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A sad, sad story

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Drtooth, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You guys are REALLY going to hate me for this, but here goes. I have never seen a full episode of the live action version of Fraggle Rock. I'm sorry. I'm so, so, sooooo sorry!!!! All I ever saw was the Saturday Morning cartoon show. I got all this Fraggle stuff. Books, plushs (well, just Boober), McDonalds cars. But I never saw the real Muppet Fraggles in their own show! Again. I am so, so so sorry!!
  2. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    ACK!!! You have not lived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *passes out*
  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    ...aahh - there's nothing quite so entertaining as watching one of those classic "Bert pass-outs!":D
  4. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Active Member

    sign the petition to have it released on DVD, email, call, and write henson asking that it be released, and you just might get your chance :)
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, I have signed the petition (that's why I did). I am spreading the word, as we speak, so no child can be robbed of this pleasure like I was!
  6. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Active Member

    in addition to signing the petition, feel free to contact henson co directly via phone and email to let them know you want Fraggle Rock on DVD...that you want them ALL and you want them in ORDER. Several people calling or writing Henson may have more weight than 100 people signing the petition. Of course, the best thing is to do *all* these things :)

    Let's hope we get it! It's been a dream of mine ever since DVD was first announced as a format.
  7. AndyL

    AndyL Member

    Well, I hate to advocate piracy, but if you have a good internet connection, you might try KaZaA. There are about four eppisodes that several people have and are usualy findable just by searching for the word "fraggle".

    Unfortunetly, those four seem to be the only ones that anyone on KaZaA has ripped, so you'll still want to buy or trade VHS tapes if you want to complete your set. But it's a good way to get a taste for the series now that you can't catch them on TV anymore.

  8. DaViD Boulet

    DaViD Boulet Active Member

    I gotta have my Fraggle Rock in top-notch DVD quality.

    internet rips or 3rd gen VHS just won't do!
  9. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    That's not a sad story it's a good one.
  10. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    PLEASE tell me you've seen them by now? Surely you must own the complete series, and no, I didn't call you Shirley. ;)
  11. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    I don'r know what you're talking about but I do own a complete series.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    9 Years ago. That's when this thread was first posted.

    Since then I have seen several of the single volumes and I have at least the first season (there's so much intense money problems I have that kept me from getting the last 3 sets and the animated series... I get like a rough 1/1000 of the DVD's I want. I don't even have a single Ducktales yet, and they're probably out of print by now). This is before ANY of these were commercially available on DVD. Sure, I blame myself for not getting the FR Disney released videos when the epic 1990's Disney VHS clearance rush began (I did manage to get the entire Darkwing Duck VHS collection, several Alvin and the Chipmunks, the entire Bullwinkle show VHS release and several DIC cartoons)... but other than that I've seen quite a bit of the series by now. I have a LOT to go through, and I need the other 3 sets (I don't trust complete collections) but I have indeed seen the series and think it's my favorite Henson project of all time, even moreso than Sesame Street and the Muppet Show.
  13. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I can read buddy, thanks ;) hence the "by now" comment. Just for that, I'm gonna call you Shirley... Shirley!! :D

    As a previous owner of the separate first 3 seasons that had been released, and now an owner of the complete series set, I can tell you that the complete set has ZERO problems, and is well worth it! You get all the original discs, plus, you can't beat that packaging, it's gol-darned beautiful!! I say, go for it when you can, I think it's dropped in price recently too, so that's always a bonus!! :D

    As for DuckTales, sadly, Disney has only released the first 3 seasons (I've got 'em all, fantastic purchases), but they are readily available through the Disney Movie Club. Are you a member? Right now, they're having a HUGE sale on TV Box Sets, you can get all three for under $33.00!!! Plus tax and shipping of course, but still!! I paid around that much (or more) for EACH SEASON!!! Man, if only I could wait on stuff sometimes, lol.

    You really gotta complete/start your collections Tooth, these are real gems. Cheers!
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I bought the Powerpuff Girls complete series set when it came out. I sat through ALL the episodes except one. The second I watched it, the thing went buggy on me. Actually, even before that, years and years ago when Star Wars was released in a video box set, I picked it up. A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back worked fine... then I watched Return of The Jedi... halfway through the fight between Vader and Skywalker.... the video randomly stopped and started rewinding no matter WHAT I did.

    I'm Charlie Brown. Things don't work well for me. Otherwise, I'd literally jump on the 100% Pure Bull complete Rocky and Bullwinkle set EVEN though I'd double dip on the first 2 seasons (I missed the third one). Plus, I kinda wanted the reproduction stuff the single release of FR had. Unfortunately, I got the Lionsgate second pressing of season 1, so I didn't get the freebee (or even a track listing), but I'm gonna try for season 2 and 3 with the free goodies.
  15. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Right on! Oh yeah, I forgot about the reproduction inserts, those are cool! I kept those when I sold my 3 sets, lol. I didn't lie about it or anything, plainly said that they didn't include the extras, and they sold anyway! Yay for me. :D

    I didn't know that Rocky & Bullwinkle had a complete set out there!! I'm definitely adding that to my wishlist, along with the complete Pink Panther. I'd gotten that set for my nephew years ago, but never got around to buying one for myself, sheesh. Right now I'm just really making sure that my Son is exposed to the really GOOD cartoons, y'know? Yeah, there are a few new good 'toons out there (I LOVE Regular Show - great avatar! - and Adventure Time is cool too), but the classics beat most everything current these days.

    Lol about your Charlie Brown comment, my wife and I feel the same way about our own luck sometimes. "Good grief". :rolleyes:
  16. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Drtooth, if it makes you feel better one of the episodes on my TMS season 3 disk is buggy. It freezes in the same spot no matter what dvd player its in. My Lion King dvd also bugs out when I try to watch the "not really theatrical minus morning report" version. It will constantly freeze. Both did it when they were new :smirk:

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