Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: The Snowman

Today’s article was written by our good friend Mitchell Stein. THE SNOWMAN Performed by… Richard Hunt First appearance… A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street “Elmo’s Got the Moves” music video (2011) Best known role… Fozzie’s holiday-themed comedy partner; a snowman WHO IS THE SNOWMAN? The Snowman first comes to life (literally) in…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Gladys

Written by Ryan Dosier. Special thanks to our friend Chris Stulz for his always-stellar Photoshop work! GLADYS Performed by… Richard Hunt First appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 301: Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (1978) Most recent appearance… The Muppet Movie (1979) (On-Screen) The Muppets: Doodle Book (2012) (In-Print) Best known role… Cafeteria lady at the Muppet Theater WHO IS…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Bobby Benson

Written by Ryan Dosier. BOBBY BENSON Performed by… Richard Hunt First appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 319: Elke Sommer (1978) Most recent appearance… Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Best known role… Leader of the Baby Band WHO IS BOBBY BENSON? Bobby Benson is the leader/wrangler/manager of the Baby Band, a classic act from The Muppet Show. The…

Ten Favorite Richard Hunt Characters

Michael Wermuth, Jr. – Richard Hunt was one of the greatest Muppet performers ever, with many great characters. Today, in honor of his birthday, I’m going to list my ten favorite characters performed by Richard Hunt over the years. 10. Aristotle Aristotle is one of the few blind Muppet characters, and an even rarer example…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Placido Flamingo

Written by Ryan Dosier. PLACIDO FLAMINGO Performed by… Richard Hunt First appearance… Sesame Street Season 18 (1986) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 25 (1992)  Best known role… Opera-singing flamingo WHO IS PLACIDO FLAMINGO? Placido Flamingo is perhaps the most cultured of Sesame Street’s many residents. He is a talented performer of classical opera (with a…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Wayne & Wanda

Written by Ryan Dosier. WAYNE & WANDA Performed by… Richard Hunt (Wayne) Eren Ozker (Wanda) First appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 102: Connie Stevens (1976) Most recent appearance… Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Best known role… Inept, unaccomplished, destructive singing duo on The Muppet Show WHO ARE WAYNE AND WANDA? Wayne and Wanda are a notable singing duo…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Junior Gorg

Written by Ryan Dosier. JUNIOR GORG   Performed by… Richard Hunt (voice and face) Rob Mills (body) First appearance… Fraggle Rock Episode 101: “Beginnings” (1983) Most recent appearance… Fraggle Rock Episode 513: “Change of Address” (1987) Best known role… Son of the King and Queen of the Universe; Fraggle hunter; bumbling, fumbling dumb of a son…