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Your Thoughts: Jerry Nelson Tribute at The Moving Image Museum

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Phillip, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Squigiman

    Squigiman Well-Known Member

    Very well put, Muppetfan! I knew someone else would have more to say, and probably a better memory, to express it all on here, as you did, so nicely. Also, Plaid Fraggle, yeah, that moment with Dave certainly was a bit of a tension-breaker of sorts and definitely one of the more memorable moments for all in attendance. Great stuff!

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  2. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Yes, as approachable and willing to talk to fans as the more important Henson folk here were, the fact that many were wearing suits and did not have certain special guests who travel in duffel bags made it clear that this was meant to be more of a solemn event. But thankfully, in true Muppet spirit, things didn't have to be taken too seriously. Dave's flub and the moments of laughter later made it clear that this was still no different from any other Henson event even if we were mourning someone who had recently past.
  3. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Although I wasn't there, it is obvious from the videos that it was a moving and touching experience. I haven't seen anything so wonderful since Jim Henson's memorial in 1990. Jerry would be proud of the tribute he had received. We will all miss him dearly. :sing::batty::smirk::search::fishy:
  4. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    I wonder why Frank Oz, Kevin Clash or Caroll Spinney weren't in attendance.
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    I'd guess more out of respect for Jerry, those three decided not to go to the public tribute to not draw attention to themselves. Like how some celebrities don't attend funerals. Given the big crowd Steve got, I can't imagine how mobbed Frank would have gotten or even Kevin in this post-Being Elmo world he must get recognized much more often.
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  6. LipsGF4Life

    LipsGF4Life Well-Known Member

    Jerry Nelson played my favorte Muppet, Floyd Pepper. He's mostly groovy, thats another reason why I luv the EM...I GOT MY GROOVE ON!
    If Floyd Pepper is reading this, YOU AND THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM ARE GROOVY!
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  7. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Do you think so?

    Maybe Kevin Clash was busy that day and Caroll Spinney is doing the documentery of his life.
  8. anytimepally

    anytimepally Well-Known Member

    I liked all the little intro videos.. of course, would've been nice to see Carol and Frank because they worked with him longest.. but is ok. Dave's "Gonzo" hiccup was funny :concern:

    On a side note, I know she warned us that the character clips would not be complete, but I think it was definitive proof that nobody loves Robot Lincoln! :search:
  9. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
  10. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    Sure wish I was there, guys! :dreamy: Say, does anyone know if our personal tributes will be on the site other than forum? A lotta info things on this site need to be updated! :attitude:
  11. ProboSowa

    ProboSowa Well-Known Member

    Very well said, Muppetfan. The event truly was magical.
  12. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Here are videos uploaded by Spielbreik06 of various clips from the Jerry Nelson tribute.

    Bill Barretta's Speech (Better Quality)

    Louise Gold's Speech (Better Quality)

    A Life in Pictures

    Jerry Nelson's Singing Reel

    The Henson Vault
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  13. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I made such a jerk of myself talking to these Muppet performers. It was the first time I ever met any of them, and I was pretty much speechless - I swear, for a few minutes, I reverted to the four year old who revered these guys. Luckily, they were all kind. :p

    Anyway, the event was sad, moving, hilarious, and beautiful all it once. Very Muppety. If Mr. Nelson had been present in physical form, it would have been perfect.
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  14. aw, I wish I could*ve been there!!! thanks to everyone who posted about it! :) man, i love jerry! i*m glad i got to reach out to him on twitter; he*s one cool cat! p.s. if there*s anyone out there reading this right now who has the jerry merch but doesn*t want it, please feel free to send it to me (esp. the button!)! LOL* ;)
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  15. Squigiman

    Squigiman Well-Known Member

    Hey Folks,
    I'm hoping this will get seen, despite this being related to an older event. I just watched the final episode of Fraggle Rock, completing the series after watching all of the DVDs on the season boxed sets. While watching the last episode, and after seeing the second-to-last one, I was expecting to see something, but I never did. For anyone who attended this event, is it just me or did they play a clip at the tribute with Gobo on Doc's floor, wearing something all-white, almost looking like a sort of Fraggle underwear, seeming to be Doc and Gobo's first meeting? I feel like they said it was part of the last episode, at the tribute, but I never saw this clip. I'm wondering if it was some rare out-take or alternate cut. Please help clear this all up for me, if you can. Thanks, a lot!

  16. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Well-Known Member

    WOW! Wowee!. That is just THE BEST version of 'Friendship I have EVER seen or heard! - and I thought that one version I'd seen live and one particular CD of a studio cast album were good!. But this eclipses both: the version I saw live in the 2001 (Lost Musicals) production of DuBarry Was A Lady - which was pretty amazing! the version JAY/TER Studio Cast album of Anything Goes is brilliant!.
    I guess because this one has a very genuine Friendship, and anyway it has Jerry Nelson's singing talents, and that magical combination of Jerry & Louise. (though Louise does sing Cole Porter, and especially Cole Porter songs written for Ethel Merman, well under any circumstances), there was always something extra special about her duets with Jerry. that is TRULY AMAZING!
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