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Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Scouttrooper, May 6, 2002.

  1. Scouttrooper

    Scouttrooper New Member

    Now I don't know if I'm right or not, as I don't know the names of the people who did the voices (apart from Steve- Wembley, and Dave- Boober), but I think the person who did Red's voice now does Ojo's in Bear In The Big Blue House, and Pip and Pop's are done by the person who did the two assistants of the Trash Heap.

    I realise it doesnt necessarily sound like them all the time, but you do get glimpses.

    Who voiced Gobo? And what does he do now?

  2. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Gobo was voice by Jerry Nelson :) His beard is famous! Well at least to Emmy and me!
  3. Scouttrooper

    Scouttrooper New Member

    Of course! Thanks Jackie, but why is his beard famous?

  4. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    One night while Jerry was sleeping, his beard ran out on the town and foiled 3 robberies and a car jacking! We refer to that beard as Super Beard!

    Jerry just calls it Bob.

    By the way, there is a whole list of the Fraggle performers in Jim Henson: The Works. I'll go by memory since I'm doing this from work:

    Gobo, Pa Gorg, Trashheap: Jerry Nelson
    Mokey: Kathy Mullen
    Wembley: Steve Whitmire
    Boober, Uncle Matt: Dave Goelz
    Red: Karen Prell (who visits the boards here, nice lady, too)
    Junior Gorg: Richard Hunt

    Unsure about Ma Gorg, though. Or Philo and Gunge, or Cotterpin Doozer, et al.

    Jim Henson performed Cantus, Convincing John.

  5. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    Why is his beard famous?

    Other than "because it's the coolest", I have no real answer.

    In the meantime, have a muffin, and we'll get back to you!

  6. Joggy

    Joggy Well-Known Member

    Ma Gorg was, I think, Myra Fried (am I right?).
    Philo (purple) is performed by Dave Goelz.
    Gunge is performed by Richard Hunt.
    Cotterpin is performed by Kathy Mullen.

    And finally, Sprocket the Dog is performed by Steve Whitmire.

    They're not the same people who do Ojo and Pip and Pop. Those are "new generation puppeteers", of whom I keep forgetting the names - not that I don't like them, I think they're brilliant!!! I just have too little reference material... I only know Peter Linz, who also does Tutter.
  7. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    You know, I would now like to take this time to plug my site.

    If some of you newbies haven't yet visited Your Face! (well, I'm not telling you to go to your face, I'm telling you to go to Your Face! Look, just click on the link and it may make sense), then go there! It's my crazy little fansite dedicated to Richard Hunt.

    Ok, I'm done. Carry on.

  8. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    Re: Ma Gorg

    Ma Gorg was voiced by Myra Fried in the first season, Cheryl Wagner in all subsequent seasons.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  9. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    And Trish Leaper performed Ma Gorg's body.

    Trish now puppeteers Katie on the Canadian Co Production of Sesame Street, Called Sesame Park.

    See ya
  10. Jessie

    Jessie Well-Known Member

    Didn't Steve get assistance from someone w/ sprocket? Was it Karen?

    I seem to remember reading something about that...
  11. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Yeah i think it ws Karen.

    Karen said that she had Sprocket ready at MuppetFest, for her and Steve!

    I wonder if the Gorg puppets are still usable or have deteriorated like the Fraggles ?

    See ya
  12. Jessie

    Jessie Well-Known Member

    Let's hope not! That would be veery sad :0(
  13. Wembley

    Wembley Well-Known Member

    Well, all I can say is I hope they used their radish cream to keep 'em from disappearing.... :)

  14. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    I dont think Ma has disappeared seeing as she (Cheryl Wagner) has just signed the Petition !

    And Rob Mills (Junior Gorg) and Jerry Nelson (Pa Gorg) have signed, So i think they are safe !

    As for the suits, Im sure a Junior Suit is in an exhibiton somewhere, And i bt there are still some of those Prop Dolls of the Fraggles.

    See ya
  15. Splurge

    Splurge Well-Known Member

    So that explains where his beard was when he played the butler in Muppet Treasure Island! Oh, wait, he wasn't asleep then.

    Think about the number of Muppeteers who have beards and/or long hair, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Caroll Spinney, Dave Goelz, Jerry Juhl.... is it a staff requirement? :)
  16. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I've wondered the same thing.

    However, out of the bunch, Jerry's (Nelson) beard is the best...

  17. Janice & Mokey's Man

    Janice & Mokey's Man Well-Known Member

    Fraggle Rock - Voices


    Oh, how I wish I heard those in my head 24/7!

    Oh, wait---I already do! :D
  18. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member


    I'll grow a beard if they will hire me! I'm a darn good puppeteer after all!!

    Byron...you sho am scarey, man. You hear Fraggle voices, huh? Hmm.

    Well, I guess it's okay since I see little Doozers all over.


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