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Fraggle Rock 

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

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Jim Henson
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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
Cheryl Wagner Cheryl Wagner ...  Muppet Performer / ... 90 episodes, 1983-1987
Bob Stutt ...  Muppet Performer / ... 89 episodes, 1983-1987
John Pattison 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 Gord Robertson ...  Pa Gorg / ... 39 episodes, 1983-1987
Laura Sweitzer Laura Sweitzer ...  Muppet Performer / ... 39 episodes, 1983-1987
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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada | Norway | Denmark | UK | USA

Language:

English | Danish | Norwegian

Release Date:

10 January 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fraggle Hill See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael K. Frith originally conceived the Trash Heap character for the tenth season of Sesame Street. His reasoning was that archaeologist always gather the most useful information about ancient civilizations by going through it's trash. When the Sesame Street producers decided not to use the character, Frith was able to resurrect her while developing Fraggle Rock. See more »

Quotes

Pa Gorg: Son, it's time we had a talk.
Junior Gorg: Oh boy! Is this *that* talk?
Pa Gorg: Yes. It's time you've learned how to rule the universe.
Junior Gorg: Oh, this is *that* talk.
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Alternate Versions

The Doc and Sprocket sequences in the show were localized for each production country. In Canada, USA, and Germany, Doc was an inventor. In the UK, he was a lighthouse keeper, and in France, a chef. Only twelve of the 96 sequences shot for the UK version are believed to survive, the rest having been junked with the demise of production company TVS. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Renée Zellweger/Eve (2001) See more »

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Lord how I miss this show!
17 February 2004 | by Angel_MeiruSee all my reviews

I cannot believe that the Henson studios are not selling a DVD box collection of the Fraggles. This series was simply the most beautiful, artistic, and imaginative children's series of the '80's. Children's programming has suffered a serious setback ever since Jim Henson passed away.

Nowadays, instead of such films as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal and television programs like Fraggle Rock, kids are forced to rely on the unimaginative blatherings and the artistic joke known as the Disney Corporation and Barney.

Where has the magic and art gone??? And since the magic and the splendor has receded into the mists, why can't they provide us the DVDs required to bring it back, even in just our own homes??

I just hope that this dream just comes true.


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