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

  1. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Woo-hoo, Sara's back!

    Wow, sounds like you guys are having a time of it lately...and I hear you, sorting out stuff with auto insurance can be a real pain in the neck.

    Judging from the reviews that everyone's posting, I'm definitely going to have to go see "The Muppets." Yes, I know, it's embarrassing, I'm a die-hard Muppet fan and I still haven't seen the movie yet...but you see, I've been so backed up with work and other stuff lately that I've barely even had time to breathe.

    By the by, heralde, where's your avatar from?
  2. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'd recommend it; it's not perfect but it's the best in a long time. :)

    Oops I actually might have changed it since you asked me, lol, but it doesn't matter it's the same person, it's Robert Englund when he was on the 1980s TV series V, playing one of the aliens. Good actor and very articulate outside of movies and TV (not a guarantee for actors).
  3. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Cool - thanks!

    On a slightly more somber note, I'm looking at the calendar and I'm seeing that we're three days away from the anniversary of Richard's passing...I can't believe it will have been 20 years ago this year - where does the time go?
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Is glad to read something from and to know that Muppet Newsgirl is still here.
    Sent you an HV notice to your addy.

    *Burgles a slice of cherry cobbler. :drool:
  5. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi, Ed - yeah, I know, I've been kind of away from MC lately. It's the old problem of life, the universe and everything getting in the way - mostly I blame work.

    But I've been meaning to get back into the swing of things - and yes, I got the HV notice. What the hey, I'll throw my hat in for another year - with the same crew.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Hedley Lamar voice: Splendid, splendid. That leaves Kim of the Skeeter Muppet and MuppetsFan4Life to reply before opening up to new business.

    And we do not discuss new business until...
    *Book flipping through pages.
    Next quarter.

    Hope everything's okay with Nora at the bookstore and Scooter at the theater.
    *Remembers to roll some radishes down to the Rock and the Cave.
  7. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Today is the anniversary of Richard's passing. Hard to believe it's been twenty years to this day. I was only one and a half years old when he passed on. A great, great, great man.

    And to quote Elmo when it came to working with Richard:
    "It was torture! Elmo doesn't like opera! Elmo doesn't like tuna fish sandwiches and Schweppes Ginger Ale. Elmo doesn't like any of those things! But for some reason, when he was working Elmo, Elmo was motivated to love those things!"

    Richard, you were one of the greats. <3
  8. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    Hmm, so Elmo doesn't like opera, ginger ale and tuna fish sandwiches - would that list also include orange juice and chocolate-covered donuts, or would he be okay with those?

    And it would seem that Richard and Elmo's working relationship was one of mutual emnity - Richard hated Elmo's cloyingly sweet attitude and Elmo didn't like Richard's tastes in music and food. Go figure.

    And I'm with you, Puckrox - I can't believe that it's now 20 years since Richard departed us - I would have been six years old at the start of 1992. Rest in peace, Richard - we love you and we still miss you.
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  9. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    ;): I think he liked the chocolate doughnuts, who can say "no" to those?
    :flirt: Like, fer sure. *Swigs some organic orange juice.
    :grr: And we never even got to my credenza!
    :boo: Usually opera music puts me to sleep.
    :eek: Mee-mee-meep, madly memporary.

    Happy anniversary to Richard.
    :laugh: Your face!
  10. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Well-Known Member

    He died at such a young age, my uncle was born the same year as Richard.

    I was 12 when Richard died and was in Grade 7. I don't even remember seeing his death mentioned in the entertainment section of the newspapers where I live.

    If Richard was still living, I could see him doing more directing and performing his characters. Same thing with Jim (although I think Jim would be more involved with the Jim Henson Company).
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  11. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    I agree completely. I think the Henson Company would be producing some shows that are a bit more on the successful side if Jim were still here, and I definitely think Richard would be directing and definitely still performing.
  12. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    That's great because I love tuna sandwiches and Ginger Ale, lol. So Richard and I have something else in common, and Elmo and I are further apart. Sounds about right to me! ;)
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  13. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Well-Known Member

    I like opera and ginger ale, but I can't much say that I fancy tuna fish sandwiches. Oh, well, as Meat Loaf once sang, "two out of three ain't bad." ;)
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I was actually thinking the other day, ever notice how we often say "tuna fish?" It's weird when you think about it. I mean isn't that understood? After all we don't say "salmon fish" or "trout fish." Hehe
  15. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen this page? You guys have to see the 4th and 5th photos down.


    About the 5th photo, love this quote (and the photo itself, it's so wonderfully late '60s, lol):

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  16. Scooterfan5

    Scooterfan5 Well-Known Member

    I just love that photo!
  17. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    You know the first time I saw it I actually did a double take, I didn't realize it was him, lol. You don't see him with that kind of smile too often in photos. I guess it was kind of bashful as the quote says, hehe. ;)
  18. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    The Right Reverend Ritchie Hunt....LOL. I love this picture so much!!
  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention that one (it's towards the bottom of the page), pretty funny I must say, lol.
  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Just a head's up, if you haven't read the Memoirs of a Muppet Writer book yet, Amazon has a preview of the chapter on Richard which talks about his brief role as Reverend, lol. You just have to click on the Look Inside graphic and scroll down the index to Chapter 42. Really nice stuff! One page is missing from the preview so there is still reason to buy the book, hehe.

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