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Philoandgunge

Template:Designer Philo and Gunge are Marjory the Trash Heap's two rat-like companions on Fraggle Rock. The two live in the garbage pile with Marjory and act as her shills or barkers, announcing her ceremoniously to visiting Fraggles with alternating phrases: "You are in the presence of..." "The all-knowing..." "Trash Heap! Nyaaaah!"

The pair are nearly identical in appearance. However, Gunge is gray and has only one tooth, while Philo is pink and has two teeth. The pair are rarely seen apart, and usually serve minor comic-relief roles. They were featured more prominently in a handful of episodes, however. In "Home Is Where the Trash Is," Philo and Gunge seek their home, and their origins and their ties to Marjory are more fully explored. In "Gunge the Great and Glorious," Gunge is accepted by the Doozers as their long-lost king (until a jealous Philo alters the teeth on the ancient portrait).

After Fraggle Rock, Philo appeared in the Jim Henson Hour Pitch Reel. The Gunge puppet made cameo appearances, with different pupils, in multiple episodes of Dinosaurs, evading consumption by Robbie Sinclair and Roy Hess. One of the rats also surfaced in the Mopatop's Shop episode "Rude Dude" as the Toodlepip from Outer Space.

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