Did the Fraggles inspire the Friends?
It may seem like a silly question, but I say yes.
Here’s my breakdown:
- Gobo == Joey
- Mokey == Phoebe
- Wembley == Chandler
- Red == Rachel
- Boober == Ross
- Any Doozer == Monica
Both leading men who were the central focus of the show. I figure since Joey got a spin-off, that’s applicable. It’s a stretch, but this is the most lovable character in both series.
Both are artists and very flighty.
Endearingly indecisive and everything Gobo (Joey) isn’t.
The unique hairstlye, the can-do attitude, the enthusiasm. They share them all.
Both are intelligent worriers who try to gussy up the deadly boring by enjoying it.
Since there are 6 Friends and only 5 Fraggles, I had to make one crazy connection. The Doozers are always busy, very fastidious and organized just like Monica.
While Fraggle Rock might not have directly influenced Friends, I think there are some interesting parallels within the two casts.
More fraggle/friend blogging later.
There you have it. Not necessarily a very scholarly breakdown, but I think it’s a theory worth considering. .
Or at least forwarding to your friends or fraggles.