Originally Posted by Mangetout
Can someone tell me whether Fulton Mackay (better known for his appearances in the UK sitcom Porridge) appeared in any of the USA Fraggle Rock shows - IMDB is a bit vague on the details - I've seen what appears to be the same episodes that I remember watching, but with a different (American) actor in the scenes which involve humans.
The American version of Fraggle Rock starred Gerard Parkes as "Doc". He was a tinkerer and inventor, and it was through his workshop that Fraggles could enter into the human world. His dog Sprocket was his companion.
I believe Canada received this same version.
The UK version, on the other hand, as I understand it, starred Fulton McKay as the Captain, and his scenes were set in a lighthouse of some sort (am I right?).
Not sure why the difference, but I'm sure it was to tie in more to the local culture of each country. I BELIEVE there were similar things done for other countries.
Did your version have "Uncle Traveling Matt" exploring various locales? If so, were they UK-based, or North American-based?