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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
Jim Henson spent many hours at the Robotorium, INC with Debbie the Roboteer learning to use the new Apple IIE desktop computer (her cousin programmed with the first RS232 interface ports) and interfaced with a Rhino XRII bored out airplane aluminum 6 to 8 axis robotic arm. Through experimentation they came up with a way to have one puppeteer use an actuated mitt controller arm to animate miniature puppets (the worm-like critters) or even choruses of different puppets through the use of the same robotic applications and programming. The mitt ran the motors on each axis of each of the puppets. The puppeteer put their arm into the mitt controller and went through the motions. See more »
Junior, are you sure this isn't another one of your dumb hair-brained schemes?
No, Pa, this is one of my smart hair-brained schemes!
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I remember watching this as a kid with my family. I loved it. It showed
many different types of creatures (Fraggles, Doozers, the Trash
that all made up one world. Everyone lived in relative peace with one
another (with a few exceptions.) It showed our world from a different
perspective and taught me (remember I was watching this at a young age)
different things about the world that I may not have noticed.
Leave it to Jim Henson and crew to come up with this. It seems that
everything that he touches is great. Now, I have a young son, and thanks
an old video store that I found tapes of the series that I have bought
him. He loves to watch these shows as much as I did, and I hope that he
learns as much from them as I did.
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