Fraggle Rock


Fraggle Rock Information

Fraggle Rock (also known as Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock) is a children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson with the central characters being a set of "Muppet" creatures called Fraggles.

Fraggle Rock was a co-production between British television company Television South (TVS), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, U.S. pay television service Home Box Office and Henson Associates. Unlike Sesame Street, which had been created for a single market and only later adapted for international markets, Fraggle Rock was intended from the start to be an international production, and the whole show was constructed with this in mind.

History

Fraggle Rock debuted in 1983 as one of the first shows involving the collaboration of Henson International Television ( HIT Entertainment from 1989), the international arm of Jim Henson Productions and of Deluxe Digital Studios. The co-production brought together British regional ITV franchise-holder Television South (TVS), CBC Television, United States pay-television service Home Box Office and Henson Associates (later Jim Henson Productions). Filming took place on a Toronto sound-stage (and later at Elstree Studios, London). The avant-garde poet bpNichol worked as one of the show's writers. In the early days of development, the script called the Fraggles "Woozles" pending the devising of a more suitable name.

Henson described the Fraggle Rock series as "a high-energy, raucous musical romp. It's a lot of silliness. It's wonderful." While the program proved accessible to audiences of all ages, it used the fantasy creatures as an allegory to deal with serious issues such as prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, the environment, and social conflict.

In 2009, as part of the Jim Henson Foundation's donation of puppets to the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta museum displayed many of the original puppet characters from Fraggle Rock in their exhibition Jim Henson: Wonders from his Workshop.

International co-productions

The producers made the series with the intention of it airing in various forms internationally. That concept grew out of Duncan Kenworthy's experience adapting Sesame Street to the requirements of foreign markets. The human "wraparound" segments were produced separately in several countries, with the intention that the child viewer would always be able to relate to the world of the program. The series has appeared now in over ten countries and languages. Head producer was Wesley James Tomlinson.

  • The main version that was filmed in Canada features an inventor named Doc (played by Gerry Parkes) and his dog Sprocket. This wraparound was also used in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland, Scandinavia, Spain and Eastern European shows. Dutch, Scandinavian, Spanish and Eastern European shows were dubbed in their respective languages.
  • The British inserts were filmed at the TVS Television Theatre in Gillingham, Kent (since closed) and presents Fraggle Rock as a rocky sea-island with a lighthouse. It used as an actual shown location St. Anthony's Lighthouse located near Falmouth in Cornwall. The lighthouse keeper is The Captain (played by Fulton Mackay), a retired sailor who lives with his faithful dog Sprocket. In the third season following the death of Fulton Mackay, the role was filled by John Gordon Sinclair as P.K. (the Captain's nephew) and in the fourth Simon O'Brien as B.J. (the Captain's son). up to 35 of these British wraparounds are now missing believed wiped. Only 57 are known to remain Nickelodeon repeated it in the UK from 1993, as did Boomerang and Cartoonito in 2007. The episodes shown were the Canadian versions.
  • In the German version, the action takes place beneath the workshop of the inventor Doc (played by Hans-Helmut Dickow). The series was named Die Fraggles with 85 of the 96 produced episodes
  • In France, the wraparound segments take place in a bakery with its version of Doc (played by Michel Robin) who worked as a baker and a French alter-ego for Sprocket called Croquette. Doc inherited the home from his eccentric Uncle Georges (who was a noted inventor). Thus, when the frame story required the use of a mechanical device, Doc would merely find yet another of Uncle Georges's machines. Plotlines also frequently involved the elegant but unseen Madame Pontaven (who Doc repeatedly attempted to impress and invite to dinner with no success). Not all of the 96 episodes were produced.

Broadcast

The America series has been broadcast and Dub in a number of countries around the world.

  • Australia: Was broadcast on Channel 7 in Australia, and TV1 in New Zealand, using the America series. The show became a worldwide hit, like Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.
  • Canada: January 10, 1983, to March 30, 1987, on CBC Television in Canada,
  • Fraglesy "? Poland
  • Fraggle Rock, a Rocha Encantada "? Portugal
  • Fragglit "? Finland
  • "??"????"? "? Japan
  • Los Fraguel "? Spain
  • Dünya Fraggle "? Turkey
  • De Freggels "? The Netherlands (seasons 1 & 2 only)
  • Fragglene "? Norway (season 1 only)
  • Fragglerne "? Denmark (season 1 only)
  • ????? ???????? "? Russia (season 1 only)
  • Fragglarna "? Sweden (season 1 only)
  • Ha'Frogguelim - Israel (first 15 episodes only)

Syndication

After the show ended on HBO in 1987, the channel started to rerun the series. In the late 1980s, it ran on TNT, and in the early 1990s, it aired on the Disney Channel but went with the Deluxe Digital Studios logo after the Jim Henson Productions logo on VHS in 1993. From 1999 until 2001 the show moved to Odyssey Network, which had recently been purchased by Henson & Hallmark. However, after Hallmark took full control they discontinued the reruns.

In 2007, Fraggle Rock reruns aired on television in several countries. On July 23, 2007, Boomerang started repeating episodes of the North American co-production of Fraggle Rock in the UK. In January 2013 ITV broadcast 2 episodes of this version as part of their 'Old Skool' Weekend feature on the CITV channel. On October 24, 2007, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation begins repeating episodes on the digital-only ABC2 channel. On September 20, 2007, TVNZ 6 in New Zealand began airing episodes daily. The series has aired on Teletoon Retro in Canada daily since 2008. In October 2010, Fraggle Rock reruns returned to U.S. airwaves on The Hub, the newly launched cable-network jointly owned by Hasbro and by Discovery Communications, but were discontinued in June 2012. The television series is available for streaming through Amazon Instant Video.

Episodes

Main article: List of Fraggle Rock episodes

Characters

Main article: List of Fraggle Rock characters

Home video

Australia

Magna Pacific published the American version of Fraggle Rock on Region 4 DVD in 2007. The DVD set Fraggle Rock: The Complete Fourth Season actually includes seasons four and five. The DVDs have no special features.

A set of plush dolls of Gobo, Wembley, Boober, and Red were released by Sababa Toys, each accompanied by a DVD featuring two episodes of the show, and one episode of the animated series.

United Kingdom

Twelve UK episodes were released on VHS and DVD by HIT Entertainment in April 2004. TVS, the original broadcasters, has passed through several owners since 1992 and it was believe only these twelve episodes to have survived. Since then a lot more research has taken place which confirmed a lot episodes actually exist, but not the full 95 which were made. HIT Entertainment has tried unsuccessfully to locate the missing episodes, including extensive enquiries with The Jim Henson Company both in the UK and the US. When UK television channels wish to broadcast the show, they are forced to use US versions; such was the case with Boomerang in 2007.

In 2010, Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK began releasing complete season box sets. These releases are the same as the American box sets, except they have no bonus features.

  • Virgin Video (1984)
  • Palace Video (1987"1988)
  • Buena Vista Home Video (1993)
  • Hit Entertainment (2004"2007)
  • Lionsgate Home Entertainment (2010"present)

United States

HBO video released a collection of single-episode VHS tapes during the 1980s.

In 1993, Jim Henson Video released five Fraggle Rock VHS tapes with two episodes each.

HIT Entertainment released a number of single-disc DVDs with three episodes each (two in the VHS counterparts) plus bonus episodes which could be unlocked by completing a trivia game before releasing the first three seasons of Fraggle Rock on DVD in Region 1 between September 2005 and September 2007. They also released a complete series box set on November 4, 2008 but did not release the final season in a separate release. Season 4 had originally been scheduled to be released on the same day as the complete series set but at the last minute it was scrapped and was never released. These releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.

On August 10, 2009, Lionsgate Home Entertainment announced that they had reached a deal with The Jim Henson Company to acquire the rights to release Fraggle Rock on DVD. They subsequently released the final season on DVD for the very first time on November 3, 2009. They also re-released The Complete series collection with new packaging (due to numerous complaints about the previous release) on the same day.

On February 18, 2013, it was announced that Vivendi Visual Entertainment had acquired the rights to the series. Season 1 will be re-released on Mar. 12, 2013, followed by season 2 on April 16, 2013 and season 3 on May 14, 2013. They will also release a complete series set on May 14 entitled Fraggle Rock - The 30th Anniversary Collection. This 21-disc set will feature all 96 episodes of the series as well as bonus features. They are also releaseing a 6 episode DVD on the same day called Meet The Fraggles

DVD NameRelease DateEp #Additional Information
Fraggle Rock: Complete First Season September 6, 2005 24 Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock notepad, Behind the Scenes Documentary narrated by Jim Henson, Interviews with the cast and creators, Deluxe collectors box.
Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season September 5, 2006 24 Jim Henson's Creatures and places of Fraggle Rock notepad, Steve Whitmire's Home Videos, Deluxe Collectors Box and tribute to Jerry Juhl.
Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season September 11, 2007 24 All-new featurettes and interviews with Fraggle Rock cast and creators, Deluxe embossed collector's packaging.
Fraggle Rock: The Complete Final Season November 3, 2009 24 All-new featurettes and interviews with Fraggle Rock cast and creators.
Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection November 4, 2009 96 All 96 Episodes in one collectible Package Art, Original Fraggle Rock Illustrated Poster, All New Featurettes and Interviews with Fraggle Rock cast and creators.

Spin-offs

Animated series

An animated Fraggle Rock series aired for one season on NBC's Saturday morning lineup in 1987. The cartoon series introduced some Fraggles, Doozers, and other cave creatures that were exclusive to the series.

Feature film

In September 2005, The Jim Henson Company announced that it was working on a film adaptation of Fraggle Rock, known as Fraggle Rock: The Movie, with the aim of a release in 2009. The story allegedly involves the original Fraggle characters.

On October 20, 2006, Darkhorizons.com reported "Henson's company has hired executive producer Ahmet Zappa (The Monstrous Memoirs of a Mighty McFearless) to write a treatment for the film which will be a full-length live-action musical fantasy starring the underground dwellers who venture out into the human world. Henson Co. co-topper Lisa Henson is producing, whilst Brian Henson will exec produce."

In May 2008 it was announced that The Weinstein Company would be distributing the Fraggle Rock movie. The film was written as a live-action musical by Cory Edwards, who would also direct. The film was to be produced by The Jim Henson Company; Ahmet Zappa was executive producing along with Brian Inerfeld. The film would involve all of the core characters from the series. The story would take the characters "outside of their home in Fraggle Rock, where they interact with humans, which they think are aliens." Karen Prell and Dave Goelz were slated to return for the film as Red Fraggle, Boober Fraggle, and Uncle Traveling Matt, respectively.

However in 2011, Weinstein's deal with Henson had expired leaving production of the film in doubt. It was also announced that the Scissor Sisters would write music for the film, making the film possible. In October 2011 New Regency acquired the rights to the movie to be produced by The Jim Henson Company and The Montecito Picture Company. New Regency (the company behind Alvin and the Chipmunks movies) and the producers are currently in discussion whether to use puppets or CGI as well as a mix of live action. Once this has been decided they will look to a writer for the movie. According to Cory Edwards' blog, Gerry Parkes will not reprise his role as Doc, the American human character, for the movie.

Due to the death of puppeteer Jerry Nelson, he will not be reprising his role as Gobo Fraggle for the movie as well and the role will most likely be recast to Matt Vogel (who has had much success with many of Nelson's other characters).

Music

Music played a central part in Fraggle Rock. Every episode featured two or three original songs co-written by Canadian poet Dennis Lee and Philip Balsam, as well as incidental music. Several episodes (usually involving Cantus and the Minstrels) focused primarily on music"?such as Red Fraggle's attempt to find "her song" for the Fraggle Medley, or the effect of music on the breaking of winter or the presence of light in Fraggle Rock.

The "Fraggle Rock Theme" reached number 33 on the British music charts during the phenomenon. Writers included Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, and Jocelyn Stevenson, with songs by Philip Balsam and Dennis Lee.

Album releases

KOCH Records released Fraggle Rockin': A Collection, a three-disc box set of Fraggle Rock music, on October 30, 2007. The collection featured "restored and remastered" versions of three original Fraggle Rock LPs. The collection also included "special liner notes featuring rarely seen photos, contributions from the original composers and even sheet music for select songs." The main portion of these liner notes, called "Getting Down at Fraggle Rock," features an interview with Philip Balsam and Lawrence S. Mirkin and is written by Mike Petersen and Saul Pincus.

Song list

  • Fraggle Rock Theme Song
  • Afraid to Be Afraid
  • All Around the World
  • Bad News
  • Ball of Fire
  • The Ballad of Sir Blunderbrain
  • Beetle Song
  • Brave Alone
  • Brave Boy, Jump Up
  • Bring Back the Wonder
  • Catch the Tail by the Tiger
  • Cave Flute
  • Choose-Right (Up-Tight Move-Now) Blues
  • The Clown Concerto
  • Convincing John
  • Count on Me
  • Dixie Wailin'
  • Do It On My Own
  • Doom Dee Doom (March Alone)
  • Doozer Building Song (We'll Work Together Building Shapes in the Air)
  • Doozer Gong Music
  • Doozer Knitting Song
  • Doozer March Song (Set Your Shoulder)
  • Down in Fraggle Cave
  • Dream Girl Lover
  • Dream a Dream (and See)
  • Dreaming of Someone
  • Dum De Dum
  • Dum De Dum II (I Wish I Had a Genie)
  • Dum of a Son of a Gun
  • Dump the Stuff Out (Yucky for Sure)
  • Easy is the Only Way to Go
  • Everybody's Doin' It
  • Eye to Eye
  • Face Facts, Pack Snacks, Make Tracks
  • Feel So Bad
  • The Fireman's Anthem
  • Fly to the Sky (Learn to Fly)
  • Follow Me
  • Follow the Road
  • Follow Your Heart
  • Fraggle Rock Rock
  • A Fraggle You Can't See
  • Friends Till the End
  • Friendship Song
  • Front 'N' Back Patter Song (Turn Around Now!)
  • The Garbage of Time
  • Get Blue (Goin' Down the Road)
  • Get Goin'
  • Go with the Flow
  • Good-bye, Good-bye (Just a Rainbow in the Sky)
  • The Gorg's Lament (O World O Time O Woe)
  • The Gypsy Song (I Sniff the Rose)
  • Help Me for a Change
  • Helping Hand
  • Here to There
  • Hip Hip Hooray
  • Ho Ho Ho (What a Funny World It Is)
  • Home
  • I Knew I Was Good
  • I Seen Troubles
  • I Swear (To Be Fair)
  • I'm Never Alone
  • I'm Not Scared
  • I'm a Little Stew Pot
  • If It Happened to You
  • Inny Minny Cow Cow
  • Is It True?
  • The Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
  • The Joy
  • Just Don't Know What Time It Is
  • Just a Little Wimp
  • Kick a Stone
  • Learn to Love a Wimp
  • Let Me Be Your Song
  • A Little Doozer Music
  • Lose Your Heart (And It's Found)
  • Lost and Found
  • Lover, Lover, Number 9
  • The Me I Wanna Be
  • Magic Be with You (Last song, appeared in the episode "Change of Address")
  • Mokey's Jam Session
  • Muck and Goo
  • Music Box
  • Music Makes Us Real (Ping!)
  • Noodlin' Nut
  • Now You See Me (Now You Don't)
  • Now's the Time for Parting
  • Once Upon a Time (I Knew My Name)
  • One and One (I'm the One that Won!)
  • Only Way Home
  • Our Melody
  • Pantry Chant
  • Party Hard (Who Knows What You See)
  • Pass It On
  • (Today Has Been) A Perfect Day
  • Perfect Harmony
  • Pipe Bangers Theme
  • Please/See/Feel the Water Run
  • Pukka, Pukka, Pukka Squeetily Boink
  • Ragtime Queen
  • Recruiting Song (Heed the Drumbeat Now)
  • Remembering Song (Na-Na-Na)
  • Rev
  • The Rock Goes On
  • Rollin', Rollin' On
  • The Rules Song (I'm the Leader Now)
  • Rumble Bug Hum
  • Sail Away
  • Share and You're Not Alone
  • Shine On Us Now (Moon Come Soon)
  • Shine On, Shine On Me
  • Sing It and Say
  • Sing That Law Again
  • (Sleep By the) Light of the Moon
  • Somewhere There's a Special Place
  • Sorrow and Shame
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Stuff Samba
  • Sunlight and Shadow
  • Sweet, Sweet Little Treat
  • There's a Lot I Want to Know
  • Time to Live as One
  • Trash is Back in Town
  • Turn Your Buttons Down
  • Water Drip Song
  • The Way I've Got to Go
  • Welcome Back, Uncle Matt
  • Wembley, Wembley, Number 9
  • Wemblin' Fool
  • What If
  • What If a Friend
  • What an Awful Day
  • Why?
  • Wise to Myself
  • Without a Hat
  • Workin'
  • Yes, We Can
  • Yucky!
  • Closing Theme


Soundtrack musicians

  • Don Gillis "? Musical Director
  • Bernie LaBarge "? Guitar
  • Michael Francis "? Guitar
  • Bob McLaren "? Drums
  • Ray Parker "? Keyboards
  • Tom Szczesniak "? Bass Guitar
  • Dick Smith "? Percussion

In other media

Books

Interactive books produced for Playskool's Talk 'n Play:

  • Fraggle Rock: The Great Fraggle Travel Race

Listed as: title, author, illustrator, and date of publication.

  • The Radish Day Jubilee, Sheilah B. Bruce, Lawrence DiFiori 1983
  • Red and the Pumpkins, Jocelyn Stevenson, Kelly Oechsli 1983
  • They Call Me Boober Fraggle, Michaela Muntean, Lisa McCue 1983
  • Wembley Fraggle Gets the Story, Deborah Perlberg, Steven Schindler 1984
  • Gobo and the River, Joseph Killorin Brennan, Diane Dawson Hearn 1985
  • Marooned in Fraggle Rock, David Young, Barbara McClintock
  • Best Friends, Jocelyn Stevenson, Sue Venning 1984
  • Boober Fraggle's Celery Soufflé, Louise Gikow, Kelly Oechsli 1984
  • Danger: Boober Cooking, Louise Gikow, Kelly Oechsli 1984
  • Boober Fraggle's Giant Wish, Jocelyn Stevenson, Jeffrey Severn 1984
  • If I Were King of the Universe, Danny Abelson, Lawrence DiFiori 1984
  • The Legend of the Doozer Who Didn't, Louise Gikow, Barbara McClintock 1984
  • No One Knows Where Gobo Goes, Mark Saltzman, Peter Elwell 1984
  • The Tale of Traveling Matt, Michaela Muntean, Lisa McCue 1984
  • Traveling Matt's Adventures in Outer Space, Michaela Muntean, Lisa McCue 1984
  • What Do Doozers Do?, Michaela Muntean, Sue Venning 1984
  • What's a Fraggle?, Louise Gikow, Barbara McClintock 1984
  • Wembley's Egg, Laura Phillips, Sue Venning 1984
  • The Cave of the Lost Fraggle, Michael Teitelbaum, Peter Elwell 1985
  • Follow That Fraggle, Louise Gikow, Barbara Lanza 1985
  • Mokey's Birthday Present, Ellen Weiss, Elizabeth Miles 1985
  • Waggleby of Fraggle Rock, Stephanie Calmenson, Barbara McClintock 1985
  • Why Wembley Fraggle Couldn't Sleep, H. B. Gilmour, Barbara McClintock 1985
  • Goodnight Wembley Fraggle, H. B. Gilmour, Barbara McClintock 1985
  • Cotterpin's Perfect Building, Ellen Weiss, Lauren Attinello 1986
  • Wembley and the Soggy Map, Louise Gikow, Lisa McCue 1986
  • Wembley Fraggle and the Magic Stone, Louise Gikow, Lauren Attinello 1986
  • Gobo and the Prize from Outer Space, Lyn Calder, Frederic Marvin 1986
  • The Case of the Missing Socks, Rebecca Grand, Jeffrey Severn 1986
  • Wembley Fraggle's Big, Bigger, Biggest, Harry Ross, Larry DiFiori 1988
  • The Fraggles Alphabet Pie, Harry Ross, Larry DiFiori 1988
  • The Fraggles Counting Book, Harry Ross, Larry DiFiori 1988
  • Mokey Fraggle's New Colors, Emily Paul, Larry DiFiori 1988
  • The Fraggles Cooperate, Harry Ross, Larry DiFiori 1989


Comics

The Star Comics imprint of Marvel Comics published two separate Fraggle Rock comic-book series in 1985 and 1988 respectively. The first series lasted eight issues, the second series lasted six issues.

In early 2010, Archaia Studios Press published their first three-issue series of Fraggle Rock. A second three-issue series was followed in January 2011. Both series were collected into hardcover editions shortly after their respective publications. No further announcements were made regarding any future volumes.

Other televised appearances

  • Before its background appearance on Fraggle Rock, Food first appeared on Saturday Night Live during "The Land of Gorch" sketch. It also made a cameo in The Muppet Show and was recycled as Zsa Zsa Porkmustard in the "Science Fiction" episode of The Jim Henson Hour as well as an undersea creature cameo in the "Aquatic Life" episode.
  • There was a special featuring the Fraggles called Fraggles Look for Jobs which details the Fraggles after the show had ended. Gobo has secured a singing job billed as "Gobo the Frosty Fraggle," Wembley has no immediate plans except to stop wearing banana tree shirts, Mokey is writing a screenplay called "Girls of the Sixties," and Red has signed a contract to play hockey for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boober spends most of the video on the phone (with Bernie and others) hoping to find another acting job, preferably as a romantic lead. Two clips from this have been shown on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube page.
  • Doc, Sprocket the Dog, Gobo Fraggle, Wembley Fraggle, Boober Fraggle, Mokey Fraggle, Red Fraggle, and Uncle Traveling Matt appeared in A Muppet Family Christmas. Doc and Sprocket rent the farmhouse of Fozzie Bear's mother while she plans to go to Malibu until Fozzie shows up with his friends. Doc and Sprocket end up adjusting to the Muppets and the characters from Sesame Street even to the part where Doc volunteers to help Kermit by looking for Miss Piggy in the blizzard. While Doc was out looking for Miss Piggy, Kermit and Robin find a Fraggle Hole in the basement and enter Fraggle Rock where they encounter the five main Fraggles and tell them about Christmas.
  • Blustering Bellowpane Monster appeared in the Play-Along Video film Neat Stuff: To Know & to Do as Mergie (performed by Camille Bonora).
  • Mama Tree Bird and Baby Tree Bird appeared in The Ghost of Faffner Hall episode "The Voice Is an Instrument." Baby Tree Creature also appeared in the episode "Music Brings Us Together."
  • Sprocket the Dog made a cameo appearance in The Muppets at Walt Disney World. He is seen as an inmate at the Disney World Pet Care Center.
  • Gobo Fraggle, Mokey Fraggle, and Wembley Fraggle made a cameo appearance in The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson alongside the other Muppets and characters from "Sesame Street" in the "Just One Person" tribute song to Jim Henson.
  • The puppets for Sprocket the Dog, Begoony, Mudwell the Mudbunny, Murray the Minstrel, Aretha, Wander McMooch, Brool the Minstrel, and the Inkspots make cameo appearances in The Muppet Christmas Carol. Begooney was shown as the child of the characters depicted by Mudwell and Murray. Sprocket was seen in a crowd cameo. The Inkspots (performed by Jerry Nelson and Steve Whitmire) were seen in the house windows. Aretha appears in a crowd chorus. Wander McMooch (performed by David Rudman) and Brool the Minstrel make cameo appearances as one of the guests at Fred's party.
  • The puppets for Begoony and Mudwell the Mudbunny were later used as one of the pirates of the Hispaniola in Muppet Treasure Island. Mudwell's character was the operator of the pirate Dead Tom (whom Mudwell sobs over following Dead Tom's "death" at the hands of Long John Silver before being reminded by Walleye Pike that Dead Tom is "already dead"). Mudwell was performed by Bill Barretta here. The puppets for Brool the Minstrel, Murray the Minstrel, and Wander McMooch were used as one of the pirates that attacked the Admiral Benbow Inn. Aretha appeared as a townsperson. The Inkspots were sighted during the opening song.
  • Large Marvin Fraggle, Begoony, and Blustering Bellowpane Monster made audience cameos in Muppets Tonight. The Inkspots also made appearances in the show as background crew members. Poison Cackler appeared in the "John Goodman" episode in a background appearance in the "Tales from the Vet" segment. Murray the Minstrel made cameos in the "Garth Brooks" and "Heather Locklear" episodes.
  • The puppets for Philo, Begoony, Blustering Bellowpane Monster, The Inkspots, Murray the Minstrel, Beastie, Mudwell the Mudbunny, and an unnamed background cave creature appeared in Mopatop's Shop as various guests.
  • Fraggle Rock is parodied in the Robot Chicken episode "Monstourage" with Gobo Fraggle voiced by Chris Evans, Mokey Fraggle voiced by Emmanuelle Chriqui, Wembley Fraggle and Boober Fraggle voiced by Drew Massey, Red Fraggle voiced by Seth Green, and Doc voiced by Michael Chiklis. In a segment that parodies Fraggle Rock in the style of Watership Down, Doc tells an exterminator that his dog Sprocket has been barking down a hole stating that something must be down there. The exterminator first throws a flashlight-like object down there so that he can see where he can throw the grenade and ducks himself and Doc out of the way. As the Fraggles are enjoying their day, the grenade explodes in Fraggle Rock causing the Fraggles to scramble to get out of the cave-in. Out of the Fraggles, Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red and three nameless Fraggles make it out while the rest are trapped in the cave-in. Gobo vows to find a new home for the surviving Fraggles using the guides of the postcards he gets from Uncle Traveling Matt. Though Wembley starts to have bad visions of what's to come, the other Fraggles give him a kick in the crotch. When it came to crossing a road, Gobo's postcard from Uncle Traveling Matt refers to the cars as "Beep-Beep-Outta-the-Way-A*******." When it comes to crossing, two cars crash killing a green Fraggle. Then the Fraggles are chased across the water by Sprocket who ends up killing a purple Fraggle. When they arrive at a farm, a pink Fraggle is killed by a trap near a radish patch. When they find a cave under the radish patch, the surviving Fraggles make it their new home where Gobo plans to repopulate the Fraggles (which makes Red and Mokey nervous as they are the only females in the group). Wembley's latest vision ends up a good one until an oil rig drills into the cave causing the Fraggles to emerge from the oil rig on top of the oil and then hit the ground already dead. In "Saving Private Gigli," a segment shows a Foreman Doozer (voiced by Patrick Pinney) asking a Migrant Doozer (voiced by Seth Green) for his work visa. When the Migrant Doozer doesn't have one, the foreman Doozer has the Migrant Doozer deported back to his country and order the other Doozers to shut down the building project.
  • Wembley Fraggle, Red Fraggle, and Uncle Traveling Matt appeared in the "Fraggle Rock" portion of the Jim Henson's Musical World show at Carnegie Hall.
  • Blustering Bellowpane Monster appears in The Muppets. It can be seen in a Muppet crowd cameo near the end of the film.

Internet appearances

  • Gobo Fraggle, Wembley Fraggle, Boober Fraggle, Mokey Fraggle, Red Fraggle, and Uncle Traveling Matt appear in the music video for the Ben Folds Five song "Do It Anyway," for which Chris Hardwick and Lisa Henson served as executive producers. Only Red, Boober, and Uncle Traveling Matt have dialogue. The beginning of the music video had Uncle Traveling Matt reporting about his experience at a recording studio (portrayed by the Jim Henson Company Lot) where the recording of the song is overseen by a sound engineer (played by Rob Corddry). During the song, Ben Fold Five's performance had them rocking all of Fraggle Rock even opening a ceiling where the five Fraggles end up pulled out of upon grabbing the microphone cable and joining in on the song with Uncle Traveling Matt coming in near the end. Also during the music video, there was a gate guard (played by Chris Hardwick) who had a tattoo of Junior Gorg on his left arm and a girl (played by Anna Kendrick) wearing a "Boy Gorg" T-Shirt (featuring an image of Junior Gorg dressed as singer Boy George). The end of the music video also includes Ben Folds, the characters played by Chris Hardwick, Rob Corddry, and Anna Kendrick, and Red Fraggle singing the Fraggle Rock theme song with Boober quoting "Down at Fraggle Rock" at the end as usual.



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