Friday, August 31, 2012

5 Great Videos with Count Von Count

This week's episode of "Five for Friday" pays tribute to Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (1934-2012), who passed away last week. Nelson voiced and/or worked several notable characters for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and Fragglerock. One of Nelson's great characters was Count Von Count—so I'm also including five memorable appearances of the Count below. Enjoy!

Remembering Muppeteer Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)
5 for Friday #002

Bonus Videos:

1. Sesame Street - The Count counts Ernies Blocks
The Count's 1972 debut on Sesame Street!

2. Sesame Street: Kermit Reports News On Three Little Pigs

3. Sesame Street: Cookie Monster And Count Cooperate

4. Classic Sesame Street - The Count and Harry Belafonte

5. Sesame Street - Count Up To Nine

Related links:
Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count (Los Angeles Times)
Remembering Jerry Nelson, voice of Count Von Count (CBS News)
Jerry Nelson, voice of Count von Count on ‘Sesame Street,’ dead at age 78 (NY Daily News)
Jerry Nelson Dead: Count von Count Of 'Sesame Street' Dies At Age 78 (Huff Post)
Jerry Nelson (Muppet Wiki)
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