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Celebrating Jerry Juhl

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

  1. I diden't know much about him until I watched the muppets and Fraggle Rock back to back and saw the same name in the credits. I was wondering who this great Jerry Juhl was to go from The Muppet show to Fraggle Rock without missing a beat? I watched the interviews and thought wow he is great! Then I saw that he passed. I'm glad I got to know who he was, without the interviews on the Fraggle Rock disc I would have never known ... I am very sad to learn this news, I was wondering why the muppets lost a little of their charm now I know why. May he rest in peace and his memory and the hapiness he brought to so many without them realizing it never be forgotten.
  2. JEANYLASER

    JEANYLASER Member

    Jerry Juhl will be missed i am a biggest fan of the muppets and his life will not forgotten god is now with him now. this is a sad news and i will miss him most.
  3. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    I am so sad to hear this. I will miss him, although I never met him. We are lucky to have had such a wonderful person on our planet.:cry:

    Also, wasn't he supposed to work on the new Fraggle movie? That will be a loss.:smirk: I don't think we can be so optimistic without Jerry on board.
  4. FISH'N'WOLFE

    FISH'N'WOLFE New Member

    This is very sad news indeed. I couldn't believe it when I read this. Although Jerry Juhl may be gone, he has left behind a wonderful body of work that will live on forever. Thank you Mr. Juhl for all you have given us. God bless.

    Yes Beth, he was supposed to be working on the new Fraggle Rock movie, that was so exciting to hear. I hope the movie still turns out well, but it will inevitably be missing something now, no matter how well done it is.
  5. PuppetMasterDJB

    PuppetMasterDJB New Member

    Such a loss!

    Hey up fellow fans,

    I finally joined the MC forums after seeing that Jerry Juhl has passed on. I know he was so instrumental to the characters personalities. He will be sorely missed. :sympathy:

    Doodles
    AKA PuppetMasterDJB
  6. spcglider

    spcglider Member

    My grandfather once told me something very important:

    "A great man doesn't work at trying to be remembered as such, he only works at being a great man."

    By that definition, Jerry was a GREAT man.

    After reading so many testimonials from so many people in so many different areas of life, I realize that the time I spent interacting with Jerry wasn't as unique as I had previously thought. But that doesn't lessen the personal importance of it.

    Jerry gave that kind of time to everybody. Special time.

    A while ago, I thought to press him about his departure from the Muppets. There must be some overwhelming reason to make him retire so precipitately? He just remained to say, "I retired." Never once did he mention the politics behind his departure, nor who might be involved. That sort of thing was personal to him and he didn't want to monger rumor nor burden others with the bad karma of discontent. That kind of personal fortitude is rare. Very rare.

    Even in our extended conversations about the political scene (Yes, Jerry was VERY up on the world of politics), he expressed opinions, railed against social injustices, and even put me in my place several times with impeccable logic. But he never personally impugned the people behind the policies.

    I still consider myself very lucky in this life to have been in such proximity to a man who, by his own strength of character, exibited the most noble attitudes of humanity. In every way, and by every measure, an exceptional human being.

    -Gordon
  7. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    Jerry was a talented writer who knew what stories and situations would work best for the Muppets. I'm going to miss his work along with Jim's, Richards, Joe's, Jon's, and Jeff's talents.
  8. zeldazipple

    zeldazipple New Member

    Sutch great sadnedd to loose sutch a talented man. Let's hope that whener he is that Jim and Jerry are wiritng scripts for the muppets in the world beyond. You shall be greatly missed Jerry.
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I just wanted to add my condolences to Jerry's family and also the Henson community regarding the sad news of Jerry's death. His writing for the characters was genius, and it took a very talented and versatile man to be able to create shows where one minute you'd be writing a serial about Pigs In Space, and the next you'd be planning a full song and dance number or tossing penguins. I'm very glad he was able to see the beginning of the Muppets and also the Fraggles re-emergence back into the mainstream - i'm sure he would have been stoked about all that and very proud that his work will live on forever !!!
  10. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo New Member

  11. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    L.A. Times

    For those of you in the Los Angeles area or who recieve the L.A. Times, there is a lovely half-page obituary article for Jerry Juhl in today's (Thursday, October 6, 2005) paper. A lot of great quotes from Frank Oz and others. I am sure you might also be able to read it on the L.A. Times website. Check it out.
  12. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    There is a half page article in today's Los Angeles Times. Check it out! :)
  13. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    I found this at the L.A. Times website.
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Can you copy and paste the article to MC? It makes you sign up for it otherwise.
  15. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    I didn'y have a problem seeing it, and I don't have a subscription, but here it is:
  16. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    my god...

    I'll have my friend Dabney, a very talented dyslexic cartoonist, work on something to honor his memory and will post when I'm good and **** ready.

    My God, such sad news, first Inspector Gadget and now the writer for the Muppets and the Fraggles.

    I only wish that someday people will be able to recognize such beautiful talent.

    Here's a poem, done on the fly, to my friends Jim and Jerry:

    Kermit, Taminella
    What a pair you two were
    Keeping each other sane
    While making us laugh to heal our pain
    And helping us to stand again
    While rain falls at my window
    In a neverending deluge
    A sad and gloomy day
    For Kermie and Tammy

    BJ (no hellfire and brimstone plz)
  17. Camellia

    Camellia New Member

    God Bless You Jerry Up There!

    hi, I just logged onto the forum after a while and read the news about Jerry Juhl. Thank you again Phillip and Cindy for the forum, otherwise I might not have known for a long time.

    A friend of mine met Jerry at a puppetry convention a few years ago and notes that he is a very, very kind man. Jerry also autographed something for my daughter. He is a dear sweet person, and my opinion a very talented writer. Yes, he was the heart and soul of the Muppets, along with several other people. As he put it himself, he just wrote down what Jim and Frank said, sometimes, in ordinary conversation. :)

    Blessings :)
  18. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    How did I only just hear about this now?
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Thanks. It might've been because I do all this from my work computer and they blocked me out of the original site or something?
  20. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Believe it or not our little Amarillo paper had an article in the obit section in yesterday's Sunday paper. It was titled "Creator of Fraggle Rock Dies" or something like that. Nothing fantastic just a little history on his life and the work he did. I do remember that it mentioned that the word Muppet was a combo of puppet and marionette. But thanks to the FAQ we know that is not entirely true.


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