Down at Fraggle Rock: Behind the Scenes aired on HBO on July 13, 1987. The documentary, hosted by Jim Henson, looked at various aspects of the series, from development through design and casting, as well as specific characters, technical tricks, the use of music, and the international versions.
The special won a Gemini Award in 1987 for Best Children's Program. Portions of the documentary were included as special features on the HIT Entertainment DVD releases Dance Your Cares Away, Live by the Rule of the Rock, Doin' Things That Doozers Do, and Down in Fraggle Rock. It was featured in its entirety on Fraggle Rock: Complete First Season.