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Questions for Fraggle's Terry Angus

Fozzie Bear

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Cancer is an ugly, evil monster--I've seen it's ugly face too many times doing all the charity work down at Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude here in Memphis. I hate it.

Go spend time with your father and keep your chin up, friend! My heart and thoughts are with you all.
 

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Thank you guys for your support it means a lot to me. First off my Father had his first appointment with the specialist and this guy is painting a better picture for him than what the other Doctor said. The Doctor had my Father written off. According to the specialist from what I understand it’s treatable but it will be very, very hard on him and it will take a long time to treat. He has to take hormone pills and he’ll go through radiation treatment. There is always a chance that it may not work but the odds are looking a bit better.

Hi Fozzie Bear and thank you. Sadly I know all about the evil Monster known as Cancer. In 2003 it took my older Sister Sandra away from us. It was very heart breaking to watch her die a slow painful end and you can’t do anything to stop it. Ok I don’t want to bring this post down so I will start answering some questions here.

The first question to be answered is from “The Flying Sheep” who asks:
If you were trying to introduce Fraggle rock to someone who :gasp: had never seen the show, what episodes would you recomend as good beginning episodes (apart from Beginnings, which is the obvious choice)?
You are right about “Beginnings” being an obvious choice to introduce someone to Fraggle Rock. If you only have the first season DVD set then I would pick a show after Gobo had his face lift as the characters and stories really get much better. I have a couple of ones to recommend and I start off with “The Challenge” which has some good fun stuff. “I Don’t Care” is another Honey. Ok I am bias on I Don’t Care as I had fun getting a Viking clad Morris Fraggle in two shots of the same scene. Does Morris have a twin brother or was it like Star Trek’s “Enemy Within”. We won’t get into that. Honestly it was a good story. Hey, there are a lot of good episodes but those two are what I would show first.

Thanks sheep.

Muppet Matt asked if I would be working on the new Fraggle Movie. Sadly no one has asked me yet but I would very much love to work on it but I somehow don’t think I will be. I hope I’ll be wrong. If the Gorgs are in it I wouldn’t mind trying out for Jr Gorg as I think I do a not bad impression of him but I am sure there are a lot of people who could play him too. Now if they don’t do Fraggle Rock here in Canada that would kill any chances for me to work on it. If I hear anything on the Movie I’ll pass it along to you guys. And thanks for your thoughts Muppet Matt.

Well that’s it for now and thank you guys

Terry Angus
 

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ButchCat said:
I have a couple of ones to recommend and I start off with “The Challenge” which has some good fun stuff.
I definitely agree with that, "The Challenge" is one episode I always remembered fondly from when I was a kid. Junior's really funny in that episode, worrying about ears falling off and dying after the last cough. And it sets up the dynamic between Gobo and Red. :smirk: :excited:

It's good that the specialist gave you better predictions for your father. It's very important to get multiple opinions on these things. Best wishes!
 

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I know that you said that you didn't perform in the on-location shots of Follow That Bird, but Can you tell us how available Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, and Richard Hunt were on the set for the days and locations that you did perform at? I've noticed that Ernie didn't talk much in the street sceens, and I've read some speculation about Jerry Nelson looping The Count's voice in many scenes.

Also, it's interesting that you performed Biff in the opening scene. I never saw Biff there, and I pay attention to who all is in the background alot. There are only a few cases in Henson productions where I can't tell who all is in a crowd scene (scenes like the finale for The Muppet Movie and the wedding for The Muppets Take Manhattan, for example). And the street wasn't too crowded with Muppets in that scene. I thouhgt that Biff's only scene was when Maria was reading the letter from Big Bird (I know that Sully also appeared right before The Count counted cars that were going after Big Bird).

Then again, there are a few street scenes in Follow That Bird where I have trouble seeing who certain characters are (mainly ones in windows that are very far away), but not many. Of course, you're scene with Biff could have been cut/ shortened from the film, or maybe Biff can only be seen there in the widescreen version of the film.
 

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BlueFrackle said:
The reason I ask is so we can find out about these things about contact HIT Entertainment abuot getting them put onto the Fraggles DVD Sets!
I don't think the promo with Kermit the Frog will be released anytime soon, especially not by Hit!, considering the fact that Disney wouldn't allow Kermit's sceens from Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas to be released on DVD by Hit!
 

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Hi everyone,

Boy it’s been a long while but let’s face it we all get pretty busy with trying to make a living and all. heralde I am glad you liked “The Challenge” and your right it sets some good stuff up between Red and Gobo, that bit of rivalry between the two. Thanks heralde and thanks for your wishes for my Father it will be a long road ahead and we are hoping that it will work.
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I know that you said that you didn't perform in the on-location shots of Follow That Bird, but Can you tell us how available Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, and Richard Hunt were on the set for the days and locations that you did perform at?
Hi minor-muppetz,

From what I could remember of the days that I worked on “Follow that Bird” I saw Jim there as well as Frank Oz and Richard Hunt was on set too. Mostly I saw Frank and Richard. From what I can remember Jerry was not there at all and yes his lines where dubbed. I don’t remember why he wasn’t there.
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Also, it's interesting that you performed Biff in the opening scene. I never saw Biff there, and I pay attention to who all is in the background alot. There are only a few cases in Henson productions where I can't tell who all is in a crowd scene
Believe me Biff was there it’s just he was really hard to see and depending on weather you watch it widescreen or not also would make a difference. Anyway Biff was way in the back shot playing checkers with a human character but it’s very hard to see because of how small he is in the shot more so on TV. I remember I was not happy with where I was with Biff because I could not really see him on my monitor. But that’s how it is in show business. I don’t remember doing Biff for the scene where Maria was ready the letter from Big Bird. The most I remember was working Cookie for the Hooper’s store scenes. Anyway thanks for the question and you are right about the promo scenes that Kermit did in front of the Gorg’s Garden. There is probably no way that Disney is going to allow that. In fact I think it’s safe to say although very sad that you will probably not see “The Muppet Family Christmas” come out in DVD uncut or anyway as the characters have three different owners now. Sesame Street- Sesame Workshop, Muppets – Muppet’s Holding Company (Disney) and Fraggle Rock – The Jim Henson Company. So although it would be a nice treat to see the promo don’t count on it. Thanks minor-muppetz

In closing for the night along with Fozzie Bear and Ilikemuppets thanks MGov for posting the interview with Jim on the then Regis and Kathy Lee. I saw it for the first time ever a day or so ago thanks to Wes. Before that I didn’t even know that it had been done at all.

Take care all,

Terry Angus
 

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ButchCat said:
Believe me Biff was there it’s just he was really hard to see and depending on weather you watch it widescreen or not also would make a difference. Anyway Biff was way in the back shot playing checkers with a human character but it’s very hard to see because of how small he is in the shot more so on TV.
I remember seeing somebody doing something that looked like he was playing checkers with a human in the scene where Big Bird was leaving the street. The area was in the building near the fix-it shop. It was hard for me to see who that character was, but I thought it was forgetful jones. Of course, both characters are made from the same Anything Muppet pattern, so it might be easy to confuse them if either can barely be seen (though other than the anything muppet pattern I don't think that Biff or Forgetful Jones look anything alike). So not only were you robbed of performing a noticable scene, but Biff was robbed of being noticed in a scene.
 
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