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D'Snowth

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Okay, so getting the thread back on track. . . .

I had assumed that Jerry Nelson had performed the bassist simply because I know a shoulder injury in the 70s forced him to perform left-handed for a while, but I believe that was in the mid-70s, and this song wasn't until the 1979, long after. I mean, it's still highly probable that it's Jerry, just not because of a shoulder injury.
 

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Nah, they just switched to doing it on YouTube instead.
Yeah, I see them now.

Okay, so getting the thread back on track. . . .

I had assumed that Jerry Nelson had performed the bassist simply because I know a shoulder injury in the 70s forced him to perform left-handed for a while, but I believe that was in the mid-70s, and this song wasn't until the 1979, long after. I mean, it's still highly probable that it's Jerry, just not because of a shoulder injury.
The trusted docs list Jerry as a performer (doesn’t say which puppet though), but given the slowness from the bass player, I’m sure it probably was him performing the puppet.
 

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Meanwhile, the process of elimination leaves Jim and Frank as the other two. It isn't a hard stretch to imagine either of them as that drummer though; they both had tendancies to really ham it up, even with background characters like that.
 

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I remember as a kid I was pretty intrigued by the sound of Herman Happy’s laugh and how it fades out when the curtains come back down.

 

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Marty seems to work glove-handed puppets better than he does rod-handed puppets.
 

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Absolutely. I don't want to say he gets sloppy, but the movements feel very "erratic" and not fluid as he is with Telly.
 
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