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[[File:Travelling_matt_adventures.jpg|thumb|300px|1999 Odyssey Channel title card.]]
 
[[File:122 postcard.jpg|thumb|300px|Gobo reads one of Uncle Matt's postcards to a captive audience.]]
 
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In the fourth season episode "[[Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery|Uncle Matt's Discovery]]," Matt finds [[The T. Matthew Fraggle Room|a cavern]] full of arches which can transport him to Outer Space or beyond. Thus, Matt returns to the Rock for good, able to do his exploring from home. Subsequently, only a handful of Outer Space segments were used, with Matt usually recounting past adventures to the Fraggles orally, and the postcard device was generally abandoned.
 
In the fourth season episode "[[Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery|Uncle Matt's Discovery]]," Matt finds [[The T. Matthew Fraggle Room|a cavern]] full of arches which can transport him to Outer Space or beyond. Thus, Matt returns to the Rock for good, able to do his exploring from home. Subsequently, only a handful of Outer Space segments were used, with Matt usually recounting past adventures to the Fraggles orally, and the postcard device was generally abandoned.
 
==International Traveling Matts==
 
[[File:mattpostcard.jpg|thumb|300px]]
 
Many of the international co-productions of ''Fraggle Rock'' produced their own Traveling Matt segments to replace some of the original North American postcards. These international postcards would feature locations and customs of the local culture in which they were produced. Although not every postcard segment would be re-shot and replaced, the new postcard segments would make the show feel like a local production and would also allow sharing between producers to give the illusion of Matt traveling all around the world.
 
 
Several of the foreign postcard segments used in the international co-productions were reworked (often shortened) with new English dialog recorded by [[Dave Goelz]] in [[1999]]. These 40-second channel bumpers ran on [[Odyssey Channel]] from 1999 to [[2001]]. A collection of "20 International Traveling Matts" was included as a bonus feature on the [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season]] DVD set, and 8 more of the spots were featured as hidden Easter eggs on the [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Complete Third Season]] set. Some more have been uploaded to [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel, but a few remain to never have released in English.
 
 
==Animated Postcards==
 
The [[Fraggle Rock (animated)|animated version]] of ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' also included postcards from Traveling Matt. Freed from the limitations of actually filming a puppet in different locales, Matt roamed more freely, participating in a roundup at a ranch, wandering in the desert, or walking directly into a highway. These segments often featured the animated character inserted in front of live photographic backdrops, a technique previously utilized on ''[[Muppet Babies]]''.
 
   
 
==Postcards==
 
==Postcards==
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| align=center | [[Episode 101: Beginnings]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 101: Beginnings]]
| Matt's first postcard simply tells Gobo that he is "fine", while he actually discovers Doc's shop, is confronted by [[Sprocket|a ferocious hairy beast]] and discovers humans and cars. He thinks a fire hydrant is "an unfriendly yellow fellow" and that five children with sports equipment are an army with weapons.<br /><br />'''Note:''' The exteriors were shot in front of 54A Scollard Street, Toronto, [[:Image:5722460.jpg|across the street]] from VTR Productions, where the show was taped. One of the children seen is [[Jonathan Frith]], son of puppet designer [[Michael K. Frith]].
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| Matt's first postcard simply tells Gobo that he is "fine", while he actually discovers Doc's shop, is confronted by [[Sprocket|a ferocious hairy beast]] and discovers humans and cars. He thinks a fire hydrant is "an unfriendly yellow fellow" and that five children with sports equipment are an army with weapons.<br><br>'''Note:''' The exteriors were shot in front of 54A Scollard Street, Toronto, [[:Image:5722460.jpg|across the street]] from VTR Productions, where the show was taped. One of the children seen is [[Jonathan Frith]], son of puppet designer [[Michael K. Frith]].
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 105: The Thirty-Minute Work Week]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 105: The Thirty-Minute Work Week]]
| Matt uses the Silly Creature's rapid transport system, a rollercoaster.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard was shot at Canada's Wonderland amusement park. [[Dave Goelz]] makes a [[Dave Goelz Cameos|cameo]] as the man sitting next to Matt.
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| Matt uses the Silly Creature's rapid transport system, a rollercoaster.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard was shot at Canada's Wonderland amusement park. [[Dave Goelz]] makes a [[Dave Goelz Cameos|cameo]] as the man sitting next to Matt.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 112: The Finger of Light]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 112: The Finger of Light]]
| Matt discovers [[marionettes]] in [[San Francisco]]. He thinks they are "String Creatures" that are under the control of their leader.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 214: The Secret of Convincing John]].
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| Matt discovers [[marionettes]] in [[San Francisco]]. He thinks they are "String Creatures" that are under the control of their leader.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 214: The Secret of Convincing John]].
   
 
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| [[Image:Postcard.117.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 117: Marooned]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 117: Marooned]]
| Matt discovers that bubble gum is a weird food that he thinks will make your tongue inflate and explode.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt discovers that bubble gum is a weird food that he thinks will make your tongue inflate and explode.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcard.118.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcard.118.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
| Matt thinks mannequins are creatures performing a new form of meditation until a store worker throws him out of the store.<br /><br />'''Notes''':
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| Matt thinks mannequins are creatures performing a new form of meditation until a store worker throws him out of the store.<br><br>'''Notes''':
 
* This was actually read by Doc when [[Ned Shimmelfinney]] got the postcard in his mail by mistake.
 
* This was actually read by Doc when [[Ned Shimmelfinney]] got the postcard in his mail by mistake.
 
* This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]].
 
* This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]].
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| [[Image:Matt_ice.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
| Matt discovers a magic cold stone (known as an ice cube).<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 211: The Wizard of Fraggle Rock]].
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| Matt discovers a magic cold stone (known as an ice cube).<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 211: The Wizard of Fraggle Rock]].
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.205.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 205: Uncle Matt Comes Home]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 205: Uncle Matt Comes Home]]
| Matt goes skiing, which is an activity in which he thinks getting a "white leg" (a cast) is the object.<br /><br />'''Notes:'''* This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard. In addition, to tell that he was coming home, Matt marked a postcard "SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT" at the beginning of this episode.
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| Matt goes skiing, which is an activity in which he thinks getting a "white leg" (a cast) is the object.<br><br>'''Notes:'''* This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard. In addition, to tell that he was coming home, Matt marked a postcard "SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT" at the beginning of this episode.
 
* This postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 112: The Finger of Light]].
 
* This postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 112: The Finger of Light]].
   
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| [[Image:postcards.206.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 206: Boober's Dream]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 206: Boober's Dream]]
| Matt goes to a drive-in movie which he thinks is the shared dreams of the shiny creatures (a.k.a. cars).<br /><br />'''Note:''' The film being shown at the drive-in is ''[[The Dark Crystal]]''.
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| Matt goes to a drive-in movie which he thinks is the shared dreams of the shiny creatures (a.k.a. cars).<br><br>'''Note:''' The film being shown at the drive-in is ''[[The Dark Crystal]]''.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 209: Sir Hubris and the Gorgs]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 209: Sir Hubris and the Gorgs]]
| Matt thinks [[Trick or Treaters|trick or treaters]] are ugly creatures that seek out candy.<br /><br />'''Note:''' One trick or treater is dressed as [[Kermit the Frog]] and another is dressed as [[Miss Piggy]].
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| Matt thinks [[Trick or Treaters|trick or treaters]] are ugly creatures that seek out candy.<br><br>'''Note:''' One trick or treater is dressed as [[Kermit the Frog]] and another is dressed as [[Miss Piggy]].
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 211: The Wizard of Fraggle Rock]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 211: The Wizard of Fraggle Rock]]
| Matt goes to a beauty salon and thinks the hairdryers are hats that can change your appearance.<br /><br />'''Notes:'''* This postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat]].
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| Matt goes to a beauty salon and thinks the hairdryers are hats that can change your appearance.<br><br>'''Notes:'''* This postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat]].
 
* It later appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
 
* It later appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
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| align=center | [[Episode 214: The Secret of Convincing John]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 214: The Secret of Convincing John]]
| Matt finds that statues are Silly Creatures that have chosen to be completely inflexible as a way of life.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard, filmed all over Munich, Bavaria, originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 113: We Love You, Wembley]].
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| Matt finds that statues are Silly Creatures that have chosen to be completely inflexible as a way of life.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard, filmed all over Munich, Bavaria, originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 113: We Love You, Wembley]].
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 218: The Day the Music Died]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 218: The Day the Music Died]]
| Matt meets a street musician.<br /><br />'''Note:''' [[Phil Balsam]] makes a cameo as the street musician.
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| Matt meets a street musician.<br><br>'''Note:''' [[Phil Balsam]] makes a cameo as the street musician.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 222: Doozer Is As Doozer Does]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 222: Doozer Is As Doozer Does]]
| Matt believes that buses are large creatures that Silly Creatures let eat them.<br /><br />'''Note''': This postcard was actually read by [[Wrench Doozer]].
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| Matt believes that buses are large creatures that Silly Creatures let eat them.<br><br>'''Note''': This postcard was actually read by [[Wrench Doozer]].
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_trash.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 224: The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 224: The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers]]
| Matt describes trash as treasured objects left behind.<br /><br />'''Note''': This segment also appears in the UK version of this episode.
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| Matt describes trash as treasured objects left behind.<br><br>'''Note''': This segment also appears in the UK version of this episode.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 302: Red-Handed and the Invisible Thief]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 302: Red-Handed and the Invisible Thief]]
| Matt thinks clocks are direction finders.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 205: Uncle Matt Comes Home]] in a slightly altered cut.
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| Matt thinks clocks are direction finders.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 205: Uncle Matt Comes Home]] in a slightly altered cut.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues]]
| Matt befriends a cow named Bessy.<br /><br />'''Note:''' A longer version of this postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]. The remaining scenes were later featured in a short video on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel, posted in 2009.
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| Matt befriends a cow named Bessy.<br><br>'''Note:''' A longer version of this postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]. The remaining scenes were later featured in a short video on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel, posted in 2009.
   
 
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| [[Image:Neuschwansteincastle-NEW.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Neuschwansteincastle-NEW.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper]]
| Traveling Matt visits [[Neuschwanstein Castle]] and thinks it is a long lost Gorg outpost. Since where Gorgs live radishes must be nearby, Uncle Matt thinks that tourists are, in fact, looking for radishes, and he succeeds in finding the vegetable at a nearby produce stand.<br /><br />'''Note''': A longer version of this postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 219: Doomsday Soup]].
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| Traveling Matt visits [[Neuschwanstein Castle]] and thinks it is a long lost Gorg outpost. Since where Gorgs live radishes must be nearby, Uncle Matt thinks that tourists are, in fact, looking for radishes, and he succeeds in finding the vegetable at a nearby produce stand.<br><br>'''Note''': A longer version of this postcard originally appeared on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 219: Doomsday Soup]].
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_radish.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_radish.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 315: Born to Wander]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 315: Born to Wander]]
| Matt appears in a flashback, and in the [[Storyteller]]'s thoughts, but there is no postcard.
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| Matt appears in a flashback, and in the [[Storyteller Fraggle|Storyteller]]'s thoughts, but there is no postcard.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 322: Gunge the Great and Glorious]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 322: Gunge the Great and Glorious]]
| Matt thinks that kayaks are giant water shoes.<br /><br />'''Notes''':
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| Matt thinks that kayaks are giant water shoes.<br><br>'''Notes''':
 
* This postcard was actually read by [[Philo and Gunge|Gunge]] when the [[Doozers]] somehow obtained it.
 
* This postcard was actually read by [[Philo and Gunge|Gunge]] when the [[Doozers]] somehow obtained it.
 
* This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 302: Red-Handed and the Invisible Thief]].
 
* This postcard was used on the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]] for [[Episode 302: Red-Handed and the Invisible Thief]].
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| align=center | [[Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery]]
| As Matt returns to Fraggle Rock he encounters [[Doc]] spray-painting primer on a garden gnome and thinks he is face-erasing.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure was not shared via a postcard.
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| As Matt returns to Fraggle Rock he encounters [[Doc]] spray-painting primer on a garden gnome and thinks he is face-erasing.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure was not shared via a postcard.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 407: The Perfect Blue Rollie]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 407: The Perfect Blue Rollie]]
| Matt finds that golf balls are perfect white rollies but the Silly Creatures just hit them into ponds.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
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| Matt finds that golf balls are perfect white rollies but the Silly Creatures just hit them into ponds.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_video.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_video.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 408: A Brush with Jealousy]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 408: A Brush with Jealousy]]
| Matt explains how a television with a videocamera appears to be a window with a Fraggle looking out.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
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| Matt explains how a television with a videocamera appears to be a window with a Fraggle looking out.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i04.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i04.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 409: Wembley's Flight]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 409: Wembley's Flight]]
| In Australia, Matt thinks surfing is a form of walking on water.<br /><br />'''Notes:'''* This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
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| In Australia, Matt thinks surfing is a form of walking on water.<br><br>'''Notes:'''* This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
 
* This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
 
* This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
   
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| [[Image:Matt_library.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 410: Red's Blue Dragon]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 410: Red's Blue Dragon]]
| Matt ends up in a library at one point while searching for Red in Outer Space.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure appeared in real time.
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| Matt ends up in a library at one point while searching for Red in Outer Space.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure appeared in real time.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 502: The Riddle of Rhyming Rock]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 502: The Riddle of Rhyming Rock]]
| Matt is seen in a flashback, but there is no postcard in this episode
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| Matt is seen in a flashback, but there is no postcard in this episode.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_nap.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_nap.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 504: The Trial of Cotterpin Doozer]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 504: The Trial of Cotterpin Doozer]]
| Matt adventures outside Doc's house where he observes Doc and Sprocket taking a nap.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure occurs in real time, and is not presented as a postcard.
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| Matt adventures outside Doc's house where he observes Doc and Sprocket taking a nap.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure occurs in real time, and is not presented as a postcard.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 510: Inspector Red]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 510: Inspector Red]]
| Matt recounts trying to get a ride from a drag race car and losing his toupee.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
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| Matt recounts trying to get a ride from a drag race car and losing his toupee.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
   
 
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==International Postcards==
 
==International Postcards==
The following international postcards were not used on the American production. Most (but not all) were instead released as special features on [[Fraggle Rock videography|''Fraggle Rock'' DVD box sets]], or as abbreviated video clips via [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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[[File:mattpostcard.jpg|thumb|300px]]
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Many of the international co-productions of ''Fraggle Rock'' produced their own Traveling Matt segments to replace some of the original North American postcards. These international postcards would feature locations and customs of the local culture in which they were produced. Although not every postcard segment would be re-shot and replaced, the new postcard segments would make the show feel like a local production and would also allow sharing between producers to give the illusion of Matt traveling all around the world.
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Several of the foreign postcard segments used in the international co-productions were reworked (often shortened) with new English dialog recorded by [[Dave Goelz]] in [[1999]]. These 40-second channel bumpers ran on [[Odyssey Channel]] from 1999 to [[2001]]. A collection of "20 International Traveling Matts" was included as a bonus feature on the [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season]] DVD set, and 8 more of the spots were featured as hidden Easter eggs on the [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Complete Third Season]] set. Some more have been uploaded to [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel, but a few remain to never have released in English.
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| align=center | [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]]
| Matt thinks tea drinking is the Silly Creatures' way of bathing their upper-lips.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt thinks tea drinking is the Silly Creatures' way of bathing their upper-lips.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
| Matt thinks bagpipes are a creature being tortured.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt thinks bagpipes are a creature being tortured.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_radishes.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_radishes.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
| Matt "gathers" radishes from a produce stand, and is pursued by "Gorgs" (angry Silly Creatures, actually).<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt "gathers" radishes from a produce stand, and is pursued by "Gorgs" (angry Silly Creatures, actually).<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i01.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 202: Boober Rock]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 202: Boober Rock]]
| Matt thinks that parking tickets are love notes to the shiny creatures (a.k.a. cars).<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt thinks that parking tickets are love notes to the shiny creatures (a.k.a. cars).<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep206.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 206: Boober's Dream]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 206: Boober's Dream]]
| Matt goes to sleep in a ghost-train carriage and has a nightmare.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt goes to sleep in a ghost-train carriage and has a nightmare.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_sale.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_sale.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 210: A Friend in Need]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 210: A Friend in Need]]
| Matt visits a great race (actually a [[Selfridges]] department store sale).<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Matt visits a great race (actually a [[Selfridges]] department store sale).<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus.
   
 
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| [[Image:FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep213.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep213.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 213: Red's Club]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 213: Red's Club]]
| Matt discovers a way to control a species of big yellow creatures: just yell "Taxi!" and they'll stop.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt discovers a way to control a species of big yellow creatures: just yell "Taxi!" and they'll stop.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep218.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep218.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 218: The Day the Music Died]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 218: The Day the Music Died]]
| Matt visits an English football stadium, the most dignified place he has yet visited, where Silly Creatures blow horns, clap their hands, and sing just like Fraggles.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt visits an English football stadium, the most dignified place he has yet visited, where Silly Creatures blow horns, clap their hands, and sing just like Fraggles.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i19.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i19.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 219: Doomsday Soup]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 219: Doomsday Soup]]
| Matt accidentally mistakes someone's hair for cotton candy, a Silly Creature delicacy, and is sent flying.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Matt accidentally mistakes someone's hair for cotton candy, a Silly Creature delicacy, and is sent flying.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
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| align=center | [[Episode 220: A Cave of One's Own]]
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| Matt visits a photo booth and gets his picture taken with some Silly Creatures.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[File:Mattlibraryhappyradishdance.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[File:Mattlibraryhappyradishdance.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 223: Boober's Quiet Day]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 223: Boober's Quiet Day]]
| Matt visits a library, where Silly Creatures sit in silence. He attempts to liven things up but is thrown out.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt visits a library, where Silly Creatures sit in silence. He attempts to liven things up but is thrown out.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i14.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i14.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock]]
| Matt goes to a British Christmas celebration and learns about the love power mistletoe holds.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt goes to a British Christmas celebration and learns about the love power mistletoe holds.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| [[Image:Travelingmatt-frenchportrait.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat]]
| Matt strolls in what appears to be the vicinity of Notre Dame, with bells ringing behind them. Encountering a street artist who Matt believes is playing some sort of Fraggle hide-and-seek. Matt believes that he obviously won, as the artist gives him his portrait! Now, I wonder who it's supposed to be?<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt strolls in what appears to be the vicinity of Notre Dame, with bells ringing behind them. Encountering a street artist who Matt believes is playing some sort of Fraggle hide-and-seek. Matt believes that he obviously won, as the artist gives him his portrait! Now, I wonder who it's supposed to be?<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
|-
 
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| [[Image:tresor2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:tresor2.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles]]
| Matt visits a carnival-style ball toss establishment; successfully knocking over the cans, he wins a small metal statuette. Braced by his good fortune, he heads to an outdoor cafe, where a set of cans are displayed on the counter. Presented with a bit of food, Matt naturally assumes it's another missile, and again hits the mark. The proprietor, incensed, gestures for Matt to leave, but the latter assumes he's won an even larger park sculpture.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt visits a carnival-style ball toss establishment; successfully knocking over the cans, he wins a small metal statuette. Braced by his good fortune, he heads to an outdoor cafe, where a set of cans are displayed on the counter. Presented with a bit of food, Matt naturally assumes it's another missile, and again hits the mark. The proprietor, incensed, gestures for Matt to leave, but the latter assumes he's won an even larger park sculpture.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| align=center | [[Episode 115: I Don't Care]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 115: I Don't Care]]
| Matt observes a group of men patiently fishing for shoes.<br /><br />'''Notes:'''
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| Matt observes a group of men patiently fishing for shoes.<br><br>'''Notes:'''
 
* This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
 
* This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
 
* While it was labeled as coming from [[Germany]] on the disc set, it was never part of the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]], and might have been filmed in [[France]] for the [[Fraggle Rock (France)|French co-production]] instead.
 
* While it was labeled as coming from [[Germany]] on the disc set, it was never part of the [[Die Fraggles|German co-production]], and might have been filmed in [[France]] for the [[Fraggle Rock (France)|French co-production]] instead.
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| align=center | [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 116: Capture the Moon]]
 
| At a boardwalk shooting gallery, Matt sees a youth firing a gun at the target, a small ball floating on a crest of water. He assumes this is a Doozer moon.
 
| At a boardwalk shooting gallery, Matt sees a youth firing a gun at the target, a small ball floating on a crest of water. He assumes this is a Doozer moon.
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| align=center | [[Episode 117: Marooned]]
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| Traveling Matt attends a wrestling match.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel, marked as coming from [[Switzerland]].
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| [[Image:Mike Quinn Uncle Matt Santa Claus.jpg|250px|center]]
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| align=center | [[Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock]]
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| Matt visits a family's house, dressed [[Santa Claus]], and observes the presents around the Christmas tree. He is then discovered by the children of the house, who think he really is Santa, and is kissed by the youngest of the group.
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[[Mike Quinn]] manipulates Uncle Matt in this segment.<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=862445073786363 Mike Quinn's Facebook] (private link)</ref>
   
 
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| [[Image:DieFraggles-01-Anfänge-OnkelMatt-04.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 101: Beginnings]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 101: Beginnings]]
| Matt visits a German bar and meets the "rope testers."<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Matt visits a German bar and meets the "rope testers."<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
   
 
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| [[Image:Germanmatt-tvs.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Germanmatt-tvs.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs]]
| Matt walks past a row of television sets, and believes they are little cells. He is unable to persuade the people within them to seek freedom outside.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt walks past a row of television sets, and believes they are little cells. He is unable to persuade the people within them to seek freedom outside.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
|-
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i18.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i18.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles]]
| Matt thinks customs is some kind of game where Silly Creatures hide objects in their luggage for others to find.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Matt thinks customs is some kind of game where Silly Creatures hide objects in their luggage for others to find.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i20.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i20.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 111: Catch the Tail by the Tiger]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 111: Catch the Tail by the Tiger]]
| Matt meets some yodelers, learns the trade of these minstrels, and [[Smoking Muppets|smokes a pipe]].<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, though the segment showing the smoking Muppet was edited out.
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| Matt meets some yodelers, learns the trade of these minstrels, and [[Smoking Muppets|smokes a pipe]].<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, though the segment showing the smoking Muppet was edited out.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_cow.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_cow.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 118: The Minstrels]]
| Matt encounters a herd of cows, which he takes to be a band of traveling musicians. But why do they play their bells and not their horns?<br /><br />'''Notes:'''
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| Matt encounters a herd of cows, which he takes to be a band of traveling musicians. But why do they play their bells and not their horns?<br><br>'''Notes:'''
 
* This postcard was actually read by Doc when Herr Kümmelgroller (Germany's version of [[Ned Shimmelfinney]]) got the postcard in his mail by mistake.
 
* This postcard was actually read by Doc when Herr Kümmelgroller (Germany's version of [[Ned Shimmelfinney]]) got the postcard in his mail by mistake.
 
* An abbreviated English version of this postcard appeared on [[Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues]], while the remaining scenes were featured in a short video on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel in 2009.
 
* An abbreviated English version of this postcard appeared on [[Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues]], while the remaining scenes were featured in a short video on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel in 2009.
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| [[Image:postcards.i10.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral]]
| Traveling Matt encounters some mountain climbers. But rather than climb the mountain he finds an easier way to the top.<br /><br />'''Note:''' An abbreviated version of this postcard appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, marked as coming from [[Switzerland]].
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| Traveling Matt encounters some mountain climbers. But rather than climb the mountain he finds an easier way to the top.<br><br>'''Note:''' An abbreviated version of this postcard appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, marked as coming from [[Switzerland]].
   
 
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| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep303.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep303.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 303: Boober and the Glob]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 303: Boober and the Glob]]
| Traveling Matt visits a cheese maker in the Alps and "sets free" six giant cheese wheels, making them roll downhill and the cheese maker mad.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard has <u>not</u> been released in English.
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| Traveling Matt visits a cheese maker in the Alps and "sets free" six giant cheese wheels, making them roll downhill and the cheese maker mad.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard has <u>not</u> been released in English.
   
 
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| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep306.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep306.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues]]
| Traveling Matt gives those "Doozer construction horses" (also known as [[Remote-controlled Muppets|bikes]]) a try, before running over a rock in the road and plunging into a park lake in Munich, Bavaria.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard has <u>not</u> been released in English.
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| Traveling Matt gives those "Doozer construction horses" (also known as [[Remote-controlled Muppets|bikes]]) a try, before running over a rock in the road and plunging into a park lake in Munich, Bavaria.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard has <u>not</u> been released in English.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i08.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i08.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe]]
| Matt tries to explain the sport of curling.<br /><br />'''Note:''' An abbreviated version of this postcard appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt tries to explain the sport of curling.<br><br>'''Note:''' An abbreviated version of this postcard appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep314.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep314.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper]]
| Matt encounters a traditional group of "Schuhplattler" dancers in Bavaria, and misinterprets their "odd behavior" to be countering a bug infestation, which is only confirmed by the audience's "odd swatting" (also known as applause).<br /><br />'''Note:''' An English version of this postcard appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel in 2011.
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| Matt encounters a traditional group of "Schuhplattler" dancers in Bavaria, and misinterprets their "odd behavior" to be countering a bug infestation, which is only confirmed by the audience's "odd swatting" (also known as applause).<br><br>'''Note:''' An English version of this postcard appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel in 2011.
   
 
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| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep322.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep322.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 322: Gunge the Great and Glorious]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 322: Gunge the Great and Glorious]]
| Traveling through the Alps, Matt discovers that the Silly Creatures more and more aggressively decorate nature (litter), and disapproves of the trend.<br /><br />'''Notes:'''
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| Traveling through the Alps, Matt discovers that the Silly Creatures more and more aggressively decorate nature (litter), and disapproves of the trend.<br><br>'''Notes:'''
 
* This postcard has <u>not</u> been released in English.
 
* This postcard has <u>not</u> been released in English.
 
* This postcard was actually read by [[Gunge]] when the [[Doozers]] somehow obtained it.
 
* This postcard was actually read by [[Gunge]] when the [[Doozers]] somehow obtained it.
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| [[Image:DieFraggles-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep404.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery]]
 
| align=center | [[Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery]]
| This adventure is almost identical to the American English version, though it features a different [[Doc]], naturally: As Matt returns to Fraggle Rock he encounters Doc spray-painting primer on a garden gnome and thinks he is face-erasing.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This adventure was not shared via a postcard.
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| This adventure is almost identical to the American English version, though it features a different [[Doc]], naturally: As Matt returns to Fraggle Rock he encounters Doc spray-painting primer on a garden gnome and thinks he is face-erasing.<br><br>'''Note:''' This adventure was not shared via a postcard.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i02.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | [[Australia]]
 
| align=center | [[Australia]]
| Traveling Matt visits a great Australian Barbecue.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Traveling Matt visits a great Australian Barbecue.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i09.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Matt thinks ketchup is some kind of food paint.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt thinks ketchup is some kind of food paint.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:postcards.i13.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:postcards.i13.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Matt tries jumping on a trampoline. He is excited to becomes the first Fraggle to fly, but soon he gets stuck in a tree.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt tries jumping on a trampoline. He is excited to becomes the first Fraggle to fly, but soon he gets stuck in a tree.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_signs.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Matt sees Silly Creatures waving away flies and thinks it is a kind of sign language.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt sees Silly Creatures waving away flies and thinks it is a kind of sign language.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_hat.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_hat.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Matt observes Silly Creatures feeding parrots who land on their heads. He believes them to be noisy, colorful hats.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt observes Silly Creatures feeding parrots who land on their heads. He believes them to be noisy, colorful hats.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-SheepHerder.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-SheepHerder.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Traveling Matt goes sheep herding, and gets locked up with the sheep in the process.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Traveling Matt goes sheep herding, and gets locked up with the sheep in the process.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-Sunbathing.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-Sunbathing.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Traveling Matt marvels at sunbathers.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Traveling Matt marvels at sunbathers.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-Waterskiing.png|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-Waterskiing.png|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Traveling Matt goes waterskiing.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Traveling Matt goes waterskiing.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_airplane.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| [[Image:Matt_airplane.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | Australia
 
| align=center | Australia
| Matt encounters an airplane, and boards it for Australia.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt encounters an airplane, and boards it for Australia.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_maori.jpg|250px|center]]
 
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| Matt gets his [[Characters with tattoos|face painted]] by Maoris.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt gets his [[Characters with tattoos|face painted]] by Maoris.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| Traveling Matt meets a group of Maori dancers.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Traveling Matt meets a group of Maori dancers.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
   
 
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| align=center | [[United Kingdom]]
| Matt visits an auction house.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt visits an auction house.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| Matt learns about the sport cricket.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Matt learns about the sport cricket.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus.
   
 
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| [[Image:Matt_sculler.jpg|250px|center]]
 
| align=center | United Kingdom
 
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| Matt watches scullers and notices how they all obey the Silly Creature at the end of the boat.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus.
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| Matt watches scullers and notices how they all obey the Silly Creature at the end of the boat.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus.
 
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| Matt visits a photo booth and gets his picture taken with some Silly Creatures.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
 
   
 
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| Matt "meets" a medieval suit of armor.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt "meets" a medieval suit of armor.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Third Season|Third Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| Matt encounters some punks dancing on the sidewalk like Fraggles. They dress him up like them.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt encounters some punks dancing on the sidewalk like Fraggles. They dress him up like them.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| Matt attends a garden party, where Silly Creatures dress even sillier than usual. He attempts to blend in by adding flowers to his outfit, but a woman then adds him to her hat.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Matt attends a garden party, where Silly Creatures dress even sillier than usual. He attempts to blend in by adding flowers to his outfit, but a woman then adds him to her hat.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
 
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| Traveling Matt attends a wrestling match.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
 
   
 
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| align=center | [[Zambia]]
 
| align=center | [[Zambia]]
| Traveling Matt visits an [[Africa|African]] market. He sees the local Silly Creatures carrying fruit on their heads and thinks these are hats. However, when he tries putting a bunch of bananas on his head, he finds he can't support the weight.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Traveling Matt visits an [[Africa|African]] market. He sees the local Silly Creatures carrying fruit on their heads and thinks these are hats. However, when he tries putting a bunch of bananas on his head, he finds he can't support the weight.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared as a [[Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season|Second Season]] DVD bonus, and on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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| Traveling Matt visits a geyser.<br /><br />'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
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| Traveling Matt visits a geyser.<br><br>'''Note:''' This postcard also appeared on [[The Jim Henson Company]]'s [[YouTube]] channel.
   
 
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==Animated Postcards==
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The [[Fraggle Rock (animated)|animated version]] of ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' also included postcards from Traveling Matt. Freed from the limitations of actually filming a puppet in different locales, Matt roamed more freely, participating in a roundup at a ranch, wandering in the desert, or walking directly into a highway. These segments often featured the animated character inserted in front of live photographic backdrops, a technique previously utilized on ''[[Muppet Babies]]''.
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==Sources==
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Travelling matt adventures

1999 Odyssey Channel title card.

122 postcard

Gobo reads one of Uncle Matt's postcards to a captive audience.

Postcards are messages sent by Uncle Traveling Matt back to his nephew, Gobo. Matt's messages describe the interesting things he's discovered in Outer Space -- often misunderstanding what he's seen, and interpreting it from his own Fraggle point of view.

When the postcards arrive at Doc's workshop, Doc invariably throws them in the trash -- where Gobo can retrieve them. Gobo enjoys reading Matt's postcards, although some of the other Fraggles find them tedious -- especially Red.

As the series progressed the number and frequency of Matt's postcards decreased. As Jerry Juhl recalled in interviews, it was often a challenge for the writing staff to incorporate the postcards into the script and fit them naturally into the plot, and to fit the theme of the episode. This led to episodes in which the postcard is read "out of the blue."

In the fourth season episode "Uncle Matt's Discovery," Matt finds a cavern full of arches which can transport him to Outer Space or beyond. Thus, Matt returns to the Rock for good, able to do his exploring from home. Subsequently, only a handful of Outer Space segments were used, with Matt usually recounting past adventures to the Fraggles orally, and the postcard device was generally abandoned.

PostcardsEdit

Season 1

Picture Episode Description
Sprocket
Episode 101: Beginnings Matt's first postcard simply tells Gobo that he is "fine", while he actually discovers Doc's shop, is confronted by a ferocious hairy beast and discovers humans and cars. He thinks a fire hydrant is "an unfriendly yellow fellow" and that five children with sports equipment are an army with weapons.

Note: The exteriors were shot in front of 54A Scollard Street, Toronto, across the street from VTR Productions, where the show was taped. One of the children seen is Jonathan Frith, son of puppet designer Michael K. Frith.
Postcard.102
Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs Matt writes about kites and helium balloons thinking they are flying creatures being held captive on strings. He cuts them free, and thinks balloons value freedom more than kites.
Postcard.103
Episode 103: Let the Water Run Matt think umbrellas are devices that can pull water from the sky.
Dominiondonuts
Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat Matt finds that "treasures come and treasures go" at a donut shop.
Rollercoaster
Episode 105: The Thirty-Minute Work Week Matt uses the Silly Creature's rapid transport system, a rollercoaster.

Note: This postcard was shot at Canada's Wonderland amusement park. Dave Goelz makes a cameo as the man sitting next to Matt.
Postcard.106
Episode 106: The Preachification of Convincing John Matt thinks a construction crew are large Doozers, but finds their constructions are not as easy to eat.
Unclemattpig
Episode 107: I Want to Be You Matt visits a farm and disguises himself as a pig.
Matt holes
Episode 108: The Terrible Tunnel Fishermen making nets are perceived by Matt as hole-sewing creatures.
Matt fountain
Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles Matt finds coins and finds out that they are for throwing into fountains.
Sidewalkcreature
Episode 110: Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk Matt thinks parking meters are Sidewalk Creatures.
Postcard.111
Episode 111: Catch the Tail by the Tiger Gobo mentions the first card, in which Matt writes about encountering "shiny creatures" that talk by honking. They are actually cars. At the end of the episode, Gobo is about to leave, but finds another postcard that tells Gobo that Matt had the flu.
Mattmarionette
Episode 112: The Finger of Light Matt discovers marionettes in San Francisco. He thinks they are "String Creatures" that are under the control of their leader.

Note: This postcard was used on the German co-production for Episode 214: The Secret of Convincing John.
Matt cone
Episode 113: We Love You, Wembley Matt thinks Ice cream cones are Silly Creatures' moss packs - he sticks one on his head.
Postcard114
Episode 114: The Challenge Matt writes about smokers, which he thinks are "mouth-burners." When he finds that one of them "has an out of control mouth fire," Matt throws water on him. However, instead of being thanked profusely as expected, he is angrily chased away by the man, who seems intent on throttling the Fraggle. Matt then concludes that mouth-burners are an "ungrateful lot."
Postcard.115
Episode 115: I Don't Care Matt finds that a boomerang is a stick that you can't throw away.
Postcard116
Episode 116: Capture the Moon Matt goes to Rainbow Farms, where he finds rainbows are hatched
Postcard.117
Episode 117: Marooned Matt discovers that bubble gum is a weird food that he thinks will make your tongue inflate and explode.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Postcard.118
Episode 118: The Minstrels Matt thinks mannequins are creatures performing a new form of meditation until a store worker throws him out of the store.

Notes:
Matt skateboard
Episode 120: The Garden Plot Matt tries skateboarding.
Postcard.121
Episode 121: Gobo's Discovery Matt finds a sheep shearers and gets a hair cut.
Matt ice
Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral Matt discovers a magic cold stone (known as an ice cube).

Note: This postcard was used on the German co-production for Episode 211: The Wizard of Fraggle Rock.
Matt mower
Episode 123: The Beast of Blue Rock Matt describes lawnmowers as "yard pets."
Matt kangaroo
Episode 124: New Trash Heap in Town Matt thinks that kangaroos are some kind of transportation systems.

Season 2

Picture Episode Description
Matt plane
Episode 201: Wembley's Egg Matt describes airplanes as flying creatures.
Matt subway
Episode 202: Boober Rock Matt thinks subways are magical traveling caves.
Matt elevator
Episode 203: The Trash Heap Doesn't Live Here Anymore Matt encounters an elevator and believes it to be a room that transforms the Silly Creatures inside it.
Postcards.204
Episode 204: Red's Sea Monster After encountering identical twins, Matt thinks he has met Silly Creatures that split in two.
Postcards.205
Episode 205: Uncle Matt Comes Home Matt goes skiing, which is an activity in which he thinks getting a "white leg" (a cast) is the object.

Notes:* This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard. In addition, to tell that he was coming home, Matt marked a postcard "SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT" at the beginning of this episode.
Postcards.206
Episode 206: Boober's Dream Matt goes to a drive-in movie which he thinks is the shared dreams of the shiny creatures (a.k.a. cars).

Note: The film being shown at the drive-in is The Dark Crystal.
Matt arcade
Episode 208: All Work and All Play Matt visits a video arcade.
Sillycreature-kermit
Episode 209: Sir Hubris and the Gorgs Matt thinks trick or treaters are ugly creatures that seek out candy.

Note: One trick or treater is dressed as Kermit the Frog and another is dressed as Miss Piggy.
Postcards.210
Episode 210: A Friend in Need Traveling Matt finds himself locked in a broom closet and makes some new friends.
Matt hair
Episode 211: The Wizard of Fraggle Rock Matt goes to a beauty salon and thinks the hairdryers are hats that can change your appearance.

Notes:* This postcard originally appeared on the German co-production for Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat.
CNtower
Episode 212: The Doozer Contest Matt visits the CN Tower in Canada. He thinks it is a giant Doozer construction and attempts to eat it and climb it.
Matt school
Episode 213: Red's Club Matt thinks school buildings are powerful caves that can control Silly Creatures by ringing.
Matt statue
Episode 214: The Secret of Convincing John Matt finds that statues are Silly Creatures that have chosen to be completely inflexible as a way of life.

Note: This postcard, filmed all over Munich, Bavaria, originally appeared on the German co-production for Episode 113: We Love You, Wembley.
Fragglesanta
Episode 215: Manny's Land of Carpets Matt meets a department store Santa and learns that he is a magic wish-granting creature.
Balsamcameo
Episode 218: The Day the Music Died Matt meets a street musician.

Note: Phil Balsam makes a cameo as the street musician.
Matt 219
Episode 219: Doomsday Soup Matt tries to race fast food and finds that it isn't very fast at all.
Matt 220
Episode 220: A Cave of One's Own Matt explores the room of two girls, including their toy chest.
Matt race
Episode 221: Wembley and the Great Race Matt learns that Silly Creatures have to be scared into running a race by a starting pistol's shot.
Matt bus
Episode 222: Doozer Is As Doozer Does Matt believes that buses are large creatures that Silly Creatures let eat them.

Note: This postcard was actually read by Wrench Doozer.
Matt napkin
Episode 223: Boober's Quiet Day Matt thinks napkins are objects that Silly Creatures keep on their laps and kiss occasionally.
Matt trash
Episode 224: The Invasion of the Toe Ticklers Matt describes trash as treasured objects left behind.

Note: This segment also appears in the UK version of this episode.

Season 3

Picture Episode Description
Matt holiday
Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock Matt explains Christmas, a holiday were the Silly Creatures leave milk and cookies to cook by the fire and hang their laundry in their living rooms.
Matt watch
Episode 302: Red-Handed and the Invisible Thief Matt thinks clocks are direction finders.

Note: This postcard originally appeared on the German co-production for Episode 205: Uncle Matt Comes Home in a slightly altered cut.
Matt paper
Episode 303: Boober and the Glob Matt thinks newspapers are house food.
Matt 304
Episode 304: The Grapes of Generosity Traveling Matt visits a grocery store. He thinks the silly creatures are generous by letting everyone fill a shiny silver wagon with anything they want, and that ordinary green grapes are, in fact, Grapes of Generosity.
MattUK4
Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe Traveling Matt visits Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London.
Matt 306
Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues Matt befriends a cow named Bessy.

Note: A longer version of this postcard originally appeared on the German co-production for Episode 118: The Minstrels. The remaining scenes were later featured in a short video on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel, posted in 2009.
Matt dump
Episode 307: Home Is Where the Trash Is Matt finds a garbage dump, a giant Trash Heap, however it has seagulls instead of wisdom.
Matt with guard
Episode 308: Believe It or Not Matt visits Buckingham Palace and comes to the conclusion that the hats worn by the guards are actually pets, and the owners are very careful not to wake them. According to Matt, this is why they never speak.
Matt zoo
Episode 309: Wembley and the Mean Genie Matt thinks zoos are places where Silly Creatures are kept behind bars.
Matt train
Episode 311: The Beanbarrow, the Burden and the Bright Bouquet Matt describes steam locomotives as beasts, then rides on one (the Zillertalbahn of Tyrol, Austria) for miles.
Matt playground
Episode 312: Gobo's School for Explorers Matt explains how a playground is a school for explorers.
Postcard-313
Episode 313: Scared Silly Matt describes an alarm clock as a baloobius-tester.
Neuschwansteincastle-NEW
Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper Traveling Matt visits Neuschwanstein Castle and thinks it is a long lost Gorg outpost. Since where Gorgs live radishes must be nearby, Uncle Matt thinks that tourists are, in fact, looking for radishes, and he succeeds in finding the vegetable at a nearby produce stand.

Note: A longer version of this postcard originally appeared on the German co-production for Episode 219: Doomsday Soup.
Matt radish
Episode 315: Born to Wander Matt appears in a flashback, and in the Storyteller's thoughts, but there is no postcard.
Matt mirror
Episode 316: The Battle of Leaking Roof Matt thinks his reflection in a shopping mall mirror is a hideous creature who likes his hat.
Matt mummy
Episode 317: Playing Till It Hurts Matt thinks the mummies in a museum exhibit on Egypt are part of a hospital for Silly Creatures who have obviously been playing Rock Hockey.
Matt perfume
Episode 318: Bored Stiff Matt explores a shopping mall perfume counter and thinks that perfume is poison.
Matt doll
Episode 319: The Cavern of Lost Dreams Traveling Matt goes to an antiques shop and "meets" a doll.
Matt dolls
Episode 320: The Incredible Shrinking Mokey Matt thinks dolls are shrunken Silly Creatures.
Matt 321
Episode 321: A Dark and Stormy Night Matt thinks a large house is a Gorg castle and a telephone is "someone or something [that] started ringing a bell."
Matt rapids
Episode 322: Gunge the Great and Glorious Matt thinks that kayaks are giant water shoes.

Notes:

Season 4

Picture Episode Description
Mattless postcard
Episode 402: Wembley's Wonderful Whoopie Water Gobo gets a postcard in the middle of the night after finding that "whoopie water" keeps Fraggles awake. However this postcard is never read.
Matt noise
Episode 403: Sidebottom Blues Matt thinks that tea kettle, phone, and cuckoo clock are noisy creatures with strange voices, and tries to talk to them.
Matt face-eraser
Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery As Matt returns to Fraggle Rock he encounters Doc spray-painting primer on a garden gnome and thinks he is face-erasing.

Note: This adventure was not shared via a postcard.
Matt tune
Episode 406: A Tune for Two Matt appears as Gobo's partner in the Duet-a-Thon, but shares no adventures.
Matt golf
Episode 407: The Perfect Blue Rollie Matt finds that golf balls are perfect white rollies but the Silly Creatures just hit them into ponds.

Note: This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
Matt video
Episode 408: A Brush with Jealousy Matt explains how a television with a videocamera appears to be a window with a Fraggle looking out.

Note: This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
Postcards.i04
Episode 409: Wembley's Flight In Australia, Matt thinks surfing is a form of walking on water.

Notes:* This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.
Matt library
Episode 410: Red's Blue Dragon Matt ends up in a library at one point while searching for Red in Outer Space.

Note: This adventure appeared in real time.
Matt frog
Episode 412: Space Frog Follies Matt does not share any adventures, though he gives Wembley a space frog to hide from Gobo.

Season 5

Picture Episode Description
Matt riddle
Episode 502: The Riddle of Rhyming Rock Matt is seen in a flashback, but there is no postcard in this episode.
Matt nap
Episode 504: The Trial of Cotterpin Doozer Matt adventures outside Doc's house where he observes Doc and Sprocket taking a nap.

Note: This adventure occurs in real time, and is not presented as a postcard.
Return to sender
Episode 505: The River of Life No postcard is read, nor does Matt share any adventures. However, Matt appears, and Boober returns the postcards, thinking Doc is mad at the Fraggles. During the song "We're Part of Each Other" Sprocket pushes the postcards back into the Fraggle hole.
Matt dragrace
Episode 510: Inspector Red Matt recounts trying to get a ride from a drag race car and losing his toupee.

Note: This adventure was shared orally by Matt and not via a postcard.

International PostcardsEdit

Mattpostcard

Many of the international co-productions of Fraggle Rock produced their own Traveling Matt segments to replace some of the original North American postcards. These international postcards would feature locations and customs of the local culture in which they were produced. Although not every postcard segment would be re-shot and replaced, the new postcard segments would make the show feel like a local production and would also allow sharing between producers to give the illusion of Matt traveling all around the world.

Several of the foreign postcard segments used in the international co-productions were reworked (often shortened) with new English dialog recorded by Dave Goelz in 1999. These 40-second channel bumpers ran on Odyssey Channel from 1999 to 2001. A collection of "20 International Traveling Matts" was included as a bonus feature on the Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season DVD set, and 8 more of the spots were featured as hidden Easter eggs on the Complete Third Season set. Some more have been uploaded to The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel, but a few remain to never have released in English.

Picture Episode Description

UK

Postcards.i12
Episode 116: Capture the Moon Matt thinks tea drinking is the Silly Creatures' way of bathing their upper-lips.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
MattUK6
Episode 117: Marooned Matt encounters the "lair of the long red giants" (double decker buses).
Postcards.i07
Episode 118: The Minstrels Matt thinks bagpipes are a creature being tortured.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Matt radishes
Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral Matt "gathers" radishes from a produce stand, and is pursued by "Gorgs" (angry Silly Creatures, actually).

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Postcards.i01
Episode 202: Boober Rock Matt thinks that parking tickets are love notes to the shiny creatures (a.k.a. cars).

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep206
Episode 206: Boober's Dream Matt goes to sleep in a ghost-train carriage and has a nightmare.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Matt sale
Episode 210: A Friend in Need Matt visits a great race (actually a Selfridges department store sale).

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus.
FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep213
Episode 213: Red's Club Matt discovers a way to control a species of big yellow creatures: just yell "Taxi!" and they'll stop.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
FraggleRock-UK-UncleTravelingMatt-Ep218
Episode 218: The Day the Music Died Matt visits an English football stadium, the most dignified place he has yet visited, where Silly Creatures blow horns, clap their hands, and sing just like Fraggles.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Postcards.i19
Episode 219: Doomsday Soup Matt accidentally mistakes someone's hair for cotton candy, a Silly Creature delicacy, and is sent flying.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus.
Matt photo
Episode 220: A Cave of One's Own Matt visits a photo booth and gets his picture taken with some Silly Creatures.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Mattlibraryhappyradishdance
Episode 223: Boober's Quiet Day Matt visits a library, where Silly Creatures sit in silence. He attempts to liven things up but is thrown out.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Postcards.i14
Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock Matt goes to a British Christmas celebration and learns about the love power mistletoe holds.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.


France

Frenchmatt-postcard1
Episode 101: Beginnings Matt's first venture into France is similar to the North American version, but involves a French hydrant and two tennis players clad in shorts instead of children.
Travelingmatt-frenchportrait
Episode 104: You Can't Do That Without a Hat Matt strolls in what appears to be the vicinity of Notre Dame, with bells ringing behind them. Encountering a street artist who Matt believes is playing some sort of Fraggle hide-and-seek. Matt believes that he obviously won, as the artist gives him his portrait! Now, I wonder who it's supposed to be?

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Tresor2
Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles Matt visits a carnival-style ball toss establishment; successfully knocking over the cans, he wins a small metal statuette. Braced by his good fortune, he heads to an outdoor cafe, where a set of cans are displayed on the counter. Presented with a bit of food, Matt naturally assumes it's another missile, and again hits the mark. The proprietor, incensed, gestures for Matt to leave, but the latter assumes he's won an even larger park sculpture.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
Prendslaqueue3
Episode 111: Catch the Tail by the Tiger Uncle Matt's postcard, like its North American counterpart, deals with automobiles. Instead of documenting their language, however, Matt rides atop one, noticing the French signs and motorists' reactions to lights and each other.
Ledoigt-matt
Episode 112: The Finger of Light Uncle Matt's postcard comes from the Eiffel Tower. Strolling around, he notices many mothers and nurses, wheeling infants in carriages. Suddenly, Matt is abducted by a young girl and dropped into her own carriage, clad in a bonnet, and briefly forced to endure a pacifier.
Ontaime2
Episode 113: We Love You, Wembley In a postcard similar to the North American version, Uncle Matt discovers ice cream. Instead of using it as his personal moss pack, however, he generously plants a scoop on the head of the nearest man. The postcard ends with Matt fleeing from an angry crowd.
Ldefi2
Episode 114: The Challenge Matt travels to a tourist spot, a mountain where a stone lion sits. Matt assumes the lion is alive, and climbs up and waves, hoping to make friends. Tourists spot him through their pay telescopes.
Postcards.i15
Episode 115: I Don't Care Matt observes a group of men patiently fishing for shoes.

Notes:
Decrocher2
Episode 116: Capture the Moon At a boardwalk shooting gallery, Matt sees a youth firing a gun at the target, a small ball floating on a crest of water. He assumes this is a Doozer moon.
FraggleRock-Intl-UncleTravelingMatt-Wrestling
Episode 117: Marooned Traveling Matt attends a wrestling match.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel, marked as coming from Switzerland.
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Episode 301: The Bells of Fraggle Rock Matt visits a family's house, dressed Santa Claus, and observes the presents around the Christmas tree. He is then discovered by the children of the house, who think he really is Santa, and is kissed by the youngest of the group.

Mike Quinn manipulates Uncle Matt in this segment.[1]

Germany

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Episode 101: Beginnings Matt visits a German bar and meets the "rope testers."

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus.
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Episode 102: Wembley and the Gorgs Matt walks past a row of television sets, and believes they are little cells. He is unable to persuade the people within them to seek freedom outside.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Episode 109: The Lost Treasure of the Fraggles Matt thinks customs is some kind of game where Silly Creatures hide objects in their luggage for others to find.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus.
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Episode 111: Catch the Tail by the Tiger Matt meets some yodelers, learns the trade of these minstrels, and smokes a pipe.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, though the segment showing the smoking Muppet was edited out.
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Episode 118: The Minstrels Matt encounters a herd of cows, which he takes to be a band of traveling musicians. But why do they play their bells and not their horns?

Notes:
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Episode 122: Mokey's Funeral Traveling Matt encounters some mountain climbers. But rather than climb the mountain he finds an easier way to the top.

Note: An abbreviated version of this postcard appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, marked as coming from Switzerland.
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Episode 303: Boober and the Glob Traveling Matt visits a cheese maker in the Alps and "sets free" six giant cheese wheels, making them roll downhill and the cheese maker mad.

Note: This postcard has not been released in English.
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Episode 306: Pebble Pox Blues Traveling Matt gives those "Doozer construction horses" (also known as bikes) a try, before running over a rock in the road and plunging into a park lake in Munich, Bavaria.

Note: This postcard has not been released in English.
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Episode 305: Blanket of Snow, Blanket of Woe Matt tries to explain the sport of curling.

Note: An abbreviated version of this postcard appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Episode 314: The Great Radish Caper Matt encounters a traditional group of "Schuhplattler" dancers in Bavaria, and misinterprets their "odd behavior" to be countering a bug infestation, which is only confirmed by the audience's "odd swatting" (also known as applause).

Note: An English version of this postcard appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel in 2011.
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Episode 322: Gunge the Great and Glorious Traveling through the Alps, Matt discovers that the Silly Creatures more and more aggressively decorate nature (litter), and disapproves of the trend.

Notes:
  • This postcard has not been released in English.
  • This postcard was actually read by Gunge when the Doozers somehow obtained it.
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Episode 404: Uncle Matt's Discovery This adventure is almost identical to the American English version, though it features a different Doc, naturally: As Matt returns to Fraggle Rock he encounters Doc spray-painting primer on a garden gnome and thinks he is face-erasing.

Note: This adventure was not shared via a postcard.

Miscellaneous

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Australia Traveling Matt visits a great Australian Barbecue.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Matt thinks ketchup is some kind of food paint.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Matt tries jumping on a trampoline. He is excited to becomes the first Fraggle to fly, but soon he gets stuck in a tree.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Matt gets involved with a rugby scrum. This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Matt sees Silly Creatures waving away flies and thinks it is a kind of sign language.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Matt observes Silly Creatures feeding parrots who land on their heads. He believes them to be noisy, colorful hats.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Traveling Matt goes sheep herding, and gets locked up with the sheep in the process.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Traveling Matt marvels at sunbathers.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Traveling Matt goes waterskiing.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Australia Matt encounters an airplane, and boards it for Australia.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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New Zealand Matt gets his face painted by Maoris.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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New Zealand Traveling Matt meets a group of Maori dancers.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus.
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United Kingdom Matt visits an auction house.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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United Kingdom Matt learns about the sport cricket.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus.
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United Kingdom Matt watches scullers and notices how they all obey the Silly Creature at the end of the boat.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus.
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United Kingdom Matt "meets" a medieval suit of armor.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Third Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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United Kingdom Matt encounters some punks dancing on the sidewalk like Fraggles. They dress him up like them.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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United Kingdom Matt attends a garden party, where Silly Creatures dress even sillier than usual. He attempts to blend in by adding flowers to his outfit, but a woman then adds him to her hat.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Zambia Traveling Matt visits an African market. He sees the local Silly Creatures carrying fruit on their heads and thinks these are hats. However, when he tries putting a bunch of bananas on his head, he finds he can't support the weight.

Note: This postcard also appeared as a Second Season DVD bonus, and on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.
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Unknown Traveling Matt visits a geyser.

Note: This postcard also appeared on The Jim Henson Company's YouTube channel.

Animated PostcardsEdit

The animated version of Fraggle Rock also included postcards from Traveling Matt. Freed from the limitations of actually filming a puppet in different locales, Matt roamed more freely, participating in a roundup at a ranch, wandering in the desert, or walking directly into a highway. These segments often featured the animated character inserted in front of live photographic backdrops, a technique previously utilized on Muppet Babies.

SourcesEdit

  1. Mike Quinn's Facebook (private link)
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