Jerry Nelson’s “Puppeteer Workshop” For The Jim Henson Company (1991)

Jerry Nelson - The Count
Thanks to the official Jim’s Red Book YouTube channel we can take a minute to watch the late great Jerry Nelson in a clip from his Puppeteer Workshop back in 1991 for the Jim Henson Company.

Jerry Nelson was possibly most famous for bring to life the Sesame Street character of Count von Count, he did the voice and puppet work for the character from 1971 to 2004 and continued to supply his unique voice talents until his death in 2012. Jerry was also the first performer to work with Mr. Snuffleupagus and he performed that role from 1971 until 1978 when Nelson said he was asked to join the Muppet Show.

On the Muppet Show Jerry brought us the likes of Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Lew Zeland, Robin the Frog, Camillia the Chicken, and Uncle Deadly. He continued with the Henson company on various movies and TV specials until his death at age 78 and though it is incredibly sad that we’ll not see any new creations from such a talented man at least we have his legacy of work and we can see his personality shine through with each Muppet, if you’ll pardon the pun, he had a hand in.


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