May 26, 2020
How do you make a TV show during a pandemic? The classic Jim Henson children's series Fraggle Rock has returned with all new episodes shot entirely from home. We speak to puppeteers Dave Goelz, Karen Prell and John Tartaglia about returning to Fraggle Rock and shooting on iPhone.
Dave Goelz is a puppeteer who performs Gonzo the Great, Bunsen Honeydew, Beauregard, Zoot, Boober Fraggle and many other characters from The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth. Karen Prell performs Red Fraggle, Yolanda Rat and many other characters on Sesame Street, Dreamchild, The Animal Show and The Muppets Take Manhattan. John Tartaglia performs Gobo Fraggle and many other characters on Dog City, Bear in the Big Blue House and Elmo the Musical. He also performed in the original cast of Avenue Q. Fraggle Rock: Rock On! is available on Apple TV now and features guests like Alanis Morissette, Common, Jason Mraz, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, and Ziggy Marley.
If you enjoyed this episode you might like these Muppet related episodes of Meet Your Maker: Louise Gold on working on The Muppet Show: https://meetyourmaker.ie/episodes/as-good-as-gold-s1!a238f
A behind the scenes look of the Netflix series Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance with director Louis Leterrier, puppeteers Louise Gold and Damien Farrell and author Caseen Gaines: https://meetyourmaker.ie/episodes/cracking-the-crystal-s1!7e876
Writer Ed Valentine on how to get to Sesame Street: https://meetyourmaker.ie/episodes/sesame-street-s1!9c795
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