Jim Henson created some incredible characters from Sesame Street, The Muppets, The Dark Crystal, and of course...THE FRAGGLES!
I was ten years old when The Fraggles debuted on HBO back in 1983. What set apart The Fraggles from previous muppets shows was the high energy and societal lessons wrapped around each episode. Sesame Street taught me my ABCs and 123s, The Fraggles explored deeper issues like friendship and dealing with prejudice.
The music rocked on the shows, and each Fraggle had their own personality.
Gobo was their leader, Mokey was a hipster, Red was the loud and tough girl, Wembly is the nerdy one, and Boober was the their "Debbie Downer."
Inside the underground cavernous world the Fraggles inhabited were these little green dudes called Doozers who spent their entire time building these intricate structures made of these clear plastic-like pieces that the Fraggles could eat.
The Fraggles overall were free spirits, the Doozers the hive colony, and the giant Gorgs were 22 foot harmless goofballs.
One Fraggle went by the name of Traveling Matt, and he left The Fraggle World through some hole in the wall that led to "outer space," which also happens to be our world. Here, Traveling Matt would explore and observe the outside world and report his findings back home via post cards.
The show ended its run in 1987, and went into syndication thereafter. I remember the shows airing on TNT in the 90s, and then moving to the Disney Channel later. Other than getting the shows on DVD, I believe you can catch the show online somewhere. Either Netflix or Amazon Streaming carries the episodes.
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HELL BOUND cover debut!!!
About Hell Bound
After impressing her boss with her interview with werewolf, Leon Greene, Elise is Hell Bound to an interview with the Lord of the Underworld himself. Mr. Murphy wants her to find the dirty scoop on Hades himself, and foil his plot to take over the world. Will she survive the clutches of Hell?
Hell Bound is the second short story to be released in The World Among Us prequel series.
You can now purchase Hell Bound on smashwords.com, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com for only .99 cents!
Murderous Regrets was released last week and is the first short story in the series, and can also be purchased for .99 cents all sales channels.
For more information about The World Among Us, please visit the series website at www.theworldamongussaga.com
About Beth Ann Masarik
Beth Ann Masarik was born on Long Island, NY in the year 1984 with an over-active imagination. She used to love playing make-believe games, and now loves creating her own fantasy worlds.
Masarik is also the founder of Literary Lunes Magazine/Literary Lunes Publications, a bi-monthly zine that is dedicated to promoting authors. You can find out more about Literary Lunes by going to its website at www.literarylunespublications.com
You can find Beth at the following places:
Twitter: @theworldamongus and @literarylunes
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