Friday, August 24, 2012

Some days you're the windshield and other days you're the bug.

Today started out moderately blah with a couple minutes of blech.

Then it got worse. I found out that Jerry Nelson died. It hit me really hard.

Trust me when I tell you this: if you are of my generation, then Jerry Nelson was a big part of your childhood experience. I promise you.

You see, Jerry  was a Muppeteer. That's right - Jerry worked and voice a Muppet. Actually... he voiced and worked a lot of them. I knew of  a couple of the characters, but I was unaware of how many of them he was responsible for.

Jerry Nelson - Character list
Rowlf the Dog's right hand - 1965

Sherlock Hemlock; 1970-1995, 2010
The Amazing Mumford; 1971-2012
Herry Monster; 1970-2012
Count von Count; 1972-2012
Mr. Snuffleupagus; 1971-1978
Herbert Birdsfoot; 1970-1973
Simon Soundman; 1971-1992
Frazzle; 1971-2012
Sgt. Floyd Pepper
Dr Julius Strangepork
Lew Zealand
Robin the Frog
Uncle Deadly
Emmet Otter
Gobo Fraggle
Pa Gorg
The Trash Heap

I think that you can understand why this bothered me... He was all of my favorite characters save for two and it hit me incredibly hard.

I know that there are some people that have harder days. I know someone who's family doesn't want to talk to them. People whose work sucks. College students who are probably going to be short on food money for the semester.

Yet, here I am... aspie in mourning.

Jerry Nelson... you will be missed.
R.I.P. Jerry Nelson. I miss you.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea so many of these muppets were his, he is another one of a kind that will be truly missed, like his ever fantastic boss, Jim Henson. Imagine how much joy and laughter they're bringing to the after world!