July 10: Celebrating Jerry Nelson


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Apr 11, 2002
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We remember... Saying goodbye. Muppet legend, once-in-a-lifetime voice, irreplaceable soul, dear friend, Jerry Nelson passed away on August 23, 2012.

In honor of Jerry's 90th birthday (July 10, 1934), we present our annual Jerry Nelson tribute on Muppet Central Radio including some rare performer demos and a special Muppeteer birthday tribute recorded for Jerry's 65th birthday.

Share your favorite memories of Jerry and listen to Jerry's music on Muppet Central Radio. Read and remember... "Still Counting: An Interview with Muppeteer Jerry Nelson". :sing::batty::smirk:

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Love all the people in your life. Our time here is so short.


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Jul 1, 2016
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y'all knew I was gonna post here for the day...

So early this morning there was a thunderstorm. Given the timing of today combined with Jerry's most famous character, I have a feeling it was his doing. Given that I've been having a bit of a rough spot lately about rapidly going nowhere in my life and career, it felt like a gentle nudge from him. "Keep going. It's all gonna be worth it." And that along with listening to Jerry's songs on the site radio must have given me the boost I needed to finish the script for the third episode of a four-episode short-format limited series for a local TV channel I've been working on for a few months.

Thank you, Jerry.