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I'm sure many of you already know this but for those who don't, late August 23, Jerry Nelson [Floyd Pepper, Count Von Count, Gobo Fraggle and so on] passed away. Jerry was one of the greats, in my [and I'm sure many] opinion, he was the voice of the Muppets, whenever someone talks of a beautiful song, it's normally sung by him. Makes sense since he said once if it wasn't for Jim giving him a job, he would of become a Folk singer [by the way, his CD is really nice, a mix of silly and beauty.]

At first when I found out I was stunned, but after a little time, it's ok, Jerry has raised many of us to love music, to count, to adventure, and to laugh. Now, he has gone to the Rainbow Connection, he will be preforming once more with Richard Hunt. He will see old friends, and lost loved ones. Jerry lived a long life, leaving us plenty to remember, so this is why I feel, while tears are inevitable, that we should celebrate, as we did with Jim, and as we did with Richard, we should grab our instruments and sing, grab our capes and dance, or just run around yipping, however we remember the man who has been such a big part of all of us should be done.

R.I.P. Jerry, it's your turn in the Eye of the Storm, we will hold your memory close with a thankful heart.

And now, I leave you with song:

While my guitar Gently Weeps: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr7v5l…
Halfway Down the Stairs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGFR3z…
The Batty Bat: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7yAe2…
Your Hands can Do: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSAlP3…
Hey Mr. Bass-man: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkFq7Z…
Saying Goodbye: www.youtube.com/watch?v=penzsV…


Ok, just one more, though its my favourite Muppet episode, if you want skip to the end to see the jousting scene, but this stars Pearl Bailey. The sub story is Kermit trying to get Floyd to joust with the black knight. Part two has my favourite song though: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzTw1T… www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVAAgc… www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahQBc…
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:icondreamerzina:
a wonderful tribute post. Thank you Neko.
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:iconerikarbarker:
The Batty Bat was my favorite song when I was three and even until the age of 17 it still hits me as a wonderful and fun song. I'm going to miss him so much. He was such a cool person. I haven't thought up a good enough tribute yet that's why mine has yet to be posted.
Gobo was the character who inspired me to be a leader. I thank him for all of his lessons. He was a great teacher.
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bigpurplemuppet99 Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Jerry Nelson (1934-2012) was a great guy. In a similar way to Mel Blanc he was the man of 1000 Muppets.
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ChipmunkRaccoon2 Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here, here.
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nasubionna Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful post, thank you.
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MoonyMina Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well said... what you wrote is beautiful, and very very true...
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foxhound30 Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed and Well Said. He was one of the All time Greats.
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