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RIP Jerry Nelson, aka The Count

The entertainment world lost one of its little-known leading lights today when longtime voice actor and puppeteer Jerry Nelson passed at the age of 78. While Nelson played a variety of roles during his 40-year stint with the Sesame Street/Muppets brand, he will always be best known as The Count–a lifelong bachelor and professional mathematician who rarely left the house without his popped-collar cape, deep black goatee and Transylvanian accent.

Here we see the very first appearance of The Count (official name: The Count of Count), who made his on-screen debut in 1972 helping Cookie Monster figure out how many sugary treats he had on hand (this was well before the blue man turned to broccoli and bean sprouts):

Rest in peace, Jerry. You had a great run.

Sesame Street to Address Hunger with New Muppet


Sesame Street, in its continuing efforts to be wonderful in every way, has introduced a new character that will bring awareness to poverty and hunger.

Lily will be introduced in an hour-long special airing Sunday called “Growing Hope Against Hunger” that’s sponsored by Walmart. Lily is seven years old, her family goes to a food pantry, and she also volunteers in one.

Here’s a short list of hunger relief groups from Yahoo if you’d like to take up the fight.┬áThe clip above is a heartbreaking but uplifting preview.

‘Sesame Street’ Cuts Katy Perry Video Over Low-Cut Dress

Katy Perry‘s latest video was meant to air on Sesame Street rather than MTV. But after overwhelming parent complaints about Perry’s cleavage, the segment’s been cut.

In the video (which you can watch after the jump), Perry is singing a kiddie version of her song “Hot N Cold” with Sesame Street star Elmo. In the video, she’s wearing a yellow dress that, according to The Daily Beast, is designed with a mesh fabric covering most of her chest. Parents thought the dress too revealing.

A portion of the statement from the children’s program states, “In light of the feedback we’ve received on the Katy Perry music video, which was released on You Tube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street, which is aimed at preschoolers.”

[Image of Katy Perry on the Today show via KatyPerry.com]

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