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R.I.P. Bud Luckey

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by The Count, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    According to toughpigs, one of Sesame Street's pioneers has passed away today. Bud Luckey was and will always be known as the #1 fiddler, Donnie Bud, on this numbers show. Yes, the animator, composer, and singer of such classics as Ladybug's Picnic, The Alligator King, and other such songs has died. Others may remember him for his work with Disney/Pixar, especially another character named in his honor, Harry "Bud" Luckey from Monsters Inc.

    Here's to a great man who taught countless generations their numbers who then turned around and helped teach him about the numbers involved in working with computers.
    :batty: :sigh: :scary:
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  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    He actually died yesterday from what I'm reading on Wikipedia. He was 83, but it doesn't say a cause of death.

    Still, very sad. :(
  3. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Do you have the link for it?
  4. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Aw man, this is really sad. Alligator King and Ladybug's Picnic are both iconic segments/songs from SS. He will be missed.:cry:
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  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Just go to toughpigs.com, it's there at the top of the News articles section.
  6. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  7. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    Darnit, just when I was in a good mood... :(

    I guess he'll be boundin' up in Heaven now. RIP.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I thought he had passed away years ago, but gee, still sad though.
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Aw, that's really sad. He was my favorite animator on Sesame Street. His cartoons were fun, unique, full of catchy songs, and full of heart. He's been a big part of my childhood, as well as many others. Thanks Bud for the memories.

    These are my two favorite shorts of his:

  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    The Alligator King was my favorite growing up as a little girl.

    In fact, I used to wear out the 25th Anniversary Musical Celebration tape all the time because of that.
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  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I was just looking at his Muppet wiki page a few weeks ago. Shame. :(
  12. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    According to Bud's son Andy on Facebook, it's where the news was confirmed from.
  13. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    He was a legend indeed. Ladybugs' Picnic and The Alligator King were two of my favorite cartoons from him.

    RIP :(
  14. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I think mine was the ten veggies song.
  15. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    This is really sad. I watched the 2011 Winnie the Pooh movie a couple days ago where he was Eeyore. He will be missed.
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  16. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    You mean Ten Tiny Turtles. Frankly, his version will always be the classic though I have :jim:'s version as part of The Count Counts album files.
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  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Ten Tiny Turtles. My bad.
  18. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    This guy will be heavily missed for sure! Monsters Inc. is my favorite Pixar film. :grouchy: :insatiable: :super: :laugh: Recently, my family moved to a much different state, miles and miles away from CPA...I wonder if the box full of videos still has the MI DVD. In it, Bud himself narrated a short story concerning the origins of monsters...
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I love that one!

    He also voiced this guy in Toy Story 3:

  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Turns out that he died from natural causes.

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