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Fraggle Rock
Air Date April 11, 1983
Written by Jerry Juhl
Director George Bloomfield


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.

Meanwhile, Doc buys a computer and a game on it has him and Sprocket competing for the high score until Ned Shimmelfinney wants to try the game.

Fraggle Facts

  • 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.
  • Pa Gorg spends the entire episode in Ma Gorg's crown from the first 12 episodes instead of his regular crown.


Cheryl Henson and Art Almeida have their smoke break interrupted by Traveling Matt.

  • 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.[1]
  • 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.

International versions

  • 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.


Video releases

International episode titles


  1. ↑ "Fraggle Rock: A Celebration" at Museum of the Moving Image.

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