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Friday, March 23, 2012

Down at Fraggle Rock Blog Hop

Are you ready to dance your cares away --- then lets go to Fraggle Rock with Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red. This was a children's live action puppet television program series created by Jim Henson. The central characters were a set of "Muppet" creatures called Fraggles.

The music starts in the opening scene with you seeing Doc, an inventor, and his loving dog, Sprocket. Sprocket chases Uncle Matt, a Fraggle, as he explores "Outer Space" and sends picture post cards to the Fraggles. Uncle Matt explores Outer Space through a crack in the wall.

Fraggles are humanoid creatures, about 18 inches tall with fur in a wide variety of colors and a tail like a lion’s, with a tuft of fur on the end. They live in a network of caves called Fraggle Rock, populated by a variety of creatures, and seeming to connect to at least two different worlds in separate dimensions of time and space. Fraggles spend much of their carefree lives in play, exploring their worlds, and generally enjoying themselves. However, at the same time they maintain a complex culture and society, with each individual having rights and responsibilities. They have basic skill with tools and with crude machinery, and the concept of war is known to them (although wars between Fraggles are very rare). Fraggles live on a diet of vegetables, especially radishes. If individuals touch their heads together before falling asleep they can “share dreams.”

Within Fraggle Rock lives a second species of small humanoid creatures, the pudgy, green, ant-like Doozers. Standing only 6 inches tall (knee-high to a Fraggle), Doozers in a sense represent anti-Fraggles; their lives are dedicated to work and industry. Doozers spend much of their time busily constructing all manner of scaffolding throughout Fraggle Rock using miniature construction equipment and wearing hard-hats and work boots. No one but the Doozers themselves seem to understand the actual purpose of their intricate and beautiful constructions.

Often they accompany their building with marching songs and various Doozer chants. To ensure that they always have a steady stream of work to do, Doozers build their constructions out of an edible candy-like substance (manufactured from radishes) which is greatly enjoyed by Fraggles. They actually want the Fraggles to eat their constructions because "architecture's supposed to be enjoyed" and also so they can go on to build again. This is essentially the only interaction between Doozers and Fraggles; Doozers spend most of their time building, and Fraggles spend much of their time eating Doozer buildings.

On the outside of another exit from Fraggle Rock, through a well, live a family of Gorgs, giant furry humanoids standing 22 feet tall. The husband and wife of the family call themselves the King and Queen  of the Universe, with their son Junior as its Prince and their heir, but to all appearances working as simple farmers with a hut and garden patch. The Gorgs regard Fraggles as pests, which steal radishes from their garden. In one episode it is revealed that the Gorgs use radishes to make "anti-vanishing cream" that prevents them from becoming invisible. So the three main races of the Fraggle Rock universe — Fraggles, Doozers and Gorgs — are all dependent on the radishes for different reasons. While the King and Queen consider the Fraggles disgusting vermin, Junior enjoys chasing, catching and keeping them like a boy would lizards and bugs. Junior has no friends, and perhaps pursues the Fraggles just so he has someone to talk to.

Marjory, The Trash Heap is a wise being (referred to as an "oracle"), serves as the garbage dump of the Gorgs. She and her heckling heralds live near the Gorg's garden, and she gives the Fraggles guidance and advice, which the Fraggles regard with reverence, although they do not worship her. She also appears to have some magical abilities (specifically telepathy and the ability toteleport items or Fraggles), although she does not often use them. Sometimes she knits to pass the time. She has an uncle named Maximillian, whom she refers to as "Uncle Max". Jerry Nelson voiced Marjory the Trash Heap.

What's a hop without some sweet candy --- Deborah Marie Foti has offered some "goodies" from her "stash" by remarking on each of the stops along the way ... now, that's what I call a sweet deal!!!


Let's dance our cares away and go down to Fraggle Rock now that you know the characters and have fun with this wonderful line up --- if you were just visiting one of the many worlds of Fraggle Rock today, aka me, I don't want you to miss any of this silliness and start at the beginning of our our hop with me!!!!

Brace, yourselves – yes, I’m doing a lay-out!!!! My daughter and I used to love to watch Fraggle Rock. It was quality time! Well, I decided to do a lay-out for her daughter, Lily, which Jen can tell her the story of Fraggles

RECIPE:
Kadoodle Bug Designs Rockin’ Underground Band
Background paper is from Nana’s Baby Girl Nursery
Music ribbon is Offray
Polka dot ribbons are Sweet Petites



We've danced, tasted the doozers buildings but now it is time to check out another world with Colleen being sure to chart your journey and leave your discoveries along the way with your comments.

Here’s the complete line-up just in case you lose your way:

 Lynne 
 Colleen 
Kimberly 
 Lisa 
   Vicki 
 Pam 
  Anita  

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Lynne

14 comments:

  1. LOL What a super fun layout!! Lovin' this hop!! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  2. LOL What a super fun layout!! Lovin' this hop!! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  3. Just finished the hop Lynne ~ Super cute projects that brought a smile to my day!msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  4. So cute! Love your LO! Those fraggles are really rockin'! :)
    Thanks for hosting yet another fun hop! :)
    ~Colleen
    www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your layout. It turned out really cute. TFS and allowing me in your hop.

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  6. I love your layout!!!!!It is so much fun to do a hop like this----or maybe I am just old and can remember this----thanks for allowing me to participate.
    Hugs, Anita

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  7. I loved Fraggle Rock as a kid and love your LO!! I hope I'm not too late to complete the hop. I just saw on FB that it ended at 11:30am & didn't know that. I would have completed it sooner if I had known it was only a 12 hr thing. I'm still gonna hop thru and if I'm disqualified, I'll know why.

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  8. My first encounter of such creatures :). But loved their images.. You have created a lovely layout...

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  9. This is so fun. I loved watching Fragle Rock when I was a kid and, thanks to Netflix and a couple of DVDs, my kids love watching them now. :) I just love your layouts, the little fragles are so cute. TFS.

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  10. So fun & whimsical. Where did you get those cute cutouts.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  11. So cute! Love the Fraggle customs on the kids. I like the music behind the one. Thanks for sharing your fun layouts. Edwina Brown

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  12. Super cute layout. Great hop. Thanks for hosting.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  13. I can feel them rockin' to the beat, and dancin' away with this super cute layout.

    Kimberly
    ScrappingRookie

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  14. Lynne this is so adorably freakin stinkin cute! I love it! Hugs CallyAnn

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Lynne
aka Her Craftiness