|Air Date||February 2, 1987|
|Written by||David Young|
Doc allows engineers to test a waste disposal technique which pollutes the water supply in Fraggle Rock during its heat wave. Upon smelling the tainted water, Boober Fraggle tries to warn the other Fraggles, but it is too late and those that were in the water start to become sick. The polluted water also reaches the stream near The Gorgs' Garden where Ma Gorg and Pa Gorg were frolicking, giving them itchy ankles. After a convincing from Marjory the Trash Heap and Pa Gorg, Boober ends up intervening, causing Doc to call off the experiment. Doc is concerned that something might indeed be living in the caves under his property (which is what his dog Sprocket keeps trying to tell him).
- This is the second episode in the series with different closing credits. Instead of the regular theme song, the Fraggles sing "We're Part of Each Other" while enjoying the results of the happy end. The other two episodes are The Bells of Fraggle Rock and Change of Address. On a related note, this is the first alternate ending to feature the Fraggle Rock logo before the credits.
- Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection (HIT!, 2008)
- Fraggle Rock: The Complete Final Season (Lions Gate Entertainment, 2009)
- The Song of the Cloud Forest and Other Earth Stories (Lions Gate Entertainment, 2010)
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