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  • big pig peaches: leeksfromchichis: The Dog Ate My Homework: Fraggle Rock was awesome. I was a little too old for it when it came out, but whatever, I'm 51 and I love Phineas and Ferb.

    The thing about "children's" entertainment is that it's all made by adults. The best children's shows are also aimed at adults but children can watch too. Jim Henson was a master at that. Ask the Muppet Show or David Bowie's ludicrous goblin dong.

    I don't remember that from the old show, but the Muppet show they tried to bring back several years ago definitely had a lot of humor that would be really inappropriate if it didn't go over kids' heads.


    I miss Muppets Tonight.
  • ltdanman44: [y.yarn.co image 850x478]

    fraggle stick car


    Blowing snot all over, get off my lap.
  • X-Geek: [Fark user image image 425x318]
    ... and what the hell's a Millennial Farker?


    Us under 40 users. Which is a minority since it seems like every user is a Gen X I.T. worker.
  • Keizer_Ghidorah: big pig peaches: leeksfromchichis: The Dog Ate My Homework: Fraggle Rock was awesome. I was a little too old for it when it came out, but whatever, I'm 51 and I love Phineas and Ferb.

    The thing about "children's" entertainment is that it's all made by adults. The best children's shows are also aimed at adults but children can watch too. Jim Henson was a master at that. Ask the Muppet Show or David Bowie's ludicrous goblin dong.

    I don't remember that from the old show, but the Muppet show they tried to bring back several years ago definitely had a lot of humor that would be really inappropriate if it didn't go over kids' heads.

    I miss Muppets Tonight.


    Muppets Tonight is such an amazingly underated show. It held true to the original, kept up with its times, and just honored the brand.

    I'd also argue the last 2 muppets movies did the same. I know the second one gets its flack, but it was still solid.

    Fraggle was awesome because as a kid when we were that age it made you think about stuff and ask questions, but still got laughs in. Hell, I STILL have questions about doozer society.

    However, all of this gets tied together, because there is a Sesame Street\Muppets\Fraggle crossover christmas movie, which, while mediocre, you get to see Big Bird argue with bober and and Kermit over something, which really puts sesame street in a whole new light. I always figured Gordon was calling the shots.
  • Wait... i thought I hallucinated that shiat
  • ... also born in 87.. well played subby
  • Keizer_Ghidorah: Was there ever an episode where the Fraggles stopped eating the Doozers' buildings for whatever reasons? Did the Doozers get sad that their hard work wasn't being appreciated, or happy because they could finally finish building their shiat in peace?


    Yes there was. In it, one of the main characters (the red one?) convinced the others that consuming the Doozer sticks was cruel and unneighbourly. Turns out, the two groups were in a symbiotic relationship. Once the Doozers ran out of room and could no longer build, they became despondent after they no longer had a purpose.
  • ChiliBoots: Keizer_Ghidorah: Was there ever an episode where the Fraggles stopped eating the Doozers' buildings for whatever reasons? Did the Doozers get sad that their hard work wasn't being appreciated, or happy because they could finally finish building their shiat in peace?

    Yes there was. In it, one of the main characters (the red one?) convinced the others that consuming the Doozer sticks was cruel and unneighbourly. Turns out, the two groups were in a symbiotic relationship. Once the Doozers ran out of room and could no longer build, they became despondent after they no longer had a purpose.


    Oh yeah, it's coming back to me now. But didn't they also dig the tunnels? Couldn't they have just made more room to build?
  • The Overly Ambitious History of Fraggle Rock: These Muppets Are Going To Change The World!
    Youtube CYOiY1Sdczc
  • Keizer_Ghidorah: ChiliBoots: Keizer_Ghidorah: Was there ever an episode where the Fraggles stopped eating the Doozers' buildings for whatever reasons? Did the Doozers get sad that their hard work wasn't being appreciated, or happy because they could finally finish building their shiat in peace?

    Yes there was. In it, one of the main characters (the red one?) convinced the others that consuming the Doozer sticks was cruel and unneighbourly. Turns out, the two groups were in a symbiotic relationship. Once the Doozers ran out of room and could no longer build, they became despondent after they no longer had a purpose.

    Oh yeah, it's coming back to me now. But didn't they also dig the tunnels? Couldn't they have just made more room to build?


    The Doozers had a symbiotic relationship with the Fraggles, using edible materials for their constructs. They depended on the Fraggles to eat those constructs and open space for them to keep building. So when the Fraggles stopped eating them and they'd filled the available space, they had no reason to remain. As I recall, they were planning to leave Fraggle Rock and find a new home when the Fraggles finally came to their senses.
  • Millennials were born between 1982 to 1994, Gen X-mitter.
  • Bith Set Me Up: Millennials were born between 1982 to 1994, Gen X-mitter.


    ...and they are all crybabies
  • My second eldest sibling lived for Fraggle Rock and would go to great lengths to access a home that had cable so that s/he could watch it.
  • "Me and Pete already had one apiece. We ran across a whole... gopher village."

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    /Of course it's Pete, look at him.
  • Ben Folds Five "DO IT ANYWAY" f. Fraggle Rock [Official Video]
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  • big pig peaches: leeksfromchichis: The Dog Ate My Homework: Fraggle Rock was awesome. I was a little too old for it when it came out, but whatever, I'm 51 and I love Phineas and Ferb.

    The thing about "children's" entertainment is that it's all made by adults. The best children's shows are also aimed at adults but children can watch too. Jim Henson was a master at that. Ask the Muppet Show or David Bowie's ludicrous goblin dong.

    I don't remember that from the old show, but the Muppet show they tried to bring back several years ago definitely had a lot of humor that would be really inappropriate if it didn't go over kids' heads.


    That's the point.

    Kids are adult seeds. They want to develop into adults, but they're not there yet. Good children's entertainment is just adult entertainment with the dirty stuff a step removed.  The kids will miss or be engaged trying to figure out the adults only jokes, the adults will get all the jokes, and if it's all well done, everyone loves it.

    Batman TAS is a good example too.  It's obstinately for kids, but you've got stories about dying spouses, domestic abuse, terrorism, same sex relationships, debilitating injuries, big rocks. The stories were written by adults for the adults they knew would be watching with the kids, then sanitized for the timeslot and target demo.  Still holds up today.

    Calilu? The weird bald kid, apparently didn't even hold up during broadcast.
  • chitownmike: Bith Set Me Up: Millennials were born between 1982 to 1994, Gen X-mitter.

    ...and they are all crybabies


    That's what Sinclair tells you to think. But do they also tell you to regurgitate those talking points? Or did you decide on your own they needed regurgitated for some reason?
  • Not at all familiar, but an ex used to refer to me s "Traveling Max."
  • The Defunctland documentary on Fraggle Rock (and the whole series on Jim Henson for that matter) is required viewing.

    DefunctTV: The History of Fraggle Rock
    Youtube Rl4mlq6zAxw
  • The Overly Ambitious History of Fraggle Rock: These Muppets Are Going To Change The World!
    Youtube CYOiY1Sdczc
    Toy Galaxy just did a thing on this as well.
  • NephilimNexus: [YouTube video: The Overly Ambitious History of Fraggle Rock: These Muppets Are Going To Change The World!]


    Which I would have seen if I paid a little more attention to the thread - apologies for the repost.
  • Passport Bro Uncle Traveling Matt is out to discover "magic" in new lands.
  • My friends don't have apple +
  • That show still around?
  • The Dog Ate My Homework: Fraggle Rock was awesome. I was a little too old for it when it came out, but whatever, I'm 51 and I love Phineas and Ferb.


    Same at 42, and I initially avoided it because the two main character designs reminded me so much of the late 90s Nickelodeon trash.

    I'll always have a nostalgic soft spot for He-Man and original Transformers, and enjoy the more serious storytelling in Batman, Gargoyles, and Exosquad. But Phineas and Ferb is probably the objectively best cartoon ever made. No other show has been formulaic enough for an episode like Tri-Stone Area to work while simultaneously getting genuine laughs from every episode.
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