Fraggle Rock

As a kid, Saturday mornings and Fraggle Rock were a weekly ritual. Sadly, Gerard Parkes, who played Doc, the only human on the Jim Henson puppet series, passed away on Sunday aged 90.


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Daily at 7:35am, 11:35am and 3:35pm

Fraggle Rock is one in a stable of classic, award-winning children’s television programmes, along with Sesame Street and The Muppets, filled with the creations of puppet-master Jim Henson. Beloved by a generation now in their 20s and 30s, Fraggle Rock is now back on New Zealand television daily on TVNZ Kidzone, on TVNZ 6, for a new generation of young Kiwi viewers.

In Fraggle Rock, Henson and his creative team wanted to depict an entertaining, imaginative new world for children, which would also reflect the real world with a relatively complex system of symbolic relationships.
The creatures of Fraggle Rock represent ‘races’ within the human world. Just like some humans, the furry, colourful Fraggles and green, pudgy Doozers don’t realise how interconnected and important everyone is to one another.

Through Fraggle Rock, Henson and his team hoped to help children learn about consequences and inherent difficulties of different actions and relationships, and to explore issues such as prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, the environment, and social conflict.

The show was a worldwide hit in the 1980s, with the theme song becoming a top 40 pop-hit in Britain.

Fraggle Rock
Daily at 7:35am, 11:35am and 3:35pm

Fraggle Rock is one in a stable of classic, award-winning children’s television programmes, along with Sesame Street and The Muppets, filled with the creations of puppet-master Jim Henson. Beloved by a generation now in their 20s and 30s, Fraggle Rock is now back on New Zealand television daily on TVNZ Kidzone, on TVNZ 6, for a new generation of young Kiwi viewers.

In Fraggle Rock, Henson and his creative team wanted to depict an entertaining, imaginative new world for children, which would also reflect the real world with a relatively complex system of symbolic relationships.
The creatures of Fraggle Rock represent ‘races’ within the human world. Just like some humans, the furry, colourful Fraggles and green, pudgy Doozers don’t realise how interconnected and important everyone is to one another.

Through Fraggle Rock, Henson and his team hoped to help children learn about consequences and inherent difficulties of different actions and relationships, and to explore issues such as prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, the environment, and social conflict.

The show was a worldwide hit in the 1980s, with the theme song becoming a top 40 pop-hit in Britain.

Fraggle Rock Daily, at 7.35am, 11.35am and 3.35pm

Fraggle Rock is one in a stable of classic, award-winning children’s television programmes, along with Sesame Street and The Muppets, filled with the creations of puppet-master Jim Henson. Beloved by a generation now in their 20s and 30s, Fraggle Rock is now back on New Zealand television daily on TVNZ Kidzone, on TVNZ 6, for a new generation of young Kiwi viewers.

In Fraggle Rock, Henson and his creative team wanted to depict an entertaining, imaginative new world for children, which would also reflect the real world with a relatively complex system of symbolic relationships.
The creatures of Fraggle Rock represent ‘races’ within the human world. Just like some humans, the furry, colourful Fraggles and green, pudgy Doozers don’t realise how interconnected and important everyone is to one another.

Through Fraggle Rock, Henson and his team hoped to help children learn about consequences and inherent difficulties of different actions and relationships, and to explore issues such as prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, the environment, and social conflict.

The show was a worldwide hit in the 1980s, with the theme song becoming a top 40 pop-hit in Britain.

Everyday at 7.35, 11.35am and 3.35pm (Starting 30 September – please note TVNZ 6 launches at 10am this day):

Somewhere out there exists a dark workshop owned by an inventor named Doc and his Dog, Sprocket.

Doc spends his days coming up with new ideas, as Sprocket is peers and sniffs into a large, mysterious hole in the floor. Sprocket knows that something wondrous and hidden from everyday reality lives behind the wall. In fact, through the hole and down the tunnel there are brightly lit caves filled with wonderful creatures!

The most notable of the creatures who inhabit this beautiful place are the Fraggles.

Fraggles are furry, have tails, and come in all sorts of colours. The Fraggles spend their days laughing, splashing, running, singing, playing games, and telling jokes!

The Doozers are small, green ant-like creatures who live to work and spend their days building crystalline structures around Fraggle Rock – to which the Fraggles enjoy eating. Outside of Fraggle Rock live a small family of giant Gorgs. Pa and Ma proclaim themselves as King and Queen of the Universe, and their son Junior loves to spend his free time chasing and catching Fraggles, especially since they love to pick the radishes out of his garden.

Beyond the Gorgs’ garden lives Marjory the Trash Heap and her two rat buddies, Philo and Gunge. She is considered to be the Fraggles’ all-knowing oracle and they seek her out from time to time to gain valuable advice.

This land, bound together by the magic of puppeteer Jim Henson, is called Fraggle Rock.

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Behind The Fraggles »
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Ok, this is some of the most exciting movie news I’ve heard in a long time. Fraggle Rock is going to be made into a full-length musical movie!

Remember Wembley, Gobo, Boober, Red, The Trash Heap and the Doozers?

I have so many fun memories of watching that show as a kid in the 80’s.