30 September, 2005

r.i.p. jerry juhl

Today, Lady Lilikens alerted me to some very sad news. Mr Jerry Juhl has died of cancer. Unless you're a huge Muppet freak, you probably don't know who he was. However he was the head writer for many of the best-loved television shows and movies the world has ever known.

Among his credits: Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Christmas Carol... and many more staples for adults and children alike.

If you've ever enjoyed the antics of Kermit, Piggy and the gang, if you've ever marvelled at the seamless blending of entertainment and education in Sesame Street, if you've ever danced your cares away with the Fraggles... spare a thought today for the man behind the words.

Rest in Peace, Mr Jerry.




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