Jerry Nelson, famed puppeteer who delighted generations of tykes and young people for decades, and was best known for his work with Jim Henson’s Muppets, died yesterday from complications of various types of cancers he had been stricken with. He was 78.
Nelson may well be best remembered by the children of the baby boomers for his portrayal of the memorable Muppet characters on Sesame Street. A short list of some of them include the sleuth Sherlock Hemlock, the alchemic magical Amazing Mumford, the gentle giant Herry Monster, and above all, one of the A-list Muppets on the show, the numerologistic Count Von Count, who in essence, helped teach scores of children how to count from one to ten during his tenure on the program. That character had debuted 40 years ago on the show and quickly became a fan favorite.
Nelson also performed as the hulking, sensitive, shy, and endearing Snuffleupagus, a massive puppet that in essence, required Nelson to physically get himself into the entire costume and do the performance. He was the first incarnation of the character, performing it from 1971 – 1978.
When Jim Henson spun-off some of the Muppets and the entire Muppet franchise to the extremely popular syndicated Muppet Show in 1976, Nelson also created many well-known characters as well on that program, the bassist from the Electric Mayhem band, one Sgt. Floyd Pepper, the star of the futuristically campy Pigs in Space segments, Dr. Julius Strangepork, and Kermit the Frog’s nephew Robin the Frog. Nelson also performed some characters on Fraggle Rock, the main character Gobo among others. He even performed as the voice of the announcer in last years theatrical rebirth of the Muppet film series franchise (entitled The Muppets) and his final role was performing said announcer in a Carnegie Hall performance of Jim Henson’s Musical World.
Above all, the work and wondrous talents of Jerry Nelson will always be remembered and revered by the millions of fans who grew up delighting and dazzling at his many memorable characters. In his death, a chapter of the delightful, wonderful, and incredible early era of Sesame Street now comes to a close. But his work will live on in the minds of his many fans and the videos which will never forget and always showcase the great puppeteer and artist, that was Jerry Nelson. RIP Jerry. Thanks for all the memories and laughs and education.
RIP – Jerry Nelson
July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012
So, I was on Youtube.com and I found this old video of Henry Winkler and Tom Hanks fighting on Happy Days.
On Tuesday, a cannonball was launched during the filming of the show, but it missed its intended target and landed in a neighborhood.
The cannonball shot through the door of a home, damaging the inside and exiting through the back, only to land in a minivan.
“This is the worst we can imagine happening,” said Adam Savage. “I have kids of my own, I have a house of my own. I can’t imagine how angry I would be to have this happen to it.”
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department says the TV show has used the firing range close to 100 times before without any problems.
The stars of the show say they won’t be firing any cannonballs in the area again.
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DUBLIN, Calif. — A projectile launched from the Alameda County firing range at Camp Parks in Dublin during a taping for the show MythBusters damaged a home and a car Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. A witness told ABC7 that the MythBusters crew was using a cannon and fired what appeared to be a cannonball. The witness said the projectile went through a house and hit a car.
No one was injured.
Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesperson J.D. Nelson would not confirm what the projectile was.
Earlier Tuesday, the show’s official Twitter account retweeted a tweet by Grant Imahara, one of the hosts, saying they would be working with “heavy artillery.” Both tweets have since been deleted.
Link to this news report http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/video?id=8457468&pid=8457457
I was watching Glee episodes after downloading them over 4 months ago. At first I did not understand it, but after watching for a while the kids were sing not in words, but in Sign Language. After a little bit one of the Glee kids starts sing and the rest of them join in with her. I was interesting scene and despite their not being able to speak they were happy
Going off the post about Ellen Pompeo alluring eyes.Â I thought,Â I would post something about Tabrett Bethell, who is very sexy and who has very sexy eyes, too. In a few of the pictures she is smiling, which is an enjoyable thing to see becauseÂ she is more of serious character. I think she very talented because of the dynamics of how she express herself and makes you believe you were really there experiencingÂ it with her.
All the photo are from http://tabrettbethell.info/ and I wanted to give that person credit for having the pictures for everyone to see and taking the time to make screen captures of them.
I watch a show called Grey’s Anatomy and the main female character is Meredith Grey, who is played by Ellen Pompeo. If you were to see her, you might not think she is all attractive. I personally do not think she the most attractive person on the show, but there is something about her that makes you find her appealing. I was talking to person at work about her and he give reason why it might be why, he said, “It’s the Eyes.” Upon looking at her, I can tell why he would say that. If look at her eyes, they are alluring and you see the best thing about her because of that you fall in-love with her as the character and as person. I have seen her is other movies and I can say its the same thing. Even though she had very short scene in Catch Me If You Can, you can see that same allure that she has is Grey’s Anatomy.