|Air Date||April 11, 1983|
|Written by||Jerry Juhl|
Gobo's always been the leader of the five Fraggle friends -- until Red decides she's sick of doing things Gobo's way. Between them, they "lead" themselves and Boober right into the Gorgs' Garden, where Junior Gorg is looking for a genie to rescue him from his drudgery.
- The Fraggles still don't know the Gorgs very well. When Gobo, Red, and Boober are trapped, they wonder if the Gorgs will eat them. That's probably because Junior himself seems unclear on the subject, sometimes trying to catch Fraggles for pets, and sometimes threatening to "thump" them.
- Mokey Fraggle does not appear in this episode, though she is mentioned.
- This episode has the most mentioned but unseen characters: Mokey, The Trash Heap, Ned Shimmelfinney and Fluffinella.
- Pa Gorg spends the entire episode in Ma Gorg's crown from the first 12 episodes instead of his regular crown.
- Cheryl Henson and Rollie Krewson's husband Art Almeida cameo as the two Silly Creatures smoking in the postcard segment. The scene was shot in San Francisco rather than in the production's primary shooting location of Toronto.
- When this episode aired on The Hub, the computer game that Doc and Sprocket were playing (Zombie Attack) had the word "attack" muted whenever Doc said it and the game's box was blurred.
- On Apple TV+, the postcards segment is removed.
- French version: Doc and Croquette are entranced by a new video game system, but are reluctant to take turns with the sole controller. After Croquette sets a record, the system short-circuits. Doc repairs it, and adds a second controller, so the pair can play together. Meanwhile, Uncle Traveling Matt finds a stone lion and assumes the lion is alive. He climbs up and waves, hoping to make friends. Tourists spot him through their pay telescopes.
- Fraggle Rock: Complete First Season (HIT!, 2005)
- Fraggle Rock: Complete Series Collection (HIT!, 2008)
International episode titles
- Denmark: "Udfordringen"
- Finland: "Haaste"
- France: "Le défi"
- Germany: "Die Herausforderung"
- Japan: "リーダーはどっち" (Which is the Leader?)
- Netherlands: "De uitdaging"
- Norway: "Utfordringen"
- Poland: "Wyzwanie"
- Spain: "El desafío"
- Sweden: "Utmaningen"
- "Fraggle Rock: A Celebration" at Museum of the Moving Image.
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