Henson's vision for the show was that its world would serve as an allegory to the human world, where each group was somewhat unaware of their connection to one another. This allowed him to use entertainment to seriously explore complex issues of prejudice, spirituality, personal identity, environment, and social conflict. The show was specifically designed for international co-production - involving British, Canadian, and American production teams - and was constructed in such a way that it could easily be tailored to different countries and cultures.
A Fraggle Rock float appeared in the Macy's Parade in 1983 and 1984. The float featured Junior Gorg sitting on top, swinging his club on a set based on the Gorgs' garden. Uncle Traveling Matt hid below Junior's line of sight. Below Junior, the float opened out into a lavish Fraggle caves set, where the main characters played instruments and sang while other Fraggles played around them -- including two Fraggles balanced on a seesaw. The Fraggles performed a short version of the "Fraggle Rock Theme."
In 1984, the float was also accompanied by a group of Fraggle walk-around characters.