No, he isn't. Not that I want to resurrect this little saga, but on the old board someone started making claims that they'd obtained some of the original puppets/props from the series. However, said person then started to give all sorts of inventive reasons for why these items couldn't be photographed, ranging from non-disclosure agreements to renovation work. Basically, it would be fair to say that everyone here considers that it was an attention seeking wind-up with no foundation in fact. They have yet to be proven wrong.
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