Fraggle Rock (also known as Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock or Fraggle Rock with Jim Henson's Muppets) is a Canadian-British-American children's puppet television series about interconnected societies of Muppet creatures, created by Jim Henson.
Fraggle Rock was co-produced by British television company Television South (TVS), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, U.S. pay television service Home Box Office (HBO), and Henson Associates. Unlike Sesame Street, which had been created for a single market and later adapted for international markets, Fraggle Rock was intended from the start to be an international production, and the entire show was constructed with this in mind.
History with the Macy's Parade
A Fraggle Rock float appeared in the Macy's Parade in 1983 and 1984. The float featured the Gorgs' garden, with Uncle Traveling Matt hid below Junior's line of sight. the float opened out into a lavish Fraggle cave set, where the main characters played instruments and sang while other Fraggles played around them -- including two Fraggles balanced on a seesaw. The Fraggles performed a short version of the "Fraggle Rock Theme." The float also was accompanied by a group of Fraggle walk-around characters.
In 1984, a large animatronic figure of Junior Gorg, created by the Muppet Workshop's New York City team, was added on the float, sitting on top of the garden and swinging his club along the route. That same year, the float was retired. It was later refurbished into SeaWorld's Undersea Fantasy float in 1986.