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Trivia: Fraggle Rock
  • Adored by the Network: 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 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.
  • The Character Died with Him: 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 P.K. left, for the final two seasons B.J. was introduced as the Captain's son.
  • Development Hell: Dear God, The Movie!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In Season 1, "The Great Radish Famine," Cottenpin Doozer is first seen as an unnamed baby.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Doc is played by the same actor who later played Doc the bartender in The Boondock Saints.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Many established Muppeteers performed in this show. That's Jim Henson as Cantus and Convincing John.
    • Mona Marshall was the voice of Mokey and Cotterpin in the Animated Adaptation. Hilarious in Hindsight since both characters also shared an actress/puppeteer in Kathryn Mullen.
    • Believe it or not, Rob Paulsen provided the voice of Boober 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 The Dark Crystal note . Mullen also voiced Allegra in Allegras Window and Leona on Between the Lions.
    • Wembley Fraggle sounds like a younger, more innocent 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).
    • Townsend Coleman voices Gobo in the animated series.
  • International Coproduction: With the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Britain's Television South.
  • Missing Episode: Most of the UK version.
  • The Other Darrin: Ma Gorg was voiced by Myra Fried in the first season, with Cheryl Wagner taking over the role in the second season.
  • Short Run In Peru: HBO divided the fourth and final season into two very short seasons. Fortunately, although it took an agonizingly long time, the Final Season set has been released!

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