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History Trivia / FraggleRock

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.
18th Oct '15 12:16:33 AM C2
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* MissingEpisode: Most of the UK version. There are however people who have gone to great lengths to get recordings of the episodes - there's still some out there.

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* MissingEpisode: Most The British localization of ''Fraggle Rock'' suffered this fate, when the UK version. There are however people who have gone to great lengths to get recordings of 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 still some out there.never been a DVD release.
11th Oct '15 11:17:58 AM MarkLungo
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know that ''[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 [[MilestoneCelebration to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary]]). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know that ''[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 [[MilestoneCelebration to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary]]). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.
11th Oct '15 11:17:44 AM MarkLungo
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a certain pony show]] was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 [[MilestoneCelebration to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary]]). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a certain pony show]] that ''[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 [[MilestoneCelebration to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary]]). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.
11th Oct '15 11:15:26 AM twilicorn
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a certain pony show]] was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a certain pony show]] was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 [[MilestoneCelebration to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary).anniversary]]). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.



* MissingEpisode: Most of the UK version. There are however people who have gone to great lengths to get recordings of the episodes.
* TheOtherDarrin: Ma Gorg was voiced by Myra Fried in the first season, with Cheryl Wagner taking over the role in the second season.

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* MissingEpisode: Most of the UK version. There are however people who have gone to great lengths to get recordings of the episodes.
episodes - there's still some out there.
* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
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Ma Gorg was voiced by Myra Fried in the first season, with Cheryl Wagner taking over the role in the second season.


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** 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.
10th Oct '15 7:11:47 AM twilicorn
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* MissingEpisode: Most of the UK version.

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* MissingEpisode: Most of the UK version. There are however people who have gone to great lengths to get recordings of the episodes.
10th Oct '15 7:08:42 AM twilicorn
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when TheHub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a certain pony show]] was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Interestingly enough, when TheHub The Hub was first starting up, ''Fraggle Rock'' was one of the shows the network was giving a big push in the marketing, probably because it was the most recognizable program on their original schedule. They even had Karen Prell film new footage as Red Fraggle for bumpers between shows. Little did they know a [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a certain pony show]] was about to steal every Hub show's thunder. The Hub stopped airing ''Fraggle Rock'' in June of 2012 (barring a 3-hour marathon on April 21, 2013 to celebrate the show's 30th anniversary). Reruns resumed on a regular basis on June 4, 2013.2013 until the network became Creator/DiscoveryFamily in October 2014.
3rd Aug '15 7:11:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* EarlyBirdCameo: In Season 1, "The Great Radish Famine," Cottenpin Doozer is first seen as an unnamed baby.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: In Season 1, "The Great Radish Famine," Cottenpin Cotterpin Doozer is first seen as an unnamed baby.



** The whole postcard where Uncle Travelling 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!

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** The whole postcard where Uncle Travelling 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!



** Kathryn Mullen, who performed Mokey Fraggle on the show, also performed Kira in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' [[note]]who was voiced by Lisa Maxwell[[/note]]. Mullen also voiced Allegra in ''Series/AllegrasWindow'' and Leona on ''Series/BetweenTheLions''.

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** Kathryn Mullen, who performed Mokey Fraggle on the show, also performed Kira in ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' [[note]]who [[note]]although she was voiced by Lisa Maxwell[[/note]]. Mullen also voiced Allegra in ''Series/AllegrasWindow'' and Leona on ''Series/BetweenTheLions''.



* 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 Heap, and to some extent Gobo), because several puppets underwent slight design changes after the episode was filmed.


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