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Funny: Fraggle Rock
  • The entire third-season episode "The Secret Society of Poobahs" is hilarious with all the increasingly silly and absurd customs of the Poobah society, but the definite highlight is the roll call (made even better by Jim Henson's brilliant performance as the Vanguard):
    Beggler-Beg: The trial of Mokey Fraggle shall now begin! All Poobahs should be present! The judge will call the roll...
    Vanguard: Allllll present shall reply by saying 'present,' And allllll absent shall reply by saying 'linoleum'! Fritz?"
    Two Fraggles, in unison: Present!
    Vanguard: Fritz?
    Another Fraggle: Present!
    Vanguard: Fritz?
    Another Fraggle: Present!
    Vanguard: Fritz?
    Another Fraggle: Present!
    Vanguard: Fritz?
    Another Fraggle: Linoleum!
    Vanguard: Ah, that Fritz, he's never here when you need him. And finally, Fritz, Fritz, Fritz, Fritz, Fritz and Fritz!
    Fraggles: Present, Present, Present, Present, Present... present with an explanation!
    Vanguard. Mmmmmmmm. (turns to the Beggler-Beg) All present and accounted fooooor... except for Fritz!
    Beggler-Beg: Thank you, Fritz.
  • In the "Great Radish Famine," the Doozers take up knitting as a substitute for their construction work. Needless to say, they hated it.
  • In the same episode mentioned above, the Trash Heap optimistically fantazies what the Fraggle, Doozer, Gorg meeting turned out to be. She imagines them singing a Tastes Like Diabetes song. Soon, the Trash Heap learns how the meeting truly went: cue cut to a disaster, messy meeting.
  • The fraggles watch their water supply lower.
    Wembley: Why does the water vanish everyday?
    (Cut to) Junior Gorg: Why does daddy have to take a bath everyday?
  • One of Uncle Traveling Matt's postcards is about the time he decided to try out the rapid transit of the Silly Creatures- a roller coaster. His expression as the speed kicks up is utterly hilarious. His expression after he gets off is just as hilarious.
  • At the end of "Catch the Tail by the Tiger," Sprocket is no longer scared of the lightning. He has a rather demented look and is so excited that he wants to go out on another walk through the storm.
  • For someone who changes his mind so easily, Wembley sure knows how to stick to his misunderstandings even when everything resembling logic or common sense scream that he's wrong. It reaches an absurd height in the episode "Scared Silly", where he, after an utterly failed prank war and due to a really silly misunderstanding, thinks that he and his friends have all blown up and gone to the Land Of Having Blown Up (it barely makes sense in context). Even marveling at how similar the Land of Having Blown Up is to his own home, he refuses to consider the fact that maybe nobody's blown up because: "Gobo, listen to reason! We wouldn't be in the Land of Having Blown Up if we hadn't blown up, now would we?!"
  • The 2013 "Ask a Fraggle" promo with Gobo and Red is traditional silly Muppet-interview-tomfoolery (and featured Gobo in his first speaking role for twenty years, now voiced by John Tartaglia), but the funniest bit is at the very end with the last question:
    Question (from Thomas L.): Are you guys Bronies?
    Red: Uhh...
    Gobo: Oooh — yeah, Thomas.
    Red:... Yeah!
    Gobo: Yeah, absolutely!
    Red: Yeah, abso —
    Gobo: Without a doubt.
    Red: Ye— what's a Brony?!
    Gobo: I have no idea.
    Red: I don't know either.
    Gobo: No, Thomas, we're Fraggles.
    Red: Yeah! Yeah!
    Gobo: We like to sing, and dance...
    Red: ...and play with our friends!
    Gobo: Yeah, cause friendship is magic.

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