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Remembering Jerry Nelson (July 10, 1934-August 23, 2012)

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Oscarfan, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    That was wonderful!
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  2. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    Thank you.:batty:
  3. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Oh your welcome!
  4. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I've been away from my computer all day and am just now able to sit down and read all of these tributes and thoughts and the tears won't stop...it's like Jim all over again. My love and thanks to Jerry Nelson for everything.
    Walter, Beauregard, DrDientes and 2 others like this.
  5. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    Another tribute to the late but great Jerry Nelson made by me.

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  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

  7. ... Wow so did not expect to break down and cry this bad. Growing up Fraggle Rock and Emmet Otter were part of my childhood, not to mention Sesame Street. RIP Jerry, you will be missed.
    meepmuppaphones and Muppetboy09 like this.
  8. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Member

    A statement by Sesame Workshop:

    http://www.sesameworkshop.org/our-blog/2012/08/24/in-memoriam-jerry-nelson/

    The cast and crew of Sesame Street and the staff of Sesame Workshop deeply mourn the loss of cast member and creator of dozens of Muppet characters, Jerry Nelson. A member of the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years, he will forever be in our hearts and remembered for the artistry in his puppetry, his music, and the laughter he brought to children worldwide through his portrayal of Count von Count, Herry Monster, Fat Blue, Sherlock Hemlock, the Amazing Mumford and many other beloved characters. We will miss his extraordinary spirit and the joy he brought to our Street.
    Walter and Pinkflower7783 like this.
  9. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

  10. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

  11. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I served as some inspiration. But that was really nice. Perfect in fact. Thanks for writing that, Meep.
  12. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

  13. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

  14. Skeeter 2 B

    Skeeter 2 B New Member

    Thank You Jerry, you are one of the many who inspired me to chace my dreams, Though I never got the chance to know you, like so many unsung heroes of my childhood, I will aways love you as one of the vast family off puppeteer I now consider myself a part off, like those who have gone before you, you will be remember, a sadlly missed.
    Walter and meepmuppaphones like this.
  15. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Here's a tribute video of Slimey singing "Halfway Down the Stairs". The video belongs to Theboxofme, who made this.
    meepmuppaphones likes this.
  16. zns

    zns Active Member

    I agree one hundred percent. Matt managed to do many of Jerry's characters in recent years, with the exception of the Count. I don't think it should be much of an issue for him but I certainly hope that he will be okay with it. Of course, Jerry's family will have to have a say in this matter as well.
  17. MuppetGuy75

    MuppetGuy75 Active Member

    I found out about Jerry's passing late last night and I didn't sleep well at all. I know he had struggled with health problems in the last few years but it was just a shock to hear that he had died. I don't know if many of you are big Disney buffs but Walt Disney had nine core animators that produced many of the original full length movies. These men were affectionately called "The Nine Old Men". For along time, there was only two left and they passed away within a few years of each other. Thinking of that reminds me of what us Muppet fans will endure in the years to come. With Jim, Richard, and now Jerry gone, it doesn't leave many original Muppet puppeteers left from Sesame Street or The Muppet Show. Even though the voices can be replaced, the magic each original Muppet performer had is irreplaceable.

    RIP Mr. Nelson.... thank you for the many laughs and joy you brought to my life as a kid. You will be missed. :sing::fishy::smirk::cluck::crazy::busy:
  18. Zeliboba

    Zeliboba Member

    I just want to express my deepest regards to Jerry as well. My prayers go to his family and friends. Rest in peace Jerry, you will always be loved and missed by muppet fans all over the world.. :sing:
  19. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member

    Hey, so did I! Checked the email on my MacBook, and made a similar reaction!
  20. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    You are welcome.:smirk:


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