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Richard hunt birthday question facebook 01

The subject of his birth date came into question on Facebook [1] (screenshot provided, but a reply from Miranda between my two replies was deleted by the author which referred to Max's zine as the source of her claim).

Back in August 2011, Ryan and I updated the correct date as provided by Max in a Facebook message (dated August 17, 2011) between the three of us. The text of which was as follows:

Yeah, the internet and everywhere says the 16th, but when Jane said it was the 17th I polled the populace. The whole family -- not just Jane -- says the 17th, as well as Richard's lifelong friend Ernie Capeci, Brian Meehl, and Jerry Nelson. I wonder how the 16th got out, that's very strange and I am intrigued by how information circulates and becomes "truth". Happy to change it, happy to celebrate Richard!

So, Richard Hunt's mother, his entire family, and his closest friends say his birthday was the 17th. And that's what it's cited as such on the page, presently.

I just wanted to park this here in case the question ever came up again. —Scott (message me) 17:38, August 18, 2013 (UTC)

Dates on Pics

The dates on the pictures are a new addition. How do we know those dates? Max riverbottom

Code error?

Some kind of code error in the first paragraph here, don't know how to fix it, thought I'd point it out. Max riverbottom

Thanks! A person just forgot to put a pair of closing brackets. I fixed it. -- Ken (talk) 06:24, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Copying process

Are there any rules about copying articles from here over to Wikipedia? This one is MUCH better than the one over there - and better sourced. The pictures probably couldn't move over, but the text certainly could.

If someone knows, could you leave me a message at my Talkpage at Wikipedia? Many thanks! SatyrTN 02:04, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Sure! Under the Creative Commons license, you can take as much as you want or just incorporate elements (since we're a Muppet Wiki so naturally Richard Hunt is one of our core subjects, but on Wikipedia, the huge list of every Muppet we can pin down as being Richard's would likely be attacked as excessive). Definitely include the sources noted here (probably in their format, since as you'll note, we have our own structure for citation) and a link back wouldn't hurt (but it's not required). Thanks for the compliments on the article (it's evolved a great deal and most of the active contributors have had a hand in it at one point) and for asking. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 02:44, January 12, 2010 (UTC)


The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer - Was Richard Hunt REALLY homosexual? ---- Jesse (talk) 15:16, November 21, 2009 (UTC)

Read the zine. Max is sending it for free if you write her at She also made a comment on Muppet Central that "The zine is up on the site now." I actually don't know which site she's talking about.— Tom (talk) 15:58, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
Short answer to the question is yes. -- Danny@fandom (talk) 18:35, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
Geez, Danny, there you go rubbing my nose in my clunky wording again :) I'd encourage everyone to read this zine; it's much more than an answer to Jesse's question.— Tom (talk) 18:50, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure if I'll really be able to buy the zine, Tom. ---- Jesse (talk) 17:12, November 23, 2009 (UTC)
The Richard Hunt-centered episode of the MuppetCast also confirms it (his mother mentions it at least twice). -- MuppetDude 17:16, November 23, 2009 (UTC)
Okay, I'll give it a listen! ...Never would've made a connection there... ---- Jesse (talk) 17:20, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

Jessica is giving the zine away for free if you email her at Jessica's zine aggregates all the stuff that's already out there and puts it together in a coherent package. As far as I can tell, though, it doesn't contain fresh interviews by Jessica (Max) herself. Still well worth the read :)— Tom (talk) 17:28, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

I can't afford to give away lots of copies of the zine, but "the site" referenced above where you can get it is Microcosm Publishing. Though the zine is a compilation of secondary sources, I am now interviewing people and working on a longer project with primary sources and new info. Max riverbottom 18:21, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
Great, Jessica. Glad to hear you're doing more work on this subject, and sorry for misinterpreting your post on Muppet Central. By the way, I moved your edit below my last one, to maintain chronological order in the discussion, and fixed your link to Micropublishing.— Tom (talk) 18:44, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
It's all good. One last thing: Please call me Max. :) Max riverbottom 21:48, November 24, 2009 (UTC)
OK, Max. :)— Tom (talk) 22:03, November 24, 2009 (UTC)

Can we please have a discussion about the omission of the fact that Richard was an openly gay man? I feel it is insulting to his memory to leave this information out his biography, and quite silly given the refence to The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer at the bottom of the page. Woz Inaname (talk) 09:49, December 2, 2013 (UTC)


I think the Lunch citation might be in Kevin Clash's autobiography. If anyone has a copy of it to hand. -- user:Emma 22:05, September 30, 2009 (UTC)

I just bought the book this week and am halfway through it. I'll keep my eyes peeled. -- Nate (talk) 23:22, September 30, 2009 (UTC)


See Special:Community for a description of what this page needs... -- Danny (talk) 17:21, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Richard Hunt as Elmo

I know that Richard Hunt Performed Elmo From 1984-1985 before giving him to Kevin Clash, but do you know what Sketches he was in at the time or what he sounded like?-- Fuzzyface32 1:58, 5 December 2006

According to Kevin Clash, and some sketches I have found through YouTube, he sounded all scratchy and yelled the lines. --Rankin (talk) 12:37, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
There's actually clips on youtube of Richard Hunt as Elmo? If you're referring to "Monsterpiece Theater: Me, Cluadias", that's not actually Richard Hunt (despite what the A&E Biography said). I'm pretty sure that's Richard Hunt performing Elmo in Follow That Bird, when he shouts "no, no, no, no, no, no!", and he sounded a bit like Scooter there (though it's a little hard to tell as others are shouting at the same time). --Minor muppetz 17:05, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
I'm really talking about Kevin Clash's account.--Rankin (talk) 19:55, April 29, 2010 (UTC)
you know the funny thing i know of this is i think Richard's Elmo voice sounded a lot like Junior Gorg which is kinda ironic since he worked on Fraggle Rock with that character Skullzproductions (talk) 03:52, August 10, 2012 (UTC)
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