Gobo Fraggle
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Gobo Fraggle

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Gobo Fraggle with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Fraggle Rock

Gobo is the main character of Fraggle Rock. A bold explorer with the spirit of his Uncle Travelling Matt, he usually leads the fraggles on their many journeys throughout their rocky home. Of course, he usually gets in scrapes along the way, but he's always got the best intentions.
Created by NCZ on Jun 30 2018
Fraggle Rock (1983)
Gobo FraggleJerry Nelson
Jerry Nelson
Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series (1987)
Gobo FraggleTownsend Coleman
Townsend Coleman
The Hub
Gobo FraggleJohn Tartaglia
John Tartaglia

EDITOR'S OPINION

Fraggle Rock is my favourite Muppet/Henson series, and Gobo is my favourite Jerry Nelson role! He brings such a youthful twinkle to Gobo's go-getting eyes. Townsend doesn't go for necessarily a straight impression, but his always-exuberant voice easily conveys Gobo's optimistic persona just as well. Finally we have John Tartaglia, who hasn't had too many opportunities to play Gobo since Jerry's death, but when he gets the chance manages to put on a bit more of a laidback air.


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skeletonking1234
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Jul 2 2018
Jerrys light and charming voice is just as good here as it is in many of his other roles. The energy he provides as well as his very sweet singing voice all make Gobo one of his most memorable characters.

Townsend, while not a straight impression, pretty much matches almost everything else that Jerry has in his performance. He still keeps the character fun, optimistic, and has a great delivery to the character.

John is okay, and I hear hints of Jerry in it, but I'd say my problem is that he sounds very inconsistent. At times it sounds kind of like Jerry and the nit sounds like he's doing something else.

1. Jerry Nelson
2. Townsend Coleman
3. John Tartaglia
Ghosty404
said at 2:01 PM on Sun Jul 1 2018
I’m a bit weirded out that Matt Vogel never did Gobo.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:41 AM on Sun Jul 1 2018
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For this one, I'd say this is the same case where everyone is really good in this role. Though Jerry Nelson takes it. He brings a great charm to this character. I'm also impressed by Townsend Coleman, while it's not so much an impression, he makes the role his own.

John Tartaglia is a bit inconsistent. I think he needs more opportunities to voice Gobo Fraggle so that he can fine tune the performance.
CerealBoxHead46
said at 7:51 PM on Sat Jun 30 2018
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Alright! Fraggle Rock is probably my favorite Muppet-related property! Great to see one of these VC's go up.


Anyway, I'm going with Jerry on this one. He's the originator, and he showed a ton of emotional range with the character. Like NCZ said, he's one of my fave roles of Jerry's too, right up there with the Count.

Townsend is really good, too. He doesn't sound exactly like Jerry, but in this case, I feel like that's actually better. Gobo is supposed to be a teenager, so a naturally younger sounding voice would make a lot of sense. Townsend actually does manage to capture Jerry's vocal mannerisms nearly perfectly, just doing a slightly different voice. He's actually a very close second for me.

John is more of a miss for me. There's nothing about that voice or performance that makes me think "Gobo Fraggle;" it just sounds very generic to me.
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Jerry Nelson
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John Tartaglia