about this episode
In our penultimate installment of Cheers to Puppeteers, we're talking to Dave Goelz - the legendary performer who created and still portrays some of The Muppet Show's most iconic characters, including Gonzo the Great, Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, Beauregard, and more. He has recently reprised the roles of Boober Fraggle and Uncle Traveling Matt for Apple TV+'s Fraggle Rock: Rock On, which was filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
We talk to Dave about coming into puppetry from his first career as an industrial designer at IBM, rising to stardom with Gonzo in The Muppet Show and The Muppet Movie, and the challenge of taking on a legacy character. He also shares some wisdom from his father that has guided him through his work as a designer, puppet builder, performer, and more. PLUS: we get a new story about Kermit Love that you just can't miss!
The Muppets sing 'With a Little Help from My Friends' watch it HERE
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Fraggle Rock: Rock On watch on Apple TV+
Watch a Disney Movie With... Brian Henson + Dave Goelz watch it HERE
Adam Savage's One Day Builds watch it HERE
Muppet Guys Talking Group Chats watch them HERE
Release date: December 23, 2020
Edited by Matt Bowen
Hosted by Adam Kreutinger & Cameron Garrity
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