Best known role…
Wembler, member of the Fraggle Five, Gobo’s best friend and roommate, siren for the Fraggle Rock Volunteer Fire Department, winner of the “Best Shirt with Banana Trees on it” trophy.
WHO IS WEMBLEY FRAGGLE?
Wembley is the innocent, ignorant, coy, childish member of the Fraggle Five–the five main Fraggle characters on Fraggle Rock. He’s the light green one with dark green fur. Wembley’s name also lends itself to a verb in the Fraggle language, “wemble,” “wembling,” “to wemble,” meaning to be unable to make up one’s mind. Nothing describes Wembley better than this. He’s best known for having little to know ability to decide for himself. A true follower, not leader. In fact, in the episode “The Thirty Minute Work Week” this wembling problem gets so out of hand that Wembley can’t even decide which job he’d like to fulfill for thirty minutes every week.
- “Wemblin’ Fool” – w/ Gobo
- “Here to There”
- “We Are the Children of Tomorrow” – w/ Cotterpin Doozer
- “Heart in a Hanky (Free and High)”
- “Duet For One”
- “(Sleep By the) Light of the Moon”
- “Just a Little Wimp”
- “Help Me for a Change”
- “Very Scary (If This Don’t Get You)”
- “Fly to the Sky”
- “Scare Them Boo!” – w/ Philo and Gunge
- Season 1
- “Wembley and the Gorgs”
- “The Thirty-Minute Work Week”
- “The Terrible Tunnel”
- “We Love You, Wembley”
- Season 2
- “Wembley’s Egg”
- “The Trash Heap Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”
- “The Secret of Convincing John”
- “Wembley and the Great Race”
- Season 3
- Season 4
- “Wembley’s Wonderful Whoopie Water”
- “A Tune for Two”
- “Wembley’s Flight”
- “Space Frog Follies”
- “Gone But Not Forgotten”
WEMBLEY FRAGGLE QUOTES
Gobo: “Wembley, give it to me straight. Am I invisible?”
Wembley: “Uh…well I don’t think so… but then that’s only my opinion.”
“Singing that sad song made us way too happy!”
Wembley: “What should I do?”
Gobo: “What do you want to do?”
Wembley: “I don’t know. Can you give me a hint?”
“Excuse me sir, but I seem to have forgotten how to stand up.”
WHY DOES FRAGGLE ROCK NEED WEMBLEY FRAGGLE?
Wembley is a core member of the Fraggle team–of course they need him! When Gobo is proposing a dangerous quest or when Boober is predicting doom and gloom, Wembley is the sensible, “let’s talk this over” voice of the Fraggle Five. He’s goofy, innocent, and an all-around good guy. Everyone loves him (“Wembley, Wembley Number 9,” anyone?) and that’s why they need him around. He’s the best friend who would do anything for his friends–and his friends would do anything right back.
In the upcoming Fraggle Rock Movie written and directed by Corey Edwards, Wembley is sure to play a huge role. Tough Pigs’ early review of the script revealed Wembley to have a laugh-out-loud funny moment involving a cell phone (which he keeps as a pet).
Wembley is integral to the success of any Fraggle project. He’s funny, kind, and naive–the every other man to Gobo’s every man, if you will. The perfect companion, and a terrific character all around.