Jerry Juhl (July 27, 1938 - September 26, 2005) was the head writer for the Muppets for nearly 40 years.

He played a key role in developing the personalities of many of the best-known Muppet characters and scripted five Muppet movies, as well as being the head writer for The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock.

Before becoming the Muppets' head writer, Juhl began his career with Jim Henson's company as a performer.

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