August 24, 2012

Jerry Nelson, Man Behind 'Sesame Street's' Count, Dies

The Count

Seth Abramovitch:

“Jerry Nelson, the skilled puppeteer who played ‘Sesame Street’s’ math-addicted vampire Count von Count, has died, The Jim Henson Company confirms. He was 78.”

The flags at Bazinga Journal are flying at half-mast today in honor of Jerry. Imbuing life into The Count, one of my favorite characters, he may have been a precursor to all the numbers, code and geekery that have come since for me.

Join me in a salute to Jerry and his best-known foil. ONE! One flag flying at half-mast. TWO! Two flags flying at half-mast. THREE! Three flags flying at half-mast. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah.

(lightning flashes, thunder crashes, the crowd goes wild. Thanks, Jerry.)