Jan. 10, 1983
30 min.
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Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock is a children's television series with a total of 5 seasons and 96 episodes running from January 10, 1983 to March 30, 1987 on HBO in the United States and CBC Television in Canada. The series was created by Jim Henson, primarily featuring a cast of Muppet creatures called Fraggles, with music by Philip Balsam and Dennis Lee.

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Jerry NelsonJerry Nelson
Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company ...

Character Bio

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Pa Gorg is the patriarch of the Gorg family, and the self-proclaimed King of the Universe. He is married to Ma Gorg, and they have a son, Junior.
While seemingly bumbling at times, Pa Gorg has flashes of wisdom. Pa immediately grasps the notion that if Boober can't fix the contaminated water, then everyone, Fraggle and Gorg alike, are doomed to die. He also shows some skill and effiency at various tasks, namely bossing around Junior and avoiding whatever work Ma wants him to do.

Pa also has Fraggle-catching skills. After using Red as a lure to retrieve Ma's handerchief from the well, he easily catches the remaining Fraggles with a cage and remarks that one Fraggle is one thing, five is another.

He also has a sense of honor. When all the leaves of the Nirvana Tree fall off, he briefly considers doing what his own father did (namely gluing a leaf back on the tree), but decides that he must do his duty and turn over the crown and the kingdom to Junior. He also shows this when he willingly holds to Junior's agreement, and with the fake Sir Hubris. On both occasions, he could have ignored his obligations, but decided to follow tradition and Gorgish honor and leave.

Pa does have some unsavory traits. He is loud and blustering. He is quick to argue and yell, especially at Junior -- so much so that promising not to yell is quite a tempting offer for Junior. He's scared of heights.

He can also be casually brutal towards the Fraggles. He doesn't care that the Fraggles have been affected by the Boredom Juice until he realizes that Junior has been affected as well. He is also quite warlike, willing to go to battle with enemies real or imagined at the drop of a hat. He is revealed to be the great-great grandson of the first Gorg king, King Gorgus the Great.

Episode Screenshots

05x10 - Inspector Red
Season 5, Episode 10
02x09 - Sir Hubris And The Gorgs
Season 2, Episode 09
01x08 - The Terrible Tunnel
Season 1, Episode 08
04x13 - Boober Gorg
Season 4, Episode 13
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