History Trivia / FraggleRock

8th May '17 4:10:11 AM Roo
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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: The character B.J. has often been referred to as the Captain's son, even on this very wiki. In fact, he's the son of Mr. Bertwhistle, the owner of the lighthouse -- "B. J." stands for "Bertwhistle Jr."

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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The character B.J. has often been referred to as the Captain's son, even on this very wiki. In fact, he's the son of Mr. Bertwhistle, the owner of the lighthouse -- "B. J." stands for "Bertwhistle Jr."
8th May '17 4:09:41 AM Roo
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Doc's counterpart "The Captain" in the UK adaptation of the show was only featured in the first two seasons of the show because of Fulton [=MacKay=]'s unfortunate death. The Captain's nephew P.K. took over the lighthouse in season 3. After [[PutOnABus P.K. left]], for the final two seasons [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute B.J.]] was introduced as [[LongLostRelative the Captain's son.]]

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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Doc's counterpart "The Captain" in the UK adaptation of the show was only featured in the first two seasons of the show because of Fulton [=MacKay=]'s unfortunate death. The Captain's nephew P.K. ("Principal Keeper") took over the lighthouse in season 3. After [[PutOnABus P.K. left]], for the final two seasons [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute B.J.]] ("Bertwhistle Jr")]] was introduced as [[LongLostRelative the new lighthouse-keeper.
* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: The character B.J. has often been referred to as
the Captain's son.]]son, even on this very wiki. In fact, he's the son of Mr. Bertwhistle, the owner of the lighthouse -- "B. J." stands for "Bertwhistle Jr."
18th Apr '17 3:01:08 PM twilicorn
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* Main/NamesTheSame: Mokey shares his name with a [[WebAnimation/MokeysShow a loud, psychotic version of Mickey Mouse created by]] Creator/SrPelo.

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* Main/NamesTheSame: NamesTheSame: Mokey shares his her name with a [[WebAnimation/MokeysShow a loud, psychotic version of Mickey Mouse created by]] Creator/SrPelo.Creator/SrPelo.
* OutOfOrder: The fifth episode of the first season "The Thirty Minute Work Week" was actually the very first episode to be filmed; it was shot in March 1982. The pilot "Beginnings" was not filmed until June 1982, and was the tenth episode filmed. The reason was simple: Jim Henson wanted the puppeteers to be comfortable with their characters before doing the very first episode. You can also see that some of the characters look slightly off in "The Thirty Minute Work Week" (most notably Sprocket, the Trash Heap, and to some extent Gobo), because several puppets underwent slight design changes after the episode was filmed.



** After Jerry Nelson died, John Tartaglia took on the role of Gobo for [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]]'s celebration of the show's 30th anniversary as well as an appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image in May of 2013.
* ShortRunInPeru: [=HBO=] divided the fourth and final season into two very short seasons. Fortunately, although it took an agonizingly long time, the Final Season set [[http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Fraggle-Rock-Easter-DVD/12772 has been released]]!
** The fifth episode of the first season "The Thirty Minute Work Week" was actually the very first episode to be filmed; it was shot in March 1982. The pilot "Beginnings" was not filmed until June 1982. The reason was simple: Jim Henson wanted the puppeteers to be comfortable with their characters before doing the very first episode. You can also see that some of the characters look slightly off in "The Thirty Minute Work Week" (most notably Sprocket, the Trash Heap, and to some extent Gobo), because several puppets underwent slight design changes after the episode was filmed.

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** After Jerry Nelson died, [[Theatre/AvenueQ John Tartaglia Tartaglia]] took on the role of Gobo for all subsequent appearances of the character, starting with [[Creator/DiscoveryFamily The Hub]]'s celebration of the show's 30th anniversary as well as marathon in April of 2013, and an appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image in May of 2013.
the next month.[[note]]Tartaglia's ''actual'' first filmed appearance as Gobo might have [[http://www.toughpigs.com/nasa-mohawk/ actually been]] a promo video commissioned by [[Podcast/NerdistPodcast Nerdist]] and featuring NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, but the video never got uploaded.[[/note]]
* ShortRunInPeru: [=HBO=] divided the fourth and final season into two very short seasons. Fortunately, although it took an agonizingly long time, the Final Season set The DVD release combines them both [[http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Fraggle-Rock-Easter-DVD/12772 has been released]]!
** The fifth episode of the first season "The Thirty Minute Work Week" was actually the very first episode to be filmed; it was shot in March 1982. The pilot "Beginnings" was not filmed until June 1982. The reason was simple: Jim Henson wanted the puppeteers to be comfortable with their characters before doing the very first episode. You can also see that some of the characters look slightly off in "The Thirty Minute Work Week" (most notably Sprocket, the Trash Heap, and to some extent Gobo), because several puppets underwent slight design changes after the episode was filmed.
back into a single season.]]
3rd Mar '17 3:31:20 PM jedidarrick
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* The fifth episode of the first season "The Thirty Minute Work Week" was actually the very first episode to be filmed; it was shot in March 1982. The pilot "Beginnings" was not filmed until June 1982. The reason was simple: Jim Henson wanted the puppeteers to be comfortable with their characters before doing the very first episode. You can also see that some of the characters look slightly off in "The Thirty Minute Work Week" (most notably Sprocket, the Trash Heap, and to some extent Gobo), because several puppets underwent slight design changes after the episode was filmed.

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* ** The fifth episode of the first season "The Thirty Minute Work Week" was actually the very first episode to be filmed; it was shot in March 1982. The pilot "Beginnings" was not filmed until June 1982. The reason was simple: Jim Henson wanted the puppeteers to be comfortable with their characters before doing the very first episode. You can also see that some of the characters look slightly off in "The Thirty Minute Work Week" (most notably Sprocket, the Trash Heap, and to some extent Gobo), because several puppets underwent slight design changes after the episode was filmed.
28th Feb '17 6:40:46 PM KagSwirby
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* Main/NamesTheSame: Mokey shares his name with a [[WebAnimation/MokeysShow a loud, psychotic version of Mickey Mouse created by]] Creator/SrPelo.
2nd Sep '16 11:39:09 PM gjjones
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* AbsenteeActor: Gobo is missing from such episodes as "The Great Radish Famine" and "Believe it or Not", Mokey is absent from "All Work and All Play", "Believe It or Not", "The Challenge", and "The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore", Wembley is absent from "Junior Sells the Farm", "The Battle of the Leaking Roof", and "Red's Blue Dragon", Red is absent from "The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore" and "The Battle of the Leaking Roof" and Boober is absent from "Capture the Moon", "All Work and All Play", "Junior Sells the Farm", "Doozer is as Doozer Does", and "The Cavern of Lost Dreams".
** In fact, it has been confirmed on the official Muppet wiki that the only character to appear in ''every episode'' is Doc (or his localized equivalent).
** In "Fraggle Wars", ''none'' of Jerry Nelson's characters appeared. The episode explained Gobo's absence by saying he was in the Golden Grotto for the day.
16th Jun '16 11:45:26 AM mlsmithca
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* InternationalCoproduction: With the [[Creator/{{CBC}} Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]] and Britain's [[{{ITV}} Television South]].
* MissingEpisode: The British localization of ''Fraggle Rock'' suffered this fate, when the master tapes were junked. Of the 96 episodes made, [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Fraggle_Rock_%28UK%29 only 12 are known to survive]]. This is why there's never been a DVD release.

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* InternationalCoproduction: With the [[Creator/{{CBC}} Canadian Broadcasting Corporation]] and Britain's [[{{ITV}} [[Creator/{{ITV}} Television South]].
* MissingEpisode: The British localization of ''Fraggle Rock'' suffered this fate, when the master tapes were junked. Of the 96 episodes made, [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Fraggle_Rock_%28UK%29 when the master tapes were junked]]. An effort led by fan Alex Taylor on the Missing Episodes Forum has [[http://www.nightshade.org.uk/fraggleuk.html confirmed]] that of the 96 episodes made, 29 still have official copies, 58 only 12 have off-air recordings, and nine are known to survive]]. This wholly or partially lost. This, coupled with the rights hell surrounding the Television South catalogue (which has changed hands several times, and the paperwork confirming who owns what has been lost in the shuffle), is why there's never been a DVD release.
26th Mar '16 6:09:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Doc is played by the same actor who later played Doc the bartender in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''.
** The whole postcard where Uncle Traveling Matt tries out "rapid transit" (a roller coaster) is priceless, but check out who's sitting next to Matt on the coaster. It's none other than his puppeteer, Dave Goelz!
* HeyItsThatVoice: Many established Muppeteers performed in this show.
** That's Creator/JimHenson as Cantus and Convincing John.
** Creator/MonaMarshall was the voice of Mokey and Cotterpin in the AnimatedAdaptation. HilariousInHindsight since both characters also shared an actress/puppeteer in Kathryn Mullen.
** Believe it or not, Creator/RobPaulsen voiced Boober, Sprocket and the Trash Heap in the animated series.
** Because he performs so many characters in this series (including the main protagonist), Jerry Nelson's voice is easily recognizable.
** Kathryn Mullen, who performed Mokey Fraggle on the show, also performed Kira in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' [[note]]although she was voiced by Lisa Maxwell[[/note]]. Mullen also voiced Allegra in ''Series/AllegrasWindow'' and Leona on ''Series/BetweenTheLions''.
** Wembley Fraggle sounds like a younger, more innocent [[Series/TheMuppetShow Rizzo the Rat]] -- only without the Brooklyn accent. No wonder, since Steve Whitmire played both (and has even described how he had some problems making Rizzo's voice distinct from Wembley's).
** [[WesternAnimation/TheTick Townsend]] [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Coleman]] voices Gobo in the animated series.
8th Feb '16 5:17:55 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: According to the book "Jim Henson: The Works," [[Creator/JimHenson Jim]] saw Fraggle Rock as his Magnum Opus.
22nd Nov '15 8:56:16 PM thegreathandler1
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* MagnumOpus: According to the book "Jim Henson: The Works," [[Creator/JimHenson Jim]] saw Fraggle Rock as his Magnum Opus.
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