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Fraggle Rock returning to The Hub April 21, 2013

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by BobThePizzaBoy, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing it. Is the code wrong or has it already been taken down?
  2. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Let me try posting it again
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Whoever's Gobo sounds pretty much like him, considering. We'll find out who it is eventually, but that's much closer than I thought it would be.
  4. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Weird. When I input the video ID (because embedded videos often don't work for me) Youtube come up blank, ut when I edit it into another video's ID it works.

    Thet Gobo voice isn't perfect, but it's pretty good. I hope that, over time, it'll smooth out. It's more impotrant that the puppeteer be able to convey the attitude and personality of the character, as we've seen with The Many Voices of Scooter.
  5. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen this promo before. I should watch The Hub more often to see more Fraggle Rock promos.
  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I thought the voice sounded a lot like Jerry Nelson's Gobo. Whoever performed him there definitely did their homework.
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  7. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    wow gobo sounds great, his first three words where spot on..who ever this is has been practicing
  8. cahuenga

    cahuenga Well-Known Member

    Would be Tyler bunch performing Gobo here?
  9. crazy chris

    crazy chris Well-Known Member

    I think its FANTASTIC!! Jerry was so amazing and his voices seem to be the hardest to emulate ...i never in a million years thought they would get it this close... KUDOS!

  10. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    How dare they try to keep the legacy of a character going like that. He sounded nothing like Jerry. Everything was wrong. I hate this country.

    [end of satire]
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  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Kidding aside, he sounds a lot better than Townsend Coleman did as Gobo.

    I wonder why they didn't go with Don Messick for the cartoon. He at least had a raspy voice. I could totally have seen him do Gobo's voice for the cartoon.
  12. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    You beat me to it! Well, here's both promos from my channel. Recorded from Animaniacs at 7-8 PM.
  13. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Why would you say that... I mean they have been doing replacement voices even before Jim Richard and Jerry's death. It is not something that they take lightly and just let anyone do. If you have ever read or listened to any Henson/Muppet interview or commentary you would know that it can take several tries and sometimes many different prefromers to get the voice and mannerisms just right. This is the first time we have heard Gobo in a long time so please try and show Henson and the puppeter support instead of bashing them down.

    I'm not a huge Fraggle fan but think that these where great and I'm glad Gobo at least has a voice.
  14. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    Oscarfan noted [end of satire] in his comment, so he was just being sarcastic.
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  15. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I'm pleased that these recasts have come out as good as they are. Even if you'd consider them just imitations, I kind of find it fitting in that way since Jerry built much of his character repertoire on imitations.
  16. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    Wow Gobo can talk! :) :smirk: im so happy i would defently think this is either Matt Vogel or Tyler Bunch. But we will have to wait. Hopefully something new fraggle wise comes out like a primetime special or something to celebrate there 30th
  17. Rugratskid

    Rugratskid Well-Known Member

    I want a 30 years special too! Maybe like, 30 Years of Fraggles or something like that. :coy:
  18. JonnyBMuppetMan

    JonnyBMuppetMan Well-Known Member

    According to a recent post by the Muppet Mindset, quote: "Matt Vogel, the prime suspect, confirmed on Twitter that it is not him [performing Gobo]." Since he's currently in England filming the next Muppet movie, it couldn't have been Vogel unless it was filmed long in advance like the Count video.

    So, who was it then? Tyler Bunch or John Kennedy seems likely, but frankly I'm thinkin' it's a recurring puppeteer who's performed on the Henson Company's newer projects; Puppet Up!, Neil's Puppet Dreams or of the like.
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  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It kind of sounds like Johnny T. to me, but I wouldn't swear to it, obviously... it's getting harder and harder for me to tell performers apart anymore based on voices alone. Not like the old days where you almost immediately could tell who was a Jim character, who was a Frank character, who was a Jerry character, etc.
  20. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    The mystery has been solved! Henson told me on Facebook that the new performer of Gobo is: (DRUM ROLL) John Tartagila!
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