Paying Tribute to Jerry Nelson in NYC

Ryan Dosier – On Saturday afternoon at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City (technically Astoria, but you don’t really care about that), dozens of Muppet fans, plenty of Muppet performers, and a who’s who of Muppet history showed up to pay tribute to the legendary Jerry Nelson. I was lucky enough…

Remembering Jerry Nelson, Part 3

78 Years of Mr. Jerry Nelson by AverageJoeArtwork Josh Hankemeier I heard the news just before I started work that morning… “Jerry Nelson…1934-2012” No… Like many of you, I felt like a sledgehammer hit me in the chest. It was like May 16, 1990 all over again. “Dear God, no…” I whispered at the monitor.…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Jerry

Written by Ryan Dosier. JERRY Performed by… Jerry Nelson First appearance… The Perry Como Winter Show (1972)  Most recent appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans (1978) Best known role… Guitar player for The Country Trio; puppet representation of Jerry Nelson Also known as… Tex  WHO IS JERRY? Jerry is the…

Remembering Jerry Nelson, Part 2

Sailin’ through the eye of that storm by Ryan Dosier David Hosay – I have no memory without having Jerry in my life. His characters from Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock entertained, educated, and inspired me. I listen to his voice almost every day: Muppet music, his Truro Daydreams album, or his…

Remembering Jerry Nelson, Part 1

Goodbye Jerry by Neil Whitman Jarrod Fairclough – I was lying on the couch when I thought I would quickly check Facebook. The first image that greeted me was that of Jerry Nelson. I thought “What a nice picture to see.” Then I saw above it the letters R.I.P. I’ll tell you now; I was…