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April 18th, 2005


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01:14 pm - "Dance your cares away/ Worry's for anOTHER day...."
Okay. So I was skimming through NetFlix looking for whatever random interesting things might have come out on DVD lately.

And I saw this: Fraggle Rock: Where It All Began.

Knowing that both of my roommates watched Fraggle Rock as kids, and having a small, hidden soft spot for a few episodes I saw myself, I put it on my queue. It came Wednesday and we all watched it last night.


How can a Muppet kid's show be so very uplifting? Cheering Charm, anyone?

I had been slightly blue that day, and after we watched three episodes, and the 45 minute Music of Fraggle Rock featurette, I was quite happy. It's not a typical kid's show--the dialogue and concepts are understandable to youngsters, but very little of the dialogue is squarely on-the-nose.

The humor is both blatant and very subtle...they don't beat you over the head with the jokes, or feel that anything in the show really Needs To Be Explained. Like the Fraggles, the story and music and laughter just Is.

And they have just about every musical genre known to man. And parody, which only the adults will get, but it's such good parody!

I am impressed.

And the theme song will not leave my brain. :-)

I didn't know one could get back missing pieces of one's childhood.


"Dance your cares away,
Worry's for another day!
Let the music play
Down in Fraggle Rock...!"
Current Mood: giddygiddy

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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Oh right...Amanda and I currently have a temporary roomie, my college buddy Kim. You know, like with you. ;-) She's returning to BC shortly, after writing 3 screenplays and making many industry contacts.

Why? Are you still interested in someday coming back out here and finding a 3-bedroom with us? *beckons,implores*
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
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*counts in head*

Well...one first draft screenplay, half of one on which we are collaborating, yet another polished draft of an older screenplay, I believe, and a pilot script which she's still writing on now.

But I could be quite wrong. Ask kimberleym.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 18th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Mmm, "Fraggle Rock". One of the kid's shows I missed and am sorry to have done so.

I didn't know one could get back missing pieces of one's childhood.

Oh definitely. Every time I catch an original eppy of Inspector Gadget I'm six years old again, sitting crosslegged in front of the big wood console TV with a bowl of Fruity Pebbles and an seemingly eternal Saturday of goofing off ahead of me. :-D

-JD
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
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This explains why Kim was quoting lyrics to my cel phone at 12 o'clock last night...
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Hahaha...I think you may have lost about 1/2 a point for not knowing said lyrics. ;-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 18th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
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Now I wonder if my sister would get it if I texted to her something like

"Skinamarinky dinky dink, skinamarinky doo...I love yooouu..."

or "Butterfly in the sky...I can go twice as high. Take a look, it's in a book..."

-JD
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:April 18th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Well, considering you'd be texting her the title of the first song, I'd hope she'd get it. And it's not a forgettable song.

And by the way...

a reading rainbow...
Reading Rainbooooooooooooooow!!!!!!!!!!

I think for our generation, LeVar Burton was the biggest celebrity they hired for Star Trek: NG.
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 19th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
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I think for our generation, LeVar Burton was the biggest celebrity they hired for Star Trek: NG.

Indeed he was. :-)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 19th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. I so wish I could catch that ep of RR where the show was actually about TNG, and they demonstrated some of the SFX, and played some hilarious bloopers. I haven't seen that for years...

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 19th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
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*applause* You remember that one too! The one grownup show my family watched EVERY WEEK was ST:TNG, so when Reading Rainbow did that show, we were terribly excited. In fact, I think we taped it to watch over and over. :-) Not that we'd have the tape anymore, but...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 19th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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No, I meant I was wondering if she'd get the show.

-JD
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:April 18th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know why Kim was giving me Fraggle Rock at midnight, but I surely knew it was Fraggle Rock.

And between the two of us, you're the one who doesn't know the lyrics. It's, "down at Fraggle Rock," not, "down in Fraggle Rock."

So there! :-P
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 19th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
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LOL, ok, my mistake. :-) It's only the first time I've seen FR in about 15 years, and it wasn't standard fare even then.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 19th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Right. We didn't have the HBO at the time.

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:April 19th, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. I watched it at my pastor's house with his kids--I think their grandparents probably taped FR for them, I recall them being on tapes as opposed to actual TV.

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