Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jerry Nelson Has Died


Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer known for playing the instructional Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday of unspecified causes. He was 78. In case you are more of a Fraggle Rock fan, he also played Gobo Fraggle.

30 comments:

EmEyeKay said...

:(

rejectedcarebear said...

RIP! Fraggle Rock is on netflix- gonna have a marathon today. This really bummed me out, Count was my favorie.

:| raven |: said...

:( so sad ... i loved The Count ...

nolachickee said...

The Count is my favorite Sesame Street character. I used to work with a guy that had the same laugh as the Count. Cracked me the hell up. RIP Jerry Nelson.

IDoTheRobot said...

Super sad. :( Rest In Peace.

Amy in MI said...

I frickin love the Cunt. He was my favorite!!! Rip

djphob said...

Omg Amy! Typo! Lmao

Lindsey said...

Do you really Amy? Haha

rejectedcarebear said...

That typo made me laugh like the Count :)

Ms Cool said...

Congrats, Amy!

I loved the COunt and especially Snuffalufagus (sp?) when I was little.

EmEyeKay said...

@Ms Cool, I felt strangely let down when everyone else (besides Big Bird) could see Snuffie.

djphob said...

Hey @rejectedcarebear I think it was you who commented on my Fred Rogers av the other day and I never got a chance to respond. The Neighbirhood used to be a lot rougher in those days... :P

djphob said...

Neighborhood. Autocorrect failed me!

Cleodacat said...

One.....ah, ah, ahhhhh. RIP Jerry :-(

dia papaya said...

And he's still making us laugh! I love the cOunt too.

Poor Amy's gonna come back later and be mortified.

jadetoo said...

LMAO @ Amy. Her accidental comment made my morning.

But I loved the Count! ONE! One fabulous voice gone...

Momster said...

@ Amy--I never saw that character on Sesame Street!
RIP Mr. Nelson.

smashbash said...

Rip :(

yodelay said...

Well Amy, I'm more of a fan of the Cock, but to each their own.


RIP to the Count. That is a great character.

Amy in MI said...

Ahhhh!!!! Omg!! I so meant Count :). I too am a fan of the cock. Got 2 in my backyard!!

Michelle said...

RIP.

Lola said...

A sad post that literally made me LOL. Amy...

RIP Mr. Nelson. Thanks for the generations of memories.

auntliddy said...

Wth are 'unspecified causes'? Is it a disease? Could i have it now?? Anyway, rest in peace, count, and thanks for memories.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I loved The Count. You entertained a a few generations. Rest in peace, dear man.

anongkhla said...
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anongkhla said...

I read that he had emphysema. Brutal way to go.

When I was little, I didn't really start speaking for a long enough time for my family to be moderately concerned. When I finally started, it was ALL about Sesame Street. Long, complicated sentences, possibly paragraphs, about Sesame Street just would pour out of my mouth, apparently. So, yeah, it was my show when I was a kid. Every death amongst the cast hurts, even people whose faces I didn't even know.

Thanks, Mr. Nelson, from five-year-old me.

anongkhla said...

Oh, and yep, you can see the cannula in the picture. Poor man.

RenoBlondee said...

RIP
omg, I have been giggling to no end from the start of Amy's comment reading on down! Thanks guys! LMAO

Frufra said...

Ok, I thought I was seeing a cannula in that picture. Thanks, anongkhla. My other thought was a string from a costume beard or hat, and that didn't make sense :-).

RIP, Count.

fancyscreenname said...

GOD, I usedto love Fraggle Rock.