk to me , and some of my family that came with me, i have a few pics in my personel albums with him and my brother and Forgetful jones,

    he actually passed away a month after my second visit to the set , i guess i made an impression because he remeber who i was, and took time to say hi and look at some pictures (of my rather crude puppet attempts)

    he is missed by many people, and was a big part of what made me get into the muppets as a kid.
     
  17. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    Aw, lucky. :)
     
  18. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Man, I know I sure miss him. Too bad I was too young to realize how important all these people are to me.
     
  19. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    I was wondering, I was reading the Richard Hunt sections of Jim henson: The Works and Of Muppets and Men, and they seem to be a little conflicting of each other. In one it says that Richard had joined the Muppets without handling anything more foreign than a basketball, and the other says that people had been giving Richard puppets all his life. Does anyone know which is true? I suppose both could be true, but I was just wondering.
     
  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Too true, too true.

    About MeepBorkMeep's question. I've noticed that inconsistency too. Personally I always thought the "basketball" comment sounded like some PR statement that probably wasn't researched, but looked nice in print.
     


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