The Frackles

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The Frackles is a classification of Muppet monsters.

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They first appeared in a television special called The Great Santa Claus Switch. They would then appear in later franchises, such as The Muppet Show. Characteristics of a Frackle include fur and toothy beaks. They are normally small in stature, but there are exceptions. The Frackles became nameless, utility characters without personalities. They often changed appearance, performer, name and gender depending on the sketch and show. Gonzo, one of the most well known Muppets, originated as a Frackle. He appeared as a Frackle living in a cigar box in The Great Santa Claus Switch.

List of Frackles[edit]

  • Cigar Box Frackle - A crooked-nosed Frackle that was introduced as Snarl in The Great Santa Claus Switch. This Frackle was the basis for the Gonzo character.
  • Gonzo see above
  • Dripsnout Frackle - A Frackle design used for Snivelly in The Great Santa Claus Switch, Droop on The Muppet Show, Nincompoop, Ziggedy Zest, Zeke, and Abel on Mopatop's Shop, and has a lookalike in Nigel from Muppets Tonight. The name comes from the book Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles.
  • Snake Frackle - A dark green Frackle with a long toothy beak and large eyes. The name comes from the book Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles. Also, the sketch depicted this Frackle with having a snake tail in place of its legs. In The Muppet Show, the Snake Frackle is performed by Richard Hunt and John Lovelady.
  • Emerald Green Frackle - A dark green Frackle similar to Snake Frackle, only with a long, greener toothy beak and smaller eyes.
  • Purple Frackle - A lavender Frackle with yellow eyes and a vulture-like appearance.
  • Blue Bird-Like Frackle - A blue vulture-like Frackle with a long toothy beak and long fur all around his neck. The character originated in The Great Santa Claus Switch where it was called Scoff (performed by Jerry Nelson). In The Muppet Show, the Blue Bird-Like Frackle is performed by John Lovelady.
  • Green Bird-Like Frackle - A green vulture-like Frackle with a long toothy beak and long fur all around his neck and body.
  • Mo Frackle - A lime green Frackle with yellow eyes, cat-like ears, bushy eyebrows, and a darker-colored beak. He was originally named Skankin Frackle by his builder James Wotjtal and is design is inspired by the designs of the Blue Frackle and the Green Frackle. Mo appeared with the Muppet team on Family Feud where he was performed by Bruce Lanoil. Mo Frackle later made other appearances like the Muppets' take on the song Bohemian Rapsody on Muppet Viral Vidoes, a cameo in The Muppets, and the reprisal of "Applause" from Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular..
  • Scabby Frackle - A teal Frackle with a long, toothy beak, baggy eyes, and bushy eyebrows. The character was originally named Rankin, and was featured in Macy's Windows.

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