REST IN PEACE JERRY NELSON
You may not recognize his name but you know his faces. He was a Muppeteer that was an integral part of my childhood, from the Count on Sesame Street to Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Dr Julius Strangepork, Robin the frog and Camilla the chicken among others on The Muppet Show to Gobo on Fraggle Rock. This man’s voice and characters helped form my childhood and I was lucky enough to meet him during Muppetfest and he was the kindest, funniest man. He passed away at his home in Cape Cod Thursday night.
When a fan ask Floyd at Muppetfest if he was still tight with Janice, Floyd responded” I’m still with her she’s just not as tight!” and brought me to tears from laughter.
Say hello to Jim Henson and Richard Hunt and keep Muppeteering in heaven.
Rest in Peace Sir.
June 16, 2017
April 13, 2017