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In memory of Jerry Nelson by raggyrabbit94 In memory of Jerry Nelson by raggyrabbit94
Back in 2012, I drew this old tribute for Jerry Nelson, URL/…

now that I've gotten better at drawing in digital, I wanted to draw a new bigger better remake with more characters.

So here are the characters of late Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (July 10, 1934 - August 23, 2012)

In 1970, he joined the Jim henson company, known for playing Count Von Count in Sesame street, the Amazing Mumford, Sherlock Hemlock, Harry Monster, Two headed monster left (Richard Hunt was the Right), Mr Johnson and he temporary played Snuffy (he stopped after the character was to painful to perform)

In the Muppet show he played Floyde Pepper, Robin the Frog, Lew Zealand, Ma Bear and Crazy Harry. He took over as Statler after Richard Hunt.

In Fraggle Rock he played Gobo fraggle, Marjory the trash heap, Pa Gorg, Feeny fraggle, Fish Face Fraggle, Uncle Gobo and Archietect Doozer.
In Secret lives of Toys he played Baltazar the bear.
In the Muppet Christmas Carol he played the Ghost of Christmas present and in Muppet Treasure Island he played Blind Pew and Mad Monty (he also made a cameo as a butler.)

In the Muppets (2011) he reprised the role as announcer for the Muppet telethon. He passed on August 23 2012.
We miss you Jerry...
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Ohhh, why have I never seen this tribute!! I'm crying now! D:

Excellent work! Jerry will always have a place in our hearts. 
JamestheRedEngine91 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Bummer! I remember seeing a caption on the news that read that he had died. Anyway, good tribute! I wonder who will play the count now even though Mr. Nelson is gone.
nintendolover2010 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Matt Vogel now plays The Count. You can see The Count's new voice on these videos.…
BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, another great tribute to a long term acting legend, may he be missed
raggyrabbit94 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I know its quite heartbreaking. I drew an old tribute back in 2012, but I wanted to draw it again now I've gotten better with digital art.


Jerry was such a talented actor, Gobo fraggle and Count Von count from Sesame street were my favourite characters of him. His memory will live on through the characters he played.

BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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