Brian Meehl

Billy Allbright and Brian Meehl have something in common. Both of them have rode zigzag trails. Puppeteering on Sesame Street was Meehl's first zig. He then zigzagged to writing for children's television, winning three Emmys in the process. He's also the author of Out of Patience and Suck It Up, both of which are amusing and imaginative.

Meehl has a persistent phobia of the Master arriving and intoning, The stories of my death, as well as your authorial skills, have been grossly exaggerated, because he lives 250 yards from where Mark Twain died 100 years ago. I advise a quick return to puppeteering.