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

  1. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    I'm not terribly familiar with Richard's characters but I suppose Scooter would be called more or less his main TMS character. And he was so perfect in that he managed to make himself literally sound like just how young a person Scooter is supposed to be. A young teenager I presume;)

    But I hope that the Fraggle Rock DVDs come to Australia eventually because another character he did so well was Junior Gorg.

    2 characters so alike in that they're both only in their teens and yet at the same time as different as chalk and cheese:D

    And only Richard could have done proper justice to them I'm sure.
  2. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I'd say Scooter is at least fifteen, but no older than eighteen or nineteen. Still in high school.

    I'm the assistant copy editor and a reporter for my college newspaper, and I certainly feel that if all the staff members were Muppets, I'd be Scooter. I'm one of the saner people there, but I'm always anxious to help out with something. And I wear large, round glasses.
    Our editor-in-chief would be Kermit (but she's also like Miss Piggy from time to time), the sports editor would be Gonzo, the editorial assistant is probably Fozzie, and so on and so forth. As for Statler and Waldorf, it would be whoever's cracking the most jokes that night.
    On Monday nights when we're putting the paper to bed, it's just as chaotic as it is at the Muppet Theater.
  3. Vibs

    Vibs Well-Known Member


    *sneaks over to the buffet*
  4. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I don't really know what to say, Renee, although I think Richard would be flattered to hear that you wish he was your dad.

    Perhaps he's become your guardian angel? I can definitely picture that.
  5. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Aw, thank you Muppet Newsgirl. ;) That's a very sweet thing to agree with me, I guess. XD But yeah, you'll all know if ever was my Daddy.

    You'll read an obituiary for me, because I had died of a heart attack, I was so excited!

    Just kidding, but you would know of it. I...well, I still hold out hope. Although it's a tiny, most-likely-not-real dream. :)

    It's good to dream and have dreams isn't it?
  6. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    You're quite welcome, Renee. I definitely believe that God provides us with guardian angels.

    It's also good to dream, and daydreaming is one thing I do exceptionally well. Maybe a little too well, sometimes.
  7. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    I agree Muppet Newsgirl. We should be grateful to God for appointing guardian angels over us. We won't necessarily be protected from disaster or foul play from our fellow man of course but they will protect us from Satan and the fallen angels attempts to get us to doubt or reject our Christian faith as long as we will allow God to guide us through them naturally.
  8. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    In this day and age, a little divine intervention can't hurt. In the Muppet world, the fact that Kermit and the others haven't killed one another and that the theater hasn't completely collapsed is a testament to the existence of guardian angels. I just imagine they start working in overtime whenever Gonzo takes the stage...
  9. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    XD! I bet their are like 20 angels when Gonzo takes the stage!!!!
  10. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and at least another 20 for whoever's watching.

    In other instances, at least five angels apiece for Kermit, Scooter and Robin when the Swedish Chef tried to do frog legs in the Lou Rawls episode of TMS...and six or seven for whoever's around when Crazy Harry blows something up...and, well, you get the picture.
  11. Muppet Matt

    Muppet Matt Well-Known Member

    Richard died the year before I was born.:cry: I really like his role of Scooter.
  12. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Jan. 7, 1992? I was six years old, plus two months. And a lot of us love Scooter as well. He just appeals to everyone.
  13. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    6 years, 5 months, 1 day, exactly when Richard died. Never knew it until I was 16 years old, + 4 months or so.

    I cried hard when I finally learned it.


    Do you ever imagine Richard singing as Junior Gorg, or Scooter? The expressions on their face when they sing? Seeing their faces when they sing those songs?

    I can see Richard belting out songs as Junior Gorg, letting his clear voice reach the heavens in the recording booth, as he sings. It's just beautiful....I can see it clear as day.

    Next time your listening to a song, any song, Richard or no...just close your eyes, and think of them singing that song.

    I'm sure it'll bring a smile to your face.
  14. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    I was being born in two months when it happened. So I suppose I was technically alive while he was. Kind of uncompleted, but still basically in existance. I found out when I was 13 and a couple months, cause I thought he was kinda cute and looked really fun from the pictures in The Works, and knew one Muppeteer had died besides Jim, then finally put two and two together when I turned to that page that said 51-92. Then I looked him up on rhuntfan, and that's when it rully hit me. :(

    I totally picture Richard in those songs every once and a while. :)
  15. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    I was just doing my history homework (taking a little break, heh heh) and I read about a New Yorker named Walter Hunt in the 1830s, who one, invented the safety pin, and two created the first sewing machine. But he abandoned it without a patent, fearing that his invention would take work away from seamstresses, and put those women out of work. Wouldn't it be neat if he was related to Richard? It kind of sounds like Richard, caring so much about other people. Just a thought. Going back to work now. *Sigh*
  16. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    That's something really interesting, MBM! It's something to really think about ya know. ;)
  17. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I got a hold of Of Muppets and Men through my university library's Inter-Library Loan system, and I've already read through it several times. Great book. Richard was clearly the resident joker, as it makes quite clear in the chapter 'Waiting.' He'd have been a lot of fun to know, and reading those descriptions of his impromptu performances for visiting kids...

    On a slightly different topic, I mentioned earlier that I was six years and two months old (DOB Nov. 5 '85, sign Scorpio) when the late, great Mr. H. started his new hobby of pushing up the daisies. I think I learned of his death when I was eight years old. I was watching "Muppet Christmas Carol," and when I saw 'In Loving Memory of Jim Henson and Richard Hunt,' I immediately thought, "That's Scooter's voice." But I didn't really realize how much of an impact Richard's death made until later.

    Even at an early age I tended to read the credits at the ends of films. In the case of the Muppets, I was curious as to who played who.
  18. MeepBorkMeep

    MeepBorkMeep Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. I love that picture. And the little one in that chapter where he has the hat with the American flag attached and it says "Richard Hunt takes no chances" for the caption. That book owns. :D
  19. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness! I had the same thing happen to me, Muppet Newsgirl! I got it through my State Library this weekend! I LOVED reading about Richard and everything! It was....SO halarious! I also was able to get ahold of "Jim Henson : The Works" too. I have to return both of them (As their from the State Library unfortunately) on Friday. I intend to scan in as much as I can before then!!!

    Even at an early age I tended to read the credits at the ends of films. In the case of the Muppets, I was curious as to who played who.[/quote]
  20. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I know, isn't it a swell book? I've also read The Works. I brought it home from campus with me one weekend, and I had to pretty much pry it out of my family's hands (they're also Muppet fans, but I kinda win the award for being the biggest nerd).

    The Works is part of my library's permanent collection, so I can go in and read it and check it out at any time, thankfully.

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