Weekly Muppet Monster Wednesdays: Beastie

WMW Beastie

Written by Ed Castle.

BEASTIE

BeastiePerformed by…
Karen Prell

First appearance…
Fraggle Rock Episode 223: Boober’s Quiet Day (1984)

Most recent appearance…
Mopatop’s Shop Episode 223: Rude Dude (2001)

Best known role…
Tosh Fraggle’s pet

WHO IS BEASTIE?
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.

WHY DOES FRAGGLE ROCK NEED BEASTIE?
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, muppetmindset@gmail.com

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