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[[Image:RichardHunt-JuniorGorg-RobMills.jpg|thumb|300px|Junior Gorg with Richard Hunt and Rob Mills.]]
'''Junior Gorg''' is the dim-witted but good-natured heir to the [[Gorg]] kingdom on ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''.
 
   
Junior is the son of [[Pa Gorg]] and [[Ma Gorg]], the self-proclaimed queen and king of [[the Universe]]. As prince, he is given orders for a number of chores around the castle, including the maintenance of the [[The Gorgs' Garden|royal radish garden]]. He sets traps in the garden outside the castle, for the purpose of capturing the [[Fraggles]] who sneak onto the Gorg's property to harvest [[radishes]]. His favorite dish is watermelon en croute. <ref>"[[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper|The Great Radish Caper]]".</ref>
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'''Junior Gorg''' is the son of [[Pa Gorg]] and [[Ma Gorg]], the self-proclaimed queen and king of [[the Universe]]. As prince, he is given orders for a number of chores around the castle, including the maintenance of the [[The Gorgs' Garden|royal radish garden]]. He sets traps in the garden outside the castle for the purpose of capturing the [[Fraggles]], who sneak onto the Gorgs' property to harvest [[radishes]]. His favorite dish is watermelon en croute.<ref>"[[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper|The Great Radish Caper]]".</ref>
   
Junior is proud of his Gorg heritage. He is always eager to please his parents, even when he doesn't understand the orders they give him.
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Junior is proud of his Gorg heritage. He is always eager to please his parents, even when he doesn't understand the orders they give him.
   
In "[[Episode 216: Junior Sells the Farm|Junior Sells the Farm]]", Junior says that he is "only 473." Since the episode aired in 1984, assuming a literal time-frame, this would place his birth date in the year 1511.
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In "[[Episode 216: Junior Sells the Farm|Junior Sells the Farm]]", Junior says that he is "only 473." Since the episode aired in 1984, assuming a literal time-frame, this would place his birth date in the year 1511.
   
Junior Gorg's best friend is an enormous radish that he calls [[Geraldine]]. <ref>"[[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper|The Great Radish Caper]]".</ref> This was apparently his only friend until "[[Episode 318: Bored Stiff|Bored Stiff]]" when he made friends with [[Gobo Fraggle|Gobo]].
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Junior Gorg's best friend is an enormous radish that he calls [[Geraldine]].<ref>"[[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper|The Great Radish Caper]]".</ref> This was apparently his only friend until "[[Episode 318: Bored Stiff|Bored Stiff]]", when he made friends with [[Gobo Fraggle|Gobo]].
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Seasons 4 and 5 saw a turnaround for the relationship between the Fraggles and the Gorgs. In "[[Episode 511: The Gorg Who Would Be King|The Gorg Who Would Be King]]," Junior Gorg tries to prevent himself from becoming king by eating the last leaf on the [[Nirvana Tree]], which ends up [[Character size changes|shrinking]] him to Fraggle size (an example of [[Switching walk-around and puppet]]). During that time, with the help of [[Wembley Fraggle]], he ended up learning of the Fraggle and Doozer cultures, even preventing his parents from using a bomb to destroy Fraggle Rock. Upon returning to normal size, he becomes King and ends up disbanding the hierarchy as he throws his crown very far where it lands in a forest in [[Outer Space]] where [[Doc]] and [[Sprocket]] were camping. In "[[Episode 512: The Honk of Honks|The Honk of Honks]]," he can be seen talking with Gobo about the Honk of Honks where he lends a noisemaker to help Gobo in his quest, implying that relations between the Gorgs and Fraggles have dramatically improved.
   
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
Junior is performed by two puppeteers: one person in the Gorg costume, and another performing the voice and moving the character's eyes and mouth by remote control.
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Junior is performed by two puppeteers: one person in the Gorg costume, and another performing the voice and moving the character's eyes and mouth by remote control.
   
<gallery>
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<gallery spacing=small widths=200>
Image:Henson-junior.jpg|Junior Gorg and friend.
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Image:Henson-junior.jpg|Junior Gorg with [[Jim Henson]].
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File:Jim_junior.jpg|
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Image:Jim and junior.jpg|Junior Gorg with [[Jim Henson]].
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Image:FraggleRock-509b.jpg|Junior Gorg seen through the hole to the Gorg's Garden.
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Image:FraggleRock-509d.jpg|Junior Gorg capturing [[Gobo Fraggle]].
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Image:FraggleRock-511b.jpg|Junior Gorg meeting [[Cotterpin Doozer]].
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Image:FraggleRock-511g.jpg|Junior Gorg being crowned King.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
=Appearances=
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==Filmography==
*[[Fraggle Rock]]
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* ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''
#[[Episode 101: Beginnings]]
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** [[Episode 101: Beginnings]]
#[[Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs]]
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** [[Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs]]
#[[Episode 103: Let the Water Run]]
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** [[Episode 103: Let the Water Run]]
#[[Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat]]
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** [[Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat]]
#[[Episode 105: The Thirty-Minute Work Week]]
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** [[Episode 105: The Thirty-Minute Work Week]]
#[[Episode 107: I Want to Be You]]
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** [[Episode 107: I Want to Be You]]
#[[Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles]]
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** [[Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles]]
#[[Episode 114: The Challenge]]
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** [[Episode 110: Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk]]
#[[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]]
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** [[Episode 113: We Love You, Wembley]]
#[[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
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** [[Episode 114: The Challenge]]
#[[Episode 119: The Great Radish Famine]]
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** [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]]
#[[Episode 120: The Garden Plot]]
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** [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
#[[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
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** [[Episode 119: The Great Radish Famine]]
#[[Episode 124: New Trash Heap in Town]]
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** [[Episode 120: The Garden Plot]]
#[[Episode 201: Wembley's Egg]]
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** [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
#[[Episode 203: The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore]]
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** [[Episode 124: New Trash Heap in Town]]
#[[Episode 206: Boober's Dream]]
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** [[Episode 201: Wembley's Egg]]
#[[Episode 209: Sir Hubris and the Gorgs]]
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** [[Episode 203: The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore]]
#[[Episode 210: A Friend in Need]]
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** [[Episode 206: Boober's Dream]]
#[[Episode 216: Junior Sells the Farm]]
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** [[Episode 209: Sir Hubris and the Gorgs]]
#[[Episode 219: Doomsday Soup]]
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** [[Episode 210: A Friend in Need]]
#[[Episode 224: The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers]]
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** [[Episode 216: Junior Sells the Farm]]
#[[Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe]]
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** [[Episode 219: Doomsday Soup]]
#[[Episode 308: Believe It or Not]]
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** [[Episode 224: The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers]]
#[[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper]]
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** [[Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe]]
#[[Episode 316: The Battle of Leaking Roof]]
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** [[Episode 308: Believe It or Not]]
#[[Episode 318: Bored Stiff]]
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** [[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper]]
#[[Episode 321: A Dark and Stormy Night]]
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** [[Episode 316: The Battle of Leaking Roof]]
#[[Episode 401: Sprocket's Big Adventure]]
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** [[Episode 318: Bored Stiff]]
#[[Episode 403: Sidebottom Blues]]
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** [[Episode 321: A Dark and Stormy Night]]
#[[Episode 405: Junior Faces the Music]]
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** [[Episode 401: Sprocket's Big Adventure]]
#[[Episode 406: A Tune for Two]]
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** [[Episode 403: Sidebottom Blues]]
#[[Episode 413: Boober Gorg]]
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** [[Episode 405: Junior Faces the Music]]
#[[Episode 505: The River of Life]]
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** [[Episode 406: A Tune for Two]]
#[[Episode 509: Ring Around the Rock]]
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** [[Episode 413: Boober Gorg]]
#[[Episode 511: The Gorg Who Would Be King]]
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** [[Episode 505: The River of Life]]
#[[Episode 512: The Honk of Honks]]
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** [[Episode 509: Ring Around the Rock]]
#[[Episode 513: Change of Address]]
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** [[Episode 511: The Gorg Who Would Be King]]
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** [[Episode 512: The Honk of Honks]]
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** [[Episode 513: Change of Address]]
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
 
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Latest revision as of 13:59, July 1, 2019

JuniorGorg
PERFORMER Richard Hunt voice & face
  Rob Mills body, season 1-4
  Frank Meschkuleit body, s5
DEBUT 1983
RichardHunt-JuniorGorg-RobMills

Junior Gorg with Richard Hunt and Rob Mills.

Junior Gorg is the son of Pa Gorg and Ma Gorg, the self-proclaimed queen and king of the Universe. As prince, he is given orders for a number of chores around the castle, including the maintenance of the royal radish garden. He sets traps in the garden outside the castle for the purpose of capturing the Fraggles, who sneak onto the Gorgs' property to harvest radishes. His favorite dish is watermelon en croute.[1]

Junior is proud of his Gorg heritage. He is always eager to please his parents, even when he doesn't understand the orders they give him.

In "Junior Sells the Farm", Junior says that he is "only 473." Since the episode aired in 1984, assuming a literal time-frame, this would place his birth date in the year 1511.

Junior Gorg's best friend is an enormous radish that he calls Geraldine.[2] This was apparently his only friend until "Bored Stiff", when he made friends with Gobo.

Seasons 4 and 5 saw a turnaround for the relationship between the Fraggles and the Gorgs. In "The Gorg Who Would Be King," Junior Gorg tries to prevent himself from becoming king by eating the last leaf on the Nirvana Tree, which ends up shrinking him to Fraggle size (an example of Switching walk-around and puppet). During that time, with the help of Wembley Fraggle, he ended up learning of the Fraggle and Doozer cultures, even preventing his parents from using a bomb to destroy Fraggle Rock. Upon returning to normal size, he becomes King and ends up disbanding the hierarchy as he throws his crown very far where it lands in a forest in Outer Space where Doc and Sprocket were camping. In "The Honk of Honks," he can be seen talking with Gobo about the Honk of Honks where he lends a noisemaker to help Gobo in his quest, implying that relations between the Gorgs and Fraggles have dramatically improved.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Junior is performed by two puppeteers: one person in the Gorg costume, and another performing the voice and moving the character's eyes and mouth by remote control.

FilmographyEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. "The Great Radish Caper".
  2. "The Great Radish Caper".
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