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"Fur" and "Frazzle"

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by Gorgon Heap, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Was watching these on "Monster Hits" and realized they use the same three backup monsters and each uses a (presumably) new monster as well.

    Were these sketches taped at the same time? If so, anyone know when they were taped?

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  2. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    I don't know the answer to your question Dave. But I do remember both those songs. In fact both of them were included on the Sesame Street Monsters Album. I never knew the same back up monsters were used in them though. I was probably too young to notice.
  3. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Active Member

    It looks like the same year too me. Especially with the same Background singers.
  4. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    And the same ones were used in "I Want a Monster to Be My Friend".
  5. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    That's amazing because that track was also on the Sesame Street Monsters Album
  6. Cookie fan

    Cookie fan New Member

    There were definite similarites between the background monsters used in "Fur" and "Frazzle"- The lead singer for Frazzle was a bit modified - in fact he sounded like Chris Cerf and looked like the muppet Chrissy (I think that was his name). I trying to remember if the muppet Maurice (the light blue one in Frazzle) was used in both songs.
  7. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    I didn't know that. I've heard the track but I'm not sure if I've ever seen it.

    He was.

    I couldn't remember Chris Cerf's name or Little Chrissy & the Alphabeats until you mentioned it. The dark blue monster, I discovered, is the same in both- if you look closely, you can see that the two teeth are in the same spot and that behind the sunglasses the monster wears in "Frazzle" are the eyes just like the ones on the puppet in "Fur".

    Anyone else notice that the light purple monster in "Fur" is actually an Anything Muppet? Not only does he have bare hands and jaw, watch when he turns around- you can see his bare puppet back. They seemed to fix that by the taping of "Frazzle" though.

    When did Chris Cerf join SS? When did the SS Monsters album come out?

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
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  8. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

  9. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Active Member

    Chris joined in 1973 (I read that his first project was "Count It Higher").
  10. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Wow, so these must've been pretty early, circa '73-'75 (I would've guessed late 70s, don't know why). I didn't realize that SS developed that quickly, having never seen any of the episodes from before I was born ('82). But, considering how TMS developed in five years, I shouldn't be surprised.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Not anymore he's not, lol!;) ;)
  12. stuiefan

    stuiefan New Member

    Fur was first shown in the New mexcio eppy 0812 Frazzle was a year later can't think of the eppy number off hand.Chris cerf did i think Harvey in "Frazzle" while richard played the purple fella &i think Jim played maurice. In "FUR! Richard was the lead Monster, while Jim,Frank&Jerry were the backups!!
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  13. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    This is completely beside the point, but every time I see this thread title, I think it's about Fraggle Rock. "Don't get your fur in a frazzle!"
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  14. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    Jerry voiced Maurice and Frazzle, but obviously didn't puppeteer both.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
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  15. stuiefan

    stuiefan New Member

    I Knew Jerry voiced frazzle but didn't know he also did Maurice Interesting.

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