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

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

  1. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yes it was! That scene will have extra special meaning now. I haven't been able to bring myself to watch anything Muppety though...:cry:
  2. Muppet Newsgirl

    Muppet Newsgirl Active Member

    Just heard about this yesterday, and was really sad to hear that Jerry had passed. He truly was one of the big movers and shakers with the Muppets, and he's left behind some really big shoes to fill.

    RIP, Jerry - say hi to Jim and Richard and the other Jerry up there, won't you?
  3. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Okay I got what you're saying.
  4. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Wow all the tributes and artwork are fantastic - Muppet fans sure are a talented bunch.

    I don't like to see the characters crying though .. obviously its sad he has died but at the same time i'm happy for all he got to do in his life, and the gift of his work which will live on .. time for a celebration!

    I would also love to see the Muppeteers tributes, maybe Muppets 2 will be dedicated to Jerry? That'd be cool!
    Bill Bubble Guy likes this.
  5. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *blows up a few gratituitous penguins and throws fish*

    :zany::zany::zany: Quack!
    :crazy: Hahahaha-haha

  6. GoboDeadly95

    GoboDeadly95 Active Member

    I was singing as a cantor for my church this morning. And the music was rather difficult. I sat on the altar and I prayed for Jerry and I just sang my heart out this morning and hit notes confidently, even the ones I found difficult. One of the songs had a phrase that was about giving our sorrows and woes to God and I just struk a smile and kept singing confidently and proudly. I've been cantoring for three years now and never have I felt like as my faith states "I was praying two times over" other than today. I can't remember what blog it was but someone said that we should be silent but most of all we should sing.
    I couldn't help but feel like there was a reason I should post this. Like we should all sing, sing a song! We shouldn't worry if it's not good enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing. Sing a song!
    Yorick, Vincent L, Phillip and 2 others like this.
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member


    :shifty::rolleyes: < Rat and Prawn Riverdancing to some Jammin music in Tutus!
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  8. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Everyone in our church could pick a Psalm to read today, and most people gave a little speak about what the Psalm meant to them. I really wanted to dedicate the one I read (Psalm 62) to Jerry Nelson, but didn't think that I would be able to even explain why, so just read it. But I was wearing a Muppet t-shirt, which I think counts for something. :search:
  9. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    This morning at church the pastor was talking about Heaven and all I could think about was Jerry. It's just so hard to wrap my mind around the idea that he's gone. He was part of my childhood. He was just always there. And in a way he'll still be here, because he's part of all of us and we'll never forget him. But it won't be the same. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.
  10. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    You guys are great at putting songs on here! including those from Trouo Daydreams.
    Sure wish I had that CD. :dreamy:
    ...I heard there was a track there called 'In Memordium'. Can someone please put that track on here? It would be so memorable. :cry:
  11. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    I pray for Jerry's friends and family!
    FrackleFan2012 likes this.
  12. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    I know how you guys feel. :( I've been wondering lately if I'm putting my trust on Jesus or if I'm reacting too much to this circumstance. But there's no chance changing the past, so this will still work out showing Project Revision now, right? :cool:
    MJTaylor likes this.
  13. Baby Gonzo

    Baby Gonzo Member

    It's been far too long since I last posted here, but this news really rattled me.

    It wasn't altogether unexpected news; after all, our time on this Earth is brief, but it was just such a gut-punch to hear. His characters were such a pivotal part of my childhood and beyond and I would have never realized just how his passing would effect me. Some of my earliest memories are of Gobo from Fraggle Rock and Robin in The Frog Prince. And who didn't learn to count with The Count?

    There was just a certain quality to his voice that came through in both singing and acting. I have said before and will say again that Floyd Pepper's version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps and New York State of mind are my favorite versions of these songs. With every song and with every character, it was amazing how they could be so completely different, but you could still be able to say "Yeah, that's Jerry."

    There was one moment in Fraggle Rock that always gets me, in Change of Address when Doc has moved away and everything is gone from the workshop, Gobo says with a lump in his throat that he won't feel like coming up to Outer Space anymore. It's moments like that that really stick with you. There was such a depth of tender emotion there and throughout so many of his roles. He was so capable of really silly characters and really thoughtful characters. And more often than not, it was silly and thoughtful combined.

    He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly every time I watch his work or just feel like humming along to the songs he left behind. After all, memories like that really don't fade.
  14. GoboDeadly95

    GoboDeadly95 Active Member

    As Jerry so quaintly put it as the Trash Heap "You cannot leave the magic"
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  15. RC1979

    RC1979 Member

    Listening to Jerry's music on MCR.
  16. RC1979

    RC1979 Member

    I had this weird dream where the count is now speechless without jerry nelson. And so is his other characters. And Robin comes up to the count and says "You too huh? I wish you had another performer to voice you." then some of nelson's characters come up and all the nelson characters start to fade away, even the ones performed by Matt Vogel today.
  17. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Just sayin'
  19. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Somewhere over the rainbow way up high...

    We love you Jerry. :cry:
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  20. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Active Member

    It's probably not the title. I might have been thinking 'Eye of the Storm'. That's the eulogy, right?

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