History Trivia / FraggleRock

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.
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.
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