‘Fraggle Rock’ returns with Ben Folds in tow

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, September 17, 2012 16:07 EDT
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Alt rocker Ben Folds with characters from "Fraggle Rock." Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock” has been off the air since 1987. So, imagine our surprise when Nerdist.com published a video this morning that not only brings the Fraggles back, but mashes them together with alt rocker Ben Folds, comedian Rob Corddry and actress Anna Kendrick in what may be the most epic puppet-based music video of all time.

Sure, it’s not news in the sense that Raw Story readers are used to, but with work on the “Fraggle Rock” movie finally getting underway, and so many of our staffers being children of the 70s and 80s, we just couldn’t resist sharing. Old fans of the show, make sure to watch it all the way to the end for something especially awesome.

For even more bonus awesome, check out Nerdist’s behind-the-scenes video below, then click here for an interview with Ben Folds, who, as it happens, has a new album coming out tomorrow.

“I’ve never done a video where, in the middle of shooting the video I thought, ‘This might improve the song,’” Folds told Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick. “It’s usually the other way around.”

This video was published to YouTube on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

This video was published to YouTube on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.


(H/T: Carolyn Castiglia)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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