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Goodbye Jerry Nelson by chricko Goodbye Jerry Nelson by chricko
In memory of the great muppet puppeteer Jerry Nelson who recently passed away after being sick from emphysema for years.
He became 78 years old.
His most famous character was COUNT VON COUNT but he also did a lot of other characters from SESAME STREET,THE MUPPET SHOW and FRAGGLE ROCK.
Among them where FLOYD PEPPER,CRAZY HARRY and GOBO FRAGGLE.

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:icondark-hyena:
The skeksis no longer have their ritual master.... :(
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:iconchricko:
Sad but true!
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:iconraggyrabbit94:
raggyrabbit94 Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got Fraggle rock on dvd, I cant beleive Jerry is gone.
goodbye jerry, we'll miss you
thank u for teaching us to count, thank u for all your wonderful songs, thank u for you wonderful characters, thank u for being apart of my childhood.
you will never be forgotten.
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:iconchricko:
That was beautiful!:,)
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:iconfoximalfox:
FoximalFox Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What kind of accent does Count Von Count (or perhaps other (stereo)typical vampires) speak in? If I remember correctly, it kinda sounds like Italian.
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:iconchricko:
The biggest role model for all stereotype vampires is with no doubt the Hungarian Dracula actor Bela
Lugosi.

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So i would say that Count Von Count speaks with an Eastern European accent.
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:iconfoximalfox:
FoximalFox Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lugosi? That sounds familiar to me, but I'm afraid my memory could be wrong. The name reminded me something about Ed Wood.
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:iconchricko:
Your remembering very well.
Bela was in some of Ed's movies.
Belas last role was in PLAN 9 FROM OUTHER SPACE.

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Granitoons Sep 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
"Waiter! This isn't what I ordered!"

Nice tribute to one of my favourite Muppeteers.
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:iconchricko:
Thank you very much.
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