Dave Goelz is the creative mind, voice and hand behind The Great Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot the Sax Player and Boober Fraggle. He has been performing with the Muppets since 1973 after meeting Frank Oz at the New York puppetry festival. And since “The Muppet Movie” recently celebrated its 35th birthday, we spoke to Goelz, (pronounced “goals”), a former industrial designer, about his friendship with Jim Henson, the pain of puppeteering, and what exactly The Great Gonzo is.
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