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Jerome Ravn "Jerry" Juhl (July 27, 1938 in St. Paul, Minnesota — September 26, 2005) was a television and movie writer best known for his work with Jim Henson's Muppets.
Total Books: 6
He was originally recruited by Henson as a puppeteer and writer on Sam and Friends, but focused increasingly on writing as other puppeteers, such as Frank Oz, joined the Henson stable.
Juhl was a writer on The Muppet Show (and head writer from the second season on), Fraggle Rock, and The Jim Henson Hour, and on many Muppet movies and television specials. He co-wrote The Muppet Movie with Jack Burns, for which the two shared a Saturn Award nomination for Best Writing.
He was nominated for a shared Emmy four times, for his writing on The Muppet Show, finally winning the award in 1981 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. He was also awarded for his work on The Jim Henson Hour (Outstanding Children's Program, 1989, 1990) and The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program, 1991). His work on A Muppet Family Christmas won him the WGA Award for Variety - Musical, Award, Tribute, Special Event.
He appeared as himself in the 1981 documentary Of Muppets and Men: The Making of "The Muppet Show", the 1984 documentary Henson's Place, and the 1994 documentary The World of Jim Henson. While being interviewed in them all, he also appeared in archival footage in the last two.
In August 2005 Juhl was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died five weeks later. He was cremated. His ashes are located at the Neptune Society Columbarium in San Francisco.