A great performer went to internal rest; Jerry Nelson. He needs no introduction; everybody knows who he was and what he did. Jerry Nelson has worked with the Muppets since there humble beginnings. He performed ample amount of Muppets charcters and their voices. The Count Von Count was he’s most memorable character. The Count became a part of American culture. Nelson also performed Gobo Fraggle and other characters on “Fraggle Rock.” For the Muppet fans he is the original performer of Robin the frog (Kermit’s nephew), Floyd Pepper, Thog (my favorite), Uncle Deadly, Lew Zealand, Fozzie Bear’s mother, the list goes and goes on.
Jerry Nelson will be missed and his Count Von Count will be missed.
Below are some puppets I made of his characters.
Early attempted of The Count, 2009
Robin, July 2010
Gobo, Late 2011