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Voice of The Count, Muppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies

He worked on 'Sesame Street' and 'Fraggle Rock'

(Newser) - Jerry Nelson, voice of Sesame Street's Count and countless other Muppets, has died from emphysema at age 78, reports the Los Angeles Times . Nelson first worked with Jim Henson as a puppeteer in 1965, and joined Sesame Street in the show's second season in 1970. Over the years,... More »

Fed-Up Principal Bans Word 'Meep'

He thwarts a planned meep-a-thon

(Newser) - A Massachusetts principal has banned an unlikely word from school grounds: meep. The nonsensical word—it's from the character Beaker on The Muppet Show—has for inexplicable reasons gone viral. Meep was such an epidemic at Danvers High—where students were using Facebook to plan a mass meeping—that principal... More »

30 Rock Decoded: It's The Muppet Show

(Newser) - For once, the latest viral Internet sensation isn’t a crazy video—it’s a crazy theory: 30 Rock is a rip-off of The Muppet Show. Not crazy, blogger Brian Lynch contends, before marshalling “so many facts you HAVE to concede I'm absolutely right.” From Tina Fey/Liz Lemon... More »

Hollywood Manager Brillstein Dead

Powerful producer represented Belushi, helped launch SNL

(Newser) - Legendary Hollywood manager and producer Bernie Brillstein died last night at age 77. In a career that spanned 5 decades, Brillstein guided the rise of stars including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Martin Short, the New York Times reports. He contributed to TV series like Saturday Night Live and The ... More »

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