Remembering Jerry Nelson

Jarrod Fairclough – Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the passing of Muppet performer Jerry Nelson, who for over 40 years played The Count on Sesame Street, originated Floyd Pepper on The Muppet Show, and played Gobo on Fraggle Rock. Rather than sit here and reflect on Jerry’s life and career, I thought it would be best to…

The Top 10 Songs of: Robin the Frog

Kieran Moore – Well, this is an unexpected treat! Thanks to the magic of the internet and website deadlines this chart was compiled before it was announced that Robin the Frog would be making his debut on ABC’s “The Muppets” in the episode “Little Green Lie” (check listings for details)! I’ve wanted to write about everyone’s…

The Top 10 Songs of: Floyd Pepper!

Kieran Moore – Or should I say John Q. Public? After the recent revelation on “The Muppets” that Floyd is a bit of a conspiracy theory freak I’m not so sure he’ll enjoy having his name and image plastered all over this website. At this rate there’ll be drones over his house by nightfall! Either way,…

Top 10 Songs of… Jerry Nelson

Keiran Moore – After Jim Henson, has any other performer had as much impact in the Muppet world as Jerry Nelson? Altogether Jerry appeared in Henson productions for a total of 45 years over 6 decades! To put that into context Jim himself only managed 35 years. In fact, Jerry’s vocal is so prevalent that to me…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Vendaface

Written by Mitchell Stein and Ahmad Usufzy. VENDAFACE Performed by… Jerry Nelson First Appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 121: Twiggy (1976) Most Recent Appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 318: Leslie Uggams (1978) Best known role… Makeover vending machine WHO IS VENDAFACE? Vendaface is a face vending machine on The Muppet Show who rarely (if ever) satisfies its customers with…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Architect Doozer

Written by Mike Baldasare. ARCHITECT DOOZER Performed by… Jerry Nelson First appearance… Fraggle Rock Episode 208: “All Work and All Play” (1984) Most recent appearance… Fraggle Rock Episode 513: “Change of Address” (1987) Best known role… Leader of the Doozer community Memorable quote… “Oh it is imperative that you pay very close attention during briefings,…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Herbert Birdsfoot

Today’s post was written by Mike Baldasare. HERBERT BIRDSFOOT Performed by… Jerry Nelson First appearance… Sesame Street Season 2: Episode 0132 (1970) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 5 (1973-1974) The Muppet Movie finale (1979) Best known role… Lecturer whose assistant is usually Grover, brief replacement of Kermit the Frog, good friend of Ernie, Bert and…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Miss Mousey

Today’s article was written by our wonderful contributor Abigail Maughn. MISS MOUSEY Performed by… Jerry Nelson First Appearance… The Muppet Valentine Show (1974) Most Recent Appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best Known Role… Female mouse singer; one of Miss Piggy’s many rivals WHO IS MISS MOUSEY? Miss Mousey is a little mouse…

Sesame Street Season 44 Reviews, Part 2

Shane Keating – Hello, and welcome back Sesame fans! It’s time to go over the several, latest episodes from Sesame Street’s 44th, including a very special episode… STREET STORIES The first “new” episode since my last review was actually a repeat of the season 39 episode, “The Help-O-Bots.” Just the story is reused, the rest of…