The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

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Jim Henson
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1987   1986   1985   1984   1983  
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Series cast summary:
Gerard Parkes ...  Doc 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Steve Whitmire ...  Sprocket the Dog / ... 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Dave Goelz ...  Boober Fraggle / ... 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Terry Angus Terry Angus ...  Muppet Performer / ... 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Jerry Nelson ...  Gobo Fraggle / ... 95 episodes, 1983-1987
Karen Prell Karen Prell ...  Red Fraggle / ... 95 episodes, 1983-1987
Tim Gosley Tim Gosley ...  Muppet Performer / ... 94 episodes, 1983-1987
Kathryn Mullen ...  Mokey Fraggle / ... 93 episodes, 1983-1987
Bob Stutt ...  Muppet Performer / ... 90 episodes, 1983-1987
Cheryl Wagner Cheryl Wagner ...  Muppet Performer / ... 90 episodes, 1983-1987
John Pattison ...  Muppet Performer / ... 86 episodes, 1983-1987
Richard Hunt ...  Junior Gorg / ... 71 episodes, 1983-1987
Lee Armstrong Lee Armstrong ...  Muppet Performer / ... 62 episodes, 1983-1986
Sandra Shamas Sandra Shamas ...  Muppet Performer / ... 59 episodes, 1984-1987
Rob Mills Rob Mills ...  Junior Gorg / ... 58 episodes, 1983-1987
Fulton Mackay ...  Captain (UK version) 48 episodes, 1983-1984
Tom Vandenberg Tom Vandenberg ...  Muppet Performer / ... 48 episodes, 1983-1985
Patricia Leeper Patricia Leeper ...  Ma Gorg / ... 47 episodes, 1983-1987
Myra Fried 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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An animated series based on the show aired on NBC Saturday mornings. See more »

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'Doc': Sometimes I wonder why I keep a dog here at all!
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Alternate Versions

The first three VHS and DVD releases from HIT! Entertainment change the title logo. Instead of saying "Fraggle Rock Starring Jim Henson's Muppets", it says "Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock". Subsequent DVD releases (with the exception of "Down in Fraggle Rock") have the original logo in every episode. See more »

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wonderful many years down the line; kids of today might want to take a look
31 October 2005 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Shows like Fraggle Rock don't get the chance to grace the TV screens anymore. Indeed, back in the 80's and early 90's when the show was most popular among kids and (some) of their parents, there was almost nothing else like it on TV. While it shared its connection to the other Jim Henson driven show, Sesame Street, it wasn't restricted to all of the same conventions. I remember the show as a kid bringing some memorable songs, lovable characters, and some morals that rivaled most of the animated cartoons. It was also at times, along with the tradition of the muppets, very funny. The dynamics of the world of the Fraggles, of their middle-world between the world of humans and the flip-side to the Gorgs, is something of fantasy fascination even as I'm now an adult.

Once the basic premise is set-up from episode 1- Uncle "Travelly" Matt goes off into the real world to explore leaving his nephew Gobo and his pals (Mokey, Boober, Red, and Wembly) to have to retrieve a postcard each episode. In each episode, however, the Fraggles- along with their little friends the dozers, and the ominous Gorgs who think of themselves as the "rulers of the universe"- learn some new lessons, and sing some catchy songs. The whole concept of the show is practically never cynical, and like the best animated kids shows they give a variety of characters for kids to identify with and simple adventures for them to go through. There's also the wonderful touch of Doc and his dog Sprocket, who sort of keep a parallel to what the Fraggles learn.

Was this as groundbreaking as the Muppet Show or Sesame Street? Yes and no; the humor and general storytelling is definitely at times more geared to kids, and for some adults it could be a little boring. But on a technical level it's still a marvel- the little dozers especially seem hard to control, which goes to show how much ahead of the game Henson was with his creations (and the mechanics of them). The sad thing is, those who are kids right now have an idea and have seen many of the Muppet stuff- the movies, the show maybe, the cartoons- as Fraggle Rock lays dormant. Luckily there is the new DVD of the first season out, which can provide a glimpse into what made it such a cult favorite in the 80's. I still like watching an episode every so often, and like with the other Muppet films and such, it brings a smile to my face, and not very cheaply either.


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Canada | Norway | Denmark | UK

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Danish | Norwegian

Release Date:

10 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fraggle Hill See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$473,802, 16 December 2018

Gross USA:

$231,710

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$231,710
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(96 episodes)
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