1. Kermit The Frog Miss Piggy Fozzie Bear Bean The Bunny Robin The Frog Rizzo The Rat Pepe The Prawn King Watson The Dog Scooter Walter Animal Janice And Floyd Pepper Zoot Dr Teeth 80s The Robot The Swedish Chef Sam The Eagle Crazy Harry Lew Zealand And The Fish & Penguins 5

2. Big Bird Elmo Hools The Owl Oscar The Grouch Telly Monster Abby Cadabby Zoe And His Friend Rocco Baby Bear Super Grover Mr Snuffleupagus And Alice The Snuffleupagus Rosita Count Von Count Bert And Ernie BJ And Baby Bop Bug Four Pesties Red Orange Blue And Yellow Herb The Dinosaur Daddy Prairie Dawn Cookie Monster Lulu Chickens 4 Pig And Duck Bob Linda Gordon Alan Luis Maria Miles And Gabi Gina Susan Ruthie Leela & Chris

3. Bear Oio Tutter Pip And Pop Treelo Jeremiah Tortoise Keisha & Luke

4. Barney And Friends Jim Hensons Between The Lions Oilver The Pig Max And Ruby Nai Hi Kan Ian Fifi And The Flowerlots Wow Wow Wubbzy Angelina Ballerina Kipper The Dog The Wiggles Jim Hensons The Muppet Show Fireman Sam The Wonder Pets Higglytown Heroes Out Of The Box Starfall Friends Rolie Polie Olie Arthur JoJos Circus Jim Hensons Bear In The Big Blue House Jack's Big Music Show Go Diego Go The Koala Brothers Sony Wonder From Sesame Street Yo Gabba Gabba Jim Hensons Animal Jam The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Peanuts The Charlie Brown Home Videos Baby Nick Jr Curious Buddies Little Bear Peppa Pig Rugrats Calliou Dragon Tales Rubbadubbers PBS KIDS Friends The Magic School Bus PB&J Otter SpongeBob SquarePants Dora The Explorer Toddworld The Backyardigans Oswald The Octopus Bob The Builder Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends Jim Hensons Fraggle Rock The Book Of Winnie The Pooh Stanley Blues Room And Blue Clues Clifford The Big Red Dog Kim Possible The Proud Family LazyTown Lilo And Stitch The Series Madeline Little Bill The Fairy OddParents Zoom & Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat

Sesame Street WorksEditEdit

During his first few seasons on Sesame Street, Hunt was basically a background puppeteer, assisting other performers with characters (manipulating the right hands of certain characters, and performing the back half of Mr. Snuffleupagus) or performing characters to pre-recorded tracks. Hunt gradually became one of the main Muppeteers, performing such characters as SullyGladys the CowDon Music, and Forgetful Jones.

Although a main performer on the show, none of Richard Hunt's Sesame Street characters became major characters in the same way as Big BirdCookie Monster, and Elmo(who Hunt actually performed as a minor character, 1984-1985). Even after being a main puppeteer, Hunt would often perform in Sesame Street productions (such as Christmas Eve on Sesame Street and Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) where he didn't perform character voices.

Richard Hunt served as a mentor to newer puppeteers. When a new puppeteer joined the Sesame set, Hunt was the first to haze and initiate them into the group. Despite this, he always took new puppeteers to lunch, as well as anyone on the set who wanted to join him. [citation needed]He was known to often read the newspaper as he was performing a character and doing that character's lines.

Muppet Show AnticsEditEdit

Richard Hunt was one of the main performers on The Muppet Show, and one of five performers to be a regular performer on all five seasons. His main character was Scooter, but he also performed BeakerStatlerJanice, andSweetums. During the first season, he shared the role ofMiss Piggy with Frank Oz, but by the end of the first season, Piggy became Oz's main character, and Hunt no longer performed her.

Richard Hunt has also been noted for his fine singing voice. As Scooter, he sang such songs as "Six String Orchestra" and "There's a New Sound." He also performed Wayne, who was part of the singing duo Wayne and Wanda, and though the two stopped appearing after the second season, Wayne eventually came back to make solo appearances every now and then, singing such songs as "Catch a Falling Star" and "For Me and My Goyle." Despite Hunt's singing voice and the fact that Janice was a musician, Janice seldom sang lead vocals in songs. She did have two major lead-singing performances, singing "With a Little Help From My Friends" and "Rockin' Robin."

In the 1981 book Of Muppets and MenChristopher Finchdescribed Hunt's endless energy and humor. "He seems to get more unadulterated pleasure from performing than anyone else in the organization," Finch wrote. "When he is not working on camera, he is apt to have Scooter or Beaker or Janice -- anyone -- on his arm for the purpose of entertaining visitors to the studio. If there are no visitors around, he will attempt to entertain his co-workers... LikeJerry Nelson, he is a versatile on-camera performer, but his importance to the show derives also from his off-camera personality. He makes the crew laugh, jokes with the guest star, clowns for the shop personnel. He is one of the chief reasons for the loose atmosphere that exists around Studio D despite the pressure and the slow pace that are endemic to television production."

Puppeteer CreditsEditEdit

[1]Richard Hunt, Scooter, Kermit and Jim Henson at the 1986 Academy Awards.[2]Richard Hunt and Scooter in 1980.[3]Hunt on the set of Fraggle Rock.*The Muppet Show Characters: African Mask(Mountain), BeagleBeaker (1977-1990), Behemoth(episode 119), Billy the Bear (episode 401 andepisode 503), Bobby BensonBlue Frackle (episode 103episode 115episode 202episode 218episode 307), BubbaCatgutClive CahuengaContender 980116Cow (episode 121), Doctor PigDroop(episode 220), GeorgeGeri and the Atrics (False Teeth), GhostGingerbread ManGladysThe Gogolala Jubilee Jugband (Purple Whatnot), Gorgon Heap (episode 116), HatJanice (1977-1990), Lenny the Lizard (episode 208), Lubbock Lou (occasionally),Luncheon Counter Monster (episode 223), Lyle the Dog (episode 523), Male GhostThe March Hare,Mean Mama (episodes 201211, and 515), Mildred Huxtetter (episode 109), Miss Kitty (episode 119),Miss Piggy (1976-1977, occasionally), Ohboy Bird,Paul Revere (legs only), Penguin (episode 320),Quongo (episode 509), Ronald Duck (episode 220),Salzburg Sauerkraut SingerScooter (1976-1990),The ShowmanStatler (1976-1990), Sweetums (1976-1990), TinyWayneWinnyYouknow Bird (episode 218), Zelda Rose (episode 308)