Muppet Monday: Jerry Nelson

Muppet Monday -- Jerry Nelson tribute on ThisHappyPlaceBlog.com

Last Monday, my Muppet post featured Robin singing “Halfway Down the Stairs“. Robin is a Muppet that was once puppeteered by Jerry Nelson, who passed away last week. (He is best known for creating the character of Count on Sesame Street.)

Jerry also performed Floyd Pepper (of the Electric Mayhem Band) and Lew Zealand (lover of fish).

Here’s a cute video of Lew singing “Tea for Two” accompanied by Rowlf on piano:

And it seems Jerry had a hand (and a strum) in a cover of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” (one of my favorites) featuring vocals from the handsome Floyd Pepper:

Aren’t these great?

I was also happy to enjoy a surprise viewing of The Great Muppet Caper this weekend, a film that features many awesome moments from Jerry Nelson. The Electric Mayhem band totally steals the show.

Thanks Jerry for all your inspired work! You will be missed.

If you haven’t already, I suggest reading Ryan’s touching tribute to Jerry Nelson over at Muppet Mindset.

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One thought on “Muppet Monday: Jerry Nelson

  1. What incredible talent! Two of my other favorite Jerry Nelson characters are Gobo and Pa Gorg from Fraggle Rock. I totally agree about The Great Muppet Caper — “Happiness Hotel” is one the Muppets’ all-time greatest musical numbers.

    He was brilliant, and made a lot of folks very, very happy with his work.

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