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Scary Fraggle Moments

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by JaniceFerSure, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Mokey Fraggle

    Mokey Fraggle Active Member

    I'm gonna liven up an old discussion and say that "Wonder Mountain" gave me nightmares when I was little. I was petrified of the Avalanche Monster but it wasn't only that. It was the entire episode that really freaked me out. The eerie instrumental was scary. Red being hypnotized by the singing cactus was terrible. Mokey crossing the invisible bridge made me nervous. Even Doc scared me with all that talk about bobcats and such! (This was because Sprocket stood watch dog for Mr. Shimelfinny and Doc was worried about him). The ending didn't exactly soothe me when Red and Mokey get to the top of Wonder Mountain and you know that it's really high and there just isn't a lot of room for both of them - plus that eerie instrumental is now just weird and chilling. Yeah, this episode would scare me today.
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  2. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Is this the one where Gobo, Boober, and Wembley have to cure Mokey's plant and Gobo gets the hiccups? I remembered that episode when you mentioned the invisible bridge! I remember Red hitting her face and saying "Found it." I remember her falling down and Mokey making it across. The hypnotizing scene is where Mokey rescues Red from those mummies, right? I also remember her wearing earplugs to protect herself! I saw this episode 14 years ago!
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  3. Mokey Fraggle

    Mokey Fraggle Active Member

    In Wonder Mountain, Gobo, Wembley, and Boober plant-sit Mokey's plant Lanford. They're all trying to get him to eat and he won't. They turn around for just a second and Lanford has eaten Boober's laundry soap or something (I don't quite remember what it is). He starts breathing bubbles and Gobo gives him "mouth to leaf recussitation" as Boober says. This results in Gobo breathing the bubbles!
    Frogster, I think the part you're thinking of is where Red tries to protect Mokey by marking off the place where the singing cactuses are. She says, "One...." and then the cactus comes alive singing "Two, Three". They sing the "Do the Sashay" song and Red is hypnotized. Mokey comes along and sees this, plugs her ears with radishes, and saves Red. I swear, this whole scene is just emblazoned in my brain!
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  4. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the clarification! Well, my scary moment, from when I was young, was from the episode "The Great Radish Caper" when Mokey sets off the trap by trying to drag the radish Junior called Geraldine. When the cans go off, you hear that erie music, Junior runs toward her and catches a terrified Mokey. Also, When Red, Gobo and Wembley are out there, it looks like they'll get caught too. Junior had a special way of terrifying me as much as the fraggles. Know what I mean?
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  5. Mokey Fraggle

    Mokey Fraggle Active Member

    I've never seen this episode! It sounds like a good one, though. I thought that I had seen most of the episodes of Fraggle Rock until I started reading these posts! It turns out that I haven't seen close to half of them. My mom taped almost all of the episodes from HBO and TNT when I was little but she threw quite a bit of them away a couple of months ago while cleaning! (This makes me sick to my stomach!) I don't remember all of the episodes she threw away but two of them were "Beyond the Pond" and "Boober and the Glob". I remember "Boober and the Glob" pretty well, but "Beyond the Pond" is very vague in my memory. The only thing I remember from this one is Red swimming under water and something about these pink vine-type things. Somebody help me out, here!
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  6. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Mokey Fraggle,
    The Great Radish Caper is the best Mokey episode I know of. If you go to your library, you can get it thru inner-library loan. I rent it from time to time. It was the second episode I ever saw.
    Sorry I can't help you on the episodes mentioned above. I know what you feel like when your mom threw away the tapes. My mom video-taped over Honk of Honks, Gorg Who Would Be King, Wembley and the Gorgs, Can't Do That Without A Hat, Wander Mountain, A Tune For Two, Boober Rock, as well as some episodes of the animated Fraggle series.
  7. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    :smirk: Some very crucial episodes were taped over! Go to Fraggle Rock Episode Guide and you can probably find some old episodes you recognize. Can someone out there give Mokey a summary on that episode? :excited:
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  8. Mokey Fraggle

    Mokey Fraggle Active Member

    Frogster, if you want to email me at tpws4244@yahoo.com maybe I could help you out with some of those episodes you mentioned your mom taped over. I have most of those recorded from TV that I managed to save. We might could do some trading.
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  9. Mokey Fraggle

    Mokey Fraggle Active Member

    Just thought of another fraggle moment that scared me! In "A Cave of One's Own" the part where Red gets grabbed by the lurk monster! So creepy but I love it!
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  10. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Well-Known Member

    I used to be scared of the Trash Heap and Junior Gorg. The first four episodes I ever had on tape were "The Battle of Leaking Roof", "Wembley and the Mean Genie", "The Beanbarrow, the Burden, and the Bright Bouquet", and "The Great Radish Caper".

    Junior's eyes were scary to me, and the Trash Heap grossed me out.

    I got scared during "Boober and the Glob" when it seemed like the doozers who got swallowed would be gone forever. The terrible tunnel was creepy too- that voice Karen did has got to be the scariest Muppet voice bar none.

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
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  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Definitely, the Mean Genie episode disturbed me as a kid, I can still remember watching in my Family Room. Still, it's a really good story; the lesson is if you don't stand up to evil, it will just continue to grow.

    I don't remember being scared of the Gorgs. But I remember not liking the beginning of the show's theme song, the pan into Doc's window with the music playing. That always freaked me out and I tried to avoid watching the beginning of the show sometimes!
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  12. Emosewa

    Emosewa Well-Known Member

    For some reason that flying bug thing from the episode where Mokey was named the new oracle of the fraggles kind of creeped me out. ^_^
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  13. superboober

    superboober Well-Known Member

    What would scare me was the episode where they all got gassed with the boredom juice (no wonder Boober left early; he probably could guess something terrible was about to happen and was warranted for once). While any instance of them under hynosis was disturbing to a 4 year old, this was the worst of all, with me getting the feeling that all life had been irreparably drained from them given how mechanically they'd respond "Boring." to everything. An episode every would-be al-Qaida operative should look at before he'd consider pushing the detonator.
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  14. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    the episode with skenfrith and he sings " now you're caught"
    ( he looks deamony:boo: shiver)
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  15. Muppets Forever

    Muppets Forever New Member

    I have so many. 1. Any time Wander McMooch appeared. He gave me nightmares.I actually thought that he was going to get me when I was a child.:eek: 2. The terrible tunnel. 3.The fraggle wars, with the humorless fraggles. 3.Beyond the Pond, with the underwater fraggles, 4. The episode with the pink blob that ate the doozers. 5. The episode with the caves of bordem. 5. The episode where Mokey went on a trip and Red decided to sneak along and there was some scary creature make of rocks or boulders. 6. When Red and Boober were in a cave in. 7. Now I can't remember why this episode scared me so much but, the episode where the Fraggles found a porthole and they went into "outerspace" and there were garden gnomes all around.:smirk: Now I'm sure there are many other episodes that scared me but these are all that I could remember at the minute:excited:
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  16. nickmetroid

    nickmetroid Member

    Fraggle Rock scary?

    Well there is one. Mokey when she opens her eyes. That is FREAKY stuff man! :eek: meep!

    Other than that, the sea monster in 'Red's sea monster' who has a 'trumpet' on his head. Let's just say I'll leave it at that.
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  17. zeldazipple

    zeldazipple Well-Known Member

    I don't think that any of the Fraggle shows were scary but I think the closest I came to being ' scared ' would have to be ' The Bells Of Fraggle Rock, where Gobo finds his friends all frozen. I was watching that one with a friend of mine who said that they did something bad and God was punishing them. And for some reason that always stuck in the back of my mind. lol
    * Did I meantion that I'm slightly insane. * j/k :)
  18. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    The only two instances that I can think of were when I was very little. Keep in mind, that most of the episodes I've seen, I've only seen very recently. So there are certain things that I can see how they might be percieved as scary, without being scared myself.
    The two moments that scarred me about sixteen or so years ago were:
    1. The moment in "The Great Raddish Caper" when Mokey is first caught, and is talking to Junior. I don't remember the trap, but I remember Junior catching her, and I think Mokey was frightened at first. Can someone please fill me in on the details?
    2. The moment in "A Friend In Need" when Gobo is talking to the monster, (I didn't even register that it was Sprocket), and the monster is kind of wimpering, and I thaught he was going to hurt Gobo! In both cases, this is all I can remember of the episode,.
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  19. Twiddlebug

    Twiddlebug Guest

    Actually, I was going for the Grandmotherly energy.
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  20. Twiddlebug

    Twiddlebug Guest

    My last post was meant to follow this post
    Some of the Fraggles found Marjorie frightening. Boober especially. *wink wink*

    She was much more frightening early on in the series, in my mind. Back when she was sort of dimwitted and dangerous. She is monstrous when you first look at her, a sort of motley Jabba the Hutt. But deep down she's a big cuddly mother-figure.
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