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Episode 111: Catch the Tail by the Tiger

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Fraggle Rock
Air Date March 21, 1983
Written by David Young
Director Jim Henson

It's been two weeks since Uncle Matt's last postcard, and it's Gobo's responsibility to go out into Outer Space and rescue his uncle. He's terrified of going, and even Marjory the Trash Heap advises against it, but all of his friends expect him to go, and he's too proud to back out.

Meanwhile, Doc invents a Lightning Deflector for Sprocket in order to go for a walk in a thunderstorm.

Fraggle Facts

This episode reveals that Fraggles can catch such human diseases as Influenza, which is mentioned twice in this episode -- first by the Trash Heap, who casually attempts to soothe Gobo's fears as to the fate of his uncle by stating that "he may only have the flu." When Gobo finally does get his uncle's postcard, it turns out that Marjory was right -- Matt did catch and was recovering from the flu. Apparently, Influenza to a Fraggle is only about as serious as the common cold.


Video releases

International episode titles

  • Denmark: "Stik dit gab i en løve" (Stick your mouth in a lion)
  • France: "Prends La Queue Par Le Tigre" (Catch the Tail by the Tiger)
  • Germany: "Onkel Matt, wo bist du?" (Uncle Matt, Where Are You?)
  • Netherlands: "Sla de kop op de spijker" (Turn the nail on the head)
  • Norway: "På taket er tausheten dyr" (On the roof is the silence of animals)
  • Poland: "Złap tygrysa za ogon" (Catch a tiger by the tail)
  • Spain: "Coge la cola por el tigre" (Grab the tiger by the tail)
  • Sweden: "Knapp en tiger pa nosen" (Button a tiger on the nose)

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