Guy Hutchinson is a Sesame Place historian. He co-author of Sesame Place, a 2015 book from Arcadia Press about the theme park, runs the website Big Bird Bridge, and hosts Unofficial Sesame Place Podcast, created in April 2016.
Hutchinson was the host of three panels at Florida Supercon with Bob McGrath and Emilio Delgado. During the panel, McGrath was casually open about all characters pre-dating Alan being written out of the show. The clip was released on The MuppetCast nearly a month later, starting an international media frenzy. Hutchinson released the full audio of the three talks on his own podcast in response.