~ Jim Henson was remembered last spring in a touring exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute. To celebrate what would have been his 76th birthday today let’s look at some highlights from that show.
~ Nelson died yesterday at the age of 78. He was an accomplished puppeteer and singer and was one of the original Muppets. He voiced dozens of Muppets and at one point was Rowlf the Dog’s right hand. On the Muppet Show he played Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Robin the Frog, and Camilla the Chicken. On Fraggle Rock he was the lead Fraggle, Gobo. And on Sesame Street he was the original Mr. Snuffleupagus, Sherlock Hemlock, and probably helped teach you to count as the Count von Count.