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Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind Sesame Street’s beloved Count von Count, died Thursday at the age of 78. The cause of death was unspecified. So sad. The number of kids he taught how to count? Countless.
Here is a classic clip.
Buddy Rich was regarded by most every jazz drummer as the worlds fastest drummer, & when you watch this video, his sticks are moving so fast, that you can hardly see them. Here in episode 522, Buddy and Animal have a drum battle. Animal wins.
Lance Cardinal is a big Muppet fan. He is also a student at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a freelance set designer.
Nine years ago, Palisades Toys started releasing high-quality Muppet Show action figures. Lance bought 82 characters and all the playsets, including Swedish Chef’s kitchen and the Electric Mayhem concert stage. But before Palisades could release a Muppet Theatre Backstage Playset to hold all the characters, the company went out of business.
Sad about not having this last set piece, he decided to make his own. The result is stunning and beautiful. You can view it here on his website.