Did you hear that the Sesame Street Count von Count's puppeteer, Jerry Nelson, has died?
He was 75, 76, 77, 78 (BOOM) years old, ah ah ah...
Seriously though, Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who played Count von Count on Sesame Street, as well as Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock died yesterday, August 23, 2012. Even though he had given up operating the puppet in 2004, he remained the voice of the count through 2010. His contribution to educational children's television will not be forgotten any time soon.
The Count was always one of my favourite parts of Sesame Street growing up. Do you have any favourite memories of the Count (or of Mr. Snuffleupagus, who he also had a hand in playing)?