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De Freggels was the Dutch dub of Fraggle Rock.

After being exclusively available on rental video in 1983, De Freggels debuted on Dutch public television in 1984. Two seasons were dubbed to Dutch. There is no new material for the Doc and Sprocket or Travelling Matt sequences; the original North American material was used.

Just like The Muppet Show and other Henson projects, Fraggle Rock was very popular in the Netherlands. There even was a Dutch Fraggle Rock Fan Club. In the 2000s, an online petition was created in order to get De Freggels released on DVD.

Many of the voice actors reprised their roles for the Dutch dub of the animated version of Fraggle Rock. Several actors also had other Muppet dub credits: Frans van Dusschoten (Gobo) dubbed all of Jim Henson's voices (Ernie, Kermit) in the Sesamstraat pilot episode, while Maria Lindes (Red, Ma Gorg) and Olaf Wijnants (Wembley) occasionally perform voices for Sesamstraat.

De Freggels aired in Belgium as well; the first season is still shown occasionally. In 2003, the complete Fraggle Rock series was broadcast in English for the first time.

Translations and voices

Names and actors

English Name Dutch Name Dutch Voice Actor
Gobo Gobo Frans van Dusschoten
Pa Gorg koning Griezel
Red Jet Maria Lindes
Ma Gorg Ma Griezel
Wembley Wimmie Olaf Wijnants
Convincing John Prater Piet
Mokey Mollie Angélique de Boer
Cotterpin Doozer Splitpen Doener
Boober Bobbie Hans Dagelet (S1)
Hans Otjes (S2)
Uncle Traveling Matt Reizende Oom Roel Paul van Gorcum
World's Oldest Fraggle 's Werelds oudste Freggel
Junior Gorg Junior Griezel Dick Scheffer
Doc Doc
Cantus the Minstrel Cantus
Marjory the Trash Heap Gloria de Storthoop Tonny Huurdeman
Philo and Gunge Filo & Soof (philo-sopher) Olaf Wijnants & Hans Dagelet
Sprocket Sprokkel
Gorgs Griezels (creeps)
Doozers Doeners (do-ers)
Fraggle Rock Freggelgrot (Fraggle Cave)

Theme song lyrics

Maak muziek en lach, zorgen voor een andere dag.
Zingen doen we vlot, in de Freggelgrot.

Make music and laugh, worries for another day.
We're singing easily, in the Fraggle Cave.

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