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

  1. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    and of course Richard was also Rockin' Richard from Little Jerry's Monotone group
  2. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    I've actually never seen that before! That's really cool!
  3. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    *facepalms* I am really slipping on the trivia!

    And Renee, according to Emmy's site, the bird watchers plot lasted the entire episode but Richard is only around for about the first half or so before going off to check out the parrot at the Fix-It Shoppe. He doesn't show up again until the end of the episode.

  4. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Oh...WOW! That's awesome! I'll go check it out and everything, that would be awesome to get that ep from someone. ;)

    Edit'd: I just read that description, and I actually REMEMBER that episode!!! It was because of that crazy english guy with the weird walk, that I remembered it! That's abosutely awesome!
  5. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    Aw, man! That sounds cool! I'll have to find it!

    So who wants to do the next question? Unless you want it to be weekly, of course.
  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I really wish I could have seen that episode. Sounds like it was before my time.
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    It's not just the voice, it is also the manipulation and performing of the puppet. Beaker is a very specific puppet that is probably not easy to do. So I would not say that "anybody" could do it.

    Yes, Richard Hunt was a gem and will always be missed.
  8. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    That's true. But also, I've realized that the voice ain't too easy either. He inhales while he does it, and now that I know that my impression is pretty good, but before my weeks of practice, it sounded like six different pitches of Beaker were all drowning in a pit of snakes. :eek:
  9. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    That'd be just Beaker's luck, too ;)

  10. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I honestly can't think of any other questions.
  11. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    Hmm...I can't either...let's get a simple survey one, then...

    Who's your favorite character that he performed?

    I know, cheap, but it's all I can think of right now.

    P.S., Love the new avatar, ReneeLouvier.
  12. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member


    As is simple fact: Scooter! He's my favorite. But then again I've always loved the underdog or the geek of TV shows. I loved Radar from M.A.S.H. I've read a really early thread from way back when about comparing Radar to Scooter, and although it was shot down in all it's glory that except for glasses, there was nothing that was the same, it sounded like a good argument.
  13. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    My favorite character that Richard's performed?

    Well, Scooter's at the top of the list, definately. I like him because he seems to be on a different level from the rest of the "core" group (Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo); watching the craziness unfold but not always taking part in it. That's one of the reasons why I enjoy playing him so much in Theatrical Muse, because it gives me a chance to get inside the character's head, and by default maybe get into Richard's head a little.

    And then there's the Wild Impresario, from Ghost of Faffner Hall. He reminds me a bit of Scooter, except Wild's enthusiasm is centered around music rather than just being a general enthusiasm. I also see Wild as one of the two "parental" figures around Faffner Hall (the other being Fughetta, obviously. I can't see Farkas being a parental figure to anyone). He's been around the block several times (hung out with a gang in his youth, dated Joni Mitchell), and now he wants to pass his experience on to the younger generation. Wild's also quite crafty; he spent nearly half of the composition episode trying to keep away from Farkas, then finally used the other man's greed to get him to lay off by mentioning the big prize for the contest.

    I also can't leave this post without mentioning Gillis "The Maestro" Fraggle. He's just as important as Cantus and the Minstrels, perhaps even moreso because Gillis stays in the Rock and leads the music, while the Minstrels only come around every so often. I like to think that in his youth Gillis was also a Minstrel, and when the group first journeyed to the Rock something made Gillis decide to stay.

  14. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    MAN! I wish I could have seen The Wild Impressario! I never got HBO, or whatever channel it originally came on, and no normal cable channel picked it up for syndication, (like Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show) so I've never seen it.

    Heck, never even knew what it was until I joined here!

    ...and I saw your avatar, and I think I asked what the heck was it, you told me, and I looked it up. So, I've already fallen in love with this show, despite I've not seen a single frame of it at all.
  15. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Well-Known Member

    I've got a couple episodes of Ghost of Faffner Hall. Both feature Wild quite prominently.

    Maybe I can think of a way to get them to you...

  16. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen Ghost of Faffner Hall, but since I like music as well as Muppets, it sounds like I would have been a fan.

    I know people like Farkas Faffner; some of my ex-high school classmates come to mind.
  17. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    I just gotta say this in the place of this club:

    I'm closer to Richard then I ever was in my life.

    And it's so true, unfortunately. You know...I just wish I really was his daughter, cause then it wouldn't feel so bad...


    If anyone is curious as to what I mean, please, click the above link.
  18. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    This just really sucks, Sara. I'm so sorry this happened.

    Well, if you thought Richard Hunt's spirit helped you during your Hepatitis, just see how much more he helps you now. That's my...attempt at an optimistic outlook...hope that didn't come out wrong or something. :(
  19. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    WEEELLLLL.....*grabs a shovel and digs the club out from the grave*

    For all who don't know, I'm okay! *unenthusatic applause from one person*

    :concern: Thank you.

    Okay, on to pressing matters! *flips up clipboard, and smiles* Anybody have anything to say about Richard perhaps?

    *hears crickets chirping in the background* ....okay.

    *picks up megaphone* ....I love Richard Hunt, and wish he was my Daddy.

    That is all.

    *Sets down megaphone, and walks away, a little sad for some reason.*
  20. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    *Walks back up to stand* Thank you Sara. How about another question to liven things up, shall we? *Picks up megaphone* Uh...hmm...ooh, how about...nope. Can't think of nuthin. Anybody else got a survey question about him? *Shifts megaphone from hand to hand impatiently*

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