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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fundays At 420: Jerry Nelson Muppeteer Tribute

Jerry Nelson (1934-2012) & Sgt. Floyde Pepper

Hidey ho everyone! This week for Fundays At 420, Pittsburgh Underground wanted to pay a long overdo tribute to Muppeteer Jerry Nelson who sadly passed away last month.

Mr. Nelson had been a staple of the Muppet family, performing such beloved characters from Sesame Street (Sherlock Hemlock, The Amazing Mumford, Herry Monster, Count von Count,  Mr. Snuffleupagus), Fraggle Rock (Gobo Fraggle, Marjory the Trash Heap, Pa Gorg), and of course the Muppets (Sgt, Floyd Pepper, Kermit's nephew Robin, Lew Zealand, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Uncle Deadly, Emmet Otter, Waldorf, and even Gonzo's girlfriend Camilla).

To say this amazing talented man's passing has left an indelible hole in our world would be an understatement. Starting his career with Jim Henson in 1965, playing the right hand of Rowlf on the Jimmie Dean Show, his career blossomed into not just an amazing puppeteer, but also a talented voice actor, singer, and character actor who's work was an inspiration that will live beyond this mortal coil.

Without further adieu, click below to watch some of these amazing performances by Jerry Nelson, a man who will be terribly missed, but never forgotten. Now, on with the show...


The Song of the Count / Sesame Street (1971-72)
Jerry Nelson - Muppeteer
Written by Jeff Moss and Emily Perl Kingsley

Sherlock Hemlock  & Ernie / Sesame Street
Jerry Nelson  & Jim Henson - Muppeteers

Trash Heap Blues / Fraggle Rock
Majory the Trash Heap & Gobo
Jerry Nelson - Muppeteer

Barbecue / Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (1977)
Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz - Muppeteers
Written by Paul Williams

The Sheik of Araby / The Muppets (UK Spot)
Uncle Deadly
Jerry Nelson - Muppeteer

To Morrow / The Muppets (UK Spot)
Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Frank Oz - Muppeteers

Here We Go Again / The Muppets
Lew Zealand & Leslie Uggums
Jerry Nelson - Muppeteer

Halfway Down The Stairs / The Muppets (1977)
Kermit's Newphew Robin
Jerry Nelson - Muppeteer

While My Guitar Gently Weeps / The Muppets
Jerry Nelson - Muppeteer

Noah's Ark / Truro Daydreams (Album)
Jerry Nelson with Tyler Bunch, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
and Stephanie D'Abruzzo (The Sweet Potatoes)


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