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Fraggle Rock
Air Date April 25, 1983
Written by David Brandes
Director Doug Williams
116
Moonlullaby

Gobo has been chosen as this month's Moon Greeter, and to celebrate the full moon, he plans to capture it in a bucket and keep it for the Fraggles. However, his plans change when Junior Gorg falls into the Gorg well, blocking out the Fraggle moon and inspiring Gobo to "rescue" it.

Meanwhile, Doc tries to help Sprocket get to sleep when the full moon keeps him up.

Fraggle Facts

  • The Fraggle moon is a very special, magical object in Fraggle Rock. The Gorg moon just hangs in the sky, but the Fraggle moon (when reflected on full moons through the Gorg well into the Fraggle Pond) swims in the water, creating a beautiful vision.
  • This episode is another example of how different the Gorg's Garden is from Fraggle Rock and Outer Space. The Gorgs can see the moon clearly, showing that there is an actual sky in the Gorg's Garden.

Notes

  • This episode is based on a Jewish folktale about the people of Chelm, adapted for the particular circumstances of the Fraggle universe.
  • Henchy Fraggle, the World's Oldest Fraggle's put-upon sidekick, debuts in this episode.
  • Boober does not appear in this episode, perhaps due to the World's Oldest Fraggle (another Dave Goelz character) appearing during the ceremony.
  • The outfits and hats worn by the "moon-greeter" Fraggles closely resemble that of the Pipebangers.
  • This is the only time in which Uncle Travelling Matt's postcard's actual cover is acknowledged.
  • This is the only first season episode from the UK co-production to be released on DVD.

International versions

  • French version: Croquette is unable to sleep after Doc frightens him with a story about a werewolf. Meanwhile, Uncle Traveling Matt discovers a "Doozer moon", which is actually a target at a boardwalk shooting gallery.

Supporting Cast

Songs

Video releases

International episode titles

  • Denmark: "Fang Månen"
  • France: "Décrocher la Lune" (Capture the Moon)
  • Germany: "Fang den Mond" (Capture the Moon)
  • Netherlands: "Vang de maan" (Catch the Moon)
  • Poland: "Zatrzymać księżyc" (Stop the Moon)
  • Spain: "Captura la luna"


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