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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson!

Thinking of Jerry Nelson on what would have been his 87th birthday and 37th wedding anniversary! Enjoy this biographical sketch of him, The Count Writes a Haiku.

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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson

Thinking of Jerry Nelson, who would have been 82 years young today. Here’s the biographical essay I wrote about him, “The Count Writes a Haiku”. Grateful for all his work to make “millions of people happy”.

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“The Muppets” (2015) – The Review!

The Muppets passes my most important test – it’s funny as hell. At moments, it’s old-school, Muppet Show funny — and that’s my highest praise. ~ Puppets are a great art form: They don’t die. The most beloved outlive those … Continue reading

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The Count Writes a Haiku

Jerry Nelson would have been 80 today. I was lucky to know him. Here’s my memorial essay, “The Count Writes a Haiku.”

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The Count Writes A Haiku: Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)

Cape Cod in February has an austere beauty: sand dunes draped in snow, grey-streaked skies, a generous silence. My friend Mallory and I parked outside the house five minutes before our noon appointment and stood by the car getting our … Continue reading

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Jerry Nelson, 1934-2012

Muppeteer Jerry Nelson died yesterday. I’m very sad. In addition to being one of the main Muppet performers for over fifty years, a master at vocal versatility, singing chops, and bringing puppets to life, he was also a master at … Continue reading

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