1 The Muppet Mindset: Weekly Muppet Monster Wednesdays: Beastie

Oct 19, 2011

Weekly Muppet Monster Wednesdays: Beastie

Ed Castle - Oh, hello, and welcome to another entry in our Muppet monster series. For this entry, we're heading down down, down...  Yes, down in the underground straight to the heart of the rock.

Performed by...
Karen Prell

Fraggle Rock Appearances...
Episode 223: Boober's Quiet Day (1984)
Episode 313: Scared Silly (1985)

Other Appearances...
Mopatop's Shop Episode 223: Rude Dude (2001)

Best known role...

Tosh Fraggle's pet

This creature is known in Fraggle circles as the pet of  Tosh Fraggle. Somewhat lionlike in appearance, Beastie gives other Fraggles the impression of being intimidating, but is more docile whenever around its owner. It is possible that Beastie is a female of its species, although no one is sure if this can be proven, given the lack of another member of its kind. It is also debatable as to whether this particular specimen is itself named Beastie or if such naming applies to its entire race.

The Fraggles derive two very important functions from this character: First, it makes for an excellent scaring source when in need of medically testing their baloobiuses to make sure Fraggles are in tip-top healthy condition. Secondly, it proves that there is at least one sentient non-speaking cave creature that can be domesticated and turned into practical Fraggle pets... which is always a handy feature.

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, ryguy102390@gmail.com

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