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Your Thoughts: Fraggle Rock DVD

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Convincing John

    Convincing John Well-Known Member

    Doo doo doo, here comes the water...

    That episode always makes me thirsty:D

    By the way, look for a "Junior Blooper" (at least I think it is) in this episode. Junior follows Pa to the castle, and trips on the low garden wall. He says "Daddy the General...ooomph!" Do you think the trip and the "ooomph!" were scripted? I don't.

    Also, think of this: the "Royal Bath" needs lots of water. Think of how big the Gorgs are supposed to be compared to humans...like 30 feet tall, right? Okay, the Gorgs pump the water from the well, which comes from the Fraggle Pond, which comes from the pipes, which come from Doc's workshop, right? All that water comes from Doc!

    For everyone wishing for extras on Fraggle DVD's, maybe we'll be surprised in the future of a "deleted scene" from this episode. It would show Doc fainting after getting a whopping huge water bill! LOL!:crazy:

    Convincing John
  2. I just got it a few minutes ago after a long and painful Wal-Mart drive. The audio from "Let The Water Run" plays fine on my computer. Pingu is only 5 minutes and I hate how they merged the episodes together.
  3. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    It may make "absolutely no sense" to you but it makes a lot of sense for HIT. They are absolutely NOT a company that specialises or even occasionally puts cult TV shows onto DVD for specialist collectors. They are a pre-school company starting to branch out a bit into more family entertainment which is part of the reason why they aquired classic Henson properties at the same time as signing the co-production deal for "Frances". They are making these for families who want to spend a few dollars for a few episodes of an old show the adults remember and to entertain their kids. These are the kind of people browsing Walmart for something cheap and cool - majority of them probably wouldn't spend $30-$40 as easily on season by season sets. Sure, HIT are interested to see what the ratio of casual buyers vs hardcore collectors is to get a feel of how they should balance and edit the releases but in reality it's much more likely that the casual Walmart shoppers massively out number the fans and HIT will want to appeal to as many buyers over a wider consumer base as possible.

    I don't have a problem with it. Seeing there is a moderate hardcore fan base will probably mean they leave the stuff on the DVD's in their original format in future and provide a few good extras. While there is the thought to put them out in seasons it'll be the additional support of the $10-$20 a time casual shopper that will mean the sales numbers should be good enough to actually continue the releases for us all. I imagine they'll probably come to a compromise with about 8 episodes per DVD release put out in season order.
  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I have to wait until this coming Tuesday to get mine, but that's fine with me! :D

    Not worried about the merged episodes, it's a test DVD. Maybe when it's re-released w/extras, THEN it'll be available everywhere else?

    I think Wal*Mart is a great place to test the market, as mostly EVERYWHERE has a Wal*Mart that everyone shops at to get the lowest prices on stuff, 'specially DVD's!
  5. tallnikky

    tallnikky Member

    My walmart doesn't have it :smirk:
  6. Barry Lee

    Barry Lee Well-Known Member

    I am waiting for the special edition DVD:smirk: :excited:
  7. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    Um, not to be a smarty on this one... but the DVD's are like what $9? Isn't that like a sale in itself? And DVD's start off as on sale when they're first released. After that, they jack the prices up. I know that this isn't like movie theatre material so they may not jack up the prices. Its cheap enough. What more can you ask for?
    :smirk: :excited:
  8. pollick529

    pollick529 Well-Known Member

    I've tried the Hamilton (Upper James) and Ancaster Wal-Marts and they don't carry 'em. :mad: Is it available in Canada? :confused: I sure would like to get my hands on a copy! :excited:
  9. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Its out at Wal mart Tommarow 7/27/04

    Hey guys,
    just thought id post about the Fraggle Rock DVD hitting Wal Mart stores OFFICALY tommarow (i work at a walmart) and just before I left I asked one of the girls IF its really coming out tommarow and she sayed yes, i even seen the yellow price tag ready for tommarow! it sayed $9.78 :D
  10. nothingshocking

    nothingshocking New Member

    new england stores?

    has anybody from new england [especially nh] found the dvd? i went to the super walmart in salem yesterday hoping they'd have it. i couldn't find it anywhere, but maybe they'll get it today. although, i was hoping they'd put it out early like they did with the garfield new release [oops, guess they don't check release dates]. i'm going to the derry one today, but i doubt they will carry it because they have a much smaller entertainment section.

    for those of you who have bought it: where did you find it? was it in a 4-way fixture, a dvd dump? or was it on the movie wall..

  11. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    Got the FR DVD today! :)

    hey guys,
    Just got back from Wal Mart and got my Fraggle Rock DVD. I popped it in and loved it... i also noticed that when the "Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock" logo pops up normaily it would say "staring Jim Hensons Muppets", like how they did when Disney in the early 90s released the vhs series. But it doesnt say it on the DVD, is it because Disney owns the name "Muppet" now? :confused: :smirk:

    Run water run..., la la la laaa...
  12. baby sinclair

    baby sinclair Well-Known Member

    ya i jut got mine this morning my lil sister's been watching it all day.Nice to share something i used to like with the lil ones. :excited:
  13. wembleyfraggle

    wembleyfraggle Well-Known Member

    Just got the DVD from Wal-Mart!

    I must say it is awsome! I love the menus. I hate Pingu, its not even in English. I put Palisades Fraggle toys on the comment card.
  14. SillyRed

    SillyRed Well-Known Member

    Penguinese is the Language Pingu and the penguins speak. I don't understand the plots for those Pingu shorts because all the Penguins do is talk funny.
  15. Sir Didymus

    Sir Didymus Well-Known Member

    I just got it today! I absolutely love it! The menus are excellent, and I love the music they play. The only thing I hate about about the DVD is Pingu. He is so stupid, I don't know why the dumb penquin is on there, but oh well!

    Sir Didymus
  16. Brian Damage

    Brian Damage Active Member

    I've been pondering on that, and I reckon a good water flow through Doc's section of the piping creates some water pressure effect that allows water to flow from a large catchment or dam (Either of which could mean that Doc only gets a power or gas bill for heating the water) somewhere into the pipe system in Fraggle Rock.

    I've also been wondering: Exactly how often does Pa Gorg bathe? Maybe it's not too frequently, so that might save water, too. And I think the Gorgs were about 22 feet tall.
  17. CoOKiE

    CoOKiE Well-Known Member

    Jr stated that hes taking a bath everyday Brian Damgage...

    n it seems that not too many people like Pingu too much... yea i kinda agree that it was a lil goofy.. BUT! do remember, this wasn't exactly made for just us older fans, but its promoting for younger views. I mean some of us used to watch things like Gumby lol... but at least he talk'd our language.

    And to another person who asked where to find the Fraggle DVD... where i got mine, it was with the other DVDs, in the electronic section (as oppossed to the DVDs that are on shelves out of the Electronic section... some Wal-Marts this may not be the case)... surrpised it wasn't wit new releases tho... they had a Barney DVD wit the new DVDs...

    Also.. i have a question... any one seen any signs of Fraggle DVDs selling out? When i bought mine there had to have been like 5 left.. but i dunno how much they originally put out.. AND i got mine the first day it was released at my Wal-Mart... so if n e one has visted their Wal-Mart since, lemme know please... i'm sure alot of us would like to hear that the DVDs are selling out.. meaning we're gett'n closer to the Box sets in the future (lets hope near future)
  18. The Storyteller

    The Storyteller Well-Known Member

  19. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    From my blog (read it, will ya?) :

    Dance your cares away! Working's for another day! Let the Fraggles play! Down at Fraggle Rock! Man I used to LOVE the Fraggle Rock show as a kid. And I found a DVD of it at Wal-Mart today! That was a great kid's show. Boober and Sprocket rock! My favorite line from the DVD: King Gorg: "We'll have a trial!" Junior Gorg: "Oooh! I'll get the trial stuff!" Also got a DVD of the first season of the Garfield and Friends Saturday morning cartoon. Haven't watched it yet.

    Just finished watching the rest of the Fraggle Rock DVD. They could've put more episodes on it I think, but oh well. I'm just glad to be able to watch the show again after all these years, and the DVD wasn't that expensive to begin with so I can't complain too much. The nice thing about watching Fraggle Rock after all these years is that when I was little, I loved the show, and now that I'm older I can catch the more deeper meanings that I may have missed as a child. The lessons in Fraggle Rock are never heavy handed, like they are in most of today's kid's shows. Sometimes the lessons aren't even lessons, just concepts that kids may not normally think about, like 'freedom.' The main lessons on this DVD are that you can rely on your friends, but in "Wembley and the Gorgs," I think it's more of a concept or thought than a lesson. It's neat how Fraggle Rock can mix the silly and the profound together in one kid's show. Wembley might be singing a nonsense song in one scene, and in another he's talking to Gobo about what it means to be free, "I guess some creatures value freedom more than others." he says. Wow, you could write a whole college thesis on that topic. I also liked Wembley's plea to the Gorgs for his friends' freedom in that episode. So simple, and yet so meaningful: "...and Red knows lots of good games and Mokey knows good songs. And Boober...well, Boober knows lots of stuff that is special to him. So, they all deserve good stuff. They deserve to be free!" Oh my gosh! I talk like that! Scary! I also remember Sprocket being a cool character, but I didn't remember why I liked him so much until I saw the DVD. He's one versatile Muppet! And the scenery in Fraggle Rock really looks like they put their heart into it, and the puppetry is great for the time. I was amazed at the bridge building scene with the Doozers on the DVD. I bet that took some planning! I love how when they want to make a Fraggle jump they just toss it in the air. Boober's my favorite Fraggle, though.

    I shared the Fraggle Rock DVD with one of my little brothers, and I plan to show it to the rest of them this weekend. The one who watched it though it was weird (he thinks all my old shows are weird). It’s just a show about a guy and a dog who have a workshop with a hole that leads to a cave where little cave creatures build construction sites and bigger cave creatures eat the construction sites and sometimes the bigger cave creatures go out into another cave exit and evade giant Gorgs and get advice from a pile of talking garbage! What’s weird about that?

    I wouldn't have known about this DVD if it weren't for Muppet Central. So thanks, Muppet Central!
  20. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    I bought a copy of the Fraggle Rcok DVD and gave it to my local library yesterday.... i'd fig since they have been soooo nice to me all these years, i spend $10 bucks and gave them a copy for ALL the kids to watch and get to know Fraggle Rock! ;) :D :smirk:

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