The Muppet Show and Sesame Street always got the lion’s share of attention when it came to Jim Henson’s creations. But there was a third part of the triumvirate of Henson media domination back in the day that was also quite beloved. And that’s the Fraggles. The tiny, fuzzy creatures that inhabited the world of Fraggle Rock were a children’s programming favorite back in the ’80s. And like most things from that era, it’s made a big comeback with the new Apple TV+ series Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock.
Now, someone who no doubt grew up with the classic show is making their own contribution to the reboot. Thanks to Boing Boing, we’ve learned that Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have covered “Fraggle Rock Rock,” a tune that originally appeared in the second episode of the original series. Which is now over forty years ago, believe it or not. You can check out both right versions right here, starting with the Foo Fighters’ cover above.
All the original Fraggles are back for this new iteration of the series, which always had great musical numbers. This means parents can introduce their kids to characters like Gobo, Red, Boober, Mokey, Wembley, and Uncle Travelling Matt. Not to mention the Dozers, the Gorgs, and “the silly creatures from Outer Space.” (That’s us humans, by the way.) The 13-episode series follows the 2020 movie revival Fraggle Rock: Rock On!
The Foo Fighters are clearly huge fans of Henson’s world. Dave Grohl appeared in a guest-starring capacity as ‘Animool’ in 2011’s The Muppets. And then a few years later, he showed up on ABC’s The Muppets. There he rocked out to the Foo Fighters ’90s classic “Learn To Fly,” with the Muppets’ signature rock band, Electric Mayhem. Now, all we need is Dave jamming with Big Bird. We have a feeling that one’s not too far off.