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Favorite Fraggle?

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by alyteima, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. alyteima

    alyteima Member

    Yeah, I mean more of a New Age, hippie is a reaction word for me. I like Mokey's love of nature and sweetness, yet she's not quite innocent. I like how kind she is. I consider myself sort of hippy-like, but not in the 'Revolution' kind of way.

    Should have clarified more :) I read somewhere that Mokey is the oldest of the five and you can kind of see it in her manner.
  2. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    Boober, he has so many funny quotes...usually about death and pestilence.

    I also love Cantus and the Minstrels. Also wembley, I have a lot in common with him.
  3. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'd consider her a bit of a hippie. But yeah, "new age" is a good term to describe her, too. I agree that she seemed as tohugh she wanted to be part of the "Woodstock generation" (baby boomers) in the 60s, but -like me!- missed out, so she kinda wants to relive the whole vibe or it all (although again, not all hippies were peaceful).
  4. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Then again, not all of any group is what they are supposed to be. ;)
  5. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    True, dat. *Nod* I consider myself a bit of a hippie (lol, when I went to parent/teacher interviews about four of my teachers caled me a hippie!), I drink yucky herbal tea everyday, I pick herbs over medication, I haven't cut my hair in nearly 3 years (but I did just the other day! XD), I make tie-dye things, I get that from my Mum. XD
  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I've often considered myself "Hippie Christian" (which I got from a Tough Pigs commentary lol). Like sometimes traditional, but skeptical and different other times. ;)
  7. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    You see, most of my ma's generation that I've talked to (that lived though those times) only seems to use the label hippie when the person..um..used things (and didn't take baths) :o. And even though she is dreamy, I don't see her as doing that. It might be a link between the two for humans but I don't think fraggles are quite like that. I think the dreamy sort of personality is just a natural part of their silliness (just a different kind, like Boober's).

    I think that she's not so much what we humans would think of as hippie as much as she is just really in touch with nature in a way and it is more just the fraggle way of being spiritual. I still say I think human new age thinkers and hippies got their ideas from fraggles in the FR world more than the other way around. It makes so much sense:excited:
  8. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    Man, Boober is my favourite by far, followed by Wembley and then Red.
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Oh I'm not saying those stories aren't accurate, hehe. Just saying she represents the more positive aspects of the hippie movement (which didn't always exist, but again nothing is perfect. :) )
  10. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, well the 'wear flowers in your hair' part *lol* I guess being a native Californian and hearing some very awful first hand accounts from my ma I sort of have a knee jerk reaction to the label, since both my parents lost friends who were hippies (even though they weren't themselves....
    I'd almost call Mokey a 2nd generation flower child or even more a beatnik than hippie, since she likes to talk about dark things in a romantic way:coy:
  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Aw yeah I'm sorry, I do understand. It definitely wasn't all flowers and peace; there was too much irresponsibility. I mean though that at the time artists like Jim Henson sort of half adapted the hippie thing in the late '60s, early '70s (without the dropping out of society thing and responsibility thing heh). Growing your beard and hair long was a big deal back then for guys. Unfortunately, people like that were often stereotyped with the negative label, like when he was mistaken for a Weatherman terrorist by Joan Ganz Cooney.
  12. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Oh believe me, the long hair for guys is not even an issue when I think of it, I like long hair on guys:flirt: (but that is beside the point)...
    I still say Mokey= beatnik, with Cantus being like the first leader of a new age movement/commune type thingie..and the rest of the minstrels being semi-hippies..At least that's how it makes sense to me as a fan :3.
    Mokey's a little bit too nice to be able to keep any sort of a movement going once she starts it...Thank goodness they went back to eating doozer bulidings :excited:
  13. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    So you like long hair eh? *Strokes his hair* Then maybe we're compatible....
    Lo l:cool:
  14. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Hehe yeah me too, it's just that the hair thing was a big deal for the hippie movement. Boys enjoyed not being told how to look for once. That was one positive aspect of the movement. And it was wrong for Jim Henson to be judged for adapting some parts of the hippie movement, just because other members of the movement were flawed.

    We can all have our own interpretations of characters of course, hehe. Beatnik sort of fits because they were into darker poetry, like Mokey. I can see that. Still, not everything about the Beatniks was good, just like the Hippies. In the end, there's good and bad about both groups. But I don't mind labeling the character as either. :)
  15. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    Voice over:
    "Uh oh, looks like Redsonga's skipped a groove again..."


    Of course not, but I think even then you didn't even have to be a part of any movement back then, like the fraggles where it is just a part of there culture :excited:

    But I idolize Mokey for being able to sing so well, she has the sort of voice I've always wanted to be like in all my years of choir. For some reason they didn't show any of her episodes when I was little, or I would have been a fan then. If they had I just know I would have been singing those songs everywhere, like I did with my other singing idol at the time Anne-Marie from All Dogs Go to Heaven:excited:
  16. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well hehe I may be skeptical, but I think every generation claims to encourage individuality, only to persecute anyone who tries. ;)

    But all I really mean to say is there are good and bad things about any group, and I don't mind labeling someone a hippie if I feel they have some of the good. (And the FR creators didn't mind either. Not that that's why I say this.)

    But anyway, I admit I wasn't as into Mokey as a kid; I thought she was too serious or something. But now I really like her free spirited-ness and yet willingness not to take herself too seriously. :)
  17. Mine is Wembley. He is just so cool and funny.:coy:
    Then Gobo,Red,Boober,Mokey.:smirk::excited:

    Mokey just always seems like she is high on something.

    I remember when i was little i saw a fraggle rock commercial on some VHS and it was the intro sequence. When it showed Junior grabbing Gobo i was so scared of the Gorgs and the show. I am now liking the show.
  18. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    But she isn't. Some people actually just have that dreamy personality. I have an aunt that is a lot like her and she never touched drugs. She makes up songs and wears odd bright colors and tries to make up games for everyone to do at the family gatherings. But she is so nice about it hardly anyone joins in :p. It has a lot to do with that generation I think, a certain mellowness:excited:. I guess you have to be around it in real life more to really understand it, but it really isn't just a 'high' thing :).
  19. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Well-Known Member

    Well, somebody has had a few too many Doozer sticks....

    After watching FR today, I think that Wembley has cemented himself into my top spot. He is just such a funny character, and he works with almost all of the other Fraggles really well comic-wise.:coy:
  20. Kiki

    Kiki Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Wembley is definately a humourous character, prolly the funniest on the show, IMHO, along with Junior Gorg. I don't consider FR a comical show, though. It can be funny in subtle way sometimes, though. If Frank Oz was on the show performing he'd make it a lot more funnier. That's my opinion, anyway. :)

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