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Did the Emmy's forget Jerry Nelson?

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by JennyPenny, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. JennyPenny

    JennyPenny Member

    I was watching the Emmy memorium for this year and I didn't see Jerry Nelson! Correct me if I missed him while turning my head or something, but seriously if they didn't include him I'll be mad as heck :mad:
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    According to a friend of mine no he wasn't included. I didn't catch the Emmy's as I was watching a football game but that is quite disappointing but yet I'm not really surprised either.
  3. Borples

    Borples Well-Known Member

    He wasn't in it; I was mad. Somebody said there was a Count von Count reference somewhere else in the show, but I didn't catch that part.
  4. JennyPenny

    JennyPenny Member

    I'll have to look back for that, but I can't believe they'd snub someone who helped shape so many childhoods :(
  5. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    The count reference was made during the Big Bang Theory bit. Jim Parsons character Sheldon mimicked the Count while introducing the accountants for the Emmys.

    I really thought if Steve Jobs could be mentioned in memorium so could Jerry Nelson. What a shame. :(
  6. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It's more likely we'll see Jerry honored at next year's Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony. Since many Muppeteers will already be there, it would be wonderful to see the Sesame Street characters perform a medley of his songs like they did for Fred Rogers at the Emmys in 2003.

    I'd also love to see a Sesame Street Jerry Nelson tribute album released featuring Jerry's best songs and also Sesame Street characters singing new versions of some of Jerry's tunes in honor of him and his characters. As much as Jerry loved puppetry, he adored singing and a tribute album would be one of the greatest ways to honor his legacy.

    Jim Henson and Joe Raposo received Sesame Street tribute albums. Jerry Nelson deserves one too for over 40 years of work on Sesame Street.
  7. ProboSowa

    ProboSowa Well-Known Member

    I don't watch the Emmys, but I always make sure to check out the In Memoriam segments online since those are the only parts which really interest me. Was disappointed to see Jerry didn't get included, though I'm aware of award shows having tendencies to skip over names that shouldn't be skipped.

    Like mentioned above, though, he'll at least be a shoe in for the next Daytime Emmys. Last night I also watched the most recent Daytime Emmys In Memoriam from a few months back, and the very last death they included was Judy Freudberg which admittedly gave me goosebumps. (that seemed to be because she was the last to die chronologically, but even so it was a nice coincidence)
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  8. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Maybe the Emmy people heard the news about Jerry Nelson's death and they had to cancel that spot.
  9. AruggeRadio

    AruggeRadio Well-Known Member

    I am very disappointed at the Television Academy for not including Jerry Nelson in the "In Memoriam" segment of last nights Emmys, while including people who really were not known for TV like Whitney Huston, Donna Summers and Steve Jobs. Nelson preformed for over 40 years one of the most iconic characters in Television history, Count von Count, on probably the most important TV show in the history of Television "Sesame Street." Not to mention the characters he preformed on "The Muppet Show" and "Fraggle Rock." I'm not just saying this as a fan of his, but if you include David Letterman's makeup woman, you have to include Nelson.

    Jerry wasn't alone. They also didn't mention Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films. Sabol was responsible for creating one of the most unique storytelling concepts in all of sports NFL Films and is one of the reasons the NFL is what it has become over the past 50 years.

    You include someone who had nothing to do with TV like Steve Jobs but exclude Nelson and Sabol its just sad. The segment is to honer all of those who passed in Television not just Prime-Time or Daytime.
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  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I can't see them recording a new album, but since they're releasing compilations of previously-released bits, a Jerry tribute album consisting of already released songs could definitely work.
  11. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    I agree. Although I can see reserving his Sesame Street work in memorium for the Daytime Emmys, but Nelson was a big part of The Muppet Show which obviously aired in primetime. I could understand leaving him out if they hadn't included Steve Jobs, Whitney Houston, etc... Obviously they weren't very particular about honoring people that just contributed to prime time television.
  12. JennyPenny

    JennyPenny Member

    Maybe we could get them to issue an apology if people emailed them with some heartfelt stories. :/
  13. AruggeRadio

    AruggeRadio Well-Known Member

    Also when Fred Rogers passed away they honored him as well at the Prime Time Emmys. It maybe an oversight but still pretty sad.
  14. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    I did not see the Emmys either, but I can't believe it. I would be so upset if they forgot Jerry. I grew up when he was around and I liked Gobo Fraggle :smirk: , the Count :batty: , etc when I was very young. He was my favorite idol amd his voice was unique and amazing.
  15. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I'm not getting my hopes up for the daytime emmy's mentioning him either....this is the same show that cut shore Carol Spinney's life time achievement award so Barbara Walters could announce that Rosie Odonell would be on the view

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