- 4 Seasons
Fraggle Rock is a television show created by Jim Henson. He is the same man who created the muppets, and has brought his truly original imagination into the world of Fraggle Rock. This show teaches, in simple terms, about different social issues such as prejudice, personal identity, spirituality and social conflict. Fraggle Rock features several different "races" that live in a symbiotic relationship in a cave system called, ironically enough, Fraggle Rock. Fraggles spend most of their time living a carefree life that consists mostly of singing, playing and eating. They eat radishes and "doozer sticks" which are made of mostly radishes. Each episode centers around a group of fraggle friends named Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red. This is a very tightly knit group of friends, and each character has his or her own personality. Each episode is started with a song, and features two or three original songs written specifically for the show. Every episode centers around a different social theme, with the overall theme of the show being that humans are all interconnected, and they all need each other. The Fraggles live in symbiosis with other races in their world, and even connect with the human world in small ways. The Doozers, who use "doozer sticks" made of radishes to build their homes, help the Fraggles because they eat the doozer sticks. This in turn allows the Doozers to create more sticks, which they enjoy because they love creating and building things. Fraggles spend much of their time exploring and playing, but when they need help, they visit Marjorie the trash heap for advice. She offers them help, and encourages their symbiotic relationship with their world. Marjorie lives by the race called Gorgs, and her advice is revered, but not necessarily worshipped. She is watched over by Gunge and Philo, who can be heard telling bad jokes and puns. Fraggle Rock was created to be a children's show, much in the tradition of Seseme Street, but quickly became a favorite with adults as well. Many adults watch the show for its whimsical humor and musical ability.