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obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Fraggle Rock's Human
Every episode of Fraggle Rock (1983-1987) began with a trip through the window of the slightly befuddled tinkerer, “Doc,” under whose work shed lived a world of Fraggles, Doozers, and Gorgs. Alongside his trusty Muppet dog Sprocket, Doc, played by Gerard Parkes, appeared in all 96 episodes of the Jim Henson production.
Mr. Parkes was born in Dublin and moved to Canada in the 1950s to make his mark in acting. Beginning in radio, eventually Mr. Parkes moved to the stage and screen - and had success in both venues. In 1968 he won the a Canadian Film Award as Best Actor for his work in the film Isabel. More than three decades later he won a Dora for his performance in the play Kilt. 
For much of his career he played small, but impactful, parts in a variety of television shows and films. He appeared in several episodes of Shining Time Station, and many know him for his other “Doc” role in 1999’s The Boondock Saints.
But he loved that his best-known role was on Fraggle Rock. His agent was quoted as saying, “He had a thrill doing that show….It was one of those roles that hit a chord with kids and adults.”
Gerard Parkes died on October 19, 2014 at the age of 90.
Sources: CBC, Toronto Star, IMDB.com
(Image of Gerard Parkes as “Doc” and Sprocket, played by Steve Whitmire who has played Kermit and Ernie since Jim Henson’s death, circa 1983 is courtesy of the Muppet Wiki)

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Fraggle Rock's Human

Every episode of Fraggle Rock (1983-1987) began with a trip through the window of the slightly befuddled tinkerer, “Doc,” under whose work shed lived a world of Fraggles, Doozers, and Gorgs. Alongside his trusty Muppet dog Sprocket, Doc, played by Gerard Parkes, appeared in all 96 episodes of the Jim Henson production.

Mr. Parkes was born in Dublin and moved to Canada in the 1950s to make his mark in acting. Beginning in radio, eventually Mr. Parkes moved to the stage and screen - and had success in both venues. In 1968 he won the a Canadian Film Award as Best Actor for his work in the film Isabel. More than three decades later he won a Dora for his performance in the play Kilt

For much of his career he played small, but impactful, parts in a variety of television shows and films. He appeared in several episodes of Shining Time Station, and many know him for his other “Doc” role in 1999’s The Boondock Saints.

But he loved that his best-known role was on Fraggle Rock. His agent was quoted as saying, “He had a thrill doing that show….It was one of those roles that hit a chord with kids and adults.”

Gerard Parkes died on October 19, 2014 at the age of 90.

Sources: CBC, Toronto Star, IMDB.com

(Image of Gerard Parkes as “Doc” and Sprocket, played by Steve Whitmire who has played Kermit and Ernie since Jim Henson’s death, circa 1983 is courtesy of the Muppet Wiki)

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Donatello by suthnmeh
Sometime in the last few months I realized I highly approve of turtles in skirts.
Also that I’m drawing waaaay too much Donnie XD I should make up with some other different turtles, whaddya think? What should I make next and in what style?
This one’s another fusion, basically 2014 Donatello mostly in 2012 gear. Except for the skirt. This Donnie looked so naked without the skirt. I find it easy to imagine 2014 Donatello would be something 2012 Donatello would physically grow into. Cuz ain’t nobody convincing me that the movie turtles are 15. No way. These guys are at LEAST 18. It must not be easy keeping track of the passage of time underground and they got their age all wrong. That’s gotta be it.
IM SO EXCITE, IMMA BE WATCHING THIS MOVIE THIS WEDNESDAY. FRIKKIN’ FINALLY.

suthnmeh:

Donatello by suthnmeh

Sometime in the last few months I realized I highly approve of turtles in skirts.

Also that I’m drawing waaaay too much Donnie XD I should make up with some other different turtles, whaddya think? What should I make next and in what style?

This one’s another fusion, basically 2014 Donatello mostly in 2012 gear. Except for the skirt. This Donnie looked so naked without the skirt. I find it easy to imagine 2014 Donatello would be something 2012 Donatello would physically grow into. Cuz ain’t nobody convincing me that the movie turtles are 15. No way. These guys are at LEAST 18. It must not be easy keeping track of the passage of time underground and they got their age all wrong. That’s gotta be it.

IM SO EXCITE, IMMA BE WATCHING THIS MOVIE THIS WEDNESDAY. FRIKKIN’ FINALLY.

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