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Nelson, Jerry 1934-2012

Works: 249 works in 368 publications in 1 language and 18,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television programs  Children's songs  Christmas television programs  Puppet television programs  Puppet films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Puppeteer , Actor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Conductor, Narrator, Animator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jerry Nelson
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
The Muppets take Manhattan by Frank Oz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh out of college, Kermit, Fozzie and the entire cast of Kermit's musical "Manhattan Melodies" head for the Big Apple with plans to turn their small play into a big hit! All they need now is someone to produce their show
Muppet Treasure Island by Brian Henson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young Billy comes to possess a secret treasure map, he sets sail with mild-mannered Capt. Smollet and a host of assorted Muppets and humans in search of the wealth. Their adventure is filled with songs, wacky humor, and irreverent silliness
The great Muppet caper by Jim Henson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our heroes arrive in London to interview Lady Holiday, a high-fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace has just been stolen. But when Kermit mistakes lovely receptionist/would-be model Miss Piggy for her aristocratic employer, its love at first sight. Unfortunately, Lady Holiday's scheming brother is also wooing the sultry swine - so he can frame her for another brazen jewel heist! Now it's up to Kermit and his Muppet pals to clear Piggy's name and catch the real culprits
Sesame Street( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halloween is a time of jack-o-lanterns, dressing up, and lots of silliness on Sesame Street. Share the surprises as they learn to carve pumpkins, make scarecrows, and discover that monsters don't really have to be scary!
Elmo says boo!( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elmo visits the Count's spooky castle where he has a howling good time with his friends as they have fun with jokes, songs and spooky surprises
Elmo's world( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire cast of Sesame Street is part of the 35th Anniversary Special celebration. Join in this walk down Sesame Street with Elmo and sing along with a brand new song that celebrates the Street everyone knows and loves!
Friends to the rescue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a hurricane hits Sesame Street, Big Bird is heartbroken to discover that his nest has been destroyed. All of Sesame Street joins together to rebuild Big Bird's nest twig by twig and raise his spirits hug by hug
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, and everyone is joining in the excitement--until a question from Oscar throws Big Bird into a tailspin. "How does a guy like Santa Claus, who's built like a dump truck, come down all those skinny little chimneys?" Oscar asks. Suddenly, Big Bird is worried that if he can't answer the question, there won't be any presents on Christmas. With the help of all his Sesame Street friends, Big Bird attempts to solve the mystery. But in the process, he discovers that the true miracle of Christmas isn't the presents under the tree, but the spirit of loving and sharing."--Container
Sesame Street. 1969-1974( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-disc set the season features the premiere episodes of each of the first five seasons of Sesame Street. Each is available as a complete episode or as highlights, and is preceded by a new animated introduction, and by a disclaimer that "these early Sesame Street episodes are intended for grownups and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child." There are four slight alterations to the episodes because of rights issues, which are otherwise complete as originally aired. Episodes include Show 1 that aired on November 10, 1969; Show 131, airdate November 9, 1970; Show 276 from November 8, 1971; Show 406 on November 27, 1972, and Show 536 from November 19, 1973
Sing yourself silly! by Sesame Street( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Bird and his friends invite you to have some silly fun with eleven of their favorite silly songs. Sing along with Ernie, Hoots the Owl, and surprise celebrity guests as they perform and giggle
Emmet Otter's jug-band Christmas by Jim Henson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Frogtown Hollow live Emmet and Ma Otter, a family with little money but lots of love. With Christmas coming, they want very much to buy each other a store-bought gift, but are barely scraping by doing odd jobs. When a local talent contest offers a special prize. Emmet must make a sacrifice to join his jug band for the competition. Will the jug band prevail or will fierce competition from the Riverbottom Gang steal the show - and the prize?
Let's eat! [funny food songs]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grover the waiter introduces his customers to all the fabulous foods that they can enjoy from breakfast right through a big tasty lunch
Elmo and the orchestra( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Elmo as he learns about classical music, the Sesame Street way! Featuring musical excerpts from the following composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Khachaturian, Mozart, Offenbach, Paganini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Saens, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Wagner
Sing, hoot & howl with the Sesame Street animals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Bird leads a musical menagerie in some of the funniest and silliest songs ever
Cookie Monster's best bites( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the best bits of Sesame Street's "connoisseur de crumbs", Cookie Monster! Includes six songs
Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boober Gorg; after being hit on the head with a raddish Boober thinks he is a Gorg. Blanket of snow, blanket of woe; Mokey forgets to cover Marjory the Trash Heap before the first snowfall. Inspector red; Red plays detective to solve a strange and bizarre mystery
Jim Henson's Fraggle rock( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catch a tail by the tiger: When Gobo doesn't receive his usual postcard from his uncle, he realizes he must venture into outer space to look for him. Believe it or not: Wembley and Red find a creature who is whatever you think it is. All work and all play: Cotterpin Doozer decides she'd rather be a Fraggle than a Doozer
Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doc and his dog Sprocket have a hole in their wall, behind which live little furry creatures known as Fraggles in a place called Fraggle Rock. The Rock is also home to the Doozers and the Gorgs. One gang of Fraggles, under the guidance of the all-knowing Trash Heap, learn about each other and their neighbors and eventually everyone becomes friends
Sesame Street( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Your favorite sesame Street friends hsow kids how to have fantastic adventures at home. All it takes is a little imagination. The recycling bin box of old clothes inspires a delightful dress-up party and , rain or shine, you can always sing and dance the blues away. A world of fun and make-believe right in your very own home? Imagine That!"--container
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Nelson, Jerry L. 1934-

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