Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

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The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

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Series cast summary:
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 Doc (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Sprocket the Dog / ... (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Boober Fraggle / ... (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
Terry Angus ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Gobo Fraggle / ... (95 episodes, 1983-1987)
Karen Prell ...
 Red Fraggle / ... (95 episodes, 1983-1987)
Tim Gosley ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (94 episodes, 1983-1987)
Kathryn Mullen ...
 Mokey Fraggle / ... (93 episodes, 1983-1987)
Cheryl Wagner ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (90 episodes, 1983-1987)
Bob Stutt ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
John Pattison ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (86 episodes, 1983-1987)
Richard Hunt ...
 Junior Gorg / ... (68 episodes, 1983-1987)
Lee Armstrong ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (62 episodes, 1983-1986)
Sandra Shamas ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1987)
Rob Mills ...
 Junior Gorg / ... (58 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Captain (UK version) (48 episodes, 1983-1984)
Tom Vandenberg ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (48 episodes, 1983-1985)
Patricia Leeper ...
 Ma Gorg / ... (46 episodes, 1983-1987)
Myra Fried ...
 Muppet Performer / ... (43 episodes, 1983-1986)
Gord Robertson ...
 Pa Gorg / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1987)
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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 (who are knee-high to a Fraggle) and the Gorgs (who are giants that think they rule the Rock). One gang of Fraggles (Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red), under the guidance of the all-knowing Trash Heap (Marjorie), learn about each other and their neighbors and eventually befriend the Doozers, the Gorgs--and even Doc and Sprocket. Meanwhile, Gobo's Uncle Matt explores Outer Space (our world) and sends postcards to his nephew about the Silly Creatures (that's us). Written by Kathy Li

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The Gorgs required two performers each: an actor to perform in the costume, and a puppeteer to do the voice and operate the face by radio controls. Previously, full-body Muppet characters (e.g., Big Bird) required the performer to operate the head with one hand, leaving the character with only one functional arm. Operating the face from outside allowed for a more expressive performance from the characters. Furthermore, video cameras installed inside the eyes allowed the performer to see from the Gorg's point of view. See more »

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Ma Gorg: Our little Junior's growing up!
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Arguably the best children's series of all time.
17 March 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Here we have a children's series that creates a world with a totally believable and frighteningly delicate ecology of creatures who really want nothing to do with each other (though they never really say so) but are completely dependent on one another. A series for children that's unafraid to tackle issues such as death, war, religion, self-sacrifice, self-actualization, and interdependency, all without resorting to "preachification" (a term from the series). The fact that "Fraggle Rock" achieved all this *and* kept the tone light and the attitude playful is nothing short of a true miracle.

"Fraggle Rock" has to be my all time favorite series as a kid, and looking back as an adult, I realize how ambitious it was. Leave it to Jim Henson to build an entire world that was so believable, you wanted to visit it. I am certain that this was a once in a lifetime thing. There will *never* be another series with this much imagination or dedication to its young audience. Too bad, as today we need this series' gentle messages more so than ever.

Recently, a few episode of "Fraggle Rock" were released on video. For many of us, these are the only ones we have access to, and I believe that a *real* "Fraggle Rock" fan should have been put in charge of which episodes were preserved. Instead, while volume three (entitled "the Fraggles Search and Find") has the two greatest episodes of all time in my opinion, the remaining tapes' episodes appear to have been chosen at random. Get tape three if you can!


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