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Questions for Fraggle's Terry Angus

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Gorgon Heap, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It never has been released uncut. However, I think an uncut release would be possible. I don't know how Henson would feel about the use of it's Fraggle Rock characters, but I'm sure that Sesame Workshop would allow the Sesame Street characters to be included. SW has already allowed Disney to release The Muppet Show: Season One with Ernie and Bert's sceen from the secodn episode of The Muppet Show (also, Bert made a cameo in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence), and The Muppet Movie and Great Muppet Caper were recently re-released, and as far as I know all Sesame Street cameos from those movies were included. Additionally, Disney has allowed for Kermit's scenes to be included in new episodes of Sesame Street, and also in new DVD releases.

    Also, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island were recently released on DVD again, and though I don't have tese releases, I think thye are both uncut. Both movies feature many minor characters from Fraggle Rock, and I think some other productions owned by Henson. Of course, Sprocket is probably the only characters from Fraggle Rock featured in either movie that people would probably know about. I don't know if Disney knew to get permission, or if Henson didn't care that such obscure characters were on a Disney release (though Henson should most definately know about Sprocket).
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Well, I just watched the opening sequence for Follo That Bird, and Biff is there, though he can hardly be seen. It's not a shot that would be cut-off by full-frame. He can be seen as the camera is moving up, but for the msot part during that openign shot Biff is blocked by some lights on the building that's across the street from 123 Sesame Street. And it seems like he is also there when Big Bird leaves (I always thought that was Forgetful Jones), and in that scene he switched places with the hman. I can't really tell if Sully is there with him, but I don't think he is.
  3. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the interview ButchCat!
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's a question that I started wondering: Do you still get paid residuals for your work in any Henson productions that get shown on TV or DVD? I am assuming that you did get residuals in the first place (even though you didn't perform voices in many Henson productions). Of course, there aren't very many old Henson-related productions show on TV these days. Even though Disney owns the Muppets, and several of it's own television channels, these days the Muppets are usually only seen in new projects.
  5. Ilikemuppets

    Ilikemuppets Well-Known Member

    Wow! I got to get this off my back, he Mentioned my name, how cool is that!:)
  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I know how you feel! Hehe
  7. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Dear mr.Terry Angus,
    I'm Collgoff short for Colleen Goff and I am new here but I have some Fraggle rock questions for you.
    1. Why is the 30 minute work episode of Fraggle rock was the first episode to film?
    2. Why the woman who played Ma Gorg in season 1 stop being doing Ma Gorg and then Cheryl Wagner did Ma Gorg the rest of the show?
    3.When you told us why you took out the Storyteller Fraggle from Richard Hunt. But why Jerry Juhl chose you to fill in for Richard when he was doing stuff on Sesame street?
    Well those are all the questions I can think of.
  8. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Hi Collgoff,

    It’s always good to see someone new on here and I hope that you are having fun. Here are the best answers that I can give you.

    1. the 30 minute work week was the pilot for Fraggle Rock to show what the show could look like and it had also let Henson and the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) as well as HBO see what problems there could be and what changes they would want.

    As we know a pilot tends to look different from the rest of the series. The feeling was that they did not want that show to be the first to air as they felt it was not a proper episode to introduce the show. The reason they decided to write the episode to introduce Fraggle Rock around the 7th or 8th episode was to get a better handle on the characters themselves. So around that time the episode “Beginnings” was produced introducing who and what Fraggle Rock was.

    2. Myra Fried was the first Ma Gorg and the reason she was replaced on Ma Gorg with Cheryl Wagner was not too clear to me. One reason I heard was that Jerry Juhl didn’t like the way Myra was doing the role. Myra did stay on for a bit to perform background with the rest of us but did leave after a bit. It must have hurt very badly for her to watch someone else doing Ma Gorg. I felt very badly for her.

    3. Why Jerry Juhl chose me to work the Storyteller after Richard gave her up? Why not? All kidding aside. In those days I was real good with Muppet impersonations. I could do Kermit, Fozzie, Scooter and the list went on and I still can. I can only guess that was why he asked me to do her. He knew that I would sort of do it like Richard. In fact I asked Jerry “Do you want me to do it like Richard or different?” Jerry told me to do it the way I wanted to. So I decided to do it part Richard and made it my own as well.

    Well that’s it and thanks for the questions Collgoff. Take care of yourself and have fun in whatever you do.

    Terry Angus

    P.S. to you all,

    I did not realize until now that there have been some questions I did not answer here yet. So what I will do is copy these questions and the next two nights take the time to think about and answer them
  9. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    This one I can answer here ands now. My residuals ran out a long time ago. I guess in the original contracts I would get payed only so many years and then it would get smaller and smaller till the contract was finished. In fact it ran out before Disney got the Muppets.
  10. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Okay after looking at these letters. The remaining ones after my last letter is mostly comments. So I guess I don't need to answer anymore. Thanks guys and take care.

    Terry Angus
  11. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I have a question about The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years. I've actually been wondering this for the past few years, and I hope that I ask it in a way that makes sense.

    But throughout that special, there are wide shots of the various Muppets at tables, and close-up shots of certain tables. For all of the audience scenes, whether close-up or not, were the tables and such set up the whole time, or were certain tables taken down when a close-up of a section was shot?

    Again, I hope I'm clear in what I'm asking.
  12. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Fraggle rock questions for Terry Angus

    Well I have no idea about this but maybe you should ask Mr Terry Angus.
  13. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Question for fraggle's Terry angus

    Dear Mr Terry Angus,
    Thank you for answering my question and I might may ask some other time.
  14. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Hello muppetz,

    For most of the shooting all the tables where set up and we shot everything that had to do with all of the characters. Once they got everything they needed with EVERYONE, they would start taking away the tables as they didn't need them doing close ups until there was only the head table left (With Kermit Fozzie etc.). For those shots I remember working the band members that were seen. I can't remember very well but I think I was in Zoot for most of that or was it Lips?

    I got to work Kermit during the zoom in to Miss Piggy's intro. For the scenes requiring EVERYONE. I was at the Monster table working Mulch (The Frankenstein looking blue guy)

    Well I guess that's it for now and Collgoff if you have another question go ahead and ask it.

    Take care all,

    Terry Angus
  15. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Dear Mr.Terry Angus,
    Well It's been days since I ask you my questions.
    So right now I got some ones I might ask you.
    1. In the minstrels episode of Fraggle rock and there was a part where Red's hand was glowing when she took Cantus's pipe and when red found her song. So why's Red's hand was glowing in that episode?
    2. Did you know the episode of Fraggle rock called Marooned was a episode favorite of Dave Goelz And Karan Prell's?
    3.Why the Young storyteller looked a little different in the Born to wander from the riddle of rhyming rock one?
    4. Can you please tell me how did Wembley episode that was never filmed before playing till it hurts?
    5. In the incredible shrinking Mokey when Mokey was shrinking into a size as doll. How they able to make Mokey shrink?
    6. If Jerry Nelson and Steve Whitmire were doing the episode Jounor sells the farm and Dave Goelz isn't doing any role in it.What was Dave doing when the episode was filmed?
    7.Why Bob Stutt filled in for Richard Hunt In the brush of jealousy episode and later filled in for Dave Goelz in Jounor faces the music?
    Well that's all of my questions for you.
    From Collgoff
  16. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Well-Known Member

    Hi, Terry! I didn't realize that you are from Nova Scotia (I live in Prince Edward Island). I see you every year performing Butch on the IWK telethon, I love Butch. How did Butch become a part of the telethon? I consider him to be the official mascot.
  17. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    I'm not really not Terry please Trerry's page is Butchcat.
    Don't worry this happens before.
  18. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Dear Mr. Terry Anguss,
    all those thing you did in Fraggle rock, Blizzard island, and everything.
    So I have some things I want to know right here now.
    1.How did you came up with Blizzard island?
    I hear that there were only 12 episodes of that show.
    2. What was the hardest part of performoming the storyteller Fraggle?
    I know you did the part after Richard Hunt didn't want to do her anymore and the reseon why Jerry Julh chose you to do her.
    3. Did you still see the muppeteers after Fraggle Rock to this day?
    4. How many more jokes about Morss Fraggle being the son the storyteller and Teaveling Mott?
    Well red that joke and it was one of the funniest I ever heard.
    5.Why Blizzard island only had 12 episodes?
    6. How come the woman in the Fraggle addtions yelled that Richard Hunt was crazy?
    7.Were there other things was planed for Fraggle rock and never use?
    I know that one of those thing was that fraggles came from eggs like birds.
    So those were my questions sure hope you'll type back.
  19. RedFraggleRocks

    RedFraggleRocks Active Member

    "The other scene is when Gobo is dropped by Jr. Gorg down to the Great Hall into the Fraggle Pond and I am operating the same purple/pink Fraggle only this time the Fraggle is sitting on a rock holding a flower."
    OMG I loved that little Flower holding Fraggle in the theme song when I was little!!! I called her Flower Fraggle LOL

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