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Something of a ponder...

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Skeeter Muppet, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    This idea's been bouncing around my head for the past week or so (which means I now have a Muppet muse around somewhere that I have to find and identify), so I finally figured I'd ask opinions on it.

    Here it is, basically: how would the Fraggles react if they knew about 9/11? Say Gobo was showing his Uncle Matt's postcards to Doc and there was one that had the Twin Towers on the front, and Doc kind of got choked up? How would he explain something like that to Gobo? Or suppose Matt was out on one of his trips, and sent a postcard about it back to Gobo? What would he say?

    So, am I totally out of line with this? Or do you think this idea has potential?
  2. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Skeeter,

    Hey,
    i think that a Fraggle episode aimed at helping Children learn about 11/9 would be great.

    They are making a Bear episode, I think a Fraggle episode would be so much more touching tho.

    Seeya
  3. baby sinclair

    baby sinclair New Member

    Totally cool but haven't the fraggle puppets been destroyed or built into other muppets.
  4. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    Technically this was a fanfic idea and I was trying to get feedback from other people (especially Fraggle fans) before I decided whether or not to write it.

    I think that the Fraggle puppets are still around; they're just in storage and in need of a bit of repair.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>i think that a Fraggle episode aimed at helping Children learn about 11/9 <<<

    Aw yes, the horrific terrorist acts of November 9th...how could any of us forget?
  6. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    Hehehehehehe...I didn't wanna be the one to point that out, but I'm not surprised someone did!

    Okay, if I'm going to do this I need a little info, since it's been a while since I've seen Fraggle Rock. Did Doc and Sprocket actually end up moving, and is there a new hole that the Fraggles can use to go and see him?

    -Kim
  7. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Cory + Skeeter,

    We do it different over here in England.

    We put the Day, Then Month then Year.

    See ya
  8. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    I just thought of this, You guys say it wrong.


    We say, 11th Day of the 9th Month.

    And you would say 9th Month and 11th day ?

    I think the first one makes more sence.

    see ya
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    >>>Okay, if I'm going to do this I need a little info, since it's been a while since I've seen Fraggle Rock. Did Doc and Sprocket actually end up moving, and is there a new hole that the Fraggles can use to go and see him?<<<

    Yes, they moved to the upstairs portion of th emysterious Ned Shimmelfinny's house in an undisclosed desert(Sahara? Arizona? Tunisia?) This happened in 'Change of Address', the final FR which happens to be one of the most emotional and moving Muppet things Ive ever seen. Luckily they conveinently had a portal in the wall ala Being John Malkovich to be able to visit him. Apparently there is also a connecting fraggle tunnel under Fozzie's moms place, along with a portal into a Manhattan Pottery Barn.
  10. Skeeter Muppet

    Skeeter Muppet Active Member

    Okay, cool. Now onto another question (why the heck does inspiration strike the day before I wanted to get this fic out?)

    Okay, for this ficlet, would it make more sense to have the Fraggle Five have aged a little since the series finale, or should I keep them the same age and just have Doc's move have taken place sometime during late fall/winter 2001?

    -Kim
  11. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    9/11 is 911...911 was definately buzy this day. Did the terrorist have this in mind, you think?
  12. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Matt RESPONDS!

    Cory - LoL Being John Malcovich. I thought of that between tears the first time I saw it. Then once I cried my lot I dried my eyes and laughed at how Doc would sound yelling "ITS MY HEAD!!!!" hehe.

    BlueFrackle and the English - (thats my new hardcore punk band, by the way. hehe) Although your way or writting does make more sense, ya gotsta remember, were Americans. We are stubborn in our ways. I think ever since we left England we wrote it differently, just to *tick* you guys off. :)

    Skeeter - The Fraggles need to remain their same ages. It is only fitting. Imagine Big Bird suddenly ageing after 9/11. He'd be a father by now! (hehe)

    Bork - Who the heck knows what those terrorist jerks were thinking. I'm sure that thought passed through their mind though. I remember hearing a report on TV talk about that the very day it happened (9/11 being 911, that is).

    -Matt
  13. Re: Guys,

    Well it only makes more sense if you say it that way, naturally. But when you discuss dates strictly by numbers, you say the month first, then the day, then the year.

    So, 9/11/01 is obviously September 11th, 2001, whereas 11/9/01 could be interpreted as November 9th, 2001, since in America the month comes first---that pinpoints the date more, cause there is no vagueness or confusion knowin' that the month is first.

    I had a point, but now I feel like I'm not makin' as much sense...
  14. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Ehm, Professor Byron, please step down...

    hehehehe :)

    -Matt
  15. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    *that's Byrons rendition of a smiley face free-fall sky diving*

    :D hehe

    -Matt
  16. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Well they don't show it, but he does have a lovely parachute upon his final descent. Although I guess technically any time during a fall is the descent, so in essance he's in a state of perpetual final descent-ing. Wow...Motorhead.

    -Matt
  17. I think it is now your turn to step down, Professor Matt. :p

    Next!

    LOL!
  18. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    LoL...the continuation of my thesis explained the construction of the pyrmids in great detail, but Nooo, you couldn't listen to my "falling down" speach for one bleedin' minute could you PROFESSOR?!

    :D hehehe

    -Matt

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