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Did anybody miss out because FR was on cable in the 80's?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by beaker, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I have a little over half of the episodes on tape. Some of them are edited though. I really need the DVD's and hope that one day they become a reality. BlueFrackle's Petition is doing great! I hope it helps!<<<

    Meanwhile, if ya can find a cheap offbrand dvd player, chances are it might be region free. Getting ahold of a region free dvd player like I did is the best thing, as ya can play bootleg/burned vcd-rs(cdrs) and european PAL dvds(that means ya can import FR from France and Storyteller)
  2. CaptCrouton

    CaptCrouton New Member

    I too was Fraggle Short-Changed as a kid. I cannot imagine my parents actually paying for TV when you could have it for free. Now ironically they have satellite and every channel except for PPV stuff. I can't imagine my parents paying for satellite and then actually paying to view something else on cable...

    Here's my weird story. I thought that Fraggle Rock was some sort of Muppet MTV because that's all I understood Cable TV was, movies without commercials and MTV. See, with the word "Rock" in the title, I somehow associated that all the crass repulsive stuff of MTV was being done with my muppets and I thought it was completely evil. You know, psycho Michael Jackson grabbing himself. That sort of thing.

    My friend Tony, who actually had HBO, told me I was an idiot when I told him why I didn't care to see Fraggle ROCK. Then I suddenly felt ripped off when I learned what Fraggle Rock really was.

    All the Fraggles I really know is from the cartoon and perhaps one video that I saw along life's highway. *heavy sigh* I want the Fraggle DVDs too...
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>My friend Tony, who actually had HBO, told me I was an idiot when I told him why I didn't care to see Fraggle ROCK. Then I suddenly felt ripped off when I learned what Fraggle Rock really was<<<

    Thats understandable...to think it might have been called fraggle hill! hehe

    All the Fraggles I really know is from the cartoon and perhaps one video that I saw along life's highway. *heavy sigh* I want the Fraggle DVDs too...<<<

    same here man, same here! Oh and I had a fr lunchbox in 3rd grade, hehe

    Well, at least now we can catch up with endless vhs trading and french dvd imports.
  4. CaptCrouton

    CaptCrouton New Member

    Yeah, I guess half the fun in collecting is the journey it takes to get the stuff.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>Yeah, I guess half the fun in collecting is the journey it takes to get the stuff<<<

    Of course! Unlike Trek, Sopranos or even The Simpsons it takes some hardcore colelcting skills to even begin to see a good quarter of the FR episodes...especially if ya didnt have cable.
  6. MahnaMahna

    MahnaMahna New Member

    To set the record straight (a month and a bit later!) Fraggle Rock most recently aired in Canada on CBC on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. It also appeared on French CBC daily a number of years ago.

    Mark
  7. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus New Member

    I have only seen 2 episodes of Fraggle Rock, and i would give anything to see more! :)

    Didymus
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>I have only seen 2 episodes of Fraggle Rock, and i would give anything to see more!<<<

    Ack! This is truly a shame...I squarely blame it on the decision to have it on premium cable, and even in the 90's it was on cable(just not premium cable)

    I would so hook you up, but I myself only have a few episodes(pilot, final, and the disney released) and I only have one vcr.
    But there are a bunch of FR fanatics that I'm sure woul dhook ya up with what ya need!
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Aye! I hate cable. The people are soooo greedy, and you have to watch commercials anyway, so what's the point?

    I also had to live throught the FR cartoon, and I thought it was quite good. Unfortunatley, I can't compaire it to the actual puppet version, since I haven't seen a full episode!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    *someone get this boy some choice FR episodes stat!*
  11. sherlockhemlock

    sherlockhemlock New Member

    gathering fraggle eps

    If anyone has or knows where to get the followinf 2 fraggle episodes on tape or cd or whatever. Please please please get in contact with me.

    319-the cavern of lost dreams
    406-tune for two

    -Evan
  12. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    Like all the others who didn't get cable, I grew up on the HBO video releases. But since earlier this year I've wanted to see MORE! See the links in my signature. And dig my new avatar! Thanks, TidusEstar! You've hereby earned a place on my buddy list.
  13. TidusEstar

    TidusEstar New Member

    ^_^

    You're welcome. I hope it's not to small. Anybody else want personal avatars? Just contact me.
  14. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I saw many of the HBO shows, and have the 5 video tapes. I also have some on tape that I made from HBO.

    Does that make me special now?

    FOZ
  15. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    All I know is, you've also earned a place on my buddy list. :)

    PS. Check your email. ;)
  16. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Sorry,

    I dunno where all my tapes are with FR on them, and they aren't in any order, so I would be unsure what to copy.

    I don't remember titles at the start of the shows, either.

    FOZ
  17. Allahandria

    Allahandria New Member

    Yes! I lived near Detroit so a bunch of my old fraggle tapes have beachcombers commercials on them. *grin* We could pick up CBC on our antenna. (although, spoiled me, we had HBO too.... *sigh*)

    I distinctly remember one of the beachcombers commercials had some guy in a captain's hat with this little rocking horse toy making it make weird noises like it was talking.....

    ~Jill


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