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Change of Address

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by SCOOTER_101, May 22, 2002.

  1. SCOOTER_101

    SCOOTER_101 New Member

    How did everyone feel when they first saw the final episode of Fraggle Rock? I remember being devestated that Morning. It was March 31, 1988. I rember after seeing the episode. Going into my room and putting my face into a pillow and crying. I never thought it was possible for such a great show to come to an end. Then the day after that April fools day no less. I turn to HBO to watch Fraggle Rock and some Animated Tom Sawyer cartoon was on instead. I couldn't believe it. It just wasn't fair. How did everyone else feel the first time they saw Change of Address??
  2. Hey,

    I thought it was a very good way to end the series. I was only about 2 or 3 when it ended, but never the less my first time seeing it was after seeing all the other episodes and it was quite sad, but in a good way.

    All good things have to come to an end, same goes for television series. It's not very often that a childrens series let alone a mature tv series actually gets to end itself and make a final episode. Most often the series will just not be picked up for another season. So of coarse Fraggle Rock was specail in that way.

    When I first saw it I thought it was kinda cool the way the last 3 episodes more or less lead up to it. Anyone who had seen the last couple of episodes had to of known the big ending was coming very soon. In fact I'm pretty sure you could somehow put those last 3 episodes together and make some sort of a movie to the ending of Fraggle Rock. I really liked the way there wasn't the typical 3 scenes with Doc & Sprocket, and that for once the worlds of the Garden, Rock, and Outer Space all sorta communicated in the episode.

    Overall it was one of the best ways to end a series and of coarse theres 96 episodes which is an aweful lot to look back on and watch, so no need to cry :) Plus if you do what I did and leave about 5 episodes out and never watch them, then whenever you need a serious Fraggle Fix you can pop one of those episodes in and feel like its a new one, lol.
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  3. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    It was a very satisfying ending...yet it was a very very sad thing to see end...
  4. I'm changin' my address---to Dorothy St. New Jersey, baby!! :D

    Really!

    I am!

    FRYMYHIDE!!!!
  5. WemblinKate

    WemblinKate New Member

    I know this thread is kind of an old one but I finally got registered to the new forum and I felt compelled to write my response.

    Oddly enough, the first time I saw the final episode of Fraggle Rock was a little over a week ago.

    When the show aired on television I was too young to remember much, so I rely on my tapes from those times a lot. But I never had the final episode on tape so I was waiting for a long time to see it.

    When I did recieve it in the mail in April, I quite frankly didn't want to watch it. I mean it sounds silly to some because I had waited to anxiously and for so long to finally see the last 2 episodes of my favorite show. But now that I could I was scared. I didn't want the magic to end, I spent so much of my time feeling that Fraggle Rock never really did end, that the stories just kept going and going. I was kind of in denial that the show had ended.

    I decided that I needed to see the end. And when I did, let's just I was quite emotional and quite loud. It was about midnight and here I was screaming at a television screen to not let Doc leave without saying good-bye to Gobo, tears streaming down my face. I'm sure most people would take one look at that image and laugh out loud. But it was so incredibly emotional for me. I'm an emotional person by myself, but watching the show for so much of my life, relating to the characters, singing the songs in my sleep, relating pretty much everything in life to something fragglish, but more importantly watching these characters grow. And I most say, I was pleased. In the end the whole world of Fraggle Rock had changed for the better and Jim got his message across. I loved the episodes and I don't want to watch them over an over again so that I ruin them, but I must say, They were extremely well done in my mind and I'll never forget watching them for the first time.

    -Wemblin' Kate (a.k.a. Wemblin' Cora from the old forum)
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>But it was so incredibly emotional for me. I'm an emotional person by myself, but watching the show for so much of my life, relating to the characters, singing the songs in my sleep, relating pretty much everything in life to something fragglish, but more importantly watching these characters grow<<<

    Oh man...that final episode of fr. wow. I have only seen it 3 times since I got it in a tape trade 4 years ago. It is seriosuly one of the most tear forming moving Muppet realted things to me next to the belefonte tms speach, and tribute to jh.

    that song 'magic be with you' always gets me so emotional, heh.
    one of the best last episodes of a series i have ever seen, and a true testament to how great and important that show was.
  7. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    I personally feel that FR had one of the best endings of any TV series ever!

    There were some other good ones (the 2 1/2 hour finale of M*A*S*H comes to mind), but FR is in my top two or three for sure.

    Certainly the best ending of a Henson series, and probably the best ending of any show even remotely meant for the young (or young at heart :p). It was an ending that could show people that goodbye isn't always forever.

    - Billy :cool:
  8. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Now now Jim Henson knew how you feel!
    When the writers decide to have the show end but Jim Henson didn't want Fraggle Rock end but he let them do it any.
    I learned that on the seanson 4 and 5 DVD of Fraggle Rock!
    Hopely in the future there will be a Fraggle Rock movie and I'm dying to see it.
  9. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Well, I have the entire DVD set, and when I first got to the final episode I got all chocked up. I love Fraggle Rock as much as I love the Muppets, and really wish that the Fraggles and Fraggle Rock would make a come back. But that is just my opinion.
  10. DLGabriel

    DLGabriel Active Member

    I cried the first (and just about every) time I've seen the final episode of Fraggle Rock. Not only is it a wonderfully emotional and meaningful episode, but it meant that Fraggle Rock was over (which I still find a bit sad even though I can watch the DVDs anytime I want).

    I personally feel that "Change Of Address" is the best ending to a television series I've ever seen. It really was the perfect way to end an incredible, once in a lifetime, series. There never has been and never will be another show quite like Fraggle Rock. Truly Henson's crowning achievement if you ask me and that's saying something with the quality and overall enjoyability of The Muppet Show and the first three Muppet movies (not that the other movies were bad by any means). Overall, while it's till sad that such a wonderful show had to end, at least we were given 96 amazing episodes.
  11. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    May I expand this thread a bit to talk about the episodes leading up to the end? I don't quite want to start a new thread when this one's right here, but let me know if I should.

    I'm watching S4-5 for the first time (unless I saw it when I was a kid; don't remember) lately. I've had S1 on DVD since it came out (a gift), but was never able to justify shelling out for the other seasons. So ever since FR was put on Netflix streaming, I've been going through the show s-l-o-w-l-y, not wanting to rush it. Now I'm finally nearing the end.

    Last night I watched The Gorg Who Would Be King. I was not expecting to get all emotional at a Gorg episode. But, one of my very favorites from S1 has always been The Great Radish Famine. And all of a sudden last night, I saw a Fraggle learn that Doozer sticks are made of radishes (and it was Wembley! My Wembley!). And at that very moment, Junior Gorg learned what Marjory was trying to teach them four years ago--that there is a great Circle of Radishes, and it moves them all. And I sat there with tears and goosebumps. And then at the end when Doc and Sprocket find the Gorgs' crown...!!

    This show amazes me. It's so thought-out and deliberate, behind the anarchy. It's so deep, beneath the silliness. There's so much love in it. The finale is going to make me cry for days, isn't it?
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  12. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Goodness, I loved the last episodes. So beautifully done. I started crying during the theme song reprise at the end of Change of Address, it was great to see everything and everyone come together in the end.

    I would venture to say that I have never seen/read/heard any type of media that affected me as much as that episode, except for maybe the first time I read The Velveteen Rabbit.
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  13. Tom Fraggle

    Tom Fraggle Active Member

    Watching the final episode, brought tears of joy and sadness. I think they did the right thing bringing closure to a wonderful series. And who says it had to end, if Fraggle Rock had ever started back up, it could had began where it left off at the end of Season 5, had it got a chance to return for one more season or later on down the road(movie perhaps?). And some Fraggle fans have even continued it through their own stories where the show left off at the end of Change Of Address.

    I did hate to see it all end and wish there were more than 96 episodes, but I love each and every one of them. I watched it all back in the 80s, then recently got the Entire Fraggle Rock Series on DVD in 2010 and I've watched the whole series, all 96 episodes, three times so far. I'm on my fourth time of watching it right now, currently on the 2nd season.

    I will say one thing, "You can NOT leave the magic!" :smirk::dreamy::coy::sigh::excited::busy::drool:
  14. muppetfan24/7

    muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    That is so true! I am so glad that I watched the whole show again. The first time I watched it was when I was very young. It was great to comeback to the show, again. Not only great, but I knew it was the last creation that Jim left for all of us fans to enjoy even though he was not envolved as much, except being part of Cantus, the Minstrel. So, webba webba and thank you for posting, Tom Fraggle.


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