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Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Oscarfan, Aug 23, 2012.
Wanted to share this story by Dominicboo1:
Goodbye Jerry Nelson
The AV Club has a rather nice tribute article up. You can tell that the writer of the article is a very big Muppet fan and appreciative of Jerry Nelson's work.
I wonder if Jerry's up there right now, entertaining angels with Richard, while Jim and others look on smiling.
Do you believe in heaven?
Don's probably building a Two-Headed Monster puppet right now for the two to use.
I do. And I wouldnt be surprised if the Henson players are doing big things up there.
I am no artist, but I decided to make this.
I honestly don't know what to say. I'm too shocked to cry, and I wish this wasn't real ;*(
It's the thought that counts, MB. And I really like the picture.
For what it's worth.....I just wanted to share that Jerry Nelson is the reason I had a career in puppetry and had the pleasure of working with the Muppets on Muppets Tonight. As an awkward high school kid, I wrote a fan letter to Jerry and asked if I could visit the set of Henson's big show at the time, Dinosaurs. Jerry not only read the letter, but passed it on to Kevin Clash who called and invited me to the set. I visited, and fell in love with the craft of puppetry. Jerry was a tremendously kind soul and will be so deeply missed by all those whose lives he has touched. Thanks, Jerry.
I loved his characters so much. Don't forget Dr. Julius Strangepork!! Truro Daydreams gives you such a great chance to hear his real singing voice. R.I.P. Jerry Nelson, may your memory be eternal.
I'm completely saddened by this all, same as you... I'm still trying to process it... But, like Jim Henson, Jerry made a large effect on me and everyone else in this world and I know he's going to be treating to a big happy reunion up in heaven with Jim, Don, and Richard... None of us will ever forget him... except probably Forgetful Jones... but above all, he will forever live in our memory and heart...
Nice tribute, Muppetboy09.
Jerry would be really happy in heaven.
I've spread the news. I've forwarded the MC email about his passing to all of the Muppet fans I know, and posted the news on my Google+ (at the risk of getting humiliated). The news just ambushed me. It's like if Dick Van Dyke or Bob Hoskins had died. These people seem indestructible.
Now Jim, Richard, and Jerry are all part of a rainbow connection.
Okay, now I'm seriously shocked. On Yahoos' homepage, Jerry Nelson isn't most searched, but Khloe Kardashian is. I am very deeply sorry Jerry. I don't know who runs Yahoo!, but that's messed up.
Oh, man. I woke up this morning and checked my e-mail, and there it was from Muppet Central. At first I didn't really believe it, but...it's true. RIP Jerry Nelson, one of my heroes, awesome puppeteer, the reason I picked up bass as well as puppetry, and the only one who really ever perfected Floyd's unhealthy and hilarious cackle. We'll miss you.
Well, it would be to us Muppet Freaks... but let's be honest, do you really think the general public would recognize Jerry Nelson moreso than any of the Krapdashians?
Oh my goodness you guys. I guess we all knew this day would come, but when it does you're not any more prepared. Jerry's voice and characters always brought so much happiness to me and is the main reason I've been a muppet fan for so long. I'm actually crying a bit while typing... Jerry, you and your creations will never be forgotten!!
I am speechless...
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