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

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

  1. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

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  2. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Jerry's up there right now, entertaining angels with Richard, while Jim and others look on smiling.
    MJTaylor likes this.
  4. Vincent Liu

    Vincent Liu Well-Known Member

    Do you believe in heaven?
  5. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    Hands song.
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Don's probably building a Two-Headed Monster puppet right now for the two to use.
  7. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    I do. And I wouldnt be surprised if the Henson players are doing big things up there.
    Muppetboy09 and Hubert like this.
  8. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]
    I am no artist, but I decided to make this.
  9. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    I honestly don't know what to say. I'm too shocked to cry, and I wish this wasn't real ;*(
    sesamemuppetfan likes this.
  10. Yuna Leonhart

    Yuna Leonhart Well-Known Member

    It's the thought that counts, MB. And I really like the picture.
    Muppetboy09 likes this.
  11. Dr Jeff

    Dr Jeff New Member

    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.
    dwmckim, Cindy and beaker like this.
  12. LinkLady77

    LinkLady77 Member

    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.
  13. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    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...
    Hubert, Collgoff and meepmuppaphones like this.
  14. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Nice tribute, Muppetboy09. :sing:
    Jerry would be really happy in heaven.
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  15. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    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.
    Pinkflower7783 and Hubert like this.
  16. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Zoot the Saxer

    Zoot the Saxer Active Member

    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 :sing: as well as puppetry, and the only one who really ever perfected Floyd's unhealthy and hilarious cackle. We'll miss you. :sing:
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  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    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? :smirk:
  19. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member

    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!!
  20. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Wha? @_@

    I am speechless...


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