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Ned's illness...

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Redsonga, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Redsonga Active Member

    I wonder, what sort of illness could Ned have gotten to make him have to move and need Doc to be sort of his in home care worker?
    I think he might have been much older than Doc to start with to, now that I think of it...
    Maybe he had cancer? Or a lung trouble? Hmm...
  2. IluvGobo New Member

    He had asthma and had to move to the desert for his health.
  3. Redsonga Active Member

    Oh, they said it was asthma? (I missed that)
    You know, that's funny because going to dry places actually makes me nearly start to get asthma, but then I was raised in a wet climate...
    It must have been very bad for him to not want to be alone...but then it can be especially hard on older people...I wonder how he managed to live all those years by himself before...If he had any family or friends besides Doc :(

    This is an interesting site on the subject of older people and asthma:
    I could see Ned forgetting his pills and being depressed :\
  4. Rose Member

    Yeah it was Meationed in the " Honk Of Honks
    I never thought of Ned as being older I just thought he may had had it all his life or just recently delouped it and it gotton worse over time.
    I heard of this before of people moving to a dryer climet to make their astma better. Sometimes humitie aggervates it in some people and they have to move. I didn't think it was Ned being afraide of being alone so much but the fact that he didn't want to leave his friends and familey.
    Who knows maybe Ned moved with a familey member. It wasn't said directly he was alone. I think Doc wanted to be with his best friend to help out and to be there for him. That's a really good friend who is willing to move miles away to help his friend.

  5. Redsonga Active Member

    Change can be hard on older people do..it seemed like Doc did not have much in the way of family ether :(.
  6. wwfpooh New Member

    Besides, Sprocket (and later, the Fraggles, especially Gobo), Doc seemingly had no family. Thus, just as the whole of Fraggle Rock acted like one big family & likewise for the people here on MC, Doc & Ned were like family.
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  7. Redsonga Active Member

    Yes, it is very sweet..I explore this a tiny bit in my newest fic :)
  8. wwfpooh New Member

    Awesome. A must read, then. *is off to fanfic thread*
  9. Redsonga Active Member

    Whoa, down boy, I haven't posted it yet *lol* ;)
  10. Traveling Matt New Member

    Actually, Doc first mentioned it briefly in Inspector Red.

    I love the characters you never actually see, like Ned and Ms. Ardath. It's interesting how such a character plays a pivotal role in the final episodes.
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  11. Redsonga Active Member

    I'll have to watch that again :)
  12. muppet baby Active Member

    thanks for posting about this i have not seen much of these episodes. i had heard about Ned moving though, that is sad .

    ok i have a dumb question though it has been a long time sense i watched the early episodes but who exactly was Ned was he a relative or a friend :o i love fraggle rock so much i feel stupid for not knowing or remembering about this .
  13. Redsonga Active Member

    He was Doc's friend, although sometimes they would have fights:coy:
  14. muppet baby Active Member

    cool thanks for telling me i thought they had a fight or two :coy: things like that happen sad but at least they remained friends those are the best kind of friends when u can come back after those ;)
  15. Redsonga Active Member

    And Sprocket never really liked him but he went along with moving since Doc was his owner and he wanted to see them happy with someone to talk to :)
  16. Traveling Matt New Member

    Yes, Ned is Doc's best friend. He moved along with Doc when he and Sprocket moved into the workshop at the beginning of the series.
  17. wwfpooh New Member

    Hence why Sprocket--despite being happy for his master--always made a weird gurggling sound whenever Ned's last name was mentioned.
  18. Redsonga Active Member

    *heehee* And yet still liked his bones ;).
  19. wwfpooh New Member

    Yep. XD They were all friends 'til the end.
  20. Yva Minstrel New Member

    The thing that strikes me as odd, if Ned had astma and left the damp climate, then why did they move to the desert? I mean; according to my doctor, who has been treating my asthma for the last 10 years, the desert is probably the worst place in the world for astma sufferers to pack up and move to. If Ned was to move to Banff (in Alberta Canada) then that would be fine, but moving to the desert just strikes me as odd.

    I know that's picking nits, but I was advised that I should at least go to the seaside or the mountains at least once a year because the air here doesn't do my health any favors. I am actually hopeful that next year we can move so that I can get to a climate that is applicable with my asthma. That is, oddly enough, at least in the Fraggle Rock universe, the seaside. :)

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