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Fraggle movie

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Vicki Fraggle, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Does anyone but me think they shouldn't make a fraggle movie with out Jerry? It just seems wrong to recast Gobo. Am I being too close-minded? It's just not the same.
  2. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    Hey Vicki, I know it's never the same. But it helps to remember: life never does sameness. I've read in one Christian theology book that many people would potentially stop going to church because they embrace tradition over change, i.e., if the worship music became rock'n'roll instead of the pipe organ. Jesus is the one who stays the same. Yet he changes lives in the numerous changes of life in the universe; whether good or evil, they all work in his mighty favor, just to save us, because he loves you.

    And take me e.g.! You've seen the complaint I posted on the Fraggle-Rock-a-thon thread, right? I didn't think that humor was meant for FR characters, but I truly didn't understand how meaningful it was for the Hub. And I still don't know if anyone has forgiven me yet...

    Let's face the truth, Vicki. These are the Muppets we're talking about! They've been well known to roll with the changes. Sure, Jerry Nelson was awesome, and yeah, I believe Gobo should be his well-known character; but I assume we won't truly know if he is the best performer of Gobo ever until the Muppet history itself is well-written. For now, let's just give John Tartaglia a chance. He does nail the Canadian accent, after all.

    I wanna see a Fraggle Rock movie, too. And whether or not it might truly happen, I have an idea on my own you might accept. I call it Project Revision, and I placed much of its basic info in a previous thread. I have plans to sell it (sooner or later, hopefully while there's still a Fuzzy Renaissance).

    And one more thing...Welcome to the forum, newbie. It's known to be as crazy as the Muppets! :)
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  3. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    I moight agree with Vicki here. The Muppet world will never be the same (that includes Fraggle Rock). So, there are naysayers that hate change and there are those that like original voices. I mean... come on... they're crazy. Anyway, there should be a movie, but it's up to you if it should happen or not.
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  4. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the welcome, I'm an 84 baby, so I was raised by the fraggles. But you are right, who knows this may work after all. And the world does need Fraggle Rock
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  5. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Off topic but anyone notice Joe Walsh sounds like older Gobo a bit in the song Rocky Mountain way? Lol
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  6. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Now that you mention the rocking song, "Rocky Mountain Way." Yes! Then, I am thinking, "Willie Nelson had a country stykle voice, Jerry Nelson had a unique talented voice and so is Joe Walsh, who used to be part of "The Eagles." LOL! Honestly, that's how I observe thses great singers be comparison. :)
  7. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Cool, eh?
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  8. Twisted Tails

    Twisted Tails Well-Known Member

    Yeah! I have no offense with music and I am not picky anymore. The Fraggles like all kinds of music that makes them sing, dance, and play. LOL!
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Yes you are.

    If we can deal with Steve Whitmire carrying on Kermit the Frog, essentially an extension of Jim, recasting other characters is nothing. The show must go on, and having the character die with the performer is something no fan wants. When Rowlf and Scooter appeared in The Muppets, fans weren't just excited... they were disappointed they weren't given bigger roles.

    Nothing's ever going to be the same, but why do we have to act defeatist and never try again? Fraggles need Gobo, even if he sounds different. Would you rather a different sounding version of the same character, or a big fat empty hole, usually left in by a substitute character no one really likes?

    Of course, it's hypothetical, since there's pretty much never going to be a Fraggle Rock movie.
  10. Vicki Fraggle

    Vicki Fraggle Well-Known Member

    Well I already took back what I said. John does a good job.
  11. GonzoWaltsfan

    GonzoWaltsfan Active Member

    I was shocked they were doing it in the first place, at the same time I was happy cuz its been so long
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  12. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    You said it Vicki Fraggle Johnny did a every good job as Gobo Fraggle, Jerry Nelson would be so proud of him.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    For various reasons, this film is not going anywhere anytime soon.

    For those who are late to the party, Henson had a Partnership with a certain movie studio that only exists to crank out Oscar bait. Essentially anything that isn't Oscar bait gets a nice, cynical screw you (see the butchered Hoodwinked Too, and the Law Suit brought against the company for sitting its butt on Escape from Earth). They were sitting their butts on the Fraggle Rock film, wanting it to be "edgier" (read, cynical and full of toilet jokes for the dumb kids and lame, stale pop culture jokes for their even dumber parents)... which all turned out to be a rouse. Said film company didn't want to spend any money making it anyway, and were trying to find a third partner so they didn't have to do anything.

    Then another company bought the rights to the film and ..... nothingness.

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