"...And then there was Red Fraggle, the chaotic, chirpy, creative havok-wreaker of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock. Well, actually, it was Henson's daughter Heather, his inspiration for the character..."
"...• Chick-fil-A yanks Jim Henson Creature Shop Puppet Premiums from its Kid's Meal. This is not how they do it down at Fraggle Rock...."
"...They taught us to count, the value of diversity, and what vaudeville was. They took us to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock, to the storyteller’s fireplace and the world of the Dark Crystal..."
"...While the subtitling is spotty, it's rarely necessary (though regrettably missing from "Dimensions" and "The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia"), and the set includes the 1990 BBC doc "Animator of Prague," which offers a good introduction to the Czech surrealist movement and Svankmajer's role in it. Also Out NowFraggle Rock: Complete First Season (Hit Entertainment, $44.95): While the Czech Republic is known for its brilliant puppetry, here in the States we kept a country's worth of talent in one man: Jim Henson..."
"...Much of the storyline, also, is predicated on the fact that every major character appears to be a rank amateur when it comes to presupposing their opponents’ tactical and political maneuvering. This goes double for the Jedi Council, who might as well be from Fraggle Rock for all the strategic cunning they display in the face of the far more guileful Empire..."
"...(Dragon's Lair is doubling its order this year.) Austin Books & Comics Manager Brandon Zuern estimates 1,200 to 1,500 people visited the store for FCBD last year. Up in Round Rock, Randy Lander of Rogues Gallery Comics & Games reports that 2009 was his store's "best-attended Free Comic Book Day in the eight years we've been doing it."..."
"...It's also enormously funny. Janowitz says the BBC's I'm Alan Partridge inspired him, but I think of Gnome as Curb Your Enthusiasm crash-landing in Fraggle Rock...."
"...The Muppet Show: Season One (Buena Vista Home Video, $39.99): Kermit drives the ladies crazy; Vincent Price makes his legendary appearance; look for the slightly more wild and wooly Fraggle Rock: Complete First Season next month...."