Scooter
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Scooter

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Scooter with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Muppets

Scooter is a supporting character from Jim Henson's prolific Muppets franchise. He's a orange-skinned, red-haired Muppet who typically serves as The Muppets' stage manager, ensuring that everything is running on time and the performers are equipped with everything they need to make their show a hit, and trying his hardest to wrangle the motley Muppets. 
Created by TylerMirage on Jul 10 2018
The Muppet Show (1976)
ScooterRichard Hunt
Richard Hunt (NEW CLIP)
Muppet Babies (1984)
Scooter (Baby)Greg Berg
Greg Berg (NEW CLIP)
Muppets from Space (1999)
ScooterAdam Hunt
Adam Hunt (NEW CLIP)
Muppet RaceMania (2000)
ScooterMatt Vogel
Matt Vogel (NEW CLIP)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
ScooterBrian Henson
Brian Henson (NEW CLIP)
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
ScooterRickey Boyd
Rickey Boyd (NEW CLIP)
The Muppets (2015)
ScooterDavid Rudman
David Rudman (NEW CLIP)

EDITOR'S OPINION

Richard Hunt: What can be said about an original Muppeteer? They created the performance that would go on to be replicated and imitated and eventually massaged into characters that have become so iconic. As the first to perform Scooter, the character hadn't really come into his own yet, having more of a meek and mild temperment, combined with an almost "subservient underling" attitude. Richard's later portrayls fix this, however. 

Greg Berg: Greg is servicable as a younger version of Scooter. 

Adam Hunt: It's unfortunate that Adam has such limited material, as I feel like his voice shows promise. 

Matt Vogel: Not one of Matt's better replacement performances, sadly. It's sufficient for such a minor role in the video game, but I don't feel like it would've worked in a larger role. 

Brian Henson: The performance itself isn't bad, but the voice is a little... 'whiny', for the lack of a better adjective. 

Rickey Boyd: Although Rickey doesn't sound identical to Richard, I actually feel like he's one of the stronger replacement voices. 

David Rudman: David appears to be the official and steady performer for Scooter, which allows him to have more opportunities to play him. David's managed to finesse his Scooter and establish his own tone, and honestly, I feel it's more polished than Richard's. David's voice is the one I hear when I think of Scooter, and as weird as it sounds, his voice, persona and attitude all jive well with the portrayal of a stage manager/assistant director. Just a very relaxed, matter-of-fact, get-business-done kind of attitude.

David's getting my vote on this one. 

*This voice compare brought to you thanks to the efforts of Ghosty404!

TylerMirage

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Anthonyiscool64
said at 6:37 PM on Sun Jul 15 2018
The original, Richard Hunt of course. But David Rudman was still pretty good too!
Anthonyiscool64
said at 6:40 PM on Sun Jul 15 2018
@Anthonyiscool64 "Is" I meant, not "Was"
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:20 PM on Tue Jul 10 2018
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Another vote goes to Richard.
CerealBoxHead46
said at 3:04 PM on Tue Jul 10 2018
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Ah, my favorite kind of VC: the one where I get to write a book. XD


1. Richard. Yep, the original again. One of his most classic characters. Unlike with most Muppets, Scooter's role in the group has changed a lot over the years, probably more than most other Muppets' roles have. When Richard was playing him, he was the new kid on the block, the shy newcomer learning his way around (I mean, that clip is from his first ever Muppet Show appearance); and Richard played this version of the character very well.

2. ...which leads us to David. David's version of the character is meant to be more mature, more experienced, and more "in control," having been part of the group for so many years. David does a very good job at his particular version of the character, with a vocal presence and cadence that exactly matches what I feel an older, more confident version of Richard's would have sounded like. It feels like a whole new character in some ways, and I really like it. I didn't vote for him, however, because while the feel is Richard-esque enough, the voice itself barely resembles him most of the time (it's pretty much just Baby Bear without the speech impediment, so that's really all I hear), which is kind of a big deal when you're succeeding a popular character that everyone already has the voice of in their heads. And that voice he used in the 2015 show... I've already hit on this before, but man, does he (and everyone else in that show) sound bad. It's like he dropped all semblance of doing a "Muppet/cartoony" voice and just made him sound ordinary, like he's doing half of an impression. TL;DR: good role, bad impression.

3. Brian. Probably the closest of the soundalikes for Scooter, though I feel like that isn't really saying much in this particular compare. His acting feels really stiff, however. One of the main things I like about the character is how natural his voice would usually sound with Richard or David playing him; Brian completely does away with this.

4. Adam. For what limited material he's given, Adam does fairly well at mimicking what his brother did for so many years. With practice, he could have become really good. However, the voice itself as it was in the movie does not really scream "Scooter" to me. You can tell he's trying, but he still doesn't quite get there with the voice.

5. Rickey. He's actually fairly close to mimicking Richard's voice, but his acting is so, so wooden it's hard to listen to.

6. Matt. As if bad acting wasn't enough, Matt had to go and try to make him sound like he was just hitting puberty. Ew.

Greg is alright, but the voice itself is not very Scooter-like. (Sounds more Looney Tunes than Muppets, tbh.)
TheVocalMan20
said at 1:26 PM on Tue Jul 10 2018
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Thoughts:
Richard: Again, the original can rarely be beat.
Adam: Its neat that they brought Richard's brother in (i wonder how he would've sounded as Richard's other characters) and i wished he did it more.
David: Closest to voice and personality, but comes too close to sounding like Baby Bear at times.
Rickey and Brian: Personality? Spot on. Sounding like Richard? needs work.
Greg: doesn't work for me.
Matt: Decent for the 1-2 in game lines, i guess.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:27 AM on Tue Jul 10 2018
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For this one, I'd say it's a tie between Richard & David. They both do a great job as Scooter. Most of the other replacements seem to fall a bit short. Matt Vogel has the weakest performance here. He could have been so much better.
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Richard Hunt
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