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Celebrating Jerry Juhl

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Fozzie Bear, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. muppetwriter

    muppetwriter Well-Known Member

    Before I knew who Jerry Juhl was and how he connected with the Muppets, I always wondered who wrote the Muppets' witty dialogue (because they were--and still are--a scream). When I discovered here on Muppet Central that Jerry Juhl was the man behind the words, I'd immediately put him in my book of most memorable heroes. :)

    I guess you can say that Jerry Juhl inspired me to write Muppet stories, since the one thing that always fascinates me about the Muppets is their dialogue.

    I must confess that my screenname, muppetwriter, wasn't named after Jerry Juhl; it was just something that I thought up, after coming up with a lot of names (such as "muppetguy" or "muppetman" or "muppetmaster") that were, unfortunately, already chosen. :( I didn't think so much about it (in fact, I kinda wanted to change it after a while), until I discovered that the name "Muppet Writer" was the nickname for the great writer of the Muppets.

    I'm proud that I'd chosen to be known as muppetwriter, because now that name really means a lot. And I'm going to make sure that name means as much as it does, ever since Jerry Juhl started writing for the Muppets. Every story that I write here on Muppet Central will be dedicated to Jerry and his excellent work.

    God bless you, Jerry. You are still the best Muppet Writer in my book. ;)
  2. KermiClown

    KermiClown Well-Known Member

  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Actually, I just heard a funny sound from the sky a bit ago, sounded a bit like Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, and Jerry Juhl singing this:

  4. GonzoLeaper

    GonzoLeaper Well-Known Member

    Wow! That was a really beautiful article. A nice tribute to Jerry Juhl.

    (And I thought the jokes at the end were definitely quite silly and funny! :o ) :) :D
  5. Spamela

    Spamela Active Member

    Aww...this is soo sad. I didn't really know who he waz but I pray for the family. :cry:
  6. Melonpool

    Melonpool Well-Known Member

    I was just commenting to the other puppeteers at the dinner last Saturday at how well Jerry Juhl had aged. He will be missed.

  7. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 Well-Known Member

    That is an awsome pic that you drew. :excited:
  8. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Oh gosh, I didn't hear of this until Alex told me...how sad...:sympathy:

    He (I assume) gave Janice so many of her best lines...and probably some great Mokey episodes and material too. Not to mention all the relationships he helped forge between the Muppet characters.

    A brilliant, endearing man, and he will be greatly missed...
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Juno that image was lovely...
  10. Fraggleforever

    Fraggleforever Well-Known Member

    Hi, I'm new here, and I just heard about the sad news. Looking back, I just wonder to myself, why does this keep happening? Why do the ones we love have to leave so suddenly? I just don't understand.
  11. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    As Gordon once said..."It has to be this way...because. Just because."


    Convincing John
  12. Fraggleforever

    Fraggleforever Well-Known Member

    I suppose so, Convincing John, and it's nice to meet you. This hasn't been a very good week. Maybe next week will be better. God bless you Jerry Juhl. It was nice to have you around, even it was only for a little while.
  13. Fraggleforever

    Fraggleforever Well-Known Member

    Saying goodbye, why is it sad? Makes us remember the good times we had. Much more to say, foolish to try. It's time for saying goodbye.
  14. Fraggleforever

    Fraggleforever Well-Known Member

    I hope nobody hates me for this, but a sad thought just ran through my mind. Picture this:
    Taminella the witch is standing in a cemetary, and is in front of a tombstone. She puts down a flower, hangs her head, and closes her eyes. When she opens her eyes again, 3 arms put more flowers by the grave. One arm is lanky and green, one is large, yellow, and covered in feathers, and one is orange, but is coved in a yellow and pink striped shirt. It is none other than Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, and Gobo Fraggle. Taminella turns and faces them with tears streaming down her face, while the three have tears on their faces as well. Kermit, knowing all too well the pain that Taminella is feeling, embraces her. Big Bird and Gobo follow suite, and the four share a group hug, comforting each other's pain. After what seemed like eternity, the four walk away, side by side, united in mind, heart, and spirit, for the man that has given them so much to say. All of this, without saying a word.
  15. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    That is actually a beautiful image. I appreciate you sharing that.:)
  16. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Jim Henson created the Muppets, Don Shanling made the Muppets in the literal sense, and the preformer give them life and personalitys, but the Muppets would not be who they are without Jerry Juhl's Brilliance. He made the Muppets the warm, loving, caring, sensitive, compassionate cartacters thay are and are konw for being throught the entire known world.

    I just want to tell him thank you for bringing laughter, values, substance, as well as enrichment into to my life. The depth, the complexity, the personality, the identity, and the character that uniquely distinguishes who the Muppets are will forever be changed.

    Your work will live on in the hearts and the minds of children as well as adults everywhere, and will be passed on for future generations not to simply just view it but to be engaged and inspired by it. Your work is one that can not simply be viewed, but to be marveled astonished by, It should be studied by collage and university, not just about how scripts for television should be written, but how civilizations across the whole world can coexists and live in peace with each other and avoid conflict that escalates to war.

    To put it simple, you well be greatly missed and you were a part of world history,you can never be replaced and the world will never be the same without you.

    May you spirit and sole rest in peace.:)
  17. Baby Rowlf

    Baby Rowlf Well-Known Member

    Oh how sad! >.<

    That man was so talented....:(

    What really sucks is that all these talented wonderful people are passing away now and there's no one upcoming who can compare to them and take their place! :sympathy:
  18. rumtar_10165

    rumtar_10165 Well-Known Member

    remembering Jerry Juhl

    When I was young I watched the first Sesame Street. I even Bought the albums. What I liked was a henson/juhl piece called "The R Machine"
    when I pulled that album out my kids never thought that sesame street was that old. They asked me who was Jim, I told them. Who's Jerry Juhl...
    I told them that both men were part of the magic of the Muppets.
    they looked at me and asked who's left?
    I stoped and thought about it, then I repiled " The ones who still belive in Hensons dream." :sympathy: :cry:
  19. leliebel

    leliebel Well-Known Member

    hmmm such sad news

    I'm stuck with the images from muppet treasure island, "I go back forever". Such a talented writer...
  20. Effralyo

    Effralyo Well-Known Member

    ...I just
    and nothing more... 8`}O>

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