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[[Image:BlackhairedJerry.jpg|thumb|300px|Little Jerry with black hair in the "exit" sketch.‎]]
 
[[Image:BlackhairedJerry.jpg|thumb|300px|Little Jerry with black hair in the "exit" sketch.‎]]
 
[[Image:LittleJerrysGreenNosedIllustratedCameoAppearance.png|thumb|300px|A green-nosed Little Jerry makes an illustrated cameo in ''The Sesame Street ABC Storybook''.]]
 
[[Image:LittleJerrysGreenNosedIllustratedCameoAppearance.png|thumb|300px|A green-nosed Little Jerry makes an illustrated cameo in ''The Sesame Street ABC Storybook''.]]
'''Little Jerry''' is the lead singer of [[Little Jerry and the Monotones]] and has performed several songs on ''[[Sesame Street]]'', including "[[Four (song)|Four]]," "[[Telephone Rock]]," and "[[Mad (song)|Mad]]". He also appeared without the Monotones in a first season sketch with a group of other hippies (and the early [[Grover]]) demonstrating "Foward" and "Backward" with a [[Hot Pink]] [[Anything Muppet]] leading the lecture. {{First|0069}}
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'''Little Jerry''' is the lead singer of [[Little Jerry and the Monotones]] and has performed several songs on ''[[Sesame Street]]'', including "[[Four (song)|Four]]," "[[Telephone Rock]]," and "[[Mad (song)|Mad]]".
   
Although Little Jerry usually appeared as a redhead, he had black hair in one sketch where Grover talked about the word "exit". {{eka|0261}}
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Little Jerry's original hippie apparel was exchanged in the 1980s for a white and black leather jacket and a chain necklace. In the band's comeback appearance in [[Episode 3898|a 2000 episode]], he also sports a pair of sun glasses.
 
Little Jerry's style and apparel was updated by the 1980s; his original hippie clothing was exchanged for a white and black leather jacket and a chain necklace. In the band's comeback appearance in [[Episode 3898|a 2000 episode]], he also sports pair of sun glasses.
 
   
 
Little Jerry is considered to be male, but in one ''[[Shalom Sesame]]'' sketch, in which an actress dubbed the character for "[[Proud (Moss)|Proud]]," host [[Mandy Patinkin]] introduced the rocker as female: "Little Jeri (sic) is loud and proud, and why shouldn't she be?."
 
Little Jerry is considered to be male, but in one ''[[Shalom Sesame]]'' sketch, in which an actress dubbed the character for "[[Proud (Moss)|Proud]]," host [[Mandy Patinkin]] introduced the rocker as female: "Little Jeri (sic) is loud and proud, and why shouldn't she be?."
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Jerry Nelson later talked about the character and his group in a 2009 interview:
 
Jerry Nelson later talked about the character and his group in a 2009 interview:
 
{{quote|Little Jerry was Jeff Moss’ thing. I think deep in his heart he wrote that because he loves to sing bass. They were wonderful pieces. They were so much fun to do.<ref>Nelson, Jerry [http://www.toughpigs.com/a-chat-with-jerry-nelson-part-3/ Tough Pigs Interview]</ref>|}}
 
{{quote|Little Jerry was Jeff Moss’ thing. I think deep in his heart he wrote that because he loves to sing bass. They were wonderful pieces. They were so much fun to do.<ref>Nelson, Jerry [http://www.toughpigs.com/a-chat-with-jerry-nelson-part-3/ Tough Pigs Interview]</ref>|}}
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==Notes==
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*Although Little Jerry usually appeared as a redhead, he had black hair in one sketch where Grover talked about the word "exit". {{eka|0261}}
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*A similar looking [[Green]] [[Anything Muppet]] bandleader (and drummer) sang "[[Spinning Wheel]]" during ''Sesame Street'''s [[Season 1 (1969-1970)|first season]]. A background hippie closely resembling Little Jerry appeared in another first season sketch demonstrating "Forward" and "Backward." {{First|0069}}
   
 
==Video appearances==
 
==Video appearances==
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==Book appearances==
 
==Book appearances==
 
*''[[Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum]]'' (1974)
 
*''[[Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum]]'' (1974)
*''[[The Sesame Street ABC Storybook]]'', green-nosed variant (1974)
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*''[[The Sesame Street ABC Storybook]]'' (1974)
 
*''[[Big Bird's Busy Book]]'' (1975)
 
*''[[Big Bird's Busy Book]]'' (1975)
 
* ''[[Sesame Street coloring books|The Sesame Street Block Party Coloring Book]]'' (1977)
 
* ''[[Sesame Street coloring books|The Sesame Street Block Party Coloring Book]]'' (1977)
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
 
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[[Category:Muppet Characters]]
 
[[Category:Muppet Characters]]

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BlackhairedJerry

Little Jerry with black hair in the "exit" sketch.‎

LittleJerrysGreenNosedIllustratedCameoAppearance

A green-nosed Little Jerry makes an illustrated cameo in The Sesame Street ABC Storybook.

Little Jerry is the lead singer of Little Jerry and the Monotones and has performed several songs on Sesame Street, including "Four," "Telephone Rock," and "Mad".

Little Jerry's original hippie apparel was exchanged in the 1980s for a white and black leather jacket and a chain necklace. In the band's comeback appearance in a 2000 episode, he also sports a pair of sun glasses.

Little Jerry is considered to be male, but in one Shalom Sesame sketch, in which an actress dubbed the character for "Proud," host Mandy Patinkin introduced the rocker as female: "Little Jeri (sic) is loud and proud, and why shouldn't she be?."

Little Jerry was named after his performer Jerry Nelson. Though on one occasion, Fran Brill performed him, while Nelson was performing Big Jeffy, in a sketch where Grover and the Monotones demonstrate the word "walk".

Jerry Nelson later talked about the character and his group in a 2009 interview:

Little Jerry was Jeff Moss’ thing. I think deep in his heart he wrote that because he loves to sing bass. They were wonderful pieces. They were so much fun to do.[1]

Notes

  • Although Little Jerry usually appeared as a redhead, he had black hair in one sketch where Grover talked about the word "exit". (EKA: Episode 0261)
  • A similar looking Green Anything Muppet bandleader (and drummer) sang "Spinning Wheel" during Sesame Street's first season. A background hippie closely resembling Little Jerry appeared in another first season sketch demonstrating "Forward" and "Backward." (First: Episode 0069)

Video appearances

Book appearances

Sources

  1. Nelson, Jerry Tough Pigs Interview
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