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Episode 124: New Trash Heap in Town

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Fraggle Rock
Air Date July 4, 1983
Written by Laura Phillips
Director George Bloomfield
124
Helpinghand

When Junior Gorg "thumps" Gobo and breaks his leg, the other Fraggles are too scared to travel through the Gorgs' Garden to get advice from Marjory the Trash Heap. In their panic, they elect Mokey the new Trash Heap after she has successfully painted a portrait of the Flying Batworm and expect her to solve all of their problems.

Meanwhile, Doc has invented a diet formula (made from rutabagas) that lets you eat as much as you want and still lose weight much to the objection of Sprocket.

Fraggle Facts

  • In the early episodes of the series, Marjory the Trash Heap came off as a humbug with no real power, but by the end of the first season, she displayed real magical abilities. She makes all the radishes disappear in "The Great Radish Famine," and appears in a vision to Wembley and Gobo in "The Beast of Blue Rock." In this episode, she appears in the Fraggles' dreams.
  • A new creature is introduced in this episode, the flying batworm, or hairy-chested batworm. According to Gobo, no one has ever seen one before because they only come out at night.

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International episode titles

  • Denmark: "Den nye Madam Skrald" (The new Mrs. Garbage)
  • France: "Une remplaçante pour Germaine" (A replacement for Germaine)
  • Germany: "Eine neue Müllhalde ist in der Stadt" (A new landfill is in town)
  • Poland: "Nowa wyrocznia" (The new oracle)
  • Spain: "Una nueva Montaña Basura en la ciudad" (New Mountain Garbage in the City)


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