The Information section has also been updated. Two of my new best friends have helped me out. The wonderful Scott scanned and sent me Richard's bio from the Muppet Fan Club Newsletter thing. The super great Megan found a wonderful gem of an article from The Record (a New Jersey newspaper). Be sure to take a look at that.
1-07-03-- It's hard to believe that it's been 11 years. I posted this little tribute I made last year. I like it so much, I though I'd bring it back for this year, with a few new additions.
Richard may have passed away, but he continues to live on in spirit. He’s there every time we laugh at Junior Gorg, groove along with Janice, and heckle right along with Statler. I never had the chance to meet him, however he reached through the television and touched not only me, but all of us. A truly great part of doing this web site has been reading through the information that has been sent to me. From the tributes by the Muppeteers, to the on-screen appearances, there are wonderful quotes by and about Richard. Reading what he had to say, and what others have to say about him has been an indescribable experience. If anything, they show us what kind of a man the world is missing…
"They all had weird childhoods."
-- Richard on why many puppeteers like anonymity.
“He was a good friend and a very special, generous person.”
-- Karen Prell
“I decided to make a career of resting.”
-- Richard on what he did after he quit his job in radio
“We became so simpatico, one of us would start a bit and the other would pick up on where the bit was going immediately.”
-- Jerry Nelson
"People walk in here and they look at us, and we show them around the shop, and they see all those puppets, and you go and put one on, and do a different weird voice and they look at you, like: 'That’s... that's magical, but the guy's nuts!'"
-- Richard on "60 Minutes"
"It didn't matter if he was playing a major character that was driving the scene, or a background minor puppet. He always made it shine in some special and unexpected way."
-- Martin P. Robinson
“He was much larger than life, and we miss him terribly. Our world just isn’t the same.”
-- Dave Goelz
“…We do what everyone else in the world wants to do and that's act crazy. Except we get paid to do it.”
-- Richard from "60 Minutes"
“All of our guests adored Richard. He made them feel so welcome and at ease. He took special care with young ones too, for as he told me once, ‘Can you imagine the incredible impression this makes on a child’s mind?’”
-- Jerry Nelson
1-01-03-- HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Yes, believe it or not, this fine site has been around for a year. On this day last year "Your Face!" went public. This is quite an accomplishment for me, seeing that I don't have the proper attention span to take care of a web site longer than a week or two. Hooray for me!
While I'd like to say that I have some spectacular update for the site, I'm afraid I don't have anything. This is rather good seeing that work and school have taken a big bite out of my free time. If I had any "big" thing, I'd probably have a nervous breakdown.
That's not to say I don't have any new additions to the site. Martin P. Robinson has been kind enough to provide a few pictures of Richard (is that not aweseome or what?). I only have a few, and they are up. You can either go hunting for them, or (if you're not in the hunting mood), you can go to the Jim Henson Productions Press Release, Dave Goelz Tribute, Muppet Show Press Kit Bio, and Martin P. Robinson Tribute to view these nifty gems.
9-24-02-- Here it is, yet another update! If you'll tour the site, you'll notice that I have updated the Info section with a little thing I like to call Did You Know. I have also updated the Remembering section with an obiturary from the Los Angeles Times as well as a tribute from Martin P. Robinson. Plus a link has been added (but guess which one!). That's all for the moment, but be sure to check back!
5-24-02-- Yay! Finally have UPDATES!!! First, I'd like to direct your attention to the On-screen Appearances section, where you will find Richard's part in Oxford Blues (now I'll stop bugging people to send it to me). Then make your way to the Remembering section. There I have added obituaries from The Chicago Sun Times and The Washington Post. Then finally stop by the Links section. You don't have to go in that order, that's just a suggestion. Be sure to come back. I have at least another update planned.
4-22-02-- Ok, I've added a few links to the Links Section. However, I'd like to take the time now to direct you to the Fraggle Rock DVD petition site. Let's tell Henson that we want Junior Gorg on DVD!