Ma Gorg

Ma Gorg is the mother of the Gorg family, and the self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe on Fraggle Rock. She is married to Pa Gorg, and they have a son, Junior. Her mother was Queen Esmerelda.

The most sentimental member of the family, but also the most commanding, Ma, through threats of tears or nagging, can generally compel Pa to cave in to her whims (said whims usually delegated to Junior). However, Ma is truly nurturing and loving towards her little family, and a first-class Gorg cook and seamstress. She has a fear of Fraggles, evocative of the stereotype of housewives and mice. However, on rare occasions, as in "A Friend in Need," her motherly instincts and desire to help overcome her fears.

Behind the Scenes

Ma 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.

Trish Leeper performed Ma's body throughout the series' run. In the first season, Myra Fried performed her voice and face. Cheryl Wagner took over the character from season 2 on.

The Ma Gorg puppet was rebuilt about halfway through the first season.



  1. Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs
  2. Episode 103: Let the Water Run
  3. Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles
  4. Episode 114: The Challenge
  5. Episode 116: Capture the Moon
  6. Episode 119: The Great Radish Famine
  7. Episode 120: The Garden Plot
  8. Episode 201: Wembley's Egg
  9. Episode 203: The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  10. Episode 209: Sir Hubris and the Gorgs
  11. Episode 210: A Friend in Need
  12. Episode 213: Red's Club
  13. Episode 216: Junior Sells the Farm
  14. Episode 219: Doomsday Soup
  15. Episode 224: The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers
  16. Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe
  17. Episode 308: Believe It or Not
  18. Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper
  19. Episode 315: Born to Wander
  20. Episode 316: The Battle of Leaking Roof
  21. Episode 318: Bored Stiff
  22. Episode 321: A Dark and Stormy Night
  23. Episode 401: Sprocket's Big Adventure
  24. Episode 403: Sidebottom Blues
  25. Episode 405: Junior Faces the Music
  26. Episode 413: Boober Gorg
  27. Episode 501: Mirror, Mirror
  28. Episode 505: The River of Life
  29. Episode 509: Ring Around the Rock
  30. Episode 511: The Gorg Who Would Be King
  31. Episode 513: Change of Address

See also

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